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Deadline: 31st August 2010
Entry Fee: Free

Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition

The Magnum Expression Photography Award

magnumawards.gif (10 KB)Magnum Photos in association with HP announce the second annual Expression Photography Award. The Magnum Expression Photography Award was established by Magnum Photos and HP with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring change through projects using photography as an expressive medium. Its mission is to discover and illuminate compelling documentary photography.

A panel of four Magnum photographers and one HP Large Format Printing representative will select 20 finalists. One chosen winner will receive a $10,000 grant to support the continuation of his/her work, HP’s Large Format Designjet Z3200 Photo printer for fine art printing, archival pigment inks, fine art paper and additional prizes from contributing partners Blurb and PhotoShelter. Two honorable mentions and the remaining 17 finalists will also receive awards to support and encourage their photographic work. Participation is at no cost and photographers worldwide are encouraged to submit.

Magnum Jury
Magnum photographers comprising the jury are: Jim Goldberg, Martin Parr, Trent Parke, and Mark Power.

Submission Guidelines
The judges are searching for revealing imagery that illustrates dedicated compassion and intensity using photography as a medium. Participants’ submissions may be for a completed project or one that is ongoing.

Criteria for Evaluation
• Excellence and inventiveness in building a photographic narrative.
• Singularity of vision and compassion for the subjects.
• Ability to produce a thought-provoking visual presentation.

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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The chosen photographer will receive:• A $10,000 grant to support the continuation of his or her work.• Mentorship from Magnum jury photographers.• HP’s latest HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer and a suite of media supplies to produce the project in exhibition form.• The opportunity to work with the Magnum in Motion creative production team to produce a multimedia essay of the project.• Production sponsorship of a solo exhibition printed on HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer Series.• $3,000 credit for production of the photographer’s essay in book form, in collaboration with Blurb.com and printed on HP Indigo printers.• A PhotoShelter Pro Account with 100GB storage and customizable website, for one year. Honorable mention recipients will receive:• An HP Photosmart Photo printer and a suite of media for studio printing.• $1,000 credit for production of each photographer’s essay in book form, in collaboration with Blurb.com and printed on HP Indigo printers.• A PhotoShelter basic account with 10GB storage and 5GB a month hi-res bandwidth, for one year. Finalists will receive:• $200 contribution towards production of each photographer’s essay in book form, in collaboration with Blurb.com and printed on HP Indigo printers.• A PhotoShelter basic account with 10GB storage and 5GB a month hi-res bandwidth. ELIGIBILITY: All 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: You, or the person from whom you have permission to submit the Submitted Materials, own(s) the copyright and other relevant rights to the Submitted Materials, that you will not license or assign such copyright during the course of the competition, that you have full power and authority to grant the licenses and authorizations granted herein, and that submission of the Submitted Materials and use and display of same will not be contrary to any law or any contract or agreement with any third-party.By entering the competition, Participants grant Magnum Photos and its Competition Partners an irrevocable, non-exclusive, worldwide royalty-free license to reproduce, publicly display, distribute, publicly perform and create derivative works from their Submitted Materials, in all media, solely in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of the Magnum Expression Award, including, but not limited to, on the Magnum, HP, Blurb.com and PhotoShelter websites. Submitted Materials will NOT be used for commercial advertising purposes and will NOT be altered without the prior consent of the author, except as necessary to display or distribute them in a particular medium or format. Permissible uses of Submitted Materials shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to or promoting the Magnum Expression Award and/or its sponsorship by Magnum and Magnum’s Competition Partners, including without limitation a book promoting the Award to be produced by Blurb.com. Magnum and its Competition Partners shall have the right to grant sublicenses to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the Award or the competition. Magnum and its Competition Partners also shall have the right to make the Submitted Materials available to third-parties for viewing on computer screens and other media devices, and for storage in electronic format, for personal, non-commercial uses only. Winners of the Magnum Expression Award agree that any future publication, exhibition or display of the project funded by the Magnum Expression Award cash prize shall credit the Magnum Expression Award. Upon completion of the funded project, a final (digital) copy must be provided to Magnum and its Competition Partners. Magnum and its Competition Partners, in furtherance of promoting the Award, may, in the future, (1) display the project on their websites and on the website of the Magnum Expression Award; (2) publicly display the project (or excepts from it) in connection with exhibitions or promotional materials related to the Magnum Expression Award; and (3) reproduce the project solely in connection with the foregoing. Magnum and/or its Competition Partners will credit the artist as the author and copyright holder of his/her photographs.

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