PHmuseum 2018 Grant
The PHmuseum 2018 Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling.
Over the year it has grown into a leading photography prize, with previous editions having awarded work by photographers like Salvatore Vitale, Jacob Aue Sobol, Diana Markosian, Max Pinckers, Clémentine Schneidermann, and Tomas van Houtryve, among many others.
Now in its sixth edition, the initiative is designed to support the production and promotion of visual stories through cash prizes and relevant opportunities across international festivals and online media.
To participate, you are invited to submit one or more projects centred around a specific theme, narrative or concept, following these guided steps:
- Sign up
Create an account, confirm your email address and go to phmuseum.com/grant. We have simplified the submission process, you can now apply without having to create a Photographer profile first.
- Upload your story
Present projects of maximum 20 photos. At least 4 of them must be shot after January 1st, 2015. The recommended photo size is 1000px on the shortest side, weighing around 2MB each. You can present more than a project, yet one at a time.
- Review and submit
Review and submit your project, being aware that you will not be able to modify it after submission. To present a second project, go back to phmuseum.com/grant and start a new application. Our judges will review the submissions in March, with winners to be announced in April 2018.
Our international jury will award £15,000 in cash prizes, a solo exhibition at Cortona On The Move, features on World Press Photo’s Witness and other relevant opportunities.
New Generation Prize / £ 2,000 plus a mentorship program with Maggie Steber, a publication on World Press Photo’s Witness, a projection at Cortona On The Move and Just Another Photo Festival, and promotion via PHmuseum. Only for photographers who will be 30 years of age or younger on the deadline’s date.
Solo exhibition at Cortona On The Move / Cortona On The Move is one of the leading photo festivals in Europe. Arianna Rinaldo, the Artistic Director, will select a project among all the submissions, which will be granted a solo show at the festival’s 2018 edition in July. The prize will include the show production, travel expenses up to €500, accommodation and promotion through Cortona OTM channels.
Honorable Mentions / Up to 6 mentions in the Main Prize category and 3 mentions in the New Generation Prize category
The submissions will be reviewed by this independent panel of judges, which will assign the prizes before the end of April. Learn more about them:
- Genevieve Fussell
Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker
- Roger Ballen
Photographer and Artist
- Emilia Van Lynden
Artistic Director, Unseen
- Monica Allende
Independent Photo Editor and Cultural Producer
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Submission Deadline 21 February, 2018