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Deadline June 19th: The Print Center 94th Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 94th Annual International Competition
Deadline: Friday, June 14, 2019
Entry Fee: $45 for 5 images

“The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 94th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Charlotte Cotton and Gretchen Wagner. Cotton is a curator of photography and author, she is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and recently published Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015). Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum and co-curator/co-author of Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (Saint Louis Art Museum, 2018).

The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Jurors

  • Charlotte Cotton is a Los Angeles-based curator of photography and writer. She is Curator-in-Residence at the California Museum of Photography, Riverside and the author of Photography Is Magic (Aperture, 2015).
  • Gretchen Wagner is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow for Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Saint Louis Art Museum.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit http://printcenter.org/100/94th-competition.

Deadline April 24th: 10th Kassel Dummy Award 2019

FotoBookFestival
Call for Entries: 10th Kassel Dummy Award 2019
Deadline: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Fee: 36€ per book

“We are happy to announce our 10th KASSEL DUMMY AWARD in 2019! This year we again invite all photographers worldwide to take part and to send us their unpublished photobook mock-up for the KASSEL DUMMY AWARD contest. In a first round, the best 50 books will be shortlisted by a jury at the end of April 2019. These books will be exhibited at several international photo events. From the shortlisted titles, 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury during Photo España in Madrid in June 2019. The book that wins will be produced and published by our new festival cooperation partner MAS, the leading Turkish photobook printing and binding house from Istanbul, in cooperation with the Fotobookfestival Kassel. Any photographer from around the world can enter. There is a charge of 36 € per entry and book, with options for sending back the books you entered. Take your chance and take part with your book by 24 April 2019!”

To view previous winners of the award as well as the titles shortlisted click here.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://fotobookfestival.org/produkt/kassel-da-2019-registration.

DEADLINE APRIL 9th: PhotoEspaña Portfolio Reviews

PhotoEspaña
Call for Entries:
Discoveries PHE19 Portfolio Reviews
Deadline: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Discoveries PHE is a professional meeting for photographers that will be held on June 3rd and 4th, 2019, coinciding with the Official Opening of PHotoEspaña, at the  headquarters of PIC.A Escuela Internacional Alcobendas PHotoEspaña, in the Miguel Delibes Space (Avenida de la Magia, 3. 28100 Alcobendas-Madrid).

Descubrimientos PHE offers the possibility for selected artists to have individual appointments with national and international experts, in order to create a space where photographers can:
Show your photographs to curators and editors
Receive individual advice for your work
Discover trends in the world of image
Share your project with a community of creators
Expand your professional network

How to participate?

  • Fill in the registration form, in all its fields
  • Upload photographs, up to a maximum of 15, in jpg format (700px on its shortest side and a maximum of 300kb).
  • There are no restrictions on technique, theme or year.
  • We recommend that the photographs belong to the same series.
  • It is required to pay the pre-registration fee (10 euros), non-refundable, following the steps of the form.

Selection
A jury will select the participants, a maximum of 70, and a waiting list. The organization will communicate by e-mail the result of the selection. The list will be available on PHotoEspaña’s website.

Registration
The selected photographers will receive a second communication with indications for:
– Pay the registration fee (240 euros) before 30 April 2019.
– Send a selection of 10 preferences from the list of experts; appointments will be made with at least 3 of those chosen.
– Each person will have a total of six appointments.

Portfolio review
– Each appointment will be 20 minutes, and will be organized with strict punctuality.
– Reviews will be in Spanish and English.
– Portfolios can be presented on paper or in digital format (it is necessary to bring the support).
– The organization will do its best to ensure that each photographer is interviewed with the greatest number of their preferences from the list of reviewers.
– Each photographer’s agenda will be sent before the start of review.

Dates
– Closing date: Tuesday 9 April 2019
– Announcement of selected participants: Thursday 25 April 2019
– Deadline of registration payment: Thursday 2 May 2019
– Portfolio Reviews: Monday 3 and Tuesday 4 June 2019
– Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña: Wednesday 5 June 2019

Rates
– Non-refundable pre-registration: 10 euros
– Registration: 240 euros.
– Extra appointments: 30 euros

Registration includes:
– 6 individual appointments
– Invitation to the Official Inauguration of PHotoEspaña
– Festival Guide

 

Award
An external jury will choose the winner of Descubrimientos 2019 from among all the participants.  The winner will have an individual exhibition in the next edition of the Festival. 2018 winner was Roger Grases.

Grants and Opportunities
The Portuguese Embassy and the Instituto Camões offer two grants for two Portuguese photographers. Once the call ends and the participants are announced, among all the works received from Portuguese artists, a selection of two will be made. Those ones will be able to attend the activity without having to pay the registration fee (240 euros).

The Institut d’Estudis Baleàrics – IEB supports one more year the activity of Descubrimientos. Thanks to their collaboration, ten artists resident or born in one of the Balearic Islands will be able to participate with no registration fee, if they are selected, in Descubrimientos and attend all the activities and exhibitions that take place during the Opening week of the festival.

Futures is a new photography platform that pools the resources and talent programmes of leading photography institutions across Europe in order to increase the capacity, mobility and visibility of its selected artists.Futures is an initiative of the European Photography Platform.
If you are selected for Descubrimientos you can be one of the five artists that PHotoEspaña proposes for 2019″

For the list of reviewers, full prospectus, and to apply visit: http://www.phe.es/en/descubrimientos-phe19-open-call-open.

Deadline March 31st: Film Photo Award

Call for Entries: Film Photo Award
Deadline: Sunday, March 31, 2019
Fees: $35 Non-Students / $25 Students

“The Film Photo Award offers two award cycles per year, each providing three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.

The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide, 18 years old or older.

Awards
During each spring and fall award cycle, 3 film grants will be awarded:

  • New Project Award: applicants will select either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120, or 300 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.
  • Continuing Project Award: applicants will select either 200 rolls of 35mm, 200 rolls of 120, or 300 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.
  • Student Project Award: applicants will select either 100 rolls of 35mm, 100 rolls of 120, or 150 sheets of 4×5 Kodak Professional film.

Juror
Aline Smithson
, Photographer and Editor-and-Chief of the daily web journal, Lenscratch.

Eligibility
Anyone 18 years old or older, worldwide.

Students must be currently enrolled in an institution of higher education at the time of submission. Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible. You do not need to be studying photography specifically.

Requirements
Detailed explanation of application materials here.

  1. Project Proposal
  2. CV, Resume, or Bio
  3. 10 Examples of Past Work
  4. Inventory List
  5. Submission Fee

Evaluation Criteria
Applicants will be considered on the basis of artistic excellence and the promise of future achievement. Submissions include 10 examples of past work, a proposal for a new or continuing film-based project, CV or Bio, & Inventory List.”

To see the full prospectus and to apply visit: www.filmphotoaward.com.

Deadline March 30th: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Artist Residency Program

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 2019-2020 Artist Residency Program
Deadline March 30, 2019 at midnight EDT
Application fee: $25

“The intention of the PPAC Artist Residency program is to assist talented, self-directed and committed artists in the creation of work by providing necessary financial support, access to high-end facilities and proper technical assistance and education. Our hope is to create a transformative experience that enriches the individual artist and the community of PPAC.

Accepted artists will receive a $3,000 honorarium, will have printer and scanner hourly rental fees waived and will receive a $1,500 credit to be applied to ink usage fees and paper in the Artist Lab. If necessary, a $1,000 stipend will be provided for travel and/or housing.

The length of each individual residency is restricted to a month, but the timing is flexible. Artists should propose a project that fits within the residency term of June 1, 2019, to May 1, 2020.

The month-long residency should be used to advance your artistic practice in a meaningful way. Artists may submit proposals that include the continuation or completion of work already in process, or the creation of new work.

Accepted artists will be required to work collaboratively with PPAC to design two public program events. These programs are flexible and open to your interpretation and interests. Please do not include proposals for these events in your application.

Restrictions
Because the Artist Residency program is intended to support working artists, students are not eligible to apply.

Required Application Materials
All artists must propose a project within the month-long residency term. A letter of intent should clearly address the goals and expected outcomes of the residency, give a specific time frame, along with a preferred month of participation and should outline which lab equipment will be used. A separate artist statement should discuss your most recent work and should clearly outline your process and personal interest in making the work.

  • $25 application fee (to offset costs in accepting and reviewing application materials)
  • Letter of intent
  • CV
  • One page artist statement
  • 15 – 20 jpegs of work related to the intended project, or recent work
  • Please submit your application here.

Application materials will be reviewed by PPAC’s Artist Residency Committee. PPAC is unable to respond to inquires about the status of a submission, nor is the Artist Residency Committee able to offer feedback or reasoning for rejected submissions.

View current and past Artists in Residence here.”

Deadline April 1st: Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts & Social Issues

Columbia College | Heartland Alliance
Call for Submissions: Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues
Deadline: Monday, April 1, 2019
Application Fee: $25

“The Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues creates a space for a socially engaged photographer to produce a compelling and dynamic body of work highlighting human rights and social issues.

Columbia College Chicago and Heartland Alliance, two internationally recognized institutions with Chicago roots dating back more than 120 years, partner in hosting the Diane Dammeyer Fellowship in Photographic Arts and Social Issues. The fellowship is a unique public commitment to socially engaged art, combining Columbia’s dedication to academic excellence and developing authentic, creative voices with Heartland Alliance’s bold history of advocating for the rights of the world’s most vulnerable populations.

This postgraduate fellowship creates an opportunity for a socially engaged photographer to immerse themselves in the community of Heartland Alliance and to produce a new, original, and compelling body of photographic work that speaks to the human rights and social issues revealed through these experiences. By engaging with the Heartland Alliance community of participants and practitioners, the fellowship allows the artist to create a true connection between subject, audience, and community. This serves the larger goal of the fellowship, which is to use photographic practice to elevate our collective awareness of social, economic, and cultural issues and to inspire positive social change.

In addition to their work with the Heartland Alliance community in the greater Chicago area, the fellow will also spend significant time at Columbia College Chicago, where they will be mentored by a Photography Department faculty member and will work with Columbia students. The fellow will also have a Heartland Alliance project sponsor dedicated to aid their immersion in the Heartland community and to provide valuable feedback during the nine-month project. The fellowship will culminate with a public presentation, exhibition and/or publication of the fellow’s newly created body of work at the completion of the fellowship period.

Because of the dynamic nature of the fellowship, a full-time commitment is required during the academic year (September to May). Fellowship hours will vary, as will the activities in which the fellow will be immersed. It is expected that the fellow will reside in Chicago during the term of the award.

A $25,000 stipend will be awarded for the 2019-20 academic year to support the fellow’s work. Talented individuals who have completed an MFA in photography or in another related creative field and who are committed to active immersion and participation with Heartland Alliance and Columbia College Chicago are encouraged to apply.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.colum.edu/academics/fine-and-performing-arts/initiatives/diane-dammeyer-fellowship.html.

Deadline February 20th: LensCulture 2019 Portrait Awards

LensCulture
Call for Entries: 2019 Portrait Awards

Deadline: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

“For the sixth year, the LensCulture Portrait Awards 2019 are searching the globe for photographers making the most captivating portraits.

We’re eager to see innovative new approaches as well as stunning traditional work — from quirky self-portraits to creative portrayals of family, friends, groups and ordinary people around the world. These Awards are open to all people and all interpretations of portraiture, whether made in a studio with professional lighting or a smart-phone portrait from your travels.

This is the year to share your best portrait with the world and engage with the global photography community! Submit your most compelling portraits or portrait series for the opportunity to be exhibited at Aperture Gallery in New York. Access career-launching exposure and have your work seen by industry experts. Connect with our global online community of photography lovers and thinkers.

Visit https://www.lensculture.com/photo-competitions/portrait-awards-2019 for information about additional benefits, cash prizes and our esteemed jurors. We are proud to offer a free entry option for single image submissions.”

February 24th, Las Vegas: MVS Presenting at NANPA Nature Photography Summit

NANPA | Nature Photography Summit
February 21–23, 2019 in Las, Vegas, Nevada

“NANPA’s 21st Nature Photography Summit and Trade Show provides a wide variety of opportunities for nature photographers at all levels of experience to meet, share their work, learn more about both the art and business of nature photography, get hands-on practice, discover new tools and services, and more. Join us at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino, February 21-23, 2019.”

SUPER SESSION: PLANNING NOW to MARKET: Your Project from Concept through Execution, Exhibition and Publication
Sunday, February 24, 2019, 8:30–11:30 AM

In this visually rich presentation, Mary Virginia Swanson outlines steps that every photographic project should take as it heads through production to publication/exhibition. What early research can facilitate access and secure the funding and equipment needed? How can you maximize time and funds? What do you need to know about target audience(s) to determine your final product: limited edition handcrafted prints? Lower cost printing/surfaces? Banners for public art display and ease in touring an exhibition? How do you choose an exhibition venue, prepare strategic proposals and suggest educational programming that fits each venue? Is a publication of the work desirable? What should it cost, and which publishers should you approach? Should you license your work? If so, how do you identify buyers and inform them of availability.

This Super Session is available as an add-on to your regular Summit registration for $75 and can be paid at the door. Summit registration is NOT required to attend the super Sessions.

Deadline February 15th: Penumbra Workspace Program

Penumbra Foundation
Call for Submissions: Penumbra Workspace Program
Deadline EXTENDED to: Friday, 15 February 2019 at 11:59 PM EDT
Application: FREE

“As a non-for-profit organization whose mission is to embrace the photographic community through its educational and public events Penumbra Foundation is proud to announce the development of a new program dedicated to facilitate emerging artist with time, workspace, resources and support to get them and their work closer to the public in one of the most vibrant art cities in the world.

US RESIDENTS | DESCRIPTION
The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two US based emerging artists* during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, and honoraria. The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 1 month depending on the time requested by the selected artists. Participants have liberal access to the workspace facilities. They are expected to use their time to pursue their own projects: researching, photographing, scanning, printing, working on an exhibition or editing a book.

NEW YORK CITY RESIDENTS | DESCRIPTION
The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two New York City based emerging artists* during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support, and honoraria. The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 4 weeks depending on the time requested by the selected artists. Participants have liberal access to the workspace facilities. They are expected to use their time to pursue their own projects: researching, photographing, scanning, printing, working on an exhibition or editing a book.

INTERNATIONAL | DESCRIPTION
The Penumbra Workspace Program will benefit two International artists during 2019 with access to time, facilities, critical and technical support (note: there is no honorarium). The extension of the program ranges from two weeks to 4 weeks depending on the time requested by the selected artists. Participants have liberal access to the workspace facilities. They are expected to use their time to pursue their own projects: researching, photographing, scanning, printing, working on an exhibition or editing a book.

* An emerging artist is someone in the early stage of their career, who takes risks and embraces challenges, and who hasn’t yet
established a solid reputation as an artist amongst other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.penumbrafoundation.org/workspace/about.

Deadline February 8th: 2019 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition

Allegany County Arts Council
Call for Entries: 2019 Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Friday, February 8, 2019

“This 5th Annual Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition will meld the region’s rich concentration of photographic artists with an influx of national photographers in a juried competition for over $5000 in cash prizes. In previous years, artists from more than 35 states have submitted work to be juried. Typically, between 60-70 works are selected for exhibit in the exhibition. The 2019 juror is Dan Leers, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, PA. The Public Opening & Awards Ceremony will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019,  from 6-8 pm. The exhibition will run from April 6 through Saturday, April 27.

Juror: Dan Leers, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. PA.

Application Requirements and Restrictions
Maximum 6 entries per photographer. (No maximum per category.)
All artwork must be for sale, have been created by the submitting artist within the past three (3) years, and may not have been previously exhibited at the Allegany Arts Council’s Galleries.

Categories and Descriptions

  • Category 1: Color
    Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in color on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.
  • Category 2: Monochrome/Black and White
    Two-dimensional photographic works of art printed in black and white or monochrome on any medium/substrate (paper, canvas, metal, etc.) and using any process (wet darkroom, computer, etc), max 48” in width, professionally presented and wired for hanging.
  • Category 3: Experimental
    Three-dimensional artwork comprised of one or more of the artist’s photographic images. Texture on the surface of a two-dimensional image is not enough to include it in this category. The artwork can combine other media, but must be fundamentally photography-based. The work must be ready for display; free-standing, placed on a pedestal, or wired for hanging. Overall size may not exceed 48 inches in any dimension and weight may not exceed 30lbs. If needed, standard electrical AC power (60Hz, 120V) is available. To best represent the work, we encourage the artist to submit a short video under 5MB or a single image incorporating multiple views of the artwork. This category is about presenting photography in a non-traditional way.

Entry Fee
(Allegany National Photographic Competition and Exhibition – Cumberland 2019 (up to two entries)): $30.00
Media Fee (per sample over minimum): $15.00″

Allegany National Photography Competition and Exhibition – Cumberland 2019
9 N. Centre St.
Cumberland, MD 21502

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://artist.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=6079.

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