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Deadline December 2nd: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at noon EST

“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Portfolio Prize – Guidelines
First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture staff. All winners are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. Winners will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

How to Enter

  1. Become an Aperture Member to enter the 2015 Portfolio Prize!
    For more information on membership benefits, visit aperture.org/join.
  2. Get your passcode.
    Upon online purchase of an Aperture membership, you will receive an e-receipt containing a unique invitational call passcode to enter the 2015 Aperture Portfolio Prize. If your annual membership is current through December 3, 2014, there is no additional fee to enter the prize. Please check your inbox for an e-mail containing an invitational call passcode.
  3. Enter via callforentry.org until Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 12 noon EST.
    You will be prompted for free registration with CaFÉ. Once you are registered, click “Apply to Calls” and enter your invitational call passcode to enter the Aperture Portfolio Prize. You will be asked to provide the following:

    • 15 images with title/caption information (see FAQ for guidelines on how to submit fewer images)
    • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
    • Résumé/CV

If you would like to submit more than one portfolio, contact apertureprize@aperture.org.

Competition Criteria
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:

  • Is the work new, i.e., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a consistent manner?
  • Do the individual images have strong composition and strong use of color or tone?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black-and-white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”

For the full prospectus and to see previous winners visit: www.aperture.org/portfolio-prize.

Deadline November 27th: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2014

Aperture
Call for Entries: Portfolio Prize 2014
Deadline: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 12:00 pm EST

Fee: $75 for 15 images

“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. Previous winners and runners-up include Michal Chelbin, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Alexander Gronsky, Sarah Palmer, Bryan Schutmaat, and Jordan Tate, among others.

First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Gallery. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, where their images will be accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture staff. All winners are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches forty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. Winners will also have the opportunity to offer their prints via the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.”

Submission Guidelines
$75 entry fee includes one annual individual membership in Aperture’s new membership program and covers entrance into the 2014 Portfolio Prize competition and the new, annual Summer Open exhibition. If you are already a member, there is no additional fee to enter. To receive a discount code that will waive the entry fee, contact membership@aperture.org.

To enter, go to callforentry.org; once you are registered (free), you will be asked to provide the following:

  • Four-digit Aperture membership ID number
  • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
  • Résumé/CV
  • 15 images with title/caption information

If you are already a member, to receive your membership ID number, along with a discount code that will waive the entry fee, contact membership@aperture.org. New members, please enter ’0000′ when asked for your membership ID number.

Artists may submit up to two separate portfolios of 15 images each. A separate CAFÉ profile and application, filed under the same name and contact information, is required for each entry. A $25 fee must be paid for each additional entry. To receive a discount code adjusting the entry fee for second portfolios, please contact apertureprize@aperture.org.

Competition Criteria
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:

  • Is the work new, e.g., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a consistent manner?
  • Are the individual images strong compositionally and in their use of color or tone?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black and white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”

For the full prospectus and to apply go to: www.callforentry.org/festivals_unique_info.php?ID=1549.

Deadline February 28th: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2013

Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2013

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:00 noon EST
Entry Fee: $25 + Current subscription to Aperture magazine.

“The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Prizes
First prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture. The first-prize winner and up to five runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website (for approximately one year), accompanied by a brief editorial statement written by Aperture staff. Winners are announced in Aperture’s e-newsletter, which reaches forty thousand subscribers. Winners will also have the opportunity to offer their prints via the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

Submission Guidelines

  • 15 images with title/caption information
  • Resume/CV
  • Statement of up to 250 words about your work
  • Aperture magazine print or digital subscriber number
  • $25 entry fee, payable during the online entry process
  • Submit all materials via CallForEntry.org, here.

Competition Criteria
When examining competition entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:.

  • Is the work new, e.g., created in the last five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio (of up to 15 images) in a consistent manner?
  • Are the individual images strong compositionally and in their use of color or tone?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for using sepia-toned black and white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?”
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