Deadline January 22nd: CENTER Project Launch Award

Call for Entries: Project Launch
Deadline: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Fee: $35 member | $45 non-member

The Project Launch is presented to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities.

This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe and then will travel to the Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver (CPAC) for a second exhibit in 2014.

JuryFred & Laura R. Bidwell, Bidwell Projects; Bidwell Foundation & Transformer Station
Roger Watson, Curator, Fox Talbot Museum, England
Patrick Witty, International Picture Editor, TIME


  • $5,000 Cash (some restrictions apply
  • Exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts during Review Santa Fe
  • Exhibition at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC)
  • Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe 2014
  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops tuition voucher (some restrictions apply)
  • and more.


  • $1,000 cash award
  • Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe 2014
  • and more.

Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.

The Awards, Grants and Review Santa Fe are open to all photographers, national and international. CENTER employees, board members, advisory council members, contest sponsors, and family members of the aforementioned may not apply. Previous CENTER cash award winners may enter but are ineligible to win first, second, third, or Juror’s Choice again for up to 3 years. Honorable Mention and finalists may enter and are eligible to win.

Submission Guidelines
Projects that have been exhibited in a solo museum exhibition are not eligible for the Project Launch Grant.

  • Complete the online application
  • Pay via Paypal ($35 member / $45 non-member) or with a check
  • Submit 15-20 digital files demonstrating a cohesive body of work to CENTER/VisualServer login
    – Files must be in jpeg format, sized 1000 pixels on the long side at 72 dpi
    – Title your digital images in the VisualServer by double-clicking on the image after upload. A dialog box will come up with instructions. Repeat for all images.
  • Upload an artist statement limited to one page, saved as a PDF
  • Upload a résumé limited to two pages.”

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