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Deadline July 1st: The SPE Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant

The Society for Photographic Education
Art Sinsabaugh Creative Artist Project Support Grant
Deadline: Sunday, July 1, 2012 at 11:59 pm EDT
Fee: $10 + current membership

“The Society for Photographic Education is pleased to announce The SPE Art Sinsabaugh SPE Creative Artist Project Support Grant to recognize professional members’ exceptional creative photographic work and support their efforts. The award of $5,000 will be granted to one member in 2012, its pilot year. This is a new benefit for members and has been noted as a goal of SPE’ strategic plan drafted in 2011.

Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

Eligibility & Requirements
Current professional level (non-student) members of SPE are eligible to apply. The grant was created to support a new project, or to continue an existing project in traditional still photography, digital video/film, multimedia, installation, or work created for the web.

  • A description of no more than 1000 words describing the project and how the grant will be used
  • Examples of work, to be uploaded to SPE’s SlideRoom account
  • Current summary CV of no more than 2 pages

Submit online at spenational.slideroom.com.”
Click here for the prospectus.

Deadline June 15th: Magnum & IdeasTap Photographic Award

Magnum Photos | IdeasTap
Photographic Award 2012

“Launched in 2009, The Award is one of a plethora of opportunities for young photographers delivered through the educational partnership between Magnum Photos and IdeasTap. The IdeasTap Photographic Award is open to 16-30 year olds and is designed to help promote the careers of emerging photographers.

The Award has two overall winners (one from each age group), but also offers opportunities to a shortlist of 12 individuals (six from each age group). All 12 shortlisted applicants will receive a mentoring session with a Magnum Photographer, £60 of Blurb book vouchers and £150 to have their pictures printed. Over six weeks, they will be encouraged to enhance and develop their projects. Their photographs will be framed and included in an exhibition in September 2012.

At the exhibition, six finalists will be selected – three from each age group. The six finalists will each receive £1,500 to shoot their dream photographic project, create a multimedia ‘Magnum in Motion’ style project and will receive a second mentoring session from industry professionals.

Finally, a winner will be picked from each age group. The overall winners of the Award will each receive £5,000 and sought-after internships at Magnum – the younger category winner at Magnum’s office in London and the older winner to work with our multimedia team in New York.

In addition, all applicants will receive a £20 print on demand book voucher through our ongoing partnership with Blurb Books.

To enter the competition you must submit four photographs in response to ONE of the following themes:

  • Human Behaviour
  • My Backyard
  • History
  • Blue

We will be looking for creative and striking photographs that demonstrate photographic skill and understanding. The four photos in your portfolio must demonstrate your ability to tell a story with your images.

Applicants must be IdeasTap members and membership is free. In the first round of judging, the images will be viewed via IdeasTap portfolio’s.”

For photographers 16-22, click here for application details.

For photographers 22-30, click here for application details.

Deadline March 31st: European Publishers Award for Photography 2012

European Publishers Award for Photography 2012
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012
Fee: €50 | £40

The European Publishers Award for Photography was established in 1994 and celebrates its 19th year in 2012. Previous winners have included Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Jeff Mermelstein, Paolo Pellegrin, Jacob Aue Sobol, Ambroise Tézenas, Klavdij Sluban, Christophe Agou and David Monteleone.

Founded in 1994, the European Publishers Award for Photography is a major initiative to encourage the publication of contemporary photography.  Open to photographers world-wide, the competition is a unique collaboration between six European Publishers – Actes Sud (France), Blume (Spain), Apeiron (Greece), Dewi Lewis Publishing (Great Britain), Kehrer Verlag (Germany) Peliti Associati (Italy) and Blume (Spain).  The 2012 Jury will be held in the UK and Dewi lewis Publishing will be Project Leader.

The competition requires the submission of a substantial, completed and unpublished photographic book project. The winning project is then published in book form simultaneously by each of the publishers in their own country resulting in one of the most extensive cultural collaborations currently existing in Europe.”

If one of the listed publishers is in your country of residence, you should submit your materials to them.  If you do not reside in one of those countries, your materials must be submitted:

Dewi Lewis Publishing
8, Broomfield Road
Heaton Moor
Stockport SK4 4ND

For the competition rules and guidelines, please visit Dewi Lewis’s website here.

Deadline March 31st: Call for Entries “Change of Pace”

Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Call for Entries: Change of Pace
Deadline: Saturday, March 31, 2012

Participation is open to all artists working photographically, amateur and professional.  Entries must be recent works that have not been exhibited in any previous DCCP main gallery show.

David Bram, a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine.


  • Each accepted participant will be included in the print exhibition, the online gallery exhibition, and the printed catalogue.
  • Best in Show – $150 cash prize, a one-year individual membership to DCCP, plus a free (three-image) submission to a future call for entries show at the DCCP.
  • 2 Honorable Mentions – A free (three image) submission to a future call for entries show at the DCCP

Entry Fee

  • There is a non-refundable $20 fee for up to three entries for members in good standing and full-time students, non-members: $25. Up to three additional entries may be submitted at $5 for each entry (both members and non-members). Entry forms or download here at detroitccp.org
  • Applicants signing up for membership at the time they submit will receive the automatic discounted entry fee. Membership application form is available in the entry form packet (above) or for download at detroitccp.org
  • Check or money order should be made payable to Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography.

Entry Procedure

  • Images will be juried by Jpegs in a .pdf document burned to a CD. Save images as Jpegs (4”x6” at 300 ppi), with the naming convention of (Last Name, number that matches the application form – for example Smith01, Smith02, etc). Merge all files into a single .pdf document and burn to a CD.
  • Contact information should be on the CD and CD case. Include a SASE for return of materials if desired to have materials returned.
  • Late submissions or substitute images will not be accepted.
  • Deadline for submission: Received by March 31, 2012
  • Mail submission to:
    Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
    PO Box 522
    Birmingham, Michigan 48012-0522

Deadline March 15th: PROOF Award for the Emerging Photojournalist

Call for Entries: Award for the Emerging Photojournalist
Deadline: Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 5:00 pm EST
Application fee: $10

“PROOF knows that emerging photojournalists want to do meaningful projects related to human rights and social justice issues but oftentimes don’t have the funds or connections to do so. For this reason, we’re offering an award to help an emerging photojournalist jump-start their project by providing funding and support from the media community.

Leora Kahn, Executive Director of PROOF, Ed Kashi of VII, Amy Yenkin from the Open Society Foundations, and Ann Friedman the Executive Editor of GOOD.

The selected photojournalist will receive USD $2500 to put toward their project. The final three candidates will have their work showcased through GOOD. Second and third place finalists will also have the opportunity for a portfolio review with Jamie Wellford of Newsweek.  In addition to the financial award, the winner will also:

  • Have the opportunity to directly submit their work to Ed Kashi for review, guidance and feedback, for a period of six months.
  • Have their work featured on PROOF’s website.
  • Receive a portfolio and project consultation from Human Rights Watch, a New York based non-profit.

Application Guidelines

  • Statement of Purpose (maximum 500 words)
  • Project proposal and budget summary (maximum 500 words)
  • Portfolio of 10-12 photographs that demonstrate your commitment to human rights and social justice issues
  • Resume or CV
  • Application fee of USD $10.00 made payable to PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Submit your application on line here.

Deadline November 20th: PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award

PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award
Professional & Amateur deadline: Sunday, November 20, 2011
Student deadline: Thursday, December 1, 2011

“The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Award identifies outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with non-profit organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. In previous years, work was submitted on behalf of 405 non-profit organizations from 85 different countries. This year, PhotoPhilanthropy will be honoring professional, amateur, and student photographers, and community-based organizations. Each photographer whose work is accepted receives a page on our website and exposure to a growing audience of concerned and committed global citizens.”

This year’s judges are Cristina Goettsch Mittermeier, photographer and biologist; Keith W. Jenkins, Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR; Ami Vitale, photojournalist; Larry McNeil, photographer and scholar; and Valenda Campbell director of photography and manager of the brand and creative productions teams for CARE.

The top photo essays will be awarded

  • Professional Photographer: $15,000 Grand Prize
  • Amateur Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Student Photographer: $2000 Grand Prize
  • Community-based Photography: $2000 Grand Prize

Two finalists in each category will also be announced.  Photo essays must be entered into one of four categories:

  • Professional Photographer: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
  • Amateur Photographer: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
  • Student Photographer: Any current student with less than two years of professional work including internships.
  • Community-based Photography: Given to a non-profit organization that teaches photography within a community and empowers the group to share their unique perspective through photography.

Please read the Submission Guidelines thoroughly before submitting.

Deadline November 4th: Houston Center for Photography 2012 Fellowships

Houston Center for Photography
2012 Fellowships
Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2011
Entry fee: $35 for 10 images | open to all

“Two fellowship recipients will be awarded $2,500 each and a solo exhibition at HCP in the summer of 2012. One Houston-based artist (residing within a 100 mile radius of Houston including the Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas) will receive the Carol Crow Memorial Fellowship and another artist from anywhere in the world, outside the Houston area, will receive the HCP Fellowship. Christopher Rauchenberg of Blue Sky Gallery (Portland, OR) will jury the fellowship selection.

HCP Fellowships are geared towards the completion and presentation of new work; submissions of work in progress are acceptable. The competition is open to all
photographic, film/video, and lens-based installation work. One fellowship will be awarded to an artist residing within a 100- mile radius of Houston (including the  Beaumont, Galveston, and College Station areas). A second fellowship will be awarded to an artist living anywhere in the U.S or abroad. The entry fee is $35 for up to 10 images. Past recipients, HCP staff, Board, Advisory Council, Committee members and their significant others are not eligible.

Rules for Entry
Participants must be, or become, HCP members at the time of submission. Everyone must create a new account with Smarter Entry. Artists must submit a proposal for the Fellowship project, outlining its conceptual objective(s) and intended outcome(s). The proposal must not exceed 800 words in length and must be pasted into the notes section of the uploading process. Acceptance will be based on the unified body of work by each artist rather than on individual images. Preference will be given to new work or work created within the last two (2) years that has not been widely exhibited in the Houston area. A maximum of 10 digital image files (jpg, compression at 7 (medium), sRGB or RGB, 72ppi, no larger than 1280 pixels on the longest side, layers flattened, 8 bit mode, with file names not including characters other than a period) are acceptable. Upload the images in the reverse order you would like them to be displayed.  No slides, please. All files must be titled with a number corresponding to the entry form, your last name, title of work, and year of completion.”

For the full prospectus and to submit, click here.

All applications must be submitted online through SmarterEntry.com. We will not accept emailed submissions, CDs or actual prints.


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