Category Archives: Deadline 11/2015

The Lucie Scholarship Program. Deadline: November 30, 2015

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

$2,500 Emerging Artist Scholarship

This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

Application Fee: $20.00

Photo Taken $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Photo Made $1,000 Emerging Scholarship

This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

Application Fee: $10.00

Emerging Scholarship Details:

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2015

Shortlist Announcement: December 10, 2015

Recipient Announced: December 15, 2015

Who Can Apply:

The LF Emerging Scholarship is open to emerging photographers worldwide.

What is Required to Apply:

Please read the following information carefully to make sure your application material is complete. Incomplete applications will not be considered:

1. Project Proposal. This proposal should include the following:

-Project Start and End Dates

-250 Word Description of your project

-Your Plan for completing the project (i.e. how you intend to approach the project and how you intend to use the scholarship money)

-Five Goals that you plan to accomplish while working on the project (e.g. producing 20 new images, making 5 prints, etc.).

2. A one-page biography and/or CV

3. Twenty digital images.

Photography Competition of the Hyères Festival, France. Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015

This is a call for entries for the next Photography Competition of the Hyères Festival, taking place in the historical villa Noailles in South of France.

Submission deadline is November 25, 2015.

Regulations can be downloaded at

“Gathering an international jury, renewed on a yearly basis, the festival offers a unique platform to young talents for promoting their work and getting an international audience as well as a great support, notably through an award granted of 15000 euros, portfolio reviews and exhibitions.”


The competition is open to any photographer or artist using the photographic medium on a regular basis. No age nor nationality restriction apply. Only photographers/artists who have not had an important exhibition in a gallery, or cultural institution of international importance, may take part. The competition does not distinguish according to genre; portraits, landscapes, still-lifes, fashion, etc. are all admissible. Please note that collective submissions – made by two or more artists – are accepted providing the authors work on a regular basis together and have built a body of work together)

FORMAT The competition consists of 2 rounds of evaluation: First round: entries must be submitted by email at the latest on November 25th, 2015 (see details below). Following this first round, the festival committee will select approx. 60 portfolios. On December 9, 2015, at the latest all entrants will be informed whether they have been selected for the second round, or not. Second round: selected participants for the second round must send prints of the images previously submitted by email, at the latest on December 19th, 2015 (see details below). The 2016 jury will meet during the month of January to select the 10 short-listed photographers who will take part in the festival. All participants of the second round will be informed of the results by January 31, 2016 at the latest. In order to participate, please adhere to the following steps:

STEP ONE Submission by email at the latest on Nov. 25, 2015 Download the entry form available on the website Complete the entry form do not omit any information requested, save it as a pdf. Rename the file in the following manner: surname_first name.pdf (ex.: smith_john.pdf) and return it Select 20 recent images from your work. Images shall be selected from 2 or 3 distinctive series.

Send an email at the latest on November 25th, 2015 to photocompetition


Boutographies. Call for entries 2016: Deadline, November 15, 2015

Les Boutographies is a festival of contemporary creative photography open to all photographers living in Europe.
The criteria for selection by a jury of professional in the photographic field are a height creative level, originality and a coherent personal vision.
There is no theme.

There are two sections to the festival: the Official Selection (hung photos) and the Jury Projection (projected photos).
You do not have to choose, if your work is selected by the Jury it will be allocated to one or the other of these sections

Three prizes are awarded: In the Official Selection
The Jury Prize: 1000€ and the purchase by the Town of Montpellier of work to the value of 2500€
The Exchange Prize: an exchange of exhibitions with the festival Fotoleggendo in Rome
The Public Prize: Macintosh equipment offered by our partner iTribu

2 Awards are also given by our partners:
Réponse Photo: a portfolio published in the magazine (for the Official Selection)
ARTE Actions Culturelles: the purchase of one image for 1000€ (for the Jury Projection)

For more information regarding dossier, inscription and application, please check here.

10th International Arte Laguna Prize, call for artist. Deadline: November 18, 2015

The international contest dedicated to the visual arts is divided into 6 CATEGORIESPainting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual and Digital Art, Land Art (created with Thetis SpA).

You can enter by submitting one or several works without any age, nationality or thematic restriction.

FINAL EXHIBITION: Arsenale of Venice, March 2016. It’s a historical location in the lagoon city of utmost importance in the artistic and cultural field

Arte Laguna Prize opens the entry period featuring 16 international partnerships: among them there are some notable companies such as Swatch, Thetis SpA, Riva 1920 and a number of renowned Art Foundations like Berengo and Foundry Battaglia. Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition with roots in Venice, with the opportunity to win a wide range of different prizes and career opportunities, to exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice and to join an international network of artistic Institutions and creative people. There is no thematic guidelines or any other restriction, and its goal is to collect the multiple expressions of contemporary art in the fields of: Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation, Video Art, Performance, Digital Art, Land Art.

An international jury, composed of high level experts of contemporary art, will select the 6 overall winners for each category of the contest:

Igor Zanti (Italy) Curator and Head of jury
Miguel Amado
(Portugal, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK)
Anna Bernardini (Italy, Artistic Director of the Museum at Villa and Collezione Panza – FAI)
Barbara Boninsegna (Italy, Artistic Director of Centrale Fies – Centre for the performing art production in Trento)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival)
Enrico Fontanari (Italy, Urban Planner, Professor of Urban and Landscape Design at IUAV University in Venice)
Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibitions and permanent collection)
Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Executive Director of MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art)
Sabrina Van der Ley (Norway, Director of the Contemporary Art department at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo)
Simone Verde (Italy, Art Historian, Supervisor of scientific research and publications of the French agency France-Muséums, in charge of the creation of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre)
Bettina von Dziembowski (Germany, Director of the Springhornhof Foundation & Art Association in Neuenkirchen)

The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.
The 5 finalists of the virtual and digital art section will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of Telecom Italia, an incubator to develop new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies.

WHAT THE ARTISTS  CAN WIN: 6 CASH PRIZES of 7,000 euro each for the winner of each category

Exhibitions and catalogue
Main Exhibition – Arsenale of Venice
Virtual Art Exhibition – Telecom Italia Future Centre
Bilingual catalogue published by ODE

Artist in Gallery Prizes
Organization of 4 personal exhibitions including setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses, publication of digital catalogue
– Gaia Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
– Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
– Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal
– ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

Artist in Residence Prizes
Selection of 10 artists for the participation in international art residency programs
– Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
– The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai Cina
– Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan
– Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy
– Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
– Artistic Foundry Battaglia, Milan Italy
– Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

Business for Art Prizes
Selection of 2 creative projects for the collaboration with 2 companies representing “Made in Italy”
€ 5,000 Deglupta, Venice Italy You can apply directly here >>
Wooden artwork with Riva 1920, Cantù Italy You can apply directly here >>

Festival & Exhibitions
Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Art Nova 100, Beijing China
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

Terms and conditions of the contest >>>
Applications >>>


Warsaw Photo Days 2015 open call. Deadline: November 1, 2015

In November 2015 Warsaw Photo Days will launch its 3rd edition under the theme TESTOSTERONE. 8 individual exhibitions selected in an open contest formula will be presented
in Warsaw galleries. Open Programme welcomes entries from visual artists both nationally and internationally, supporting all disciplines of photographic (and photography-based) practice.

From among the submitted entries, the curators will select 8 most interesting projects, which will be presented in Warsaw galleries during the festival. Out of the 8 finalists the jury will select the GRAND PRIX winner, who will receive the prize of EURO 1200. The exhibitions will be produced by the organised from the high res files received form the artists.

The theme of the 3rd edition of Warsaw Photo Days is TESTOSTERONE. We are looking for projects that analyze or problematize the theme of masculinity. Our understanding of the festival theme – Testosterone – is broad. It could be the life force of the human kind, empowering both men and women’s lives. It may also be the subject of endless social and civilizational readjustments, both physical and psychological, redefined across generations, manifesting itself in a number of different ways. We will look into the ways of picturing contemporary masculine archetypes, its attributes, positive developments and possible dangers.

Submissions sent by email to have to include the following:

1  Pdf containing a set of photographs from the project ( resolution 72 dpi), file size up to 5Mb
2 Description in pdf – max. 1800 characters, that obligatory includes:

a / project statement;
b / information whether or not the project has already been presented (if so, where);
c / proposed formats and technical description;
d / brief artist’s bio;
e / for video work – a link to a web page;
f / contact information (email, phone, Skype, mailing address).

Our Jury will decline your submission if it does not follow all the guidelines.

All applications must be received by November 1, 2015 (23:59 CET).

One artist can submit one project for consideration.

There is no entry fee.


Application deadline:
Results: November 5, 2015 – announced on
Exhibitions: 20 November – 15 December 2015

Detailed rules of participation can be found in the Terms and conditions of the competition on

Open Programme on FB:

The Aftermath Project 2016 Grant. Deadline: November 2, 2015

This is a sweet and bittersweet time – the opening of the application cycle for our tenth grant of $20,000, for the year 2016. It’s sweet because it’s a remarkable thing to stand on the brink of a decade of work – and also to begin planning our tenth anniversary celebrations, which will launch sometime in 2017 and will include a traveling exhibition and retrospective book.

It’s bittersweet, because for the time being, this will be the last grant we offer, as we concentrate on our tenth anniversary and strategize our way forward.

The application deadline is Monday, November 2, 2015, at midnight.
We will announce the grant winner before Christmas.

Filing will once again be done via Dropbox.
Please be sure to read the Application Guidelines here, as well as Terms and Conditions
Includes specific directions about filing on Dropbox.
Applications that do not follow these directions will be not be considered in the judging.

This year, board member and photographer Elizabeth Rappaport will be in charge of the application process.
If you have questions about submitting your application, you can email her at
We no longer use the info @ email because it’s been overwhelmed by spam. Any emails sent to that address will not be answered.