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Deadline September 15th: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University | The Honickman Foundation
Call for Entries: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

Deadline: Monday, September 15, 2014, 11:59 pm EDT
Entry Fee: $70

Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University and The Honickman Foundation (THF), based in Philadelphia, co-sponsor this prestigious biennial prize for American photographers. The only prize of its kind, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition is open to North American and Canadian photographers of any age who have never published a book-length work and who use their cameras for creative exploration, whether it be of places, people, or communities; of the natural or social world; of beauty at large or the lack of it; of objective or subjective realities. The prize honors work that is visually compelling, that bears witness, and that has integrity of purpose.

Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.

Judges
Sandra S. Phillips
, senior curator of photography at SFMOMA, will judge the seventh biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition in 2014.

Joshua Chuang, Chief Curator of the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, will serve as panel judge for the selection committee that chooses the semifinalists and finalists for the prize.

Eligibility
The CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography is open to North American citizens of any age who have yet to publish a book-length work, defined as a publication that focuses on the photographer’s work, contains more than 30 of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels.

The prize’s focus is on creating an opportunity for photographers who are engaged in the creation of a continued, active, and vital body of work to publish a first book. To this end, photographers who have a self-published, print-on-demand, or limited-edition book (with a print run of 100 copies or more) that is currently being promoted and sold on the Internet are not eligible for the award.

If you have self-published or been published in a limited edition, we require that you disclose this information in your artist’s statement and biography and send a copy of the publication. We additionally request that you submit an entirely new body of work for consideration or that no more than 5 images from the originally published body of work are included in the 40 images you submit.

Submission Guidelines
Submit applications and payment online to fbp.slideroom.com:

  • 40 photographs drawn from an ongoing or recently completed project, which represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. At least twenty-five of these images must have been made within the last three years (from 2010 on). Those who have submitted work in a previous competition should be sure to include at least twenty new images in their application.
  • 1-page document with all 40 captions. Please include a separate caption list for all 40 images that provides information on where and when the picture was made.
  • 1-page artist’s statement. Provide context for the forty images, describe the larger body of work, including how long the project has been in progress, and how the photographs constitute a potential book.
  • 1-page biography or CV.”

For the full prospectus and to learn more about the prize visit: firstbookprizephoto.com.

Deadline September 15th: CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography

CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography
Deadline: Saturday, September 15, 2012
Entry Fee: $65

“American and Canadian photographers who pursue work of creative or social importance have too few opportunities for support and recognition. This is especially true when photographers are engaged in personal or in-depth projects that do not have direct commercial appeal. While there are other sources for grants and fellowships in photography, the chance to see a body of work in print, as a coherent book-length work, is rare. Concerned about this problem and recognizing their shared interests, the Honickman Foundation and the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University came together to create this important biennial book-publication prize.

Winners of the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography receive a grant of $3,000, publication of a book of photography, and inclusion in a website devoted to presenting the work of the prizewinners. The winner will also be given a solo exhibit at the Center for Documentary Studies and the photographs will then be placed in the Archive of Documentary Arts in Duke University’s Rubenstein Library.

Deborah Willis is the final judge of the sixth biennial CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography competition.

Submission Guidelines
Submissions are accepted online at http://fbp.slideroom.com.

  • 40 photographs in digital format (jpeg/jpg) drawn from an ongoing or recently completed project, which represent a coherent body of work suitable for publication. At least twenty of these images must have been made within the last three years (from 2009 on). Those who have submitted work in a previous competition should be sure to include at least twenty new images in their application. Please label each scan with title and caption information in fields provided.
  • 40 captions in pdf or doc format. In addition to labeling each scan, provide a numbered list with title and/or caption for all 40 images in one document; be sure to include where and when the picture was made.
  • 1-page artist’s statement in pdf or doc format. Provide context for the forty images, describe larger body of work, including how long project has been in progress, and how the photographs constitute a potential book.
  • 1-page biography or CV in pdf or doc format
  • $65 entry fee

Eligibility
The prize is open to American and Canadian citizens (and residents of the U.S. and Canada for at least fifteen years) of any age, who have yet to publish a book-length work—a publication that focuses solely on the photographer’s work, contains more than thirty of the photographer’s images, and is sold through conventional book distribution channels. (A photographer’s inclusion in an anthology or group catalog does not affect eligibility.) Photographers who have self-published or printed on-demand books of more than sixty pages that are promoted and sold on the Internet as books, or have published limited-edition chapbooks or exhibit catalogs of more than sixty pages, are not eligible for the award.”

For the full prospectus, click here.

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