A new international, annual competition launched during the New York Photo Festival, the New York Photo Awards will honor talented photographers from all over the world whose exceptional work breaks new grounds visually, intellectually and aesthetically. The Awards will give those visual artists the opportunity to reach key decision makers in the photographic community and the editorial, fine art and fashion worlds. Submissions will be accepted starting February 6, 2008 through April 14, 2008. The Awards will be announced in May during the inaugural edition of the festival.
The New York Photo Awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Friday, May 16th 2008. All of the works of the Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be presented on the big screen before a packed audience of industry luminaries. Sixteen major awards will be publicly presented to the Award Winners, and thirty-two artists will receive Honorable Mention certificates.
All Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will enjoy unprecedented visibility for their work. In addition to the New York Photo Awards ceremony, their work will be showcased on the New York Photo Awards and New York Photo Festival websites, and published in leading photo magazines. These artists are also automatically eligible for inclusion in a beautifully produced New York Photo Awards Annual by powerHouse Books. The Annual will be published in November 2008.
Only works produced or published between December 1st, 2006 and January 31st, 2008 are eligible for submission.
All image and multimedia files must comply with the following requirements or the entire submission will be immediately disqualified. Payment will not be refunded. There will be no exceptions.
For Photography Submissions:
a. JPEG format saved at level 10 compression
b. Images must be no greater than 1000 pixels on the longest dimension
c. Images must be saved at 100dpi
d. Images must not exceed 2MB
e. Color Profile: Adobe RGB (1999)
For Multimedia Photography Submissions:
a. No video (use still pictures only). Audio is strongly recommended but not mandatory, the number of photographs used is not limited.
b. Maximum Length: 3 minutes
c. Maximum file size: 50 MB
d. File type: Quicktime (.mov)
For Multimedia Video Submissions:
a. Maximum Length: 3 minutes
b. Maximum file size: 50 MB
c. File type: Quicktime (.mov)
Any alteration of a photographic image beyond slight burning/dodging, sharpening, levels/curves must be clearly labeled in the caption as “DIGITALLY ALTERED.”
*Please note that digitally altered images cannot be submitted for consideration in the “Editorial” category.
New York Photo Festival Categories:
a. Editorial. Individual images or series of 2 to 12 images on any topic for magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals, and all assigned projects.
b. Personal Work/ Unpublished/ Fine Art- Any kind of personal and experimental work, published or unpublished.
c. Advertising. Individual ads or ad campaigns of 2 to 12 images published in magazines, newspapers, and all other media.
d. Books. All published photography books.
e. Multimedia. Photography-based or video-based projects.
New York Photo Festival Student Categories:
a. Editorial. Individual images or series of 2 to 12 images on any topic for magazines, newspapers, and other periodicals, and all assigned projects- published or unpublished.
b. Personal Work. Unpublished/ Fine Art- Any kind of personal and experimental work, published or unpublished.
c. Books. Any photography book projects, published or unpublished.
d. Multimedia. Photography-based or video-based projects.
Entry fees for work:
$30 per individual photograph
$90 per published book, catalog, brochure, or other periodicals (up to 12 images)
$90 per editorial, advertising, or personal series of up to 12 images
$75 per multimedia submission
Entry fees for student work:
$10 per individual photograph
$50 per portfolio of up to 12 images by an individual (in any category)
$45 per multimedia submission
The Chairwoman of the jury is Elisabeth Biondi (The New Yorker). The jury will include: Bill Hunt (Hasted Hunt Gallery), Jody Quon (New York magazine), and Benjamin Trigano (M + B Gallery) from the New York Photo Festival Advisory Board, photographer Lauren Greenfield, Tim Barber (of tinyvices.com, and New York Photo Festival curator), and the festival’s founders and co-chairmen: Frank Evers of VII Photo Agency and Daniel Power of powerHouse Books.
A separate set of jurors from the multimedia industry will judge submissions in the Multimedia category, including the Snorri Bros (famed Sprint commercial directors), Bjarke Myrthu (Magnum In Motion), Meredith Birkett (MSNBC) and Greg Clayman (MTV), as well as Lauren Greenfield, Frank Evers, and Daniel Power.
About the New York Photo Festival:
A joint initiative of powerHouse Books and VII Photo Agency, the New York Photo Festival will be the first international-level festival of photography to be based in the U.S. With the ambition of documenting the future of photography in all its forms, for the inaugural edition (May 14-18, 2008) this new annual event has selected a group of internationally-respected curators who will deliver their personal vision of the newest and most important trends in contemporary photography: Magnum photographer Martin Parr, The New York Times Magazine picture editor Kathy Ryan, Lesley A. Martin of the Aperture Foundation, and Tim Barber of tinyvices.com. In addition to the curated pavilions, the festival will offer visitors an extensive range of activities that will generate dialogue and buzz among all the communities of photo professionals, amateurs, students, and aficionados of art and culture: seminars, portfolio reviews, slide shows, book signings, photographic workshops, live performances and events, and a gallery row. The New York Photo Festival will be headquartered in the DUMBO area of Brooklyn.
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