PWA Dummy Awards 2018
In collaboration with Kvadrat, Idea Books, Reflektor, and European Photography.
Submissions now open!
Welcome to the first Photobook Week Aarhus Dummy Awards, where book makers have the opportunity to be discovered by international publishers and experts, to be exhibited at international festivals and to win a complete book publishing! The same as all the other dummy awards out there? Yes and No.
Yes, because the first phase has been held very similar, so you can recycle your PDFs and Videos and send them in at no cost.
No, because we have two juries. The first one is comprised of experts around the globe who will choose 12 candidates from your digital submissions. We will send these 12 dummies in a box around the globe, so the jury members can see them, and then choose 3 finalists. These finalists will be invited to Aarhus to pitch their book projects to the second jury. The winner will receive the Award, which consist in the production, publishing and international distribution of the book.
Too confusing? Let’s go step by step!
Submit your Dummy as a PDF, together with a video, until June 30, 2018. Submission is free of charge.
From these digital entries, an International Preselection Jury will put together a shortlist of 12 candidates, who will send their dummies to Aarhus.
PWA will then send these 12 dummies to each jury member of the Award Jury, who will have a couple of days to look at the books before sending the box on to the next member. Once everybody has seen the dummies, the box returns to Aarhus, and the jury votes again, to find out the three finalists.
The three finalists will be invited to come to Aarhus during the festival, and present their books to the Award Jury, and the general public. The final jury meeting will be held on October 6, and the winner will be presented that same evening, in a Gala.
All 12 shortlisted dummies will be exhibited at the Photobook Week Aarhus, at the Kvadrat showroom, and other selected venues.
The winning book will be designed and produced with the help of three tutors. It will be published & distributed internationally by Photobook Week Aarhus, Reflektor and Idea Books. 50 books will be hand-delivered to experts around the globe. Selected finalists will be featured in the magazine European Photography and be exhibited at PWA 2019.
How to Submit
- Submit your dummy as a PDF not bigger than 15Mb by email to pwa.dummy[at]gmail.com
- Include a CV and bio of between 800 and 1200 characters.
- If needed, specify any technical characteristics of the book.
- You are welcome to include a video of the photobook if you have one already.
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and exhibition platform offering a series of individual artist grants totaling $5,000.00 USD administered through an open call juried by leading curators.
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD in grants for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will be selected to have their work digitally exhibited and archived at hopperprize.org
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Recipients of The Hopper Prize will be selected by:
Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis
Independent Curator & Writer
New York & Toronto
We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all media and methods of production.
Early applications will receive preliminary review by The Hopper Prize team.
e firstname.lastname@example.org • w hopperprize.org
STARTS Prize 2018 Open Call
Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts
Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.
Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.
Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.
Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.
Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.
Submission phase ends on March 2, 2018!
More information: https://starts-prize.aec.at/en/
Now in its third edition (2018-2020), the Prix Elysée is a prize supporting artistic production in the field of photography. It offers financial help and curatorial guidance to artists with a passion for photography and books, so they can take a decisive step in their career. Eight nominees selected by the museum will receive a contribution of CHF 5,000 towards the initial presentation of a new project in the nominees’ book published for the occasion. The winner, chosen by an international jury, will receive CHF 80,000 to produce the project and publish a book.
Dans sa troisième édition (2018-2020), le Prix Elysée est un prix de soutien à la production dans le domaine de la photographie. Il offre une aide financière et un accompagnement muséal à des artistes passionnés par la photographie et le livre, afin qu’ils puissent franchir une étape décisive dans leur carrière. Huit nominés sélectionnés par le musée reçoivent une contribution de 5’000 CHF en vue d’une première présentation d’un projet inédit dans le livre des nominés, publié pour l’occasion. Le lauréat, choisi par un jury international, reçoit 80’000 CHF pour réaliser son projet et publier un livre.
In other words:
• Photographers are in charge: you apply directly (no nominators) and there’s no imposed theme, genre, or technique.
• Nominees matter: they get as much time and exposure as the winner.
• We mean business: in total, the prize is worth CHF120,000.
• Your work gets published: both the nominees and the winner produce a book.
• We’re a museum: we keep good work in mind for other projects!
For more information on how to apply, check out the prize website.
Call for applications is open January 1 – March 4, 2018.
En d’autres termes :
• Les photographes sont aux commandes : vous postulez directement (votre candidature n’est pas proposée par quelqu’un) et il n’y a pas de thème imposé, de genre ou de technique préférés.
• Les nominés comptent : nous leur donnons autant de temps et de visibilité qu’au gagnant.
• Nous sommes ambitieux : au total, le prix vaut 120’000 CHF.
• Votre travail est publié : les nominés et le lauréat produisent un livre.
• Nous sommes un musée : nous gardons à l’esprit un bon travail pour d’autres projets !
Pour plus d’informations sur la façon de postuler, consultez le site web du prix.
L’appel à candidatures est ouvert du 1er janvier au 4 mars 2018.
A new prize for portrait photography will be awarded every two years from 2018. The “August Sander Prize” is endowed with 5,000. – € and is sponsored by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach in cooperation with the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.
In addition to the prize money, an exhibition in the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur will be organised in consultation with the prizewinner.
The awarding of the prize combines the idea of promoting young contemporary artistic approaches in the sense of factual and conceptual photography. National and international artists up to 40 years of age with a focus on photography are eligible to participate.
The naming of the prize is explained by the fact that The Photographic Collection/SK Foundation Culture owns the August Sander Archive, the world’s largest collection of original works by August Sander (1876-1964). Against the background of August Sander’s important portrait photographs, the photographic works of the applicants should primarily relate to the theme of the human portrait.
The jury is made up of five members: a curator, an art historian from the academic field, an artist, a representative of the founding family and a representative of the Photographical Collection/SK Foundation Culture.
The closing date for entries is 28 February 2018 and the prize-giving ceremony will take place in September 2018 at the Photographische Sammlung. The complete invitation to tender including all the conditions of the competition can be found at the following web address: http://bit.ly/2ylRG2D
The Photographical Collection/SK Stiftung Kultur
Im Mediapark 7 50670 Cologne
Tel.: +49 221 / 888 95 300 Fax: +49 221 / 888 95 301
Translated from German with http://www.DeepL.com/Translator
The call for entries to the CAP Prize 2018 is open from 7 November 2017 until 7 February 2018. Enter your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe. 25 international curators, publishers, editors and artists will review your work. 25 artists will be shortlisted and five short listed artists awarded with the CAP Prize 2018.
The CAP Prize consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions and is awarded during the Image Afrique Festival in Basel, Switzerland. The CAP Prize winners exhibition was previously on show at LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, at FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde or Eyes On – European Month of Photography in Vienna just to name a few. The five CAP Prize winners are invited to the main exhibition at the Image Afrique Festival and will spend one week in Basel during Art Basel, all costs covered. A catalog documenting the five winners works will be published in time for the award ceremony.
Each of the five awardees have the chance to be featured by many of our media partners.
In a nutshell: CAP Prize raises the winners’ international exposure and builds a high level network for future projects.