Student + Alumni Opportunities
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Calls/Opportunities: SPE's website
Ongoing Deadlines - see website for additional information.
Call for Entries: Lenscratch Student Prize
Deadline: May 27, 2019
$1000 Cash Prize, 1 Year Mentorship with Aline Smithson, $500 Gift Certificate from Santa Workshop, $500 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies, & so much more!
Call for Entries/Grant: Siskind Foundation
Deadline: May 31, 2019
The Aaron Siskind Foundation is offering a limited number of Individual Photographer's Fellowship grants of up to $15,000 each, for artists working in photography and photo-based art. Recipients will be determined by a panel of distinguished guest judges on the basis of artistic excellence, accomplishment to date, and the promise of future achievement in the medium in its widest sense. The Foundation seeks to support artists/photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field, who are professionally active or employed in the field.
Call for Entries: Philadelphia Photo Art Center
Deadline: June 1, 2019
Contemporary Photography Competition and Exhibition IX. Two artists will win $5000 each and concurrent solo exhibitions December 12, 2019 - February 29, 2020. Juror: Dan Leers, Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art.
Apply: Eddie Adams Workshop
Deadline: June 1, 2019
The Eddie Adams Workshop is the only tuition-free photojournalism seminar of its kind. Applicants at the start of their career submit portfolios for consideration. One hundred participants selected solely on the merit of their pictures team up with top professional photographers and editors for a four-day gathering that includes assignments, portfolio reviews, panel discussions and presentations. The Workshop began in 1988 with the goal to redress the exclusivity of professional opportunities by accepting students based on their demonstrated skills, and not on their ability to pay tuition. The all-volunteer faculty and staff, many of whom are alumni, are passionate about the mission and donate their time and expertise. The Workshop, with chief support from Nikon, has an unparalleled history of nurturing talent, exchanging ideas and building relationships.
Apply: Call for Entry
Deadline: August 31, 2019
The Aesthetica Art Prize invites both emerging and established practitioners to submit their work and further their involvement with the international art world. Hosted by the art and culture publication, Aesthetica Magazine, it has supported artists since 2006, attracting thousands of entries from around the world.
Through the Prize, practitioners can reach new collectors and galleries, gaining further recognition for their innovative talent. Awards include £5,000 (apx $6,500 USD) for the Main Prize Winner, £1,000 for the Emerging Prize Winner (apx $1,300 USD), as well as publication within the Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists Anthology, and a chance to participate in the annual Art Prize Exhibition held at York Art Gallery.