Archive for July 3, 2010

Deadline July 14th: “Aperture Portfolio Prize”

From the Aperture Foundation webpage dedicated to this Prize:

“Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition!

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

First prize is $5,000. The first-prize winner and runners-up are featured in Aperture’s website for approximately one year. Winners are also announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches thousands of subscribers in the photography community.

The entry period for the 2010 Aperture Portfolio Prize begins Friday, May 14, 2010, and the deadline is Wednesday, July 14, 2010, at 12:00 noon EST.

All entrants will be contacted with final results by November 1, 2010. For more information, see the Guidelines and FAQs pages.


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Deadline July 15th: “Photo Book Now” competition; grand prize $25,000

Blurb is once again sponsoring an international photobook competition; the application period is open now.  Deadline for receipt of submissions is JULY 15th (you can submit digitally or hard copy).  Click on this link to view the rules and FAQ’s.  And click here to read lead judge Darius Himes’ Blurb blog post entitled “The Secrets Behind Winning Photo Books.”

In addition to Himes, Judges include Monica Allende, Photo Editor, London Sunday Times; David Fahey, Fahey/Klein Gallery, Los Angeles; Michael Mack, Steidl/Mack, London; Lesley A. Martin, Publisher, Aperture Foundation, NYC; Susan Meiselas, Photographer, NYC; Erin O’Toole, Assistant Curator of Photography, SF MoMA; Martin Parr, Photographer, London; Judith Puckett-Rinella, Senior Photo Editor, T: New York Times Style Magazine and Brian Smith, Photographer, NYC.

Click here to read the rules/FAQ’s.

As of this posting, there are 945 submissions for this competition.  Entries are posted on the Blurb Bookstore site upon submission; you can check out the books submitted to date here.

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