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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



Photoreporter Festival Call, France. Deadline: Mar 16, 2016

The fifth edition of the International Festival Photoreporter in the Baie of Saint
Brieuc launches its call for applications. The festival continues its desire to help
produce photo documentaries that show our world in its diversity, hence
applicants are completely free to choose their thematic.
The artistic director of the coming edition of the Photoreporter festival in the
Baie of Saint Brieuc is Marc Prüst, photography consultant and specialist in
photographic storytelling.

The winning photographers will receive a grant that corresponds to their
proposed budgets, between the amounts of 5 000 and 8 000 euros. The budgets
should be detailed per post including the fees for the photographer.
The festival will produce and finance the prints for the exhibitions. Once
selected, the photographers will have until mid July to create their reportage so
that their projects can be exhibited during the festival from the 1st October to
the 30th October 2016.

The production and realization of these photographic projects is the result of a
mobilization of private enterprises who have created together a collective fund (a
so-called Fonds de Dotation) to support Photoreporter in Baie of Saint Brieuc.



16 march midnight (CET) Deadline for submitting proposals
31 March Announcement of the Grant winners
1st April First exchanges with artistic director on
concept of the festival exhibitions
30th June Deadline of delivery of low res images to
the Director
22nd august Start of the production of the prints
16th september Delivery of the prints
19th to 28th September Installation of the exhibitions
1st October Public opening of the exhibitions
3rd and 4th October Press days


Entry rules and procedures
Each photographer who enters the competition automatically commits to the
rules and regulations described below. Non-compliance to the format described
will automatically lead to disqualification. The photographer must send 2 photos
“portrait” in high and low res.


Personal Details
Twitter name
Facebook address
Entry Rules
Each entry should follow strictly these 5 points:
1. The project proposal should not be longer than 2 pages A4 (Arial 10,
single spacing), written in English. (A French translation will be highly
appreciated but is not compulsory).
2. The proposed subject must be original and unpublished. One proposal
per photographer will be considered. The entry should be
accompanied by some contact persons so that the festival team can
verify its feasibility.
3. The proposal should be accompanied by a detailed budget
including expenses and fees for the photographer, and must
total a minimum of 5 000 euro and not exceed 8 000 €
4. Include one or two of your best stories in low res jpegs with a total
maximum size 15 MB so that the team can review your photographic
5. The deadline to receive projects is 16th march 2016 midnight
(GMT+1) by email only on photoreporter.festival@gmail.com
III. Selection of the winning projects
The winning projects will be selected by the artistic director of the festival.
IV. Contact
For further information or advice, you can contact the Artistic Director of the
Festival Marc Prüst at this address artisticdirector.photoreporter@gmail.com

Two stipends for studying in Spain. Deadline June 2 and June 14, 2015

Two opportunities to come to Spain and study professional photography or photobook design.

One is by El Observatorio in Barcelona, offering a stipend for their photobook and their documentary courses. Deadline: June 14. Recommended if you speak Spanish. Go take a look.

The other one is by IED Madrid, for the Master of Professional Photography, which consists of three modules:

Deadline: June 2. Taught in English. Go to Stipend application.