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Grants & Competitions

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Aperture Portfolio Prize

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues. The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture Foundation Members, who also enjoy invitations to special events, exclusive discounts on Aperture publications, and opportunities to meet and engage with artists and leaders in the photo community.

Submissions must be made by December 2, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Aperture Foundation website.

The Aftermath Project Grant

The Aftermath Project is a non-profit organization committed to telling the other half of the story of conflict—the story of what it takes for individuals to learn to live again, to rebuild destroyed lives and homes, to restore civil societies, to address the lingering wounds of war while struggling to create new avenues for peace. The Aftermath Project holds a yearly grant competition open to working photographers worldwide covering the aftermath of conflict. In addition, through partnerships with universities, photography institutions and non-profit organizations, the Project seeks to help broaden the public's understanding of the true cost of war—and the real price of peace — through international traveling exhibitions and educational outreach in communities and schools.

Apply by December 4, 2014. For application guidelines, visit the Aftermath Project website.

JGS Quarterly Photography Contest

Joy of Giving Something, Inc. (JGS) established in 2009 an ongoing international quarterly contest that encourages artists to share their unique perspective. Quarterly winners will receive $1,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Forward Thinking Museum. Annual winners will receive the JGS Artist Award in the amount of $5,000 and their work will be featured in a solo exhibition at the FTM.

Submissions must be made by December 31, 2014. For guidelines, visit the Forward Thinking Museum website.

© Lavonne Hall
© Lavonne Hall

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