From the Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial website:
“PURPOSE- An international competition saluting the next generation of talent, which will play an important role in the future of magazines, media, the web, design and photography.
DESCRIPTION- Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial is a competition to identify and promote new and emerging talent among photographers in the United States and abroad. Eight (8) winners, chosen every other year, will:
Showcase selected works in an exhibition under the title, “8×10” in the Alexey Brodovitch Gallery and the Hearst Gallery at Hearst Tower in New York City.
ENTRY FEE- There is no entry fee for the competition.
ELIGIBILITY- All U.S. and international freelance, amateur and professional photographers and students, 18 to 35 years of age. Applicants may apply as individuals, or as collaborators.
Hearst Corporation full-time employees and former employees are not eligible. Freelancers for Hearst Corporation are eligible to apply.
Applicants may only submit one (1) entry, which may include up to 16 photographs. Sizes may vary.
SELECTION METHOD & CRITERIA- Award recipients will be selected by a juried committee of ten (10) individuals consisting of Hearst Magazine editors, art directors, renowned photographers, curators and gallery owners. Decisions of the committee are final. Award recipients will be chosen on the basis of exceptional talent, strength of portfolio and capacity for future distinction in the field of photography.
APPLICATION DEADLINE- All entries must be emailed between the dates of January 4, 2010 and May 31, 2010. Entries received after this date will not be entered into the competition. Hearst will not be responsible for lost or damaged entries.”
To view the past winners of this Competition, click here.
For information on how to enter, or to fill out the entry form, click here.