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Deadline May 31st: Gene Smith Grant

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Foundation
Call for Submissions: Gene Smith Grant
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Fee: $50

“The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion exhibited during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist.

The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography was established in 1978 following the death of Gene Smith, the legendary American photo essayist. It is today the most prestigious honor in documentary photography. Every year it recognizes a photographer who has demonstrated an exemplary commitment to documenting the human condition in the spirit of Smith’s concerned photography and dedicated compassion.

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, INC., a not-for-profit corporation qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independently administers the grant program that provides photographers with the financial freedom to carry out or complete major photographic essays. For 2018, the amount of the grant will be $35,000. An additional $5,000 in fellowship money will be dispersed, at the discretion of the jury, to one or more finalists deemed worthy of special recognition. Awards will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City on October 17, 2018.

The Jury
The Fund’s Board of Trustees appoints a three-member international jury every year. The jury meets twice. At its first session the Jury reviews the required materials: applications and proposals and photographs, all submitted electronically. It selects a small number of Finalists on the basis of the substantive and intellectual merit of their project. Finalists will be given the opportunity in a short period of time to refine their proposals and to answer specific questions from the Jury about their project. Finalists are also asked to produce and to deliver a 1-3 minute video with audio describing their proposal. These videos will be shown at the Smith Grant Ceremony in October.

At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials including the 1-3 minute video, and it proceeds to select and to notify the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.

At its second session, the jury reviews the new materials and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the beneficiaries of the fellowship money.”

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: http://smithfund.org/eugene-smith-grant.

Deadline May 18th: 2018 Aaron Siskind Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant

Aaron Siskind Foundation
Call for Submissions: 2018 Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant
Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Fee: $25

The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer’s Fellowship grants of up to $10,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. Students enrolled in a college degree program are not eligible to apply. Please note: students who will graduate before the 2018 application deadline are eligible to apply. Previous IPF recipients are not currently being considered for new awards.

Eligible Work: Still photography regardless of subject matter, genre, or process. The use of the lens must be pivotal. The submission should consist of a mature, coherent body of work.

Requirements:

  • 10 images
  • Artist Statement (250 words maximum)
  • Career Summary/CV/Short Bio (500 words maximum)
  • Entry Fee: $25.00
  • Applications must be submitted through the Slideroom application portal at siskindfoundation.slideroom.com.

Fellowship recipients will be notified after the application review process is complete. Names of recipients and panelists will be announced shortly thereafter. The decisions of the Aaron Siskind Foundation and its designated judging panel as to who receives fellowship support will be final, private, and without appeal. As required by law, award funds must be used to further the artist’s creative endeavors. Recipients will be asked to provide a summary of the uses to which award funds are put. Award funds will be taxable to recipients in Tax Year 2018.”

Deadline April 17th: Candela Books + Gallery UNBOUND7

Candela Books + Gallery
Call for Submissions: UNBOUND7
Deadline: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

“Candela Books + Gallery announces our seventh annual invitational and juried exhibition: UnBound7! The summer group exhibition will feature work from a wide range of fine art photographers. An UnBound7! gala event, will raise funds to purchase select works from the exhibition. Works purchased by Candela through this event will subsequently be included in the Candela Collection.

The mission of the Candela Collection is to support photographers through the purchase of original photographic work and to actively pursue opportunities to donate said works to notable permanent collections.

UnBound! generates opportunities and exposure beyond the traditional group or juried show. Our hope is that photographers will support us with their active participation just as we hope to support their work and careers in return. All accepted photographers will have their artwork featured at Candela Gallery, a gallery space in the downtown arts district of Richmond, Virginia.

For a look at last year’s exhibition, go here: UnBound6! Exhibition

To celebrate the 7th UnBound! exhibition, Candela will host it’s annual UnBound! event on Saturday, July 28th. The gala will include food & drink, live music, curious entertainment… along with incredible photography. The ticket and raffle sales from this event will be used exclusively to purchase work from the exhibition for the Candela collection.

All work for the exhibition will be selected by Candela’s founder, Gordon Stettinius, and Associate Director, Ashby Nickerson.

Deadline for Submissions:  April 27th, 2018
Notification of Acceptance will go out:  May 11th, 2018
Accepted work should arrive at Gallery no later than:  June 22nd, 2018″

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://candelabooks.com/unbound7-call-for-submissions.

Deadline May 31st: The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers

W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund
Call for Entries: The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers
Deadline: Thursday, May 31, 2018
Fee: $1

“In 2018 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new grant, the W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith’s humanistic and compassionate photography. Special consideration will be given to work that promotes social change and that embraces new technologies and image distribution, and that seeks to integrate the tradition of photography and social change with contemporary practice.

The annual $4,000 grant may be used to complete a work-in-progress. Recipient of the Grant will be selected by a jury appointed by the the Board of Trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund in Humanistic Photography.

To apply for the Grant, a fee of $1 is required. The submissions must include a scan of a current student identification card. Please enter below and select Student Photographer Grand during the registration process. The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2018.

The grant will be presented in a ceremony held in New York City on October 17, 2018.

The Jury
The Fund’s Board of Trustees will appoint a three-member jury consisting of two board members and an outside expert. The jury reviews all the photographs (submitted electronically), applications and statements of intention, and selects eight finalists on the basis of the substance and merit of their project, and the written supporting material. The finalists are then contacted by telephone for additional material. The jury reviews the materials again and proceeds to select the grant recipient and the recipient is asked to deliver a 1-3 minute video with audio describing their work which will be shown at the Smith Grant Ceremony in October.

Submission Guidelines
You must register on this website by clicking the ‘Apply for Student Grant’ link on the side navigation or at the bottom of this page. There is a $1 fee for student grant consideration. No submitted materials will be returned. The Smith Fund accepts applications only through our online portal only. No physical submissions will be accepted.

Applicants should submit:

  1. A Bio and/or CV submitted as a PDF not to exceed 2 pages. A scan of a current student ID card is required. (Please note submissions exceeding one page may not be reviewed). Name the file with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the filename add CV. Example: John_SmithCV.jpg
  2. The Project Statement submitted as a PDF and not to exceed 2 pages. (Please note submissions exceeding two pages may not be reviewed) 1. Name the file with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the filename add PP. This Statement should address the topic and themes of the work, its motivation and aspirations—the work’s intended result. The statement should situate the work in the tradition of photography guided by social change, and address the present. The statement should be concise, and the applicant must affirm the work-in-progress project will be ongoing.
  3. IMAGES: Applicants can submit up to 40 images total. These should consist of representative images from the project being proposed to the W. Eugene Smith Fund. The applicant can include in his/her submission, past work that represents the candidate’s vision and his or her ability to execute the project being proposed to the fund. The images must conform to the following specifications: JPEG files with 2000 pixels on the long dimension saved at 72 dpi. Name the files with your first and last name and use an underscore to separate the names. At the end of the file name add a sequence number starting with: 01. Example: John_Smith01.jpg, John_Smith02.jpg, John_Smith03.jpg

In the event the applicant is the recipient of the Student Smith Grant applicant hereby agrees to donate to the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund, as an unrestricted gift, four (4) digital images and four (4) prints of work completed as part of the project proposed herein. Applicant agrees to deliver said images within eighteen (18) months after receiving the Grant.

The images shall become part of the W. Eugene Smith Legacy Collection at the International Center of Photography in New York. Applicant also agrees that as part of the unrestricted gift, the Smith Fund may exhibit the images and may use them to promote the activities of the Fund. These Images will be used on the Smith Fund Website and for promoting the Smith Grant Ceremony.

Applicant also understands and agrees that, if applicant is the recipient of the Grant, three thousand dollars ($3,000) will be paid upon acceptance of the Grant, and the balance of one thousand ($1,000) upon Smith Fund’s receipt of the final prints.”

To apply for the grant visit: http://smithfund.org/the-w-eugene-smith-grant-for-student-photographers.

Deadline May 15th: Women Photograph 2018 Project Grants

Women Photograph
Deadline: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Fees: None

Women Photograph + Nikon Grants
These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.

Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.

Women Photograph + Getty Images Grant
Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 grant in support of an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20-25 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed, and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who evince a personal connection to – and engagement with – the communities they cover.

Deadline April 13th: PSPF No-Fee Slide Show Contest

Palm Springs Photo Festival
Call for Entries: No-Fee Slide Show Contest
Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

“Each evening of the festival we present the work of 4 finalists. Your work could be seen by the faculty, sponsors and attendees of the Palm Springs Photo Festival on the large screen in the Annenberg Theater of the Palm Springs Art Museum.  You do not need to be attending the festival to submit a slideshow.

Guidelines
To enter our slideshow contest you are not obliged to create an actual slideshow.

  • Name all your jpgs in the order to be projected i.e.: PSPF1.jpg, PSPF2.jpg etc.
  • Create a folder with your name and enclose all your jpgs (2500 pixels on the long edge).
  • Add your music file to the folder. One vendor for royalty-free music is The Music Case 
  • Add your text file with title, description and contact info to the folder
  • Zip the folder into one compressed file before sending / uploading to us.
  • Send via dropbox, hightail.com, wetransfer.com or any other file transfer service to us at contest AT palmspringsphotofestival.com

If you choose to make a slideshow, we will use it for reference. If your show is selected for projection in our contest, we will remake it using your slideshow to guide us, using our software. Include your slideshow in a mac-readable format to your folder in this case.

You can send as many slide shows as you like. We accept Quicktime movies, Power Point and Keynote presentations.

Slide shows should not be longer than three minutes in duration and should have music. If you don’t include music, we’ll try to marry the work with compatible music at our end. All images should be sized to 2500 pixels on the long dimension. We request you send us a brief text about your project, including your name, address, email address and telephone number with your submission. There is no entry fee required.”

For the full prospectus visit: http://2018.palmspringsphotofestival.com/no-fee/

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.

WHO CAN APPLY

  • 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.

WHO CANNOT APPLY

  • 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.

AWARD NOTIFICATION
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.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  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.

PANEL PROCESS
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

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