Deadline: Feb 20, 2019
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: Prices Vary depending on Call for entry submission

CENTERS 2019 Calls for Entries – ALL OPPORTUNITIES

CENTERS 2019 Calls for Entries – ALL OPPORTUNITIES

The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities. This grant is awarded to complete or nearly completed projects that would benefit from the grant award package.

-Entry Fee: $35 members – $45 nonmembers *each portfolio
-$5,000, Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition ++

Juror: Virginia Heckert, Curator, Department of Photographs, The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist works-in-progress. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work’s final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.

-Entry Fee: $35 members – $45 nonmembers *each portfolio
-$5,000, Review Santa Fe ++

Juror: Lucy Gallun, Associate Curator, Department of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art

The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. First, Second and Third Place awarded in EACH category: Curator’s Choice, Editor’s Choice, and Director’s Choice.

-Entry Fee: $70 members – $85 nonmembers for ALL CATEGORIES
-Entry Fee: $30 members – $40 nonmembers for INDIVIDUAL CATEGORIES
-Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition ++

CURATOR’S CHOICE: Makeda Best, Curator of Photography, Harvard Art Museum
EDITOR’S CHOICE: MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography, The Washington Post

In partnership with photographer and alumni, Dorie Hagler, CENTER is pleased to offer a new $5,000 award for a female photographer, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice. We welcome submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals.

-Entry Fee: $30 members – $40 nonmembers
-$5,000, Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition ++

Juror: Kathy Ryan, Director of Photography, The New York Times Magazine

The Excellence in Multimedia Award recognizes outstanding photo-media artists and storytellers working in a variety of media processes and subject matter. Winners receive exhibition, participation at Review Santa Fe and more. Supports a project that utilizes photography, video, installation, or other elements that expand on traditional methods of displaying and experiencing photography.

-Entry Fee: $30 members – $40 nonmembers
-Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition ++
Juror: TBA

CENTER’s premier juried portfolio review event, the Review Santa Fe Photo Festival, is a weekend conference and festival for photographers who have created a project or series that are seeking audience expansion, critical discussion and community gathering in a profoundly unique sense of place. Join us in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo mountains for several special programs including artist talks, pop-up exhibits, a print raffle, and a closing dinner celebration.

-Entry Fee: $45 members – $55 nonmembers
-Juried portfolio reviews October 17–20, 2019
-Full scholarships available.

Work derived from all photographic processes are accepted, as well as mixed media work that is photo-based (only still images are accepted, no multimedia components except for the Excellence in Multimedia Award). Work can have been made at any time and work that has been submitted previously may be re-submitted.
All work is eligible for Review Santa Fe. If a project has been part of a major metropolitan museum one or two person exhibition, published in book form by a major photographic publishing house with a print run of 2,000 or more; and/or the photographer is represented by an major international photographic agency they are INELIGIBLE for the Project Launch Grant, Project Development Grant, and the me&EVE Award. Submission indicates acceptance of the terms.
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Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Award & Grant Packages vary depending on call submitted to. Please visit website for further details. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

The Awards, Grants and Review Santa Fe are open to all photographers, national and international. CENTER employees, board members, advisory council members, contest sponsors, and family members of the aforementioned may not apply to the Awards, Grants and/or Review Santa Fe Photo Festival. Previous CENTER cash award winners may enter but are ineligible to win first, second, third, or Juror’s Choice again for up to 3 years. Honorable Mention and finalists may enter and are eligible to win.

International submissions are welcome. International winners are responsible for duties and shipping of any prizes awarded. USAGE RIGHTS: USAGE
The photographer retains the rights to the images. By completing the application, the photographer grants CENTER permission to reproduce works from their submitted materials in connection with the administration, judging and promotion of CENTER, the CENTER Awards, Grants and portfolio review events. Permissible uses of the images submitted shall include their reproduction, distribution and display in CENTER exhibitions, multimedia presentations, and printed materials related to promotion of CENTER and the CENTER Awards and events. CENTER shall have the right to grant permissions to the press and publicity agents in connection with the promotion of the CENTER Awards, exhibitions, and related events. All Grant recipients, including the Honorable Mentions, as well as the winners of the CENTER’s Choice Awards are asked to donate a print to CENTER. Submission of an entry to these awards, grants or portfolio review, signifies acceptance of all conditions stated.

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