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Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17. Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016

Call for applications: The Warwick Stafford Fellowship

Northumbria University are accepting applications to the Warwick Stafford Fellowship 2016/17 until 5pm Monday 14 November 2016.

Early-mid career practitioners in Fine Art are invited to apply for the fellowship which offers a £20,000 bursary to the chosen candidate.

In addition to the bursary Northumbria will provide the successful Fellow with:

• A studio space in the BxNU Institute for Contemporary Art at BALTIC 39

• Technical Support

• Participation in an environment of postgraduate and PhD art researchers

• Access to leading academics and internationally renowned artists

The Fellowship will offer an early-mid career artist a structured opportunity to advance their practice and research and engage with a stimulating community of professional artists, students, fine art researchers and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art partners. Support and development will be designed to meet the needs of the individual fellow. The artist will participate in and contribute to the research environment at BALTIC 39 whilst developing a body of new work that advances their practice-led research. New work will be accessible during public events at the BxNU Institute and will form a core part of the exhibition programme in Gallery North, the Faculty’s prestigious venue for contemporary art.

The fellowship will culminate in a solo exhibition with publication.

The current 2015/16 fellowship is held by Stuart Tait. Details of Stuart’s work, along with past Fellows, Eleanor Wright 2012/13, Luke McCreadie 2013/14 and Laurence Kavanagh 2014/15 can be seen on the BALTIC 39 website.

How to apply

During selection the panel will look to identify applicants whose practice and research will benefit most from the opportunities offered.

Application deadline: Monday 14 November 2016 at 5pm

Interviews will be held from Monday 8 December 2016

Residency will begin from Monday 9 January 2017

For further information on how to apply, please visit

For enquiries, please email

2016 New Talent Award, Beijing, China. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016.

The 2016 New Talent Awards is open to Chinese photographers under the age of 35. All entries submitted during 15th August-15th November in 2016 are welcomed. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the event is open to public and ready to embrace various academic ideas related with photography. It is expected to present the creation of the youth in this era by selecting original excellent photograph works.

About the Award

Name: 2016 New Talent Award

Sponsor: Xitek


Schedule: 15th August-15th November, 2016

I. Entering the Award

1. Official website: Entrants can submit their works following the tips on the entry’s page of “2016 New Talent Award” by logging in the official website of New Talent (

2. Mailbox or material forms: Works are welcomed submitted either via mailbox or in material forms (paper photos and albums, etc.). Please download the The New Talent Award Application Form and submit it with works.

Note: Please post entries in material forms of CD,USB, paper photos or albums to:

New Talent Award Committee, Xitek, E209 of Shang 8 International Advertising Garden, NO.3 Yard of Xiadianjia, Chaoyang District, Beijing.

Tel: 0086 10 85805422-825

II. Entry Requirements

1. Under the principle of fairness and justice, the 2016 New Talent Award is open to Chinese photographers in both mainland and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan as well as overseas under the age of 35.

2. The entries must be original and have not been nominated in any national photography competition.
Note: The entry will be qualified for the Award when the latest one is created within the due schedule provided it belong to long-term series.

3. There is no limitation on the content or style of the entry. Photos or other related mixed media are qualified for the Award.

4. The entries submitted via website or mailbox must be saved in JPG format. All photos must be re-sized to the pixel scale ranging from 1000px to 2000px.

5. Every entrant should submit at least five entries together with his/her personal information and interpretation on entries in written form.

III. Schedule

Collection: 15th August- 15th November, 2016

Photographers are supposed to enter the 2016 New Talent Award by submitting their works either in form of digital or material. All entries would be qualified for primary selection once submitted.

Note: The deadline of online submission is 00:00, 15th November in 2016. Entries posted before 1st November in 2016 are qualified for the Award either submitted via mailbox or in the form of material.

Primary Selection: 15th November – 5th December, 2016

The judging panel of primary selection will study on all entries and select entries of six photographers as 2016 New Talent Award nominations.

Final Selection: 7th January, 2017

There will be a Photofolio Review before the final selection. To have an in-depth understanding on creative ideas of the photographers, the judging panel of final selection will have face to face communication with the six nominees and select one as 2016 New Talent Photographer.

Awards ceremony: 8th January, 2017

The result of final selection will be published in the awards ceremony.

IV. Copyright

Every entrant should make sure he/she owns independent, complete and undisputed copyright on entries and have the right to submit the entries following the rules of the event. Photographers are required to be responsible for any legal disputes aroused by the entries for violating the rights( including but not limited to) of portrait, privacy and honor. The entrant shall take the liability of compensation for losses of the sponsor( including Xitek and other partners, similarly hereinafter) caused by the above mentioned disputes.

V. Notice for the Use of Entries

The sponsor or other medias/websites recognized by the sponsor has the right to use all entries freely for(but not limited to) non-commercial purposes of publicity and exhibition via online websites, Weibo and album.

The sponsor has the right to obtain the original file of entries being nominated for exhibition both online and offline as well as album making. After being informed by the sponsor to submit the original file, the nominees should submit the e-file of digital photos or the scanned negative film to the sponsor within the due schedule. Entrant fails to submit the original file of nominations shall be deemed to automatically abandon his/her entry qualification (including but not limited to abandon the nomination) and will not participate in following schedule.

VI. Entry Fee

Entering the 2016 New Talent Award charges no fee. All entries are unreturnable.

VII. Awards

Five 2016 New Talent Awards Nominees
a. Creation funds of RMB10,000
b. Attend the Photofolio Review
c. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition
d. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
e. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

·One 2016 New Talent Photographer
a. Creation funds of RMB50,000
b. Photographic equipment of RMB50,000
c. Opportunity for solo exhibitions in both domestic and abroad
d. Attend the Photofolio Review
e. Participate in the itinerant exhibition of 2016 New Talent Award
f. Works being published in the album of 2016 New Talent Award
g. Opportunities for media coverage and exhibition

Note: Xitek owns the sole right to interpret this notice for entering the Award. Submission of entries implies the acceptance of all conditions above mentioned.

Please check for the Chinese Version the official website:





Fondation des Treilles Photography Prize. Deadline: Oct. 2, 2016.

Guidelines to compete for the Photography Prize


The photography prize of the Fondation des Treilles is open to all professional photographers with neither age limit nor nationality considerations. Photographers must have already published or exhibited their work.

The subject of their project can be anything from landscape to architecture, social or archeological photography, as long as it is closely related to the Mediterranean world.

Digital or conventional, the technique used to produce the work must be applied with a spirit of durability and conservation.



The jury, is chaired by Mrs Laura Serani, former director of photography, audiovisual and Fnac Collection, curator and artistic director of several major photographic events (as Les rencontres de Bamako, biennale africaine de la photographie), Artistic Associate of the Month of Photography 2014 in Paris, writer and critic. The other members are: Ezzaïm Hassan, Director of the Villa des Arts Rabat / Casablanca, ONA Foundation, Charles-Henri Filippi, collector, Chairman of Citigroup France, Costa Gavras, film director, Macha Makeieff, director of theater, Director of the National “Theâtre de la Criée” in Marseille, Jean-Luc Monterosso (Director of the “Maison Européenne de la Photographie”) and Sarah Moon, photographer, film-maker.

The jury’s decision will be final and not subject to appeal.


Prize: reminder

The prize is made of both an allowance of 2650 euros per month for a period ranging from two to eight months depending on the project, coming with a living residency.

The duration of the cash allowance will be decided by the jury depending on the project. All the expenses due to the realization of the project and more specifically travel costs will remain at the charge of the winner

As far as the residence is concerned, its maximum duration is of 8 months. By the way, it can not last less than one month, specially in order to insure the achievement of the development of the photos at Les Treilles.



Photographers shall guarantee that their works do not infringe the rights of third parties (image rights, right to private property, etc) or that they have obtained the necessary reproduction and exhibition permissions from these parties.

Entering the competition implies full acceptance of the terms of participation.


Application form and documents


Please send:

The application form fully completed [download the competition form]

A short presentation of the project

10 to 20 images in jpg format, 300 dpi, medium quality compression, the longer side of the image should not be more than 12 cm

The applicants will be notified of their selection by email.



Applicants chosen at the conclusion of the pre selection phase have to submit a hard copy application to the following address: Fondation des Treilles, Prix “Résidence pour la photographie”, 90 rue de Varenne, 75007 Paris.

It requires:

A supporting text in French or English presenting the project and explaining the author’s approach of the chosen topic. The text should also mention if the applicant has already been awarded in other former prizes.

From 10 to 20 prints of a minimum A4 size up to an A3 maximum format.

A signed letter where the applicant (if awarded) undertakes the cession of at least 3 prints and the copyrights of such images in the strict limit of an institutional use. The prints will be part of the art collection of la Fondation des Treilles.

A stamped envelope or any form of package at the right format for the return of the prints to the applicants that have not been selected. Applications sent without the requested return envelope or unvalid stamping will not be returned.



Applications for pre selection must be sent from May 2 to October 2, 2016 to the following email address:

Pre selection will take place in November 2016. Selected or not, each applicant will be advised.

Hard copy applications must be sent from: dates to be confirmed later.

Meeting of the panel of judges: date to be confirmed later.

Announcement of the winner, December 2016.

Propuestas Vegap. Deadline: Octubre 17, 2016

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This call is only for residents in Spain and the Call is in Spanish. But it does not say you cannot send your materials in another language, so you might try.

The documentation provided (less than 15 pages, in digital form) should be a pdf with a total weight of 14 MB, maximum.

Projects must be included in any of the following categories:

Plastic arts
New Forms of Artistic Expression

More information on:


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Objeto de la convocatoria:

Visual Entidad de Gestión de Artistas Plásticos (VEGAP), convocan la XX edición del Concurso Propuestas de Ayudas a la Creación Visual.

El propósito de nuestras ayudas es la promoción de la creación artística a través de la financiación económica de los proyectos de aquellos autores que se expresan a través de la creación visual, posibilitando el desarrollo de su trabajo, al hilo de su proceso de investigación y la creación de nuevas obras.

Podrán participar en esta convocatoria los creadores visuales residentes en España que no hayan recibido ayudas de la Fundación Arte y Derecho o de VEGAP en las tres últimas convocatorias de Propuestas.

Presentación de los proyectos:

El plazo de presentación de los proyectos se abrirá el 3 de mayo de 2016 y finalizará el 17 de octubre de 2016.

Para hacer llegar los proyectos puede procederse de la siguiente forma:

Los proyectos se enviarán digitalmente a través de la página web:, completando la información solicitada en cada uno de los campos del formulario de inscripción alojado y adjuntando la documentación que a continuación se indica:

1.- Fotocopia del DNI o de la tarjeta o permiso de residencia (1 página)
2.- Currículum vitae (1 página).
3.- Una memoria descriptiva de la obra o proyecto creativo que se quiere realizar (1 página).
4.- Calendario de trabajo y presupuesto total del proyecto, con indicación de la ayuda económica que se solicita, adjuntando en 1 página el desglose en el que se indique cada uno de los gastos que se precisen efectuar.
5.- Dossier gráfico con un máximo de 10 imágenes de obra reciente, bocetos o trabajos personales realizados por el autor (hasta un máximo de 10 páginas. Los proyectos de nuevas tecnologías podrán ir acompañados, además, de una url a un link externo).

La extensión de la documentación aportada en el archivo que se adjunte no superará las 15 páginas, incluido el formulario digital. La documentación deberá aportarse en el orden indicado y en ningún caso podrá consistir en el envío de originales de las obras. El formato del archivo deberá ser un pdf con un peso total de 14 megas.

Los proyectos deberán incluirse en alguna de las siguientes categorías:

Artes Plásticas
Nuevas Formas de Expresión Artística

Los proyectos se integrarán en la categoría seleccionada por sus autores en el campo correspondiente del formulario de inscripción digital de la página web:

Podrán presentarse varios proyectos diferentes del mismo autor en una misma categoría, pero no en categorías diferentes. La inclusión de un mismo proyecto en una categoría determinará su exclusión de las restantes.

El cumplimiento de estos requisitos es condición “sine qua non” para la aceptación de los autores que deseen participar, por lo que la contravención de esta obligación conllevará la pérdida del derecho a participar en la convocatoria.


La asignación total de la convocatoria asciende a 70.000 euros.

Cada una de las cinco categorías: Artes Plásticas, Fotografía, Diseño, Ilustración y Nuevas Formas de Expresión Artística, contará con una asignación de 14.000 euros, correspondiendo 7.000 euros a cada uno de los 2 ganadores que resulten seleccionados en cada categoría.

En el supuesto de que alguna categoría quedase desierta o no se agotase la cantidad destinada, el importe excedente se repartirá entre las categorías restantes, mejorando la asignación de cada categoría en forma proporcional.


La resolución de concesión de las ayudas será decidida por un Jurado formado únicamente por artistas de reconocido prestigio, nombrado por el Consejo de Administración de VEGAP. La decisión del Jurado será inapelable.

VEGAP comunicará el fallo del Jurado el día 3 de noviembre de 2016 a través de la página web de VEGAP, y de




This is a Call for participation for a photography competition, unfortunately the contributions can be presented only in Spanish.


La Asociación de Fotógrafos Profesionales de España presenta la XXIV edición de los Premios de Fotografía Profesional LUX, cuyo plazo de inscripción estará abierto hasta el 30 de septiembre. Después de batir récords de inscripciones durante los últimos años, los Premios LUX siguen consolidándose año tras año como un referente de la Fotografía en España. La convocatoria está abierta a fotógrafos profesionales con nacionalidad o residencia española hasta el 30 de Septiembre.

Desde 1993 los Premios LUX reconocen las mejores obras fotográficas realizadas por fotógrafos profesionales y siguen creciendo y mejorando gracias a la participación de los fotógrafos, así como al apoyo imprescindible de la industria fotográfica y entidades colaboradoras.

Los premios se dividen en 11 categorías, en las que se valorará la innovación, la adaptación y la aportación a una idea o concepto, la contundencia y la capacidad de comunicación de la obra.

El prestigio de los Premios LUX viene respaldado por la enorme calidad de los trabajos presentados, pero también por un jurado que se renueva año tras año y está integrado por reconocidos profesionales del sector de la imagen y la comunicación.

Clic aquí para participar.


Call for Applications
2016 DGPh History of Photography Research Award

Since 1978, the History and Archives section of the German Photographic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie, DGPh) recognises scientific research in the history and theory of photography.

The DGPh History of Photography Research Award 2016 will be open for all elements of research into photography’s many aspects. Besides aspects of traditional history and theory of photography, topics will be considered that deal with photography’s social meaning, or the impact that the medium has had on society. The applicant’s work should represent an autonomous, innovative, and original contribution to these areas. The award is open to researchers from all fields.

Applications and manuscripts for the DGPh History of Photography Research Award may be submitted in either English or German. Applications should consist of a published or unpublished manuscript produced during the last two years before the deadline. Project outlines, or yet unfinished manuscripts etc. will not be accepted.

Allocation will be the decision of an expert jury. The jury will publish its reasons to reward the winning entry. The jury consists of the chairpersons of the History and Archives section of the DGPh, the previous prize winner plus one or a group of invited councellor(s).

The award is endowed with a total of 3,000 Euro. The jury holds the right to split the prize between two applicants in equal parts. The award will be handed over at a public event organized by the DGPh.

Submission requirements are the following pdf-files:

– A complete manuscript as electronic file form
– An abstract of the submitted work (approx. 300-500 words)
– A curriculum vitae (résumé)
– A list of publications.

The final date for submissions is the 30rd of September, 2016.

Submissions should be send online under:

More information about the German Photographic Society:

The EPSON International Pano Awards. Deadline: July 10, 2016

The 7th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography.

Advances in digital photography and editing software has resulted in an ever-increasing rise in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

The Epson International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

The Awards invite you to submit panoramic images in the following main groups:

Open Awards (Nature / Built Environment)
Amateur Awards (Nature / Built Environment)
VR/360 Awards (Open)


Early-bird entries close Sunday 10th July, 2016.

Information and applications here.