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Paris Photo – Aperture F. PhotoBook Awards. D: Sept 15, 2017

Paris Photo is proud to announce the call for entries for the 2017 Paris Photo – Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards.

Submit your entries now through September 15th for the three prize categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. The First PhotoBook prize winner will receive $10,000.

The shortlisted books will be exhibited November 9-12, 2017 at Paris Photo and featured in The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) accompanied by the jury’s comments. The winners will be announced Friday, November 10, 2017 at the fair.

For more information and to submit entries, visit aperture.org/photobookawards.

Timeline

September 15, 2017, 12:00 noon EST, 4:00 p.m. UTC (books must physically arrive at Aperture in New York)

September 2017

Shortlist announcement
November, 2017
Winner announcement
December 9, 2017 – February 3, 2018
Exhibition

Categories

First PhotoBook

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, featuring the work of one or more photographer/artist,* produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise. (“Virtual” or electronic books that exist only in digital form are not eligible for entry at this time.)
  • A book that is the first by the given photographer/artist is eligible for entry, whether a first self-published book, a first limited-edition book, a first gallery-published collection, a first book made available by print on demand, or a first book published by a publisher for release in the book trade. A first book published by an established publisher is eligible for entry even if the photographer/artist previously released a self-published book or a limited-edition book for distribution outside the trade. However, once a photographer/artist has had a book published by a mainstream publisher in the book trade, a subsequent book (whether self-published or not) is not eligible for entry
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Books produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.

PhotoBook of the Year

  • A book in which the dominant content is photography, whether authored by more than one photographer/artist* or authored by an editor, produced in physical form, and published in an edition of no less than one hundred copies.
  • Books must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Books produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.
  • Entries for either award may only be submitted by the photographer/artist, the publisher, or a third party acting with the consent of the photographer/artist.

Photography Catalogue of the Year

  • An exhibition catalogue or museum publication in which the dominant content is photography. Catalogues can feature the work of one or more photographers/artists, should be produced in physical form, and available for purchase or distributed free of charge, whether via trade distribution, print on demand, a gallery or online outlet, or otherwise
  • Text-only publications are not eligible, however, catalogues can include extensive research, writing, and analysis—whether dedicated to the oeuvre of a single photographer, or an exploration of a collection based in photographic history and practice
  • Catalogues must be produced or published between September 1, 2016, and September 13, 2017. Catalogues produced before September 13, 2017, but not due for release or publication until a later date in 2017, are also eligible.

*Books by or featuring the work of more than one photographers/artists are eligible in all categories.

Juror information

The awards will be judged in two stages. An initial jury will meet in New York to select the shortlisted entries in both categories. The final winners will be decided by a separate jury that will meet in Paris immediately before Paris Photo begins. The initial jury will include representatives of both Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation, and the final jury will include neither.
Each award winner will be chosen from the juried shortlist, all of which will be exhibited at Paris Photo. The fall 2017 issue of The PhotoBook Review (published by Aperture Foundation) will feature all of the shortlisted books. Following their display during Paris Photo, an exhibition of the thirty shortlisted books will travel to Aperture Gallery in New York and may be exhibited at other venues.

Register at

https://aperture.picter.com/

Rhona Wilson Award for Photography. Deadline: May 27, 2017

The Rhonda Wilson Award has been created to recognize and celebrate the legacy of Rhonda Wilson MBE. The award celebrates new talent in photography, providing the recipient with support, exposure and opportunity to further their career as a fine art photographer. The 2017 award includes the following:

$1,000 Cash
Complimentary place on the workshop Business of the Image: A Photographers’ Bootcamp on Working with Galleries, (includes meals/accommodation) –provided by Maine Media Workshops + College.
Guaranteed, complimentary place at the FotoFest 2018 Meeting Place Portfolio Review, (does not include meals, travel and accommodation) – provided by FotoFest International.
£500 (c. $750) toward portfolio development materials – provided by the BA Hons and MA Photography course, Nottingham Trent University, England.
20 portfolio prints, clamshell portfolio box, shipping – provided by Genesis Imaging, London.
5 hours one-on-one consultancy with Debra Klomp Ching – conducted in-person or via Skype, depending upon the location of the recipient.
The recipient of the Rhonda Wilson Award will be selected from the five photographers exhibited in the Fresh Annual Summer Show at the Klompching Gallery.

The awardee will be selected by an esteemed panel of photographers, publishers, writers and curators specializing in photography. The panel will be chaired by Debra Klomp Ching.

https://klompching.submittable.com/submit

COSMOS PDF AWARD. DEADLINE: JUNE 10, 2017

COSMOS PDF AWARD is a digitally transmitted price. Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography and digital publishing. The pdf is the most easy to use and « democratic » file format for the transmission of artistic projets.
The price was created in 2015 by olivier cablat and sebastian hau for the non-profit organisation galerie 2600.
In 2017, the award has new partners and takes a new form, promoting the most innovating digital publications, getting a new platform and submission interface.

Candidatures are made via a digital portfolio, in a pdf-format. Participants are invited to send an unpublished project, which redefines our understanding of the limits of the medium. Taking part is free, the form of the pdf is free. We are looking for propositions that also value this standardized support as a singular form of expression. There is no limitation in number of pages but the pdf weight is limited to 10 mo.
The jury will be composed of 10 persons from the worlds of photography and photobooks. Deadline is the 1oth of june 2017.
A shortlist of 10 pdf’s will be announced in mid june and the winner at the end of june.
The shortlisted pdfs will be presented on our website.
The winning project will be printed by a professional studio (atelier shl), and presented at cosmos arles books, during the professional week of les rencontres de la photographie. The prints will be given to the artist after the week of cosmos. The winning pdf will also be on display at jaipurphoto 2018.

PDF AWARD JURY 2017

LUCE LEBART – DIRECTOR (CANADIAN PHOTOGRAPHY INSTITUTE – CA)
KALEV ERICKSON – EDITOR (ARCHIVE OF MODERN CONFLICT – UK)
CRISTINA DE MIDDEL – ARTIST, PUBLISHER (THIS BOOK IS TRUE – BR)
CHRISTIN KRAUSE – EDITOR (SPECTOR BOOKS – DE)
KATJA STUKE & OLIVER SIEBER – ARTISTS (DE)
CRISTIAN LUTZ – PHOTOGRAPHER (CH)
JOERG BADER – DIRECTOR (CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE GENÊVE – CH)
MOSTAFA AGHRIB – DIRECTOR (MARRAKECH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND VISUAL ARTS – MA)
LOUISE CLEMENTS – DIRECTOR (FORMAT FESTIVAL, DERBY – UK)
LOLA MAC DOUGALL PADGAONKAR – DIRECTOR (JAIPUR FESTIVAL – IN)
AARON SCHUMAN – CRITIC, PHOTOGRAPHER, CURATOR (UK)
BAPTISTE GIROUDON – PHOTOGRAPHER, WINNER OF THE COSMOS PDF AWARD 2016 (FR)

TIMELINE

● SUBMISSION OPENING : MAY 10TH
SUBMISSION DEADLINE : JUNE 10TH
● SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT : MID JUNE
● WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT : END OF JUNE
● PRIZE CEREMONY – JULY 5TH AT COSMOS ARLES BOOKS 2017 IN ARLES

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

COSMOS PDF AWARD IS A DIGITALLY TRANSMITTED PRICE.

Its first aim is to help photographers to produce and highlight innovative and creative projects around photography.
When submitting their project, candidates accept that their pdf will be publicly presented on our platform or on any type of support directly referring to the award.
The award organizers engage themselves to credit the project by the name of his/her author.
When submitting their project, candidates certificate that they are the original author of the project. When a part of the project is made from found pictures, candidates must credit the original author of the pictures or quote the source.
The author of the winning project engages himself to transmit hd files of the project in the following days of the announcement and to facilitate the production of its presentation.

 

Inscription Formhttp://cosmosarlesbooks.com/pdfaward/index.php

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