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Szpilman Award. Residency in Poland and Cash Prize. Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013

Call for application – Szpilman Award 2013

The Szpilman Award is initiated, organised and financed by a group of artists, based in Berlin, Germany and is awarded to works that exist only for a moment or a short period of time. The purpose of the award is to promote such works whose forms consist of ephemeral situations.

The Szpilman Award is awarded annually. The prize winner receives a cash prize, 10 days of residency in Cimochowizna (Poland) and a challenge cup.
The amount of money is dynamic. Szpilman is raising money parallel to the competition. The prize winner receives the money that is raised until September 30, 2013.

Among the applicants, one award winner will be identified.
The challenge cup will be handed over to the next prize winner in the subsequent year.

Everyone can apply for the Szpilman Award, both individuals and groups of persons.

The work must have been realized between October 1, 2012, and September 30, 2013.

To apply, send in a significant documentation. To that, fill in the application form (PDF) with name, e-mail, telephone, address, title of the work, and date of construction. Send in application plus documentation by post.

Application form
Deadline: 30/09/13
Contact: Patrick Koch



Photography Call: Vevey International Photo Award. Deadline: March 15, 2013.

Vevey International Photo Award 2013/2014.

Festival Images is launching another round of its project competition. Artists and photographers have until March 15th 2013 to enter the Vevey International Photo Award.

The purpose of this award consists in providing crucial assistance for projects that have not been realised, in the form of various grants up to CHF 40,000 (around € 33,000), in order to bring a photography or film initiative to completion.

End of April 2013, a jury of visual arts professionals will choose the projects that will be supported by the Festival. The winning projects will be realised within the following year and previewed at the next Festival Images in September 2014.

This competition represents a unique form of support for contemporary original works, with a free choice of subject matter and genre.

The Vevey International Photo Award 2013/2014 is open to all artists, and professional or student photographers. An amount of CHF 40,000 (around € 33,000) is awarded for the development, realisation and presentation of the winning project. There is also the potential to win other prizes and receive exhibitions proposals at Quai1 or during the Festival Images.
Send your photo project before March 15th 2013!

Syngenta Photography Award. Deadline Jan. 15, 2013

Syngenta Photography Award for Pro and Amateur Photographers

The Syngenta Photography Award offers photographers an important platform for outstanding imagery. It also provides the opportunity to explore, through a professional commission, an issue of global significance – such as food security, land preservation, water scarcity or biodiversity.

The Syngenta Photography Award is designed for both professional and amateur photographers.  

There are two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition – with US$65,000 in prizes, including a professional commission. 
The winning professional photographer will design and complete their own commission, with a grant of up to US$25,000.
Entries are judged by a distinguished international panel.
The International Herald Tribune and the New York Times are global media sponsors of the Syngenta Photography Award.
Winning photographs will form the backdrop to an exhibition and symposium in London on the issues addressed by the Syngenta Photography Award.

The theme for 2012/2013: Rural-Urban

The theme of the first Syngenta Photography Award explores the relationship and tensions between rural and urban environments.

 Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Yet rural spaces provide the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat. With competition for land, natural resources, and labor increasing, balancing these tensions is critical. 
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Open for entries: September 6, 2012
Closing date: January 15, 2013

4th Cedefop Photomuseum Award. Deadline: July 30, 2012.

Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training of the European Union, and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, the only state-run museum for photography, overseen by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, invite photographers to take part in the 4th Cedefop Photomuseum Award, which is being organised in connection with the PhotoBiennale 2012 / 22nd International Photography Meeting (exhibitions, portfolio reviews, screenings, masterclasses, colloquia). This year the main theme of the meeting is “Logos” completing the trilogy that was initiated in the PhotoBiennale of 2008 with “Time” (“Chronos”) and continued in 2010 with “Place” (“Topos”).

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30th July, 2012.

Learning for life, working to grow

The Central idea of this year’s theme is bound up with the importance of lifelong learning as well as with work and its importance as a means of personal development and not just a way of life.


Any photographers and any artists who use the photographic medium, irrespective of sex, age and nationality, may take part in the competition.


To register, send the following to the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography:
1. the application form, which can be found at www.photobiennale.gr under AWARDS;
2. a portfolio of 10 to 20 photographs;
3. a short biographical note;
4. a short description of the work/project.
The application together with the photographs (on a CD-ROM or preferably in the form of prints) may be sent either by post to the address of the Museum (addressee: CEDEFOP PHOTOMUSEUM AWARD 2012) or by email to cedefopaward@photobiennale.gr (the e-mail should be no bigger than 10MB).


The chosen photographer/artist (1st award) will receive as a prize the sum of EUR 5 000. His or her work will be presented in a slide show during the award ceremony, and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography will include an exhibition by the winner in its next PhotoBiennale, as it did for Mario Magnabosco (2008) and Myrto Papadopoulou (2010) -winners in the two previous years- and will do for Eileen Kennedy in the PhotoBiennale of 2012. A distinction will be awarded to the photographers in second and third place.


Apart from the relation of the photographic material to the theme mentioned above, photographs will be assessed on the basis of coherence, artistic quality and the personal style of the creator.


A five-member jury of experts in the field of photography will evaluate the participants’ work and will decide on the award. The jury will include representatives of the two organisers (Cedefop and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography) and of other cultural organisations and bodies in Europe whose activities are related to photography.


The photographic material (portfolios) must be sent by 30 July 2012.


The photographic material must be sent to the postal address of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography:

Thessaloniki Museum of Photography
c/o Thessaloniki Central Post Office
38, Vas. Irakliou str.
541 01 Thessaloniki, Greece
For additional information about the prize, please contact Alexandra Athanasiadou
T +30 2310 566716
F +30 2310 566717