Deadline Extended to May 15 for the Second Annual Daylight/CDS Photo Awards

Photograph by Nandita Raman, First Prize Winner and Juror Pick, 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

In recognition of a mutual interest in documentary and fine art photography, Daylight Magazine and the Center for Documentary Studies started an international competition in spring 2010, the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, to honor and promote talented and committed photographers, both emerging and established, in two prize categories, the Project Prize and the Work-in-Process Prize.

Guest Jurors: Anthony Bannon, director, George Eastman House; Darren Ching, owner, Klompching Gallery, and creative director, Photo District News; Stacey D. Clarkson, art director, Harper’s Magazine; Whitney Johnson, picture editor, The New Yorker; Joel Sternfeld, photographer; Sasha Wolf, owner, Sasha Wolf Gallery

with Taj Forer and Michael Itkoff, editors, Daylight Magazine, and Alexa Dilworth, publishing director, and Courtney Reid-Eaton, exhibitions director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University

Winners announced in August 2011.



PROJECT PRIZE
For an extended documentary project or fine art series. Edit photographs with care as the project photographs will be judged on the coherence of the work as a whole. The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner. Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she choose the work.

One First Prize winner
Six Jurors’ Pick Prize winners
Ten Honorable Mentions

The First Prize Winner will receive a solo exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies, a multimedia Daylight podcast, a feature in CDS’s newsmagazine Document, presentation in Daylight and CDS online galleries, and $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses.

Juror’s Pick Winners will be part of a group exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies and featured in Daylight and CDS online galleries. Ten Honorable Mentions will be named on Daylight and CDS websites.

20 images, one-page artist’s statement, and CV. $60.
Deadline: May 15, 2011.

WORK-IN-PROCESS PRIZE
For a documentary or fine art essay/work-in-progress from a single body of images The full panel of jurors will choose one First Prize Winner. Each Guest Juror will also select one photographer to receive a Juror’s Pick Prize and write a short statement about why he or she choose the work.

One First Prize winner
Six Juror’s Pick Prize winners
Ten Honorable Mentions

The First Prize Winner will be featured in print in Daylight Magazine and CDS’s newsmagazine Document, as well as in Daylight and CDS online galleries and be part of a group exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies.

Juror’s Pick Winners will be part of a group exhibition at the Center for Documentary Studies and featured in Daylight and CDS online galleries. Ten Honorable Mentions will be named on Daylight and CDS websites.

5 images, one-page artist’s statement, and CV. $30.
Deadline: May 15, 2011.


HOW TO ENTER (It’s Easy!)
—Applicants upload work and submit payment online at http://daylightcds.slideroom.com (from March 1 to May 15, 2011). Our online system (slideroom) provides a video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions on how to register and submit your photographs, written materials, and payment.

—You will be asked to provide the following:

For the Project Prize: 20 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, and CV. $60.

For the Work-in-Process Prize: 5 images, captions, one-page artist’s statement, and CV. $30.

Note: There is a discounted price for entering work in both prize competitions: $75.

Full guidelines and FAQ’s available on the Daylight Magazine and CDS websites.


2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Prizewinner Photo Galleries and Interviews

Photograph by Elizabeth Moreno, First Prize Winner and Juror Pick, 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

 

Photograph by Rachel Barrett, Juror Pick (Hank Willis Thomas), 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Project Prize

 

Photograph by Martin Roemers, Juror Pick (Jamie Wellford), 2010 Daylight/CDS Photo Awards Work-in-Process Prize

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