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HCB Award for photography projects. Deadline: April 29, 2017.

Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project with a 35 000 € grant, which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for an artist who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution — museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc.

 

CALENDAR

April 1 – 29, 2017 : application submissions at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

April 29 : application deadline (date as per postmark)
End of June 2017 : HCB Award ceremony at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

http://www.henricartierbresson.org

 

One Week Left to participate in Latin American Photo of the Year Contest

All photographs entered in the contest must have been taken within the last 24 months before the beginning of the contest, with the exception of those in the category, Nuestra Mirada which has no time restriction. Series have a maximum of 10 photos. It is essential that all photos have the photographer’s name and a caption within the digital archive.

1. Daily Life (Photographic Singles) — A candid, un-posed photograph that documents the human experience celebrates life or chronicles a cultural trend. Respect for the dignity of the subject is important.

2. Daily Life (Photographic Series) — A series of un-posed photographs that document the human experience celebrates life or chronicles a cultural trend. Respect for the dignity of the subject is important. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

3. News (Photographic Singles) — A photograph from a news event or social issue for which planning was possible or a photograph of a breaking news or unplanned event.

4. News (Photographic Series) — A series of photographs from a news event or social issue for which planning was possible or of a breaking news or unplanned event. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

5. Portraits (Photographic Singles) — A photograph of a person that reveals the essence of the subject’s character.

6. Portraits (Photographic Series) — A series of portraits of individuals or groups of individuals that attempt to reveal the essence of their character. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. Summarize the story in a paragraph under “File Info” in the first photograph of the story.

7. Sports (Photographic Singles) — A photograph that captures the peak action of individual or team sports or a photograph that increases understanding and appreciation for individual and team sports or celebrates the role athletics play in the lives of amateur and/or professional athletes and fans.

8. Sports (Photographic Series) — Picture stories or essays that capture sports peak action or increase understanding and appreciation of sports or celebrate the roles of athletes and sports fans. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

9. Indigenous people, Traditions & Religions (Photographic Series) – Picture stories or essays that document the cultural richness and challenges faced by indigenous peoples but also the way in which traditions and religion mark our societies. This category ranges from the combination of different beliefs in traditional festivals to the more serious problems that affect the native peoples. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

10. Migration, Refugees and Trafficking (Photographic Series) – Picture stories or essays that document the impact and consequence of human migrations between countries or regions, the plight of displaced persons and refugees, and human trafficking. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

11. Women in Society (Photographic Series) — This category has been promoted by the Diputación de Barcelona. A story or essay that documents the situation of women in Iberoamerica. It includes a wide range of issues such as women’s employment opportunities, gender equality, violence against women and femicide, expectations of beauty, and the new roles of women. Respect for the people photographed is essential. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

12. The Future of Cities (Photographic Series) – A story or essay that deals with urbanization processes in Iberoamerica. This is a topic that requires reflection on the challenges faced by people from all socio-economic groups. This category includes urban themes such as public space design, growth, rural development, public transport, as well as social issues such as security, inclusion, the extremes of wealth and poverty, the situations of children and the elderly, or the challenges that threaten the middle class. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

13. Multimedia (Short Form Videos) — A narrative video lasting less than 5 minutes.

14. Multimedia (Long Form Videos) — A narrative video lasting between 5 and 20 minutes.

15. Multimedia (Websites) – An interactive site or webpage that offers a powerful visual story using visual media such as video, still photography, design and infographics in a journalistic context.

16. The Best Photography Book (Books) — The books submitted to the competition must contain documentary photography and must have been published in the 24 months prior to the close of the competition. Images can be the work of one or several photographers. After registration, send a copy of the book as soon as possible to:

POY Latam
House Amèrica Catalunya
C / Còrsega, 299, mezzanine
08008 Barcelona
T: +34 932 380 661

17. Nuestra Mirada Memory and Identity Award (Photographic Series) – This special category rewards documentary or artistic photographs that reflect on who we are and where we come from. This category is the only category in which photos may have been taken at any time and also the only one that accepts real or digital manipulations, provided they are conceptually justified. Creativity, concept, aesthetics, depth and artistic or documentary value will be of special importance. It is forbidden to enter work that has already been submitted to previous POY Latam contests. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

18. Carolina Hidalgo Vivar Environment Award (Photographic Series) – This special category rewards a photographic essay that expands our understanding of or appreciation for nature. A wide range of issues will be considered, for example, the consequences of mining or industry, the multiple ways in which humans relate to their environment, the exaltation of nature’s beauty or documentation of its destructive power. This essay honors the memory of Carolina Hidalgo Vivar, a young landscape architect who deeply loved nature. Story entries must have between 2 and 10 pictures. In each caption field, very briefly summarize the story in addition to providing picture-specific caption information.

19. The Iberoamerica Photographer of the Year Award (Photographic Portfolios) This special category is open to all photographers. Present a maximum of forty (40) photographs. A portfolio must be diverse and must include at least four individual photographs and two photographic stories. Individual photos within the portfolio should not be repeated in the picture stories. Organize the portfolio with individual photos first, followed by the picture stories. Insert a black image (.jpg) at the beginning of each picture story to separate them. No text should be included in these black images.

Photographers are encouraged to submit portfolio photographs in other categories for judges to become familiar with the work, but POY Latam will not move photos from one category to another. If you want to participate in other categories you must submit duplicate files. All photographs entered in the portfolio must have been taken within the last 24 months before the beginning of the contest.

http://www.poylatam.org/en/

Tbilisi Photo Award Call. Deadline: March 20, 2017

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2017 – urgent call for entries

Within the framework of the KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia will be held. The jury members will pick out the best photo projects and reveal the winners in each category. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide – in Europe as well as in the USA – intends to foster its international position.

This year’s categories include:

1. Documentary Series

2. Reportage

3. Conceptual Photo Project

4. Best Shot

5. HUAWEI Mobile Photo

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund will be 6 000 USD. The sum will be equally divided between the winners in the first four categories. The winners of these categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Mobile Photo category (with sub-nominations: one shot and photo series) the winners will get a special prize: HUAWEI P10, Co-Engineered With Leica.

This year again there is a special Kolga Newcomer Photo Award for a young photographer under the age of 25. 500 € will be granted to the winner, whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary series, Reportage and Conceptual photo project. The aim of this award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.

Register and upload your pictures on the website:
https://kolga.ge/?lang=en#/contest/

For questions please contact:  tinaschelhorn@web.de

Deadline March 20th, 2017

Social Art Award (Berlin). Deadline: Mar. 31, 2017

Message from the Captain: “I personally find Calls that cost the participant 50 euros and the Grand Prize is 1000 euros questionable: 20 Participants, and all costs are covered. But since there are exceptions for certain countries (participation fee 25€ or even for free), and they promise to change the world, who am I to stand in their way. So here it comes…  a Call for a Social Art Award”


CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN
Deadline: March, 31, 2017

http://www.social-art-award.org

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. invites artists and cultural actors of all areas to apply with their work to the Social Art Award 2017.
Applications must be submitted till March 31, 2017.

SOCIAL ART AND THE AWARD’S PURPOSE
Social Art is any artistic expression that aims at creating social impact and change. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences.
Thus, the goal of the Social Art Award is to invigorate the rise of social art. We need more people to create impact and to inspire change. Furthermore, the award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society.

What’s in for you?
1.000 Euro in prize money.
An exhibition in Berlin, Germany.
All applicants receive 2 printed copies, plus the digital version of the Social Art book.

Who can apply?
All artists and cultural actors can apply. There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.

How to apply?
Submit your contribution with one image, a short description and a statement, how your work is related to social art.
Apply now!

THE SELECTION PROCESS
The jury identifies the best contributions through a three-stage selection process including a shortlist of 10 nominees plus 2 wild cards based on public online voting.

THE INSTITUTE
The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

For more information and guidelines please visit http://www.social-art-award.org, or contact:
Social Art Award
c/o Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.
Auguststrasse 35
10119 Berlin
Germany

For communications and all media inquiries please contact:
press@social-art-award.org

Landskrona Dummy Award. NEW Deadline: May 2, 2017

LANDSKRONA FOTO DUMMY AWARD 2017

During Photo Book Day on September 9th there will be an Open Book Dummy Review. Here four photographers will be able to present their ongoing book projects to an audience and a panel. Each photographer will first make a short presentation of his or her project, which will be followed by a conversation about the idea.
The winner, the photographer with the most interesting idea for a photo book, will then be selected by an international jury.

The winner will be revealed/presented on stage as one of the closing events of the Photo Book Day.
Landskrona Foto Dummy Award enables the winner to have his or her book project published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto during 2018.
The prize includes all expenses for book production such as design, printing and distribution. The photographer will also receive a large number of books to dispose over and sell. The book will be printed in 700 copies.
The selected dummies will also be on display as an exhibition in the Tyghuset foyer during the days of the festival.
The event costs 300 Sek (approx 30 Euro) to enter. This fee will go solely to aid the final four selected travel costs. Send a completed application together with your dummy in PDF format before May 2, 2017.

The call for applications is extended to May 2, 2017.

Instructions:

– Name the PDF as follow: yourfirstnameandsurname_thetitleofbook.pdf Example:      johanjohansson_untitledbook.pdf

– Upload your PDF (max 50 mb)

– Pay your entrance fee here: landskronafokwebbshop.se/articles

For questions contact: Communication manager Viktoria Blomberg Book at: info(at)landskronafoto.org

Initiated and implemented in collaboration with Breadfield.

http://www.landskronafoto.org/en/dummy-award-2017/

Fiebre Dummy Award. Extended Deadline: March 10, 2017.

Fiebre Photobook, a young Spanish festival of photobooks, has opened their second dummy award.

The awarded project will be the subject of a photobook, published and distributed internationally in an edition of 500 copies.
· Artes Gráficas Palermo will be in charge of the production of the 500 copies print run.
· Dalpine will co-publish the book, distribute it and promote it among specialists, institutions, festivals and international specialized fairs.
· The final edition will be curated by publisher Sonia Berger from Dalpine and by Fosi Vegue, member of the Fiebre team and director of Blank Paper School.
· The pre-press will be carried out by Víctor Garrido of La Troupe.
· MOB will develop the communication strategy.

This is the link to the open call
http://www.fiebrephotobook.com/dummy-award

Technology and Arts Prize. Deadline: March 3, 2017

STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

Submit now! The STARTS prize open call will end on March 3rd, 2017.

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