Category Archives: Prize / Award

REBECCA VASSIE AWARD for UK based photographers. Deadline: March 27, 2020

Submissions open for fourth Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award, photography bursary worth £3,000

The Rebecca Vassie Trust today announces the fourth annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers, which includes a cash bursary of £2,000. The award, which funds an early-career photographer in the UK to undertake a narrative photography project, also includes more than £1,000-worth of premier printing at Metro Imaging plus support towards industry and public exposure. In addition, up to twelve longlisted applicants join the trust’s Development Network, which offers smaller grants towards educational projects and professional development throughout the year. Judges for the award include Caroline Hunter (picture editor, Guardian Weekend magazine), Phil Coomes (picture editor, BBC News Online) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic, curator and lecturer). The award was created in memory of Rebecca Vassie, a British photographer and photojournalist who died suddenly, aged 30, while on assignment in Uganda in March 2015. Applicants for the award, who must be either from or based in the UK, are asked to submit a proposal setting out a compelling vision for a narrative photography project with a social or political context. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 27 March 2020.

Rebecca Vassie Trust is a charity registered in the UK, established 2016 in memory of the British photographer Rebecca Vassie. The Trust supports the art of long-form narrative photography, and promotes education in photography both for emerging professionals and the broader public.

About Rebecca Vassie: Rebecca Vassie was born in 1985 and studied photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester. After graduating she worked as a commercial photographer and photographer’s assistant. In 2012 she moved to Uganda to establish a career as an international photojournalist. She worked as a stringer for Associated Press (AP), with her pictures appearing in major newspapers worldwide including The Guardian and The Washington Post. She also photographed for a number of charities and NGOs as well as pursuing her own projects, such as documenting Uganda’s transgender community and its Olympic boxing hopefuls. She died suddenly, aged 30, in March 2015, from complications related to an asthma attack while documenting Kyangwali Refugee Settlement in Hoima District in western Uganda.

Listings Information

REBECCA VASSIE MEMORIAL AWARD Deadline: Friday, 27 March 2020

Who can apply: An early-to-mid-career photographer in or from the UK The award: £2,000 to undertake a narrative photography project with a social or political context; approx. £1,000-worth of printing at Metro Imaging; support from the Trust towards public and industry exposure of the work; membership of Shutter Hub. How to apply: Full submission information at http://www.rebeccavassietrust.org

Judges include: Caroline Hunter (Guardian), Phil Coomes (BBC) and Jennifer Thatcher (critic and curator).  

August Sander Award. Deadline: Jan. 24, 2020

August Sander Award. Prize for Portrait Photography
Open for artists up to 40 years old
Application deadline: 24 January 2020

The August Sander Award – Prize for Portrait Photography, sponsored by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach in collaboration with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne will be awarded for the second time in 2020.

The prize is designed to promote young artists working in the field of documentary and conceptual photography. In honor of August Sander’s seminal contribution to portrait photography, the candidates’ photographic work should primarily focus on portraiture. The prize is awarded every two years.

National and international artists aged 40 and under who work mainly with photography are eligible to enter. The prize is endowed with €5,000. Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur will also organize, if possible, a solo exhibition of the winners’ works in cooperation with the artist.

The artist should submit a largely completed series of no more than 20 photographs. Only works that form a thematically coherent group or sequence will be reviewed; individual images will not be considered. Submitted works must not have won prizes at other competitions.

The jury is composed of five members: Rineke Dijkstra, artist, Amsterdam; Douglas Eklund, curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Prof. Dr. Ursula Frohne, art historian, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster; Dr. Anja Bartenbach, sponsor family; Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, director, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

A shortlist will be published at the end of March 2020. The winner will be announced at the end of April 2020. The award ceremony will take place in September 2020 on the premises of Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne. The closing date is 24 January 2020. Details of terms and conditions for submissions can be downloaded here.

More information and application:

Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln
Im Mediapark 7 . 50670 Cologne
T +49 (0)221-88895300
photographie@sk-kultur.de
http://www.photographie-sk-kultur.de

Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln

 

Contemporary African Photography Prize. Deadline: Feb 7, 2020

Call for entries:
Ninth edition of the CAP Prize, the Contemporary African Photography Prize

The Contemporary African Photography Prize (CAP Prize) is open for entries to its ninth edition. The prize is directed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent or its diaspora. The five winning entries will be showcased in a series of exhibitions produced in collaboration with major photography festivals in Africa and the rest of the world with the aim of raising the profile of African photography.
The CAP Prize aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts and to encourage a rethinking of the image of Africa. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide. The CAP Prize is open to artists of any age and descent. Submitted photo series must consist of a minimum of 10, but may not exceed 25 images. The call closes on 7 February 2020. There is no entry fee.
Enter the CAP Prize 2020 now!

Photo Competition on travel (but a serious one). Deadline: Nov. 30, 2019

English (Spanish below / Español abajo)

This competition is open to any creative people, professional or amateur photographers, newcomers or old-timers, photography clubs with Spanish or Portuguese nationality or residency, who can take up the challenge to dream up and design a top quality project suitable for exhibiting in our space in Barcelona, using the concept of a journey, in all senses of the word, as their inspiration.
A jury made up of photographer David Jiménez, teacher and contemporary art critic Carmen Dalmau, the director of Foto Colectania Pepe Font de Mora, the artistic director of the foundation Irene de Mendoza, and Mariano Gijón representing B the travel Brand Xperience, will select the winning exhibition proposal.
The winning proposal will be exhibited in April 2020 in the space of B the travel Brand Xperience in Barcelona (Av. Diagonal, 512) and then go on to be shown in our space in Madrid (C/ Miguel Ángel, 33). Later B the travel brand will decide whether the exhibition will travel to other outlets of the company, such as Lisbon and Palma de Mallorca.
The winning project will receive a maximum of 7,000 euros, out of which 1,000 euros will be prize money and a maximum of 6,000 will go towards production costs and adapting the project for the space in Barcelona.
The competition will be open from 00.01 on September 2,  2019 until 23.59 on November 30 2019. The jury’s decision will be announced before December 23 2019.
Production of the winning proposal: January-March 2020. Exhibition of winning project in B the travel brand space in Barcelona: April 2020. The exhibition will travel to Madrid and possibly to other cities: summer 2020 to late 2022.
Conditions and more info: https://www.xperiencethejourney.com/en

Español

B the Travel Brand, en colaboración con Foto Colectania, lanza THE JOURNEY, un certamen dirigido a fotógrafos/as que hayan explorado el concepto del VIAJE en todas sus posibles interpretaciones.
El jurado formado por David Jiménez, Carmen Dalmau, Pepe Font de Mora, Irene de Mendoza y Mariano Gijón, valorará la mejor propuesta expositiva que será presentada en las salas de B the travel brand Xperience de Barcelona y Madrid.
El proyecto expositivo ganador estará dotado con 7.000 €, de los cuales 1.000 € son en concepto de premio y un máximo de 6.000 € se destinarán a los gastos de producción de obra.
La convocatoria está abierta hasta el 30 de noviembre.
Participa o ¡ayúdanos a correr la voz!

Mas info y condiciones en
http://www.xperiencethejourney.com

MACK First Book Award. Deadline: Jan 20, 2020

The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.

The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects intended for book form: visual art projects that find a voice through the book. Submissions can include texts, collage and experimental approaches to book-making.

We are looking for unique work of high quality and encourage artists of all ages and nationalities to submit their book projects.

Timeline

11 November 2019
Submissions open

20 January 2020
Submissions close

10 February 2020
Shortlist announced

14 May 2020
Winner announced during Photo London, alongside exhibition of the work

Submission Guidelines

  • Entries are only accepted from artists who have not previously had a book published.

  • All submissions must either be unpublished or self-published book projects. Books that have already been published by a third party publishing house will not be considered.

  • Submissions must consist of coherent book projects and not portfolios of images in book form.

  • All submissions must be received as printed book dummies. Digital submissions in the form of PDFs, ebooks or apps will not be considered.

  • Any text within the book must be supplied with an English translation.

Submissions must be received between 11 November 2019 – 20 January 2020. Entries received before or after these dates will not be considered for the prize.


Submission Instructions

  • A submission form must be completed for each book entry .

  • Please include your name and project title along with your book dummy.

  • If submitting more than one project, please complete separate forms for each entry.

Submissions must be sent to:
MACK
First Book Award
Studio E, Ground Floor
Emperor House, Dragonfly Place
London SE4 2FL
United Kingdom


Returns

Submissions will be available for return in March 2020, after the shortlist has been announced.

  • If you would like your book returned, you must email us a prepaid Royal Mail postage label between 1st-31st March 2020. You can generate the postage label via this link.

  • Please include return packaging with your submission.

  • Please email the postage label to fba@mackbooks.co.uk, clearly stating your name and project title.

  • The postage label expires after 1 working day, so please be sure to email us the label immediately after it has been generated.

  • Please buy postage for a small or medium parcel, not a large letter.

Neither MACK nor any of the sponsors will be held responsible for loss or damage to books submitted.

Ian Parry Scholarship. Deadline: July 5, 2019

Ian Parry was a photojournalist who died while on assignment for The Sunday Times during the Romanian revolution in 1989. He was just 24 years of age. Aidan Sullivan, then picture editor, and Ian’s friends and family created the Ian Parry Scholarship in order to build something positive from such a tragic death.

This years Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.

The entry criteria for both is the same and the judges will make their decisions based on the individual merits of the entries.

Entrants must submit a portfolio and a clear proposal of a project they would undertake if they won the scholarship.

There is no entry fee.

Benefits include:

  • Each winner will receive $3,500 towards their chosen project.
  • Canon Europe continues to support the Scholarship and loans equipment to the winners.
  • Attend a portfolio review day with leading industry experts in London.
  • Mentorship Programme, we offer a year-long personal Mentorship to the winner of The Canon Award for Potential. The 2019 mentor is former Ian Parry Award recipient and highly respected Magnum photographer Jonas Bendiksen.
  • The winner of The Canon Award for Potential will have the opportunity to take part in the Transmissions Programme at Visa Pour L’Image in Perpignan.
  • World Press Photo, automatically accepts the winner of the Achievement Award into its final list of nominees for the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
  • Your work will appear in The Sunday Times Magazine, our media sponsor.
  • Anyone who enters the 2019 scholarship will be eligible to join us for a portfolio review day in London with leading industry experts.

 

To enter this year’s Ian Parry Scholarship, you will need to meet the following entry criteria:
1)      A covering letter including your name, date of birth, permanent address, personal email address, personal telephone number, and if applicable, college, course title and course tutor.
2)      A detailed project proposal explaining your proposed project to us and outlining what the $3500 would enable you to shoot. It should be noted that this written section is considered extremely important. The judges will need to be impressed by your ability to produce a convincing project proposal as well as your photography skills.
3)      A portfolio of 12 (low resolution) photographs, either a photo essay or individual photos.
4)      Extended captions  for each image as a word document.
Please follow the instructions on our submit form carefully.

Entries must be received by the 5th of July 2019 

For details go to www.ianparry.org 

 

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