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Annual Betty Bowen Award

From June 01, 2020 to August 01, 2020
Annual Betty Bowen Award
Territory: North America
Theme: open
Eligibility: Visual artists working in Washington, Oregon, or Idaho
Entry Fees: $10.00
Prize: Cash Prize
The Betty Bowen Award is open to all visual artists working in the Pacific Northwest. The winner will be awarded a cash prize up to $15,000, and a selection of works will be shown at the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, two Special Recognition awards in the amount of $2,500 are often granted at the discretion of the committee. The application will close at 11:00 PM PST on August 1, 2013.

Betty Bowen (1918–1977) was a Washington native and enthusiastic supporter of Northwest artists whose friends established the annual Betty Bowen Award as a celebration of her life and to honor and continue her efforts to provide financial support to the artists of the region. Since 1977, the Seattle Art Museum has hosted the yearly grant application process by which the selection committee chooses one artist from the Northwest to receive an unrestricted cash award, eligible to visual artists working in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.
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Deadline: February 23, 2020
Portfolio 2020
Atlanta Photography Group (APG) invites photographers world-wide to enter images using any photographic process for our upcoming juried exhibition, "Portfolio 2020". This exhibition features strong, cohesive bodies of work. The Juror for "Portfolio 2020" is Dr. Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator for the High Museum of Art, in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Kennel will select one body of work from up to 8 artists for exhibition. All exhibiting artists are be eligible for the 2020 APG/ Museum Purchase Awa
Deadline: February 23, 2020
Analog Forever Magazine Issue 2
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this call for entries is Analog Forever Magazine's attempt to find, feature, and interview the best talent in the analog photography world for our second print publication, due out Summer 2020! We are searching for the trailblazers who shoot decades old expired film through refurbished cameras, capture images with processes invented a century ago, and invent new and creative ways to process and manipulate our mainstream film st
Deadline: February 23, 2020
2020 IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
Anja Niedringhaus' approach to photojournalism was best said herself, "I do my job simply to report people’s courage with my camera and with my heart." The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), with a generous $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous
Deadline: February 23, 2020
Life’s Work: Laurie Frietag
Freitag says, "What is your Life's Work? What is the pull? What themes surface time and time again? Sometimes without consciously choosing, the work unfolds and what is revealed is powerful and universal. Why is this important? Because your expression has the power to shine a light on what others cannot express. Please share your innermost journey that your life pulls you towards. Your learning is our learning. Your healing is our healing." 10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator
Deadline: February 23, 2020
National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020
Calling all travel photographers - the National Geographic Traveller (UK) photography is back and open for entries. In a bid to find the best talent in the country, our prestigious annual competition invites photographers of all levels from across the UK and Ireland to submit their travel images taken in the past year in one of four categories: Cities, Landscapes, Nature and People. The grand-prize winner will head to Mexico with National Geographic Journeys; and the Catego
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Project Launch Grant 2020
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. FIRST PLACE -$5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply) -Winners Exhibition -Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival -Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
Deadline: February 25, 2020
The Choice Awards
The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator's Choice, Editor's Choice, and Director’'s Choice. Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition CURATOR'S CHOICE: Marina Chao - Assistant Curator, International Center of Photography DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: Rubén Esparza- Curator; Director, Queer Biennial
Deadline: February 25, 2020
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. *Supports a project addressing social justice from female-identified and non-binary individuals. Juror: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel – Photo Editor, National Geographic $5,000 cash Award Winners exhibit
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Project Development Grant
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.Career Advancement Package $5,000 Cash Award *some restrictions apply Complimentary participat
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Excellence in Multimedia Award
The Excellence in Multimedia Award recognizes outstanding photo-media artists and storytellers working in a variety of media processes and subject matter. Supports a project that utilizes photography, video, installation, or other elements that expand on traditional methods of displaying and experiencing photography. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awarded Winners Exhibition Complimentary participation and presentation at Review Santa Fe for the 1st place winner Online exhibiti
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st "Seasons" Online Art Competition for the month of February 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The Seasons theme may include any work with interpretation of the four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Transition is the process of changing from one state or condition to another. The moment of the in-between is often very special. For this new exhibition, we invite artists to consider ways in which photography can explore this concept. The fields in which the notion of transition can apply are numerous: politics, society, biology, culture, environment, climate, psychology, technology, architecture, and many more. It can be considered in a global perspective or related to one’s personal story, b
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