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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award. Deadline: March 15, 2018

The 17th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2018, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 4-10, 2018 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics. This year mobile and tablet photo lovers can again join KOLGA AWARD celebrating the art of photography.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Mobile One Shot
  6. Mobile Photo Series

You can register for the festival at https://www.kolga.ge/?lang=en#/rules/ .

Fees – $30

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 000 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 500 USD each. Kolga Newcomer Photo Award. This award will be conferred on a young photographer (under the age of 25), whose photo series will be chosen from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo Project. The €500 will be granted to the winner of the nomination. The aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography. Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series. Eligibility: Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects. Requirements:

Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded). The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:

Lars Lindemann (Germany) :: Image editor and deputy creative director of the GEO magazine

Richard Bram (USA) :: Photographer

Tina Schelhorn (Germany) :: Gallerist, Curator

Nikolaj Laoutliev (Germany) :: Professor of Photography

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge




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.



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: www.dgph.de

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility. Deadline: July 10, 2016

ACCIONA Photography Award Environment and sostenibility (for residents in Latin America only)

ACCIONA junto a Trasatlántica PHotoEspaña lanzan en 2016 la primera edición del “Premio ACCIONA de fotografía Medio ambiente y sostenibilidad”. Un premio abierto a todos los fotógrafos que tengan la capacidad de descubrir fotográficamente, en los países latinoamericanos, aquellas realidades que reflejen el compromiso y los principios de sostenibilidad de los recursos así como la protección de la biodiversidad.

Un jurado de prestigio, formado por profesionales de la fotografía junto a un representante de ACCIONA -en su compromiso con la cultura y apoyo a la creación-, seleccionará el mejor porfolio, que recibirá un premio de 2.000 euros. Además, el trabajo ganador será publicado en la portada de la página web de PHotoEspaña http://www.phe.es y será expuesto en el contexto de PHotoEspaña 2017, formando parte de la exposición colectiva que el Festival organiza cada año con una selección de los trabajos que han participado en los visionados de porfolios que Trasatlántica organiza en América Latina.

El plazo de preinscripción finaliza el domingo 10 de julio, 2016 y consiste en una serie de un máximo de 15 imágenes, solo para residentes en América Latina. Para más info:


LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015. Deadline: December 21, 2015

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LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 aim to discover and showcase the world’s best contemporary photographers — including all genres of photography, and from diverse cultures on every continent. In our 7th year for this competition, our focus continues to be on helping photographers of all levels to gain global recognition and move forward in their careers. Our international jury will select six top winners and 25 finalists. These are our largest and most prestigious awards of the year and you are invited to submit your best photographs to gain worldwide exposure.

More information here.

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Queremos descubrir las fotografías más interesantes del planeta. LensCulture Exposure Awards 2015 quiere descubrir y exhibir la obra de los mejores fotógrafos contemporáneos — en todos los géneros fotográficos, culturas y diversidades de cada continente. En nuestra séptima edición del concurso seguimos centrándonos en ayudar a los fotógrafos, sea cual sea su nivel, a conseguir reconocimiento internacional y seguir adelante en sus carreras. Nuestro jurado internacional seleccionará a 6 ganadores y 25 finalistas. Estos son nuestros premios insignia y los más prestigiosos del año, y tú estás invitado a participar con tus mejores obras para conseguir visibilidad internacional.

Fecha Límite: Lunes, 21 de Diciembre del 2015

Más información aquí.

International Photography Award Braga, Portugal. Deadline: July 24, 2015

International Photography Award

Encontros da Imagem 2015

          In the year of celebration of its XXV edition, Encontros da Imagem Festival launches the  EI AWARD 2015  aiming to reward the best Contemporary Photography Portfolio of 2015.

Encontros da Imagem presents a unique opportunity for artists from around the world to highlight talented photographic projects and at the same time, gather international experts in the field of photography.
The  EI AWARD 2015  is assigned through a Portfolio Review that offers the photographer the opportunity to show their work to commissioners, gallery owners and expert editors and establishing solid foundations for the promotion of their work.

The winner will be invited to exhibit his/her work in an individual exhibition at the Festival Encontros da Imagem  2016, publish a zine in the Zine Collection from the Edition Bessard.

Encontros da Imagem Festival invites all the photographers to submit their application to the  EI AWARD 2015  until  24th of July of 2015 .
See the rules here or visit www.encontrosdaimagem.com
For more information  ei2015@encontrosdaimagem.com

ALEJANDRO CASTELLOTE – Independent curator. Founder of Photo España, | Madrid, SPAIN
ANDREJ POLIKANOV – Director of photography at Russian reporter Magazine | RUSSIA
DIETER NEUBERT – Co Founder and Director of the kassel Fotobook Festival and Founder of the Kassel Photobook and Dummy Awards |  Kessel, GERMANY
JOÃO BARBADO – Art Dealer and Owner of the Barbdo Gallery | Lisbon, PORTUGAL
KRZYSTOF CANDROWICZ – Founder and director of Lodz Fotofestival | Lodz, POLAND
LAURA SERANI – Critic, Consultant and Independent Curator | Paris, FRANCE
LOLA MAC DOUGALL – Artistic Director GOAPHOTO |  Goa, INDIA.
MAURO BEDONI – Freelance photographer and editor of Colors Magazine | Padua, ITALIA
MICHAELA BOKASOVA – Independent Curator of the Central House of Photography | Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
MIGUEL AMADO – Senior Curator of Midlesbrough Institute of Modern Art | Middlesbrough, REINO UNIDO
MORITZ NEUMULLER – Independent Curator and Captain of the Curator Ship | Barcelona, SPAIN.
NINA KASSINOU – Freelance Curator, editor and photography researcher | Athens, GREECE
PIERRE BESSARD – Director Éditions Bessard |  Paris, FRANCE.
TUULA ALAJOKI – Curator of Backlight – International Photographic Triennal | Tampere, FINLÂNDIA
YURI KOZYREV – Photojournalist NOOR | RUSSIA.

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Últimos dias para se candidatarem ao EI AWARD 2015

International Photography Award

Encontros da Imagem 2015


No ano da celebração da sua XXV edição, o Encontros da Imagem Festivallança o Prémio  EI AWARD 2015  que visa premiar o melhor portfólio de Fotografia Contemporânea 2015.

Os Encontros da Imagem Festival apresentam uma oportunidade única para artistas de todo o mundo, tendo em vista destacar projetos fotográficos  de talento e, ao mesmo tempo, reunir especialistas internacionais no campo da fotografia.
O prémio  EI AWARD 2015  é atribuído através da Leitura Crítica de Portfólios que oferece aos fotógrafos a oportunidade de apresentarem o seu trabalho a comissários, galeristas e editores especializados, constituindo um meio preferencial de promover a sua obra.

O Prémio consiste numa exposição individual no Festival Encontros da Imagem Festival 2016 e uma publicação na Zine Collection das Edition Bessard.

O Festival Encontros da Imagem Festival convida os autores a apresentarem a sua candidatura ao Prémio Internacional  EI AWARD 2015  até ao dia   24 de Julho de 2015 .

Consulte aqui as regras ou visite www.encontrosdaimagem.com
Para mais informações ei2015@encontrosdaimagem.com