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Presented by the Benrido Collotype Atelier, the Hariban Award, now in its third year, combines a 150-year-old analog technique with the new vision of digital-age photography. Professionals and amateurs alike are invited to submit monochromatic photographs for a chance to win this remarkable award. The winner will receive an expenses-paid trip to the ancient city of Kyoto to participate in the production of a collotype portfolio, which will be exhibited as an associated program of Kyotographie 2017.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Travel to Kyoto
The imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, today the city of Kyoto is the last bastion of many traditional arts and artisan crafts, such as weaving, silk dying, brewing, pottery, calligraphy, and printmaking. In September 2016, the winner of the Hariban Award will travel to this major cultural heritage site—transportation and accommodation expenses paid.
Benrido Experience & Collotype Printing
While in Kyoto, the award recipient will collaborate with master craftsmen of the Benrido Collotype Atelier. Working closely with printers of superlative technical expertise, the artist will enjoy a rare opportunity to participate personally in the complex process of collotype printing.
Collotype Portfolio & Competition Catalog
In collaboration with the Benrido printers, the selected artist will produce a portfolio of eight museum-quality collotype prints of his or her winning photographs. All finalists will receive a printed catalog that includes reproductions of their work with accompanying text by the competition’s esteemed jurors.
Exhibition at Kyotographie
The artist’s collotype portfolio will be exhibited an associated program of Kyotographie 2017. Kyotographie is an international photography festival held in Kyoto each spring, attracting more than 50,000 visitors. In addition to conventional galleries, the festival includes such unique exhibition venues as historic temples, shrines, teahouses and gardens. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist. USAGE RIGHTS: The Benrido Collotype Atelier will make reasonable efforts to protect your submissions. We are not, however, liable for damage, loss or replacement. All entrants agree that any image they submit to the Hariban Award competition may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to Hariban Award and Benrido programming. This use may include, but is not limited to, publication in printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, websites, social media outlets, or magazines. If selected, entrants agree to grant Benrido permission to publish their image in an exhibition catalog. All images used by Hariban and Benrido will carry a credit line of the artist.
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