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Deadline May 24th: Magnum Photography Awards 2016

Magnum Photos | LensCulture
Call for Entries: Magnum Photography Awards 2016
Deadline: Tuesday, May 24, 2016

“LensCulture and legendary photography agency Magnum Photos are joining forces to produce one of the best opportunities for photographers all over the world to be recognized and rewarded for their talent.

2017 marks a significant year for Magnum as they celebrate 70 years since four pioneering photographers toasted the conception of an independent photo agency. This landmark anniversary will be marked by a series of international events, projects and partnerships, with an emphasis on the agency’s digital presence and the photography community at large.

Ahead of the anniversary celebrations, Magnum Photos and LensCulture invite you to enter our inaugural Magnum Photography Awards, an international call to discover the best photographers from all over the world. Our distinguished jury will select 12 Winners and 20 Finalists from Documentary, Street, Portrait, Fine Art, Photojournalism and Open categories. In addition, the jury will select 7 photographers as “Jurors’ Picks” and give out 5 “Student Spotlight” awards to young, up-and-coming talents.

Winners, finalists and top-rated photographers will gain access to an unprecedented level of global exposure and recognition from two of the largest organizations in the photo industry, with a combined audience of over 4 million.

Submissions
There are three ways to enter.

  • Series, $60: For a related series of 10 photos reviewed as one entry. Submission should work together as a group, thematically or aesthetically.
  • 5+ Singles, $50: For 5 single photos reviewed as 5 separate entries. You can add more photos for $10 each up to the deadline.
  • Single, $10: For 1 single photo and $10 for each additional photo

Awards

  • Series Awards:
    – $2,000 for each winning Series in the following categories:
    – Documentary, Portrait, Street, Photojournalism, Fine Art and Open
  • Single Image Awards:
    – $1,000 for each winning Single Image in the following categories:
    – Documentary, Portrait, Street, Photojournalism, Fine Art and Open

For the full prospectus and to apply visit: https://www.lensculture.com/magnum-photography-awards-2016.

Deadline June 30th: LensCulture Emerging Talents 2015

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Emerging Talents 2015
Deadline: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 11:59 PM PDT

Fee: $60 for up to 10 images ($35 for students & recent graduates)

“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2015 is our 3rd annual call to discover the world’s best emerging photographers. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

We invite you to enter one of the best opportunities for career-changing exposure to our global audience of over 1.4 million, worldwide recognition, an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at photo festivals worldwide, $20,000 in grants, and much more.

2015 Jurors

  • Jennifer Blessing, Senior Curator of Photography, Guggenheim
  • Jon Jones, Director of Photography, The Sunday Times Magazine
  • María García Yelo, Deputy Director, PhotoEspaña
  • Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery
  • Sacha Lecca, Deputy Photo Editor, Rolling Stone Magazine
  • Todd Hido, Photographer
  • Mary Virginia Swanson, Advisor to Artists and Arts Organizations
  • Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief, LensCulture”

For the full prospectus and to submit, visit: www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2015.

Deadline April 30th: LensCulture Earth Awards 2015

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Earth Awards 2015
Deadline: Thursday, April 30, 2015, 11:59 pm PDT

LensCulture Earth Awards 2015 is a worldwide call for photography focused on nature, the environment, wildlife, landscape, conservation, sustainability, and how we live on the planet. We are awarding $25,000 in cash grants as well as many video projections at international photo festivals, visibility with LensCulture Insiders, a Printed Annual and more. These awards are open to a wide range of interpretations and approaches — from fine art celebrations of the beauty and wonders of nature, to hard-hitting in-depth documentary issues-based stories. Photography is a rich visual language that can express diverse perspectives in powerful, memorable ways. What is YOUR view of life on Earth today?

Awards

  • $25,000 in cash awards plus opportunities for entrants to earn global recognition amongst today’s top photographers working on the subject of Earth.
  • Video projections for Winners and Finalists at international photo festivals around the world.
  • Direct visibility to our distinguished group of over 500 LensCulture Insiders from the photo industry: curators, gallerists, editors, creative directors and publishers.
  • Opportunities for inclusion in the Earth Awards Competition Gallery, curated daily by our editors

Eligibility & Fees
The 2015 LensCulture Earth Awards invites all photographers whose work has a thematic focus on images inspired by our planet. 9 Top Winners plus 25 Finalists will receive significant opportunities to broaden their exposure in the global photography community.

Submit your best series or single images of all genres inspired by the planet — fine art, nature, landscape, documentary, environmental, wildlife, travel or conceptual.

  • related series, up to 10 images: $60 USD
  • Single image, 2-3 images: $45 USD
  • Single image: $20 USD”

To read the full prospectus, see the list of judges and to apply visit: www.lensculture.com/earth-awards-2015.

LensCulture Portrait Awards 2015

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Portrait Awards 2015
Deadline: Monday, March 2, 2015

“The LensCulture Portrait Awards is the 2nd annual call for international portrait photography. The importance of portraiture is present in cultures across the world, illustrating the power and endurance of human connection. With over 145 countries represented on LensCulture, in over 15 languages, we’re seeking new global perspectives on the modern day portrait.

This is an open call for portrait photography from around the world. 6 Winners, 8 Juror’s Picks and 25 Finalists will be chosen.

Fees

  • 1 image: $20 USD
  • 2-3 images: $45 USD
  • Series Competition, up to 10 images: $60 USD”

For the full prospectus (with details on cash awards, exposure and the jurors) and to apply visit: www.lensculture.com/portrait-awards-2015.

Deadline December 22nd: LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Exposure Awards 2014
Deadline: Monday, December 22, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST

“The LensCulture Exposure Awards 2014 is an international competition that aims to discover and showcase the best photographers from all over the world. Share your images with the world for a chance at over $10,000 in awards, as well as a world-class exhibition in London and massive exposure to our global audience of over 900,000. Our international jury of notable industry professionals will select six top winners in two categories and 25 finalists. These are our largest international awards of the year and YOU are invited to submit your best photographs and get worldwide recognition.”

To see the list of judges, categories to enter and for the full prospectus visit: www.lensculture.com/exposure-awards-2014.

Deadline October 19th: LensCulture Visual Storeytelling Awards 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Visual Storytelling Awards 2014
Deadline: Sunday, October 19, 2014 at 11:59 pm PDT

Fee: $60 for up to 20 images

“You’re invited to enter this international call to discover the best visual storytellers today — from all corners of the world!

We believe photographs tell stories that can reach the broadest audiences — across all cultures, languages, political borders and age groups. There are no limits for these Awards — we are wide open to all themes and approaches. Show us your story!

Jurors

  • James Estrin, Lens Blog Co-Editor, The New York Times
  • Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography, Geo France
  • Dewi Lewis, Founder, Dewi Lewis Publishing
  • Yumi Goto, Curator, Editor, Festival Organizer, Gallerist
  • Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture

For the full prospectus visit: www.lensculture.com/visual-storytelling-awards-2014.

Deadline June 22nd: LensCulture Emerging Talent Award 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Emerging Talent Award 2014
REMINDER – Deadline: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 11:59 pm PDT

“LensCulture’s Emerging Talent Awards 2014 is an international competition to showcase outstanding emerging photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

Our mission at LensCulture is to discover and share the best of contemporary photography. New and emerging photographers often make the freshest, most exciting work — but it’s hard to gain attention when you are relatively new and not widely known. That’s where we can make a big difference. We reach an audience of more than 500,000 — and with these awards, we want to highlight many emerging talents who deserve worldwide attention.

Jurors
Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, USA
Olivier Laurent, Associate Editor, British Journal of Photography, London, UK
Sujong Song, Festival Director, Curator, Author, Daegu Photo Biennale,Seoul, Korea
Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK
Jim Casper, Editor & Publisher, LensCulture, Paris, France

Awards
The competition is designed to provide immediate exposure for talented photographers:

  • Every day, select entrants are chosen by our editors to appear on our public Competition Gallery and social media channels, seen by over 500,000 people worldwide. Enter now to be amongst the first considered for this special feature.
  • After the June 22nd, 2014 Midnight PT deadline, our jury will select five winners to each receive a $2,000 cash grant as well as the Top 50 photographers, all of whom will receive significant exposure on LensCulture’s site, social media channels, and in festival screenings around the world.
  • A number of top-rated finalists may still make the LensCulture Editors’ Cut and receive an invitation for a LensCulture Portfolio Account. This provides many on-going opportunities for exposure to our global audience of over 500,000.

Submission Guidelines
We are open to all genres of photography. All points of view. All corners of the world. If you are a photographer beginning to seek global recognition, show us your work!

Emerging photographers, regardless of their age, are encouraged to enter. We consider an “emerging” photographer as anyone who has not yet received significant international recognition. Currently enrolled students or 2014 graduates can enter the competition with a $20 discount on entry fees. There is not a separate student category, just a discounted fee for students. All entries are treated equally. Please see our FAQ for more details.

Please submit up to 10 photographs that work well together as a series — either as a visual narrative, or images that work well together in theme or style. Edit your selections carefully: winners will be judged on the strength of their submissions as unified groups of photos, not as individual photographs.

  • General Entry Fees: $55 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
  • Student Entry Fees: $35 for a related series up to 10 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.”

Visit www.lensculture.com/emerging-talent-awards-2014 for the full prospectus and to apply.

Deadline March 9th: LensCulture Portrait Awards 2014

LensCulture
Call for Entries: Portrait Awards 2014
Deadline: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11:59 pm PST

“Photographic portraits are part of everyday life in almost all parts of the world. From fine art to spontaneous selfies, from hyper-perfect photoshopped portraits to seductive (and often fictitious) social media profile pics, to mobile phone snaps altered with digital nostalgia filters. Some are candid, some are staged, some are outrageous and silly, others are just plain beautiful.

We at LensCulture are on a mission to discover a full range of great 21st century photo portraits. We are open to everything. All points of view. All levels of expertise. All corners of the world. All ideas of portraiture.

Jury
Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College
Jason Landry, Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Louise Clements, Artistic Director, QUAD & FORMAT International Photography Festival
Jim Casper, Founder and Editor, LensCulture; Co-Founder and Director, LensCulture FotoFest Paris

Entry Fees
Portfolio Category: $55 for a related series of 5 images, $5 for each additional image, no limit.
Single Image Category: $35 for first image, $5 for each additional entry, no limit.”

For the full prospectus, including prizes and how to enter visit: www.lensculture.com/awards?utm_source=lc&utm_medium=topnav&utm_campaign=pa14

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