Center Awards: Deadline: January 27, 2011

The 16th annual CENTER Awards provide contestants with a prestigious and worthwhile photographic awards program. The prize packages are designed to bring exposure to worthy photographers via exhibitions, publication, and career advancement.

Often judges will show interest in work that is not selected for the awards but that may be relevant for other purposes. To facilitate a relationship, CENTER provides contact information of all photographers who have advanced to the final rounds of judging. No work is eliminated by pre-screening. All contestants stand to benefit from the submission process by having their work seen by the judges.

PROJECT COMPETITION

JURORS Simon Baker, Curator of Photography, Tate, U.K.; Christina Cahill, Deputy Director, Editorial Reportage by Getty Images; and TBA

PRIZES $5,000 cash, exhibition, publication in Fraction magazine, admission to Review Santa Fe, and more.

SUBMIT 20 images from a body of work, artist statement, resume, $35 members/$45 nonmembers


PROJECT LAUNCH

JURORS Dewi Lewis, Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing, U.K.

PRIZES $3,000 cash, exhibition, publication in Fraction magazine, admission to Review Santa Fe and more.

SUBMIT 8-10 images from a work-in-progress, artist statement, resume, $25 members/$35 nonmembers


CHOICE AWARDS

JURORS
Curator’s Choice
Erin O’Toole, Asst. Curator of Photography, SF Museum of Modern Art
Dealer’s Choice
Dianne Vanderlip, Curator, Gagosian Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Editor’s Choice
Todd James, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic magazine

PRIZES Exhibition at CENTER space, publication in Fraction magazine, gift certificate to Singer Editions fine art printing services

SUBMIT 1-4+ images, $25 members/$35 nonmembers per category OR $60 members/$75 nonmembers for all 3 categories


REVIEW SANTA FE

SELECTION COMMITTEE Three professionals representing different aspects of the field such as a curator, an editor and a publisher

EVENT Receive 9 portfolio reviews, inclusion in an on-line listing, receptions, a night of Portfolio Viewing and more; June 2-5, 2011 in Santa Fe, NM

SUBMIT 20 images from a body of work, artist statement, resume, $45 members/$55 nonmembers (discounts if you apply to both Project Competition and Review Santa Fe)


Q: WHEN IS THE DEADLINE?

A: A: 11:59PM MST, January 27, 2011 to be received in office.
Q: WHERE DO I APPLY/UPLOAD?

A: The online application is availiable via the ‘Apply Today’ link to the right. After completing your application and payment, you will be directed to the Center/VisualServer login to upload images.
Q: WHERE IS MY CONFIRMATION EMAIL?

A: Please check your spam/junk folder, if you don’t find it please email programs@visitcenter.org to troubleshoot.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY IMAGE SIZE IS TOO LARGE?

A: Use a jpeg quality level of 10 or high when saving your jpgs. Do NOT check the progressive jpg or optimized checkbox. If you follow these guidelines, the size of your images will typically fall between 100-500k when it is compressed (closed). When the image is opened the file might be larger than 500k and that is acceptable.
Q: WHERE DO I UPLOAD MY STATEMENT AND RÉSUMÉ?

A: Click on “Statements and Resume” button located next to “Image Uploader” button on the menu bar in the VisualServer. Click on your project title located to the left of the screen whereupon you will be able to upload a .pdf or .doc with your artist statement or resume.
Q: WHO DO I CONTACT IF I NEED HELP?

A: Please send an email to programs@visitcenter.org with a full description of your question or problem. Your email will be returned as soon as possible and likely within 1 business day, Monday-Friday.
http://www.centeryourcareer.org/2011/center/awards/faq-general.html

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