Deadline June 9th: The Cord Prize

Call for Entries: The Cord Prize
Deadline: Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fee: $30 for up to 16 images

“The Cord Prize is an international contemporary art award established to support and acknowledge the practice of early and mid-career visual artists. The award comprises an individual first prize of $10,000, second prize of $1,000 and third prize of $500. Additionally, twenty-two artists will be selected for online exhibition and a piece of writing will be commissioned from the award jurors.

Photography has become a universally accepted, unchallenged, medium of contemporary art. Concomitantly, photography’s capacity to influence our everyday lives has become exponentially important with the ubiquity of visual social media and the opening up of the possibilities for us to communicate and disseminate our photographic images independently of institutional support.

Jurors
Diana Edkins has been a visionary in the fine art photography world since 1969. Over the course of her eclectic career as a curator, editor, author, and advisor, she has published over 28 books. From 2002 until 2009 she held the position of Director of Exhibitions and Limited-Edition Photographs at Aperture where she produced, organized and curated over forty exhibitions.

Charlotte Cotton is one of the mostly highly respected and well-known writers and curators of photography today. She has held positions including curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, head of programming at The Photographers’ Gallery, London and head of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Submission Guidelines
The inaugural Cord Prize invites early and mid-career artists who are working within the field of photography to apply.

  • 16 images from a body of work. Images should be:
    •  In JPEG format
    • Up to 1500 pixels on the longest side
    • 1mb maximum file size per image
  • All photographic media and processes are eligible
  • Statement explaining the ideas behind your work. The statement should not exceed 400 words.
  • Resume
  • $30 submission fee
  • Register online at cordprize.com/register1.”

Visit cordprize.com for the full prospectus, details about the jurors, and FAQs. 

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