April 29th, 2013

4 Photo Contests With Approaching Deadlines—and Prizes Up to $10,000

Last month we wrote about some upcoming deadlines for major photography grants. Below are four photo contests that have deadlines fast approaching.

Newspace Center for Photography 2013 Juried Exhibition
The Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, is hosting a contest in which the winners will be part of its 2013 Juried Exhibition. Additionally, one photographer will be selected from all of the entries for a solo exhibit at the Newspace in 2014. Deadline: April 30, 2013.
www.newspacephoto.org/gallery/call-for-entries

Image13
The American Society of Media Photographers’ New York chapter is one of the co-sponsors for the Image13 international photo contest. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in two categories: Professional and Student. Prizes include inclusion in a New York City exhibition, a promotional e-mail sent to industry professionals and an ad in PDN announcing the names of winners. Only images created after January 1, 2012, will be eligible for the contest. Deadline: May 1, 2013.
www.asmp.org/image13/

Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University relaunched the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize this year, with updated guidelines that reflect the changing approaches to documentary projects. The new guidelines include accepting audio files or graphic novels in the written section of the submission; artists need to have already started the documentary project to be eligible; and photographers no longer need to work with a writer to qualify, as solo submissions are now accepted. According to the award’s online FAQ section, “All entries must have one thing in common: evidence that they were created with reliance on documentary methods—research and interviews—and immersive, long-term fieldwork.” The winner will receive $10,000 and an exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies. Deadline: May 7, 2013.
www.documentarystudies.duke.edu/awards/dorothea-lange-paul-taylor-prize

Daylight Photo Awards
Non-profit book and magazine publisher Daylight is sponsoring the Daylight Photo Awards 2013. According to the contest’s guidelines, jurors are looking for analogue or digital images that “demonstrate the ability to build a strong series of images and a cohesive body of work.” Prizes include $1,000, an exhibition at the Daylight Project Space and a set of Daylight books. Deadline: May 15, 2013.
www.daylightphotoawards.com

July 6th, 2011

PDN Adds Two New Contests

PDN Custom Media has launched two new contest opportunities for a variety of photographers. (We notice that their deadlines are coming up fast.)

Here are the details:

Objects of Desire
A competition celebrating photographs of the people, objects and spaces artists truly feel affection for. What do you love?

We’re looking for images of the luxurious, the beautiful, and the enviable people, places and things in your world.  A great prize will be awarded in each category (maybe you’re looking for an iPad2, or some new Adobe CS tools?).  Art producers from Carmichael Lynch and Fallon, a director of photography from Wonderful Machine, and an agent from Jed Root Inc. will will judge the contest entries.  Contest rules, terms and prize information can be found at www.pdnobjectsofdesire.com

PDN The Scene
Event and Nightlife Photography
The new hot party, the red carpet or a super sweet 16 – whether you’ve captured a celebrity, a charming street scene or a night out on the town
with your crew, PDN is calling for your best event photography. Professionals, amateurs and students may enter. (A professional and an amateur first-place will be chosen in each of the five contest categories.) Your work will be judged by party aficionados from Time Out New York, ArtistsWanted.org, People magazine and Gawker. Rules, terms, prizes, jury members and more can be found at www.pdnthescene.com