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POPCAP ’16 Prize for Contemporary African Photography. Deadline: Feb. 7, 2016

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Calling for entries to POPCAP ’16, the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography. POPCAP is being held for the fifth time in 2016. The prize is aimed at photographers whose work engages with the African continent and/or a diaspora of an African country, and consists of global exposure at major international photography exhibitions such as at Image Afrique in Basel, LagosPhoto Festival in Nigeria, Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde in Mindelo or Eyes On in Vienna. The prize also comprises an artist residency for all five winners.

POPCAP aims to raise the profile of African photography within the arts. Each year five winners are selected by an internationally-sourced panel of judges, enabling the promotion of African photography worldwide and helping to avoid geographically and culturally one-sided views of the portfolios.


The submission criteria are:
Photographs must have been taken in an African country or deal with a diaspora of an African country.

The emphasis of the competition is on image sequences. Images must work together as a whole. We are NOT looking for single images or fashion/advertising/studio work.

Eligible are submissions comprising between 10 and 25 images.

Submitted images should be a minimum of 2500 pixels in width/height at 72 dpi and be no more than 5 megabytes in size.

Should your work be chosen for exhibition, we will ask you to supply high-resolution files that are suitable for print.
Collaborative projects are permitted. Entrants must be sure to note this in the description accompanying their submission.

NOTE ON COPYRIGHT: The images remain the property of the author and POPCAP requires a license to use the images in relation to the competition and promotion of the competition only. Photographers will be consulted, should we wish to use their work in any other context.

POPCAP is open to photographers of any age and descent.

There is no entry fee!

Enter POPCAP ’16 now!

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POPCAP, le prix de piclet.org pour la photographie africaine contemporaine est décerné aux photographes dont le travail traite du continent africain et/ou de sa diaspora. Le prix offre une couverture médiatique mondiale lors d’expositions de photographie internationales majeures.

POPCAP vise à mettre l’accent sur la photographie africaine dans le monde de l’art. Chaque année, cinq lauréats sont sélectionnés par un panel de juges internationaux afin de promouvoir la photographie africaine à une échelle mondiale, tout en évitant une vision unilatérale, géographique ou culturelle, des portfolios. Grâce à sa large présence dans le contexte quotidien, nous considérons la photographie comme étant le média idéal pour favoriser l’échange d’idées sur l’image de l’Afrique en toute liberté.

POPCAP a été lancé par Benjamin Füglister en 2012. Lors de sa première édition, cinq gagnants ont été choisis parmi 140 dossiers soumis par un panel de neuf juges de nationalités différentes. En 2013, POPCAP a reçu 360 candidatures venant de 57 pays, qui ont été évaluées par un jury composé de 14 personnes. L’édition 2014 de POPCAP a reçu 720 dossiers de 88 pays qui ont été jugés par un panel de 23 juges internationaux. Les plus ou moins 800 candidatures pour POPCAP 2015 ont été évaluées par 19 experts venant du monde entier, et les cinq portfolios vainqueurs ont été présentés lors de 7 expositions d’art internationales.


Le prix consiste en une couverture mondiale lors d’expositions de photographie internationales, y compris les expositions POPCAP à Image Afrique à Bâle, en Suisse, au festival LagosPhoto au Nigéria, au FIFCV Festival Internacional de Fotografia de Cabo Verde et à Eyes On – Mois Européen de la Photographie à Vienne. POPCAP invite toujours les artistes gagnants à l’exposition principale, Image Afrique, qui est tenue durant Art Basel à Bâle, en Suisse. Tous les lauréats, ainsi que leurs portfolios respectifs, figurent dans le catalogue POPCAP ainsi que dans le répertoire de portfolios de photographes triés sur le volet de piclet.org.

Chacun des cinq vainqueurs a la chance de participer à une résidence d’artiste et sera représenté par la plupart de nos partenaires média.

En bref: POPCAP est un prix qui étend la couverture médiatique mondiale des gagnants et qui construit un réseau de haut niveau pour les projets à venir.

Vous trouverez de plus amples informations sur nos précédentes éditions de POPCAP ici.

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.

Solas Photography Prize 2015. Deadline: 19 July, 2015

We are pleased to announce the Solas Photography Prize 2015.
This is an international award for contemporary photography and includes prizes of $11,500.
This is a new collaboration between Source Photographic Review and the Gallery of Photography Ireland.

The Prize will be judged by a panel of five curators / editors from leading photography institutions in Chicago, Salzburg, Rotterdam, Dublin and Belfast.

The deadline for submissions is 19 July.
The winner will be announced at the beginning of December.

The prizes consist of an individual first prize of $10,000, a second prize of $1,000 and a third prize of $500. The work selected for prizes will be exhibited in The Solas Awards Exhibition at the Gallery of Photography in Dublin and published and distributed worldwide in Source magazine with a commissioned essay. Additionally, 22 artists will be selected for an online exhibition and everyone submitting work will receive a free one-year digital subscription to Source.

Furthermore, work by Irish photographers, or work that was substantially made in Ireland is eligible for the Solas Ireland Awards. Three winners’ work will be included in The Solas Awards Exhibition and will each receive a 3-month artist’s residency at Gallery of Photography Ireland. Their work will be exhibited in a curated three-person show at Fotohof, Salzburg in 2016 for which they will receive a production and travel bursary.

The objective of the award is to discover new work.
Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world and can include up to 12 images.

Register on www.solasprize.com

To find out more visit the Solas Prize website.

Photography CALL for entries: International Award “ONTHEMOVE Tenimenti d’Alessandro” 2012. Deadline: May 30, 2012.

PHOTOGRAPHY CALL FOR ENTRIES International Award ONTHEMOVE Tenimenti d’Alessandro 2012

Beauty is in the movement, in the vitality,
in the absence of any physical or moral coercion.
Henri de Toulouse Lautrec.

“ONTHEMOVE Tenimenti d’Alessandro” is an international award open to photographers, professionals and amateurs, from all over the world, with no limitations of age.
At its first edition the award was created , with the confidence to assert itself as a permanent appointment within the international photo festival Cortona On The Move photography in travel.

The main theme is Happiness On the Move.

Its interpretation is left free to the vision, creativity and sensitivity of the authors who are called to reflect on the theme, moving away from its purely literal meaning and to develop it in its various aspects.

The purpose of the International award “ONTHEMOVE Tenimenti d’Alessandro” is to tell visually all the manifestations of joy and celebration of life. Participants are invited to submit works that develop in an original way the general theme of the competition.

Special attention is given to the theme of movement as a real or figurative journey and to the happiness that follows:

I do not want to trap my thoughts, but the smell of my joy.
Jaques Henri Lartigue

Happiness is a choice, as an ideal image within a wider and more complex story, it’s something inner, that you find despite the problems, but not without problems. Happiness is a fleeting moment that can occur in a series of random events and we have to recognize it or pass by indifferently… Happiness is suspension, poetic digression, a picture that brings your memory back to a place, glancing details, fragments of joy like those “in between moments” that are held on to in order to be revised and re-lived, and that in every moment of our existence constantly nourish life.
Happiness as dynamism, vitality, joie de vivre.
Happiness as movement that is the inner essence of becoming.

Man as a body in motion, moved to action by the desire of chasing a possible happiness. Happiness seems then inseparable to movement.
Thomas Hobbes


The award has a valor of 5.000€, which will be delivered to the selected author during the festival Cortona On The Move, photography in travel. The winner will also have the opportunity to see his project mounted in a solo exhibition during the 2013 edition of the festival.


The jury is exclusively online and is made up of professionals and experts.

The jury will inform the winner on June 30, 2012. The award ceremony will take place during the opening days of the Festival.
The work selected will be displayed, printed at the expense of the organization on the 2013 edition of the Festival. Those participating give consent – if they are selected – to the use of their images by the organizers of the event for exposure and for all and only the future publications and promotional activities related to the competition, without having paid any compensation to the author or to any third parties.
Participation in the competition implies that the author is in possession of the use of any images of the subjects depicted, using which he assumes all the responsibilities. The rights of the works will remain property of the author.

The international jury for the 2012 edition of the “ONTHEMOVE Tenimenti d’Alessandro” award is composed of :

James Estrin, editor of the New York Times’ Lensblog, USA
Giovanna Calvenzi, freelance curator and photo editor, Italy
Tina Ahrens, co-founder of Emphas.is, USA
Elena Boille, deputy director of Internazionale magazine, Italy
Jamie Wellford, senior photo editor of Newsweek, New York, USA
Sujong Song, senior curator, Hanmi Photography Museum, Seoul, Corea
Silvia Omedes, director of the Photographic Social Vision Foundation, Barcelona, Spain
Fiona Rogers, cultural coordinator, Magnum Photos and founder of Firecracker.org, UK
Arianna Rinaldo, artistic director, Cortona On The Move photo festival, Italy


Applying to the competition is free and online, open to all.
The user can upload the photo project after filling the registration and the application form.
Images must be submitted as digital files, the longest side the size of 800 pixels, at a resolution of 72 dpi, color or b/w, in JPG format.
The files should be named as follows:


Each author may submit one project containing a minimum of 8 images to a maximum of 15.
It is mandatory to attach to the images a short text that explains the project in addition to a brief biography (no more than 1000 characters per document.)

Projects must be received by May 30, 2012

Application form at: http://www.cortonaonthemove.com/premio_eng.php

For more informations: premio@cortonaonthemove.com
You can check the award even on PhotographyCompetitions.Net