Category: Competitions


Open Call | 9th International Choreographic Captures Competiton

Deadline: 30 June 2017

Call for choreographic short films in a 60-second format.
For the 9th time, JOINT ADVENTURES is inviting choreographers, dancers, film and multi-media artists from throughout the world to develop new aesthetic approaches and visual languages for choreography and film in a 60-second format. We are searching for works that operate and experiment choreographically with the film medium.

Jury selection + prizes
The winners will be selected by an independent jury of experts. There are prizes in two categories. Monetary prizes will be awarded in the amount of up to 2.000,- EUR. In addition, prizes will be awarded in the “cinema” category; this includes the presentation of the winning films throughout Germany and Switzerland. Within the cooperation with Das Tanzfest.ch, the winning films will be included in the programs of the cities participating in Das Tanzfest.ch 2018. As part of the CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES Loop-DVD they will also be screened at different European festivals.

Conditions of participation
Anyone can submit a film. The minimum age is 18. Only films of a maximum length of 60 seconds are eligible. They must have been completed after December 31st, 2014. There is no fee to submit.

Organizer
CHOREOGRAPHIC CAPTURES is a project of JOINT ADVENTURES – Walter Heun within the framework of ACCESS TO DANCE in cooperation with Das Tanzfest.ch.

www.choreooo.org


Open Call | The Rookies – International Student Competition 2017

Application deadline: 29 May

The Rookies – International Student Competition is opening for entries for 2017 soon and invites all artists to prepare their work.

The Competition has been created for young designers, creators, innovators, and artists, and this year it will be open for full portfolios of work.

Winners don’t get gift certificates and a hand shake, they take home a massive bounty of prizes including the latest gadgets, hardware, software, and media.

However, The Rookies isn’t just about winning jobs, internships, and scholarships. It’s about helping young artist’s realise there is a career path for them that doesn’t involve wearing a suit. It’s about learning from other creatives around the world and being genuinely inspired by their stories and achievements. Most importantly though, it’s about having the courage to show your work to the world, often for the very first time.

The Rookies 2017 will include the following competition categories:

  • Illustration
  • Graphic Design
  • Motion Graphics
  • Photography
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Film Making
  • Web and Mobile
  • VFX and Animation
  • Next-Gen Gaming
  • Virtual Reality
  • Robotics

The selection is made based on: Overall Impression, Creative Skills, Technical Skills, Range of Skills, Complexity, Presentation, and Industry Employability.

Last year, during the inaugural event, the Competition received a total of 1,824 entries from 479 schools in 77 countries.

To enter The Rookies (THE ROOKIES) you (the Artist) must:

  • be 18 years or older.
  • Be able to show proof that you have studied, or are currently studying at a certified university, school, or online training facility between January 2016 and May 2017.

For more information see: www.therookies.co


Competition | Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2017

Deadline for applications: 28 April, 12 noon

This year’s Landscape Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at stunning locations around the UK.

To enter the competition, you must complete and submit this application form and upload the following photographs;

PLEASE NOTE: Each photograph must be a JPEG file, and please ensure that it is well-lit, composed, and shows any detail such as brushstrokes and mark-making.

a – A photograph of your main landscape submission. This image should not include the frame or surroundings
b – A photograph of an additional landscape.
c – An optional third photograph of art from your portfolio. This does not have to be a landscape.
d – A passport-style photograph of yourself.

Further details on how to upload the correct size photograph can be found on the competition website.

Only one entry can be submitted per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted.

For terms and conditions see: www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape-terms

To make an application visit: www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv/landscape


The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Portrait Commission Competition

Application deadline: Thursday, 27 April, midnight.

Prize/Commission: €20,000

The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club Portrait Competition 2017 invites artists to submit two drawings. One of Daniel O’Connell, founding member of the Stephen’s Green Club (1840 – 2005) and one of Sir Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington – Patron of The Hibernian United Service Club (1832 – 2005) – both clubs merged in 2005 and celebrate almost 185 years of friendship among like minded individuals.

Commission:
The competition is open to artists working in 2D wall based visual art. The winning artist will be commissioned to complete two paintings, one of Daniel O’Connell and one of Sir Arthur Wellesley and these paintings will hang in The Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club’s permanent art collection. Final paintings must be 100cm x 100cm square.

The commissioned portraits must be completed by 28 September 2017. The portaits will reside in The Clubs Dining Room so members and guests can once again dine among their ancestors, as is club tradition.

Site Visit:
Artists are invited to visit the Club and view the space where the finished works will be displayed on 14 March between 5 and 7pm or 21 March between 5 and 7pm.

Application:
Applications by email only. All emails must be marked for the attention of the Arts Competition Committee. Applications must include:

  • Digital images of the 2 artworks (JPEG, max. 3M)
  • Application form
  • Artists CV

The Arts Committee Judging Panel reserve the right to separate the commission should they decided to choose two artists to paint one portrait apiece.

By entering the Competition, entrants agree to assign their intellectual property rights to the Stephen’s Green Hibernian Club and permit the Club to use the photos in any media, including online, for any purpose whatsoever. Entrants who do not agree to this use should not enter this Competition.

Entry form and full terms and conditions: Portrait Competition Application Form and Terms

Contact Martin Davis with any queries at solartireland@gmail.com or 0868582392.


Nikon Small World 2017 Photomicrography Competition

Deadline: 30 April

The Nikon Small World 2017 competition is now open for entry to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques.

Winners will receive one of 20 prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.

Each year, the top 20 prize-winners are exhibited at numerous museums and science centers throughout the United States and Canada.

Photomicrographs must be taken using a light microscope, such as one of the Nikon series of compound or stereoscopic microscopes. The use of Nikon equipment is however, not required. A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an object of beauty, open to several levels of comprehension and appreciation.

Images awarded in other photomicrography competitions are not eligible.

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, it has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

No Entry Fee.
For more information and to apply see: www.nikonsmallworld.com/photo/


Nikon Small World In Motion 2016 Video Competition

Deadline: 30 April

The Nikon Small World In Motion 2016 Video Competition has recently opened for entries, coming from all parts of the world.

This competition is an extension to the Nikon Small World Photomicrography Competition and dedicated strictly to movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the microscope. It is held annually since 2011.

Winners will be awarded one of three prizes, sorted according to rank in the competition. First prize is $3,000 toward the purchase of Nikon equipment.

The subject matter is unrestricted and any type of light microscopy technique is acceptable, including phase contrast, polarized light, fluorescence, interference contrast, darkfield, confocal, deconvolution, and mixed techniques. Entries submitted to Nikon are then judged by an independent panel of experts who are recognized authorities in the area of photomicrography and photography. These entries are judged on the basis of originality, informational content, technical proficiency and visual impact.

A movie that has won any other competition is not eligible to win this contest.

The Nikon International Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines.

No Entry Fee.
For more information and to apply see: www.nikonsmallworld.com/swim/info


Open Call | Extended Deadline: Fulbright Engage Video Competition

Application deadline: Monday 6 March, 5pm

Through the Fulbright Engage Video Competition, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland seeks submissions from students of Multimedia / Design to develop and deliver a fresh and engaging short video that will promote the Fulbright Irish Awards and showcase creative talent in Ireland.

The competition winner will receive a generous prize which includes a one-week trip to Manhattan in New York, including return flights, accommodation and spending money, plus an opportunity to visit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, to shadow the MoMA Design Studio team, and to visit the School of Media Studies at The New School, to take part in classroom visits, tour of facilities, meetings with students and faculty.

Video production costs are included in the prize money, and the winning campaign will be showcased on the Fulbright Ireland website and social media channels. The aim of the campaign is to showcase the talent amongst creative students in Ireland, and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Irish Awards, which annually offer grants and support for Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake study, research or teaching the USA.

The Fulbright Engage Video Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, or graduates who completed their studies in 2016, in the areas of multimedia, film, animation, design or other relevant fields.

Applicants must be Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens who have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the last three years.

Videos may include animation, stop motion, voxpops, sizzle reels, interviews with Fulbright Alumni, or other innovative media.

Applicants must firstly email emma.loughney@fulbright.ie to indicate your interest and then compile your Proposal.

For further information on how to apply please visit www.fulbright.ie/video-competition


Open Call | STARTS Prize 2017

Deadline: 3 March

STARTS Prize 2017 – Grand prize of the European Commission honoring Innovation in Technology, Industry and Society stimulated by the Arts.

Appointed by the European Commission, Ars Electronica, BOZAR and Waag Society are launching a prize to select the most pioneering collaborations and results in the field of creativity and innovation at the crossings of science and technology with the arts. This follows the launch of a new activity in the European Commission named STARTS: Innovation at the nexus of Science, Technology, and the ARTS.

Science, Technology and Arts (=STARTS) form a nexus with an extraordinarily high potential for creative innovation. And such innovation is considered to be precisely what’s called for if we’re to master the social, ecological and economic challenges that Europe will be facing in the near future. The role of artists thus is no longer seen to be just about propagating scientific and technological knowledge and skills among the general public but much more as a kind of catalyst that can inspire and trigger innovative processes. The artistic practice of creative exploration and experimental appropriation of new technologies has a wide reaching potential to contribute to the development of new products and new economic, social and business models. Accordingly, the STARTS Prize focuses on artistic works that influence or change the way we look at technology, and on innovative forms of collaboration between the ICT sector and the world of art and culture.

Two prizes, each with €20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts: one for artistic exploration, and thus projects with the potential to influence or change the way technology is deployed, developed or perceived, and one for innovative collaboration between industry/technology and art/culture in ways that open up new paths for innovation.

Grand Prize—Artistic Exploration
Awarded for artistic exploration and art works where appropriation by the arts has a strong potential to influence or alter the use, deployment or perception of technology.

Grand Prize—Innovative Collaboration
Awarded for innovative collaboration between industry or technology and the arts that opens new pathways for innovation.

For more information and application details see: starts-prize.aec.at/en/open-call/


Water Integrity Network Photo Competition 2017

WIN (Water Integrity Network) is currently accepting entries in their annual photo competition, dedicated to wastewater management.

How does corruption and malpractice affect water and wastewater management? Your photos could have the power to reflect how increased water integrity can change the water sector and improve lives.

For the Water Integrity Network’s annual photo competition, share your vision! Submit up to two photos showing the impact of corruption and/or integrity at work in wastewater management. You can win $1,000, $500 and $250 in photography equipment!

To participate, send in one to two photos before 23:59 CET on 31 January 2017 with captions, along with a signed competition terms form at winphotocomp@win-s.org.

The jury will select the winner by considering the following criteria:

  • balance,
  • message,
  • aesthetic quality, and
  • caption.

Terms and Conditions can be found on the Water Integrity Network’s website.
www.waterintegritynetwork.net/2016/10/31/photo-competition/


Open Call | Fulbright Engage Video Competition

Application deadline: Tuesday 21 February, 5pm

Through the Fulbright Engage Video Competition, the Fulbright Commission in Ireland seeks submissions from students of Multimedia / Design to develop and deliver a fresh and engaging short video that will promote the Fulbright Irish Awards and showcase creative talent in Ireland.

The competition winner will receive a generous prize which includes a one-week trip to Manhattan in New York, including return flights, accommodation and spending money, plus an opportunity to visit The Museum of Modern Art, New York, to shadow the MoMA Design Studio team, and to visit the School of Media Studies at The New School, to take part in classroom visits, tour of facilities, meetings with students and faculty.

Video production costs are included in the prize money, and the winning campaign will be showcased on the Fulbright Ireland website and social media channels. The aim of the campaign is to showcase the talent amongst creative students in Ireland, and to raise awareness of the Fulbright Irish Awards, which annually offer grants and support for Irish and E.U. citizens to undertake study, research or teaching the USA.

The Fulbright Engage Video Competition is open to current undergraduate and postgraduate students, or graduates who completed their studies in 2016, in the areas of multimedia, film, animation, design or other relevant fields.

Applicants must be Irish citizens, or E.U. citizens who have been resident in the Republic of Ireland for the last three years.

Videos may include animation, stop motion, voxpops, sizzle reels, interviews with Fulbright Alumni, or other innovative media.

Applicants must firstly email emma.loughney@fulbright.ie to indicate your interest and then compile your Proposal.

For further information on how to apply please visit www.fulbright.ie/video-competition


Open Call | The Humanity Photo Awards 2017

hpa2017logo-final-version2Deadline: 15 April

The Humanity Photo Awards (HPA) is a biennial photography contest focusing on folklore cultures, including portrait and costume, architecture, living custom, production and commerce, festivities and traditional rites. It was founded in 1998 by China Folklore Photographic Association and has the support of UNESCO’s since its 2nd session in 2000. HPA aims to encourage photographers, both amateur and professional, all over the world to document folklore cultures in an extensive and profound way. During the past 18 years, photographers from 162 countries have participated in HPA and HPA has accumulated images about folklore phenomena of 178 countries and regions in the world.

HPA 2017 is an international photo contest that is free to enter and open to all photographers who love to capture the vibrancy of cultures and peoples through the power of imagery.

Five awards will be offered in accordance with the judging criteria: Grand Awards, Documentary Awards, Jury’s Special Awards, Nomination Awards and Performance Awards. All prize-winning photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony and related events that last for 3 to 6 days. 6 Grand Awards winners will receive US$2,000 of cash prize and transport allowance.

Submit entries only via: www.hpa.org.cn

Entry Guidelines: www.hpa.org.cn/attachs/hpa2017/hpa2017_en.pdf


Cultural Innovation International Prize | Climate Change Second Award 2016-2017

cultural-innovation-international-prizeDeadline: 31 January 2017

How can culture defy climate change? The second award of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB (Centre for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona).

The prize is open to innovative cultural projects that raise awareness about climate change, empowering and involving society actively in the global commitment to environmental responsibility.

– Is designed so that the winning proposal can be featured in the framework of the exhibition «After the End of the World» in October 2017. If applicable, the project will be loaned space at Beta Station, a laboratory space adjoining the Centre’s galleries.

– Includes prize money of 20,000 euros to develop the winning proposal.

I- s open to projects in the framework of the third culture (proposals that explore links between art, science, humanities and technology), education (informative and educational formats that involve educators, children, young people and families) or citizen-led innovation (new tools, platforms and programmes for collective participation and the design of ideas for social transformation).

For guidelines and application details see: www.cccb.org/en/framework/file/climate-change/224133


Competition | Sony World Photography Awards 2017

kei-nomiyama-japan-open-photographer-2016-sony-world-photography-awardsDeadline: 10 January

Marking its 10th anniversary, Sony World Photography Awards — the world’s largest photography competition has opened for entries, for 2017.

Open to all photographers, the Awards are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry that has the power to shape the careers of its winning and short-listed photographers. Each year the competition attracts both emerging talent and established artists and presents the world’s best photography from the last 12 months to a global audience.

Hosted by the World Photography Organisation, the Awards are open for work in four main competition categories: Professional, Open, Youth and Student Focus. The 2017 edition sees new categories introduced across the all competitions challenging photographers to push their creative boundaries.

Categories of the Professional Competition:

  • Architecture
  • Conceptual
  • Landscape
  • Natural World
  • Portraiture
  • Still Life
  • Current Affairs and News
  • Contemporary Issues
  • Daily Life
  • Sport

Prizes:

  • Photographer of the Year – $25,000 (USD) / Sony digital imaging equipment / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
  • Category winners – Flights and accommodation to awards ceremony in London / Sony digital imaging equipment / Publication in winners’ book / Included in exhibition at Somerset House, London
  • Shortlist – Digital exhibition at Somerset House, London

For more information see:
https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards

The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across more than 180 countries, their aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet.

No Submission Fee to enter.


Open Call | NordArt International Exhibition and Competition, Germany

nordart-2017-international-exhibition-of-visual-artsDeadline for applications: 30 November

The NordArt International Exhibition of Visual Arts is open for applications for 2017 and all artists are invited to submit theirs.

NordArt is an annual international art exhibition, organised every summer for four months by a non-profit cultural initiative Kunstwerk Carlshütte and brings the world together artistically. It is one of the biggest European exhibitions of contemporary art and attracts approximately 80,000 guests each year.

Each year one artist is awarded the NordArt-Prize — worth 10,000 Euro — with the aim to support the art and culture scene. A Public Choice Award is awarded as well, thanks to the votes the visitors of the NordArt cast to their favorite artist. The 2017 Exhibition is scheduled for 10 June – 08 October 2017.

Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt Symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt.

Last year, about 4500 artists from 109 countries have submitted their applications for NordArt 2016.

For more information and to apply see: http://www.nordart.de/en/bewerbung-NA17.html

No submission fee.


International Call For Entries | Centre for Fine Art Photography, Colorado

singularsignature216Deadline: 26 October 2016

THEME | Singular/Signature
Singular/Signature: A single image has the power to tell stories, impact the viewer, and change the way we see. Often, a signature image comes to define an artist/photographer or a body of work. Show us your most impactful images. All artist renditions on the theme, genres, capture types and photographic processes are eligible to submit.

ABOUT THE CENTER FOR FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit photography organisation. They provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals.

Juror:  Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor with 15 years of experience, primarily as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Honorable Mention Awards: 1 year membership and 3 image submission to a Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

SUBMISSION | ENTRY FEE
MEMBERS | $29 for the three images
NON-MEMBERS | $35 for the first three images
ADDITIONAL IMAGES may be submitted for $9 each for members and $10 each for non-members. There is no limit to the number of images that may be submitted.
NEW! Submission of 12 images and over qualifies the artist for a review of the work submitted. This review will be conducted by the Executive Director of C4FAP, Hamidah Glasgow.

Image Upload Guidelines
All images are securely submitted online on our website. To submit images visit our home page, create a free account or Login to your existing account to begin. Further instructions are available in the Calls for Entry Section of our website.

IMPORTANT DATES
Entries Due | October 26, 2016
Notice Of Acceptance | November 11, 2016
Exhibition Dates | March 3 – April 1, 2017
Public + Artists’ Reception | March 18, 2017

Eligibility: Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

E: coordinator@c4fap.org, T: 970.224.1010 | Closed Sunday and Monday
For more information please visit: Visit: www.c4fap.org


Call for Entries for Contemporary Craft Competition, Denton, Texas

mhs-logo-smallDeadline: 30 September 30, 5pm

The Greater Denton Arts Council announces the opening of its 2017 Call for Entries for the 30th annual Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition.

Recognised as one of the premier craft exhibitions in the country, Materials: Hard & Soft began in 1987 and was originally initiated by area artist Georgia Leach Gough. The exhibition celebrates the evolving field of contemporary craft and the remarkable creativity and innovation of artists who push the boundaries of their chosen media. Drawing hundreds of applications from across the United States each year, approximately 70 works will be selected for exhibition by our 2016 Juror, Elizabeth Kozlowski. As the curator of the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Kozlowki has over 12 years of curatorial and gallery experience with a specialty in contemporary ceramics. Of the works selected, Juror Awards in the amounts of $1,000, $750, $500 and $250 will be presented.

**Each artist is limited to three (3) entries. There is a $40 (USD) non-refundable fee, for up to three (3) entries. Payments must be submitted online at the time of application.**

Exhibition dates: February 4 – May 6, 2017 | Exhibition on view at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center

Inquiries may be directed to the Arts Council at (940) 382-2787 or exhibit@dentonarts.com
Online submissions and prospectus available at http://dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft