30 Oct 2018

Competitions Aperture Magazine’ Portfolio Prize

Aperture FoundationNew York, New York, United States

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 23, 2019 – Aperture magazine is now accepting entries for our annual ‘Aperture Portfolio Prize’.

The first-prize winner will be published in Aperture magazine and will receive a $3,000 cash prize along with an exhibition in New York. Additionally, the winner and up to four runners-up will be featured in an online gallery on aperture.org. All finalists are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches over fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and runners-up may also have an opportunity to participate in Aperture Foundation’s limited-edition print program.

ENTRY FEE
This year, the sole entry requirement for entering the Portfolio Prize is to be an Aperture magazine print subscriber. Subscriptions must be current through Spring 2019, issue #234.

APPLY ONLINE
Once you’ve registered, you will need to provide the following before the January 23, 2019 deadline:

  1. Aperture magazine account number (required)15 images with title/caption information
  2. Statement about your work (250 words maximum)
  3. CV/Résumé
  4. Bio (250 words maximum)

COMPETITION CRITERIA
When examining entries, Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff will consider the following criteria:

  • Is the work new, i.e., created in the past five years?
  • Is a theme or topic carried throughout the portfolio in a fully resolved, consistent manner?
  • Are each of the images individually strong?
  • What technical and presentation choices has the photographer made, and are they appropriate for the work? For example, is there a clear reason for the work being in black and white versus a digitally enhanced palette?
  • Does the body of work take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter?

TIMELINE

  • January 23, 2019: Deadline. Call for entries closes at 11:59 p.m. EST. Absolutely no exceptions are made for late submissions. Please allow ample time to subscribe to the magazine and complete your entry, submitting well in advance of the deadline.
  • April 2019: Announcement of shortlisted finalists.
  • April 2019: Announcement of winner.
  • December 2019: Winner is published in the Winter 2019 issue of Aperture magazine.
  • December 20189–February 2020: Exhibition of the winning portfolio is on view in New York.

About:
Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other — in print, in person, and online. Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography”, Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally.

Aperture Foundation
547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001
t: 212.505.5555


Opp Categories: Photography Only. Opp Types: Competitions and Print & Art. Opp Tags: Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Publication. Opportunity expires in 70 days.

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