Deadline Extended for 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography: March 1

From the 2008 series "Deconstructing the Maze," a collaborative art project for which 2013 CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Rachel Andrews contributed writing. Photograph by Dara McGrath.

From the 2008 series “Deconstructing the Maze,” a collaborative art project for which 2013 CDS Documentary Essay Prizewinner Rachel Andrews contributed writing. Photograph by Dara McGrath.

The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in documentary writing and photography in alternating years, with a focus on current or recently completed work from a long-term project. The 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize will be for documentary photography. The winner of the competition will receive $3,000 and have his or her work featured in Documenta quarterly newsmagazine published by the Center for Documentary Studies, as well as in a virtual gallery on the CDS website.

Submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2013, to February 15, 2014. 

WE ARE EXTENDING THE DEADLINE TO MARCH 1, 2014, because of server- and weather-related difficulties. Please write with any questions regarding your application in process to alexad@duke.edu.

For guidelines on the 2014 CDS Documentary Essay Prize in Photography, see How to Enter and FAQ’s.

The inaugural 2013 prize was for writing, and was awarded to Irish writer Rachel Andrews for “A New Wilderness at the Maze,” her essay on the meaning of the demolition of Ireland’s infamous Maze prison. (Read more about Andrews and Honorable Mention recipients Maggie Messitt and Leslie Starobin here.)

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