Deadline January 23rd: CENTER Choice Awards, Project Grant, Project Launch Grant, Santa Fe Prize and Teaching Award

CENTER
Deadline for Call for Entries: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Choice Award
The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Gallerist’s Choice. The winners receive recognition via exhibition, publication, portfolio reviews and more.

Curator’s Choice: Tina Schelhom, Curator, Kolga Tbilisi Photo, Georgia & Founding Director, Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
Editor’s Choice: Susan White, Photography Director, Vanity Fair
Gallerist’s Choice: Lauren Panzo, Director, Pace/MacGill Gallery

Project Development Grant
The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a $5,000 cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the works final stages.

This grant is awarded to fine art or documentary projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published. It requires signing of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.

Juror: Denise Wolff, Senior Editor, Book Program, Aperture

Project Launch Grant
The Project Launch grant is presented to an outstanding photographer working in fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a $10,000 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 completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package. It requires signature of a contract to participate in an exhibition at the Center for Contemporary Arts, during Review Santa Fe.

Curator: Verna Curtis, Curator of Photography, The Library of Congress
Editor: Mauro Bendoni, Photo Editor, COLORS Magazine
Director: Christopher McCall, Pier 24 Photography

Santa Fe Prize
The biennial Santa Fe Prize for Photography recognizes and supports a gifted and committed photographer who has completed, or is near completion of, a meaningful body of work. Cash prize of $10,000 and participation in Review Santa Fe.

Juror: Maggie Blanchard, Director, Twin Palms Publishing

Teaching Award
The Excellence in Teaching Award honors a high school, college or postgraduate teacher’s dedication with a $3,000 award. Educators in all areas of photographic teaching are eligible, including fine art, documentary, history and criticism.

Juror: Stephan Hillerbrand, University of Houston, Houston, TX”

Visit CENTER’s website for submission details, www.visitcenter.org/competitions.

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