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Deadline April 3rd: Kassel Dummy Award

Kassel Dummy Award 2018
Deadline: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Fee: 36 € per entry and book

One attraction of the FOTOBOOKFESTIVAL KASSEL is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up. Together with our cooperation partner VERLAG KETTLER, the festival invites all photographers worldwide to take part. The awards are:

  • 50 books will be selected for the shortlist and exhibited in Kassel and at other international photo events.
  • 3 winners will be chosen by an international jury.
    • First Prize will be produced and published by Kettler, Germany.
    • Second and Third Prize is a book production voucher given by our partner k-books, who specializes in high-quality book productions in small quantities.

The three winners will be chosen by a world-class jury on Saturday 2nd June in Kassel. The 2018 Final Jury members:

  • Valentina ABENAVOLI, Photographer and co-founder of Akina Books, Istanbul
  • Morten ANDERSEN, Photographer, Oslo
  • Pierre BESSARD, Founder of Editions Bessard, Paris
  • JH ENGSTRÖM, Photographer, Värmland / Paris
  • Dana LIXENBERG, Photographer, Amsterdam / New York
  • Susan MEISELAS, Photographer, Magnum Photos, New York
  • Corinne NOORDENBOS, Photographer and Educator, Amsterdam
  • Andrea SCHMIDT, Art Historian and Publishing Director at Verlag Kettler, Dortmund
  • Salvatore VITALE, Photographer and Editor in Chief of YET Magazine, Lausanne / Lugano”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://2018.fotobookfestival.org/kassel-dummy-award-2018.

Deadline March 7th: 2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Call for Submissions: 2018 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography
Deadline: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Deadline Extended to Wednesday, March 7, 2018

“The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing. The focus is on current or recently completed work (within the last two years) from a long-term project—fifteen images; fifteen to twenty pages of writing.

The upcoming prize competition will be for photography. The winner of the competition receives $3,000 and a feature story in the Center for Documentary Studies’ digital publications. The winner’s work is also placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts at the Rubenstein Library, Duke University.

Submission Requirements

  • 15 photographs in digital format (jpeg/jpg)
    Please label scans with title, year, and format.
  • 1-page statement in pdf format
    Please provide context for the photographic essay you are submitting, including the duration of your project and whether it is completed or ongoing. Describe your intentions for the work. Also, if some of your images have been published together in essay form, please include information about where and when they appeared and how the essay as submitted for the competition is different (or not).
  • 1-page biography or C.V. in pdf format
  • $40 entry fee
  • Upload work and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from December 1, 2017, to March 1, 2018.”

Upcoming January Deadlines: Aperture Portfolio Prize / CatchLight Fellowship / NY Portfolio Reviews

Aperture Portfolio Prize
Deadline Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“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.

The first-prize winner will be featured in Aperture Magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize and an exhibition in New York.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.picter.com/aperture/portfolio-prize-2018/

2018 CatchtLight Fellowship
Deadline Wednesday, January 31, 2018

“CatchLight exists because we believe in the power of visual storytelling to drive social change. In an increasingly divided landscape, there has never been a better time to bind our world together with empathy and compassion. A CatchLight Fellowship serves as an incubator — a space to receive financial support, unlock individual potential, and leverage partnerships. We are seeking storytellers who use art as a catalyst to spark new conversations, and whose work is poised to be significantly amplified by collaboration, mentorship, and networking.

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://catchlight.submittable.com/submit/102315/2018-catchlight-fellowship.

2018 New York Portfolio Review
Deadline Thursday, January 25, 2018

“Since we believe that only the quality of your work should matter — not who you know, how much money you have or your race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation, we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, video producers, gallery owners and curators on April 21st and 22nd.

Applications are now open for the free (yes, free) sixth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog, the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years, and all types of photography will be considered.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/03/multimedia/new-york-portfolio-review-2018.html.

Deadline January 15th: EnFoco Photography Fellowship 2018

EnFoco Photography Fellowship 2018
Deadline: Monday, January 15, 2018

“The 3rd Annual En Foco Photography Fellowship is designed to support photographers of color who demonstrate the highest quality of work as determined by a photography panel of peers and industry professionals. The Photography Fellowship Program will:

  • award 10 Fellowships at $1,000 per,
  • participation in a 2018 Fellowship Group Exhibition,
  • feature the Fellows in the 2018 Nueva Luz publication printed and online editions, and
  • provide Professional Development and Networking Opportunities.

En Foco is highly regarded for its leadership in support of photographers of color and for its advocacy role in addressing the issues related to cultural equity and access.


  • Photographers of Latino, African, Asian American heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.
  • Must be a resident of New York City or New York State for the past year at the time of submission and must show proof of residency.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Collaborating photographers are eligible to apply BUT only one photographer can submit the application.
  • Previous fellowship recipients must wait three years before they can reapply.
  • Photography for consideration must represent work completed after 2015.


  • Graduate or undergraduate students matriculated in a fine art and or photography degree program at the time of application submission.
  • En Foco’s Board members and staff are ineligible to apply.

The ten Fellowship Awardees will be notified via email.  The Awardees will each receive $750 dollars with the balance, $250 to be remitted at the Fellowship Awardees’ participation in their exhibition.


  1. Create an account with Submittable.com.
  2. A written description (no more than 400 words). Describe specific aspects of your work practices such as subject matter, context, content, location and personal relevance.
  3. A one-page resume & 200-word biography.
  4. A 200-word artist statement about your work.
  5. 5-7 images (5 images are required, additional 2 are optional) , Follow the sizing guidelines.
  6. Head shot (300 dpi jpeg only).

The application form does not have to be completed in a single session; the system will save your draft application.  We suggest that you save often as you fill out the form, and that you save a copy of any narrative texts.

The Fellowships selected are based exclusively on the excellence and quality of the work submitted. All work will be reviewed by panelists selected from a pool of photography and photography-related professions, such as photographers, curators, critics, and collectors.  Each year, new panelists are chosen to ensure a fresh perspective in the fellowship review process.  En Foco’s Board of Directors will review the panel recommendations to assure the integrity of the process and formally approve the Fellowship awardees.”

For the complete prospectus and to apply visit: https://enfoco.submittable.com/submit

Deadline November 14th: The Print Center’s 92nd Annual International Competition

The Print Center
Call for Entries: 92nd Annual International Competition
Deadline: November 14, 2017, 11:59PM EST
Entry Fee: $45

“The Annual International Competition is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in intriguing ways, both in content and process.

Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.

Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Keliy Anderson-Stale, Photographer

Any artist using photography and/or printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Work submitted must have been completed in the last three years. Up to five images may be submitted and only one submission per person is allowed.

Accepted formats:
Images: Up to 5 MB/each: jpg, png, gif
Videos: Up to 250 MB/each: mov, wmv, flv, mp4

Each uploaded file must be labeled with Title, Date, Medium (e.g. etching, inkjet, gelatin silver, lithograph) and Size (paper size, video duration or installation size).

Awards + Prizes
Three solo exhibitions at The Print Center to be held May – August 2018; inclusion in online exhibition of portfolios; The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award; Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize; and over $2,000 in other purchase, cash and material prizes, including a new prize from the Awagami Factory, Japan.

  • Online Exhibition
    An online exhibition of the Finalists and Semifinalists selected by the jurors will be mounted on The Print Center’s website. This will be comprised of the images submitted to Slideroom by those artists as part of their application, as well as biographical information and links to the artists’ own websites. Finalists will have more extensive entries on the site, including additional images (Finalists will be contacted by The Print Center to obtain additional information and images).
  • Solo Exhibitions
    Three artists will be selected from the Finalists to receive solo exhibitions May – August 2018 at The Print Center, Philadelphia, PA. These artists will receive a $200 honorarium (pending funding, especially for international artists, this amount could be larger). Artists are responsible for delivering or shipping their work to and from The Print Center and all related costs, including framing when appropriate. The Print Center will install and de-install work and promote the exhibitions through a press release, mailed announcement cards, website, email newsletter and other social media outlets.
  • The Stinnett Philadelphia Museum of Art Collection Award
    Selected by the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, one work will be accessioned into the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection.
  • Michener Art Museum Photography Patrons Circle Purchase Prize
    Selected by the Curatorial Department of the Michener Art Museum, one photograph by an American artist will be accessioned into the Museum’s Permanent Collection, with a preference for photography representing the Mid-Atlantic region.”

For the complete prospectus and to enter visit: http://printcenter.org/100/92nd-competition/.

Deadline September 15th: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards 2017

Paris Photo | Aperture Foundation
Call for Entries: Photobook Awards 2017

Deadline (entries received by): Friday, September 15, 2017, 12:00 noon EST

The First PhotoBook Prize
A $10,000 prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s) whose first finished, publicly available photobook is judged to be the best of the year. Twenty books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for First PhotoBook: $30 per book.

The PhotoBook of the Year Prize
This prize will be awarded to the photographer(s)/artist(s), and publisher responsible, for the photobook judged to be the best of the year. Ten books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

Fee for PhotoBook of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.

The Photography Catalogue of the Year Prize
Awarded to the publication, publisher, and/or organizing institution responsible for the exhibition catalogue or museum publication judged to be the best of the year. Five books from this category will be selected for the shortlist, presented to the Jury for the final selection and exhibited during Paris Photo.

The shortlisted books, accompanied by the jury’s comments, will be featured in the fall 2017 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 013 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at Paris Photo.

Fee for Photography Catalogue of the Year: $60 for first entry from a given publisher, $30 for each subsequent entry from the same publisher.


  • Book title, year of publication, and publisher information
  • A short description / summary of the book and why it’s being submitted that particular category
  • The photographer or author’s name, as well as the designer and editor’s names
  • Book dimensions (in inches and centimeters), number of pages, the edition number or print run
  • A short description of where the book is sold.

For details on how to enter, judging criteria, past winners, and more visit: https://aperture.picter.com.

Deadline May 27th: FRESH: The Summer Photography Exhibit at KLOMPCHING GALLERY in NYC

Klompching Galery, New York
Call for Entries: FRESH: The Summer Photography Exhibit
Deadline: Saturday, May 27, 2017
Fee: $50, 6-10 images from a single project

“FRESH is the annual summer show produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery. This year’s FRESH curators are W.M. Hunt and Darren Ching.

Since 2011, FRESH has been looking for the very best examples of contemporary fine art photography. Submissions of single bodies of work with a consistent vision and originality—photography that is FRESH!

FRESH Exhibit
Three to five photographers will be selected for a four-week exhibition opening in July, giving each artist the opportunity to show their work at the Klompching Gallery in New York City, a highly regarded gallery for contemporary fine art photography. Photographers selected for the FRESH exhibit will be interviewed in a special feature on At Length, the online culture magazine.

Ten additional photographers will be selected for Klompching Gallery’s FRESH Online Showcase.

FRESH 2017 CATALOG. All exhibiting on online FRESH photographers will be featured in the printed edition of the FRESH catalog.”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: https://www.klompching.com/fresh2017-call-for-entries.

Deadline April 29th: HCB Award 2017

Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
Call for Entries: HCB Award 2017
Deadline: Saturday, April 29, 2017

“Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros.

A pre-selection committee reviews all applications. The jury members can access all dossiers during the final deliberations. The winner is selected by an international jury of seven prominent personalities of the art world.  Each jury member has one voice. The final decision of the jury remains undisputable. The winner’s artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2019.

For the complete prospectus visit: http://www.henricartierbresson.org/en/hcb-prize/prize.
For Application Dossier PDF click here.

Deadline April 30th: Inge Morath Award

The Inge Morath Foundation | Magnum Foundation
Call for Entries: Inge Morath Award
Deadline: Sunday, April 30, 2017

“The Magnum Foundation and the Inge Morath Foundation are pleased to announce the 16th annual Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a female photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One Awardee and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers, the Executive Director of the Magnum Foundation, and Inge Morath Foundation.

Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor.

Submission Requirements

Project Presentation 

– Your submission must be delivered as a PDF file. (How do I create a PDF with a Mac? How do I create a PDF with a PC?)
– The first page of your PDF should show your name and the title of your project. Each subsequent page should present a single photograph (unless groups of images are required) with caption (if relevant), using the full frame of the PDF page.
– Please do NOT format your PDF as a slideshow. Also, please do not password-protect your file.Image Specifications

– Your image submission must include 20 photographs (1200 pixels on the longest side @ 150 DPI saved as a JPEG compression at 8 minimum).
– Create a folder containing your individual images. Please use numbered filenames indicating the image sequence, with the number coming first in the file name and then last name; for example: 01_Smith, 02_Smith, 03_Smith etc. (use only two digit numbers; 01, 02, 03, etc.).

Required Support Material

– Project description (250-300 words). This should be concise but descriptive in how the Award will be used to complete work on the project.
– Curriculum Vitae (maximum three pages) including name, email address, telephone number, and mailing address.
– Scan of ID clearly showing date of birth. All applicants must be under the age of 30 on April 30th, 2017 (in other words, if April 30th is your birthday, and you’re turning 30, then you’re no longer eligible to submit a proposal).”

For the full prospectus and to submit visit: https://ingemorath.submittable.com/submit.

Deadline May 16th: Magnum Photography Awards 2017

Magnum Photos and LensCulture
Call for Entries: Magnum Photography Awards 2017
Deadline: Tuesday, Mary 16, 2017

“LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are seeking the best in global contemporary photography for the second annual Magnum Photography Awards.

Photographers working at all levels are eligible to participate—professionals, emerging talents, students and passionate amateurs. Likewise, photographers of all ages and all cultures are encouraged to take part in this worldwide celebration of talented image-makers.

Our distinguished international jury will select 12 Winners, 8 Jurors’ Picks and 20 Finalists. Awards will be given in six categories:

  • Documentary
  • Street
  • Portrait
  • Fine Art
  • Photojournalism
  • Open

Submission Fees

  • Series – Up to 10 images: $60
  • 5+ Single Image – 5 single images as separate entries: $50 (additional images $10 each)
  • Single Image: $20 (additional images $10 each)
  • Students receive 30% off your entry fee.”



For the complete prospectus and to submit visit: https://www.lensculture.com/magnum-photography-awards-2017.


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