Monday, November 12, 2012

Fellowship 13 - Not Just Another Photo Competition. It's a Career Changer



      
 


Fellowship 13 
Not Just Another Photo Competition. 
It's a Career Changer

There's Still Time to Submit Your Best Work
 


There are hundreds of photography contests you can choose from, so why apply for Fellowship 13? It's very simple. Silver Eye's Fellowship award is a prestigious accolade from one of the country's premiere non-profit photography venues. And, we have a 13-year track record of boosting the careers and international profiles of our award winners through notable exhibitions and extensive media outreach and promotion.
"Receiving the Fellowship 12 Keystone Award was an important milestone in my career. I greatly respect Julie Saul [the juror] and I am thrilled by her recognition of my work."
--Isa Leshko, 2012 Keystone Award Winner
"I think [winning the Fellowship] singlehandedly made my career."
--Dylan Vitone, Fellowship 2004 Winner
Juror Julie Saul, owner, Julie Saul Gallery, New York (center), with Akihiko Miyoshi, 2012 
International Award Winner (left) and Isa Leshko, 2012 Keystone Award Winner (right).

We invite you to submit your portfolio for consideration by this year's judges, Sam Barzilay, Creative Director, United Photo Industries, Brooklyn, NY, and Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, December 9, 2012, 11:59:59 pm EST. Submissions will be accepted via SlideRoom. To enter, please visit http://silvereye.slideroom.com
 to register and upload your application.

Awards
  • One (1) International Award Winner receives a solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening mid-January 2013; $3,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye's website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Keystone Award Winner receives a spotlight exhibition in mid-January 2013; $1,000 for exhibition-related expenses; an online gallery on Silver Eye's website (with link to artist website); and media outreach and promotion.
  • One (1) Multimedia Storyteller Award Winner for a documentary or internet-based project receives $500; a dedicated article with URL and/or video download via Silver Eye's website; and media outreach and promotion.
  • Six (6) Judges' Commendation Winners will be named on Silver Eye's website and press releases.
Fees

$18 for Silver Eye members at the $70 level or above, with membership valid through January 31, 2013$85 for non-Silver Eye members.

Out of respect for those who have suffered from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, we are also offering, on a case-by-case basis, a reduced submission fee of $18 to any artist who has been affected by the storm. To apply for this fee discount, please send a brief note describing your situation to Juliana Zipay at jzipay@silvereye.org or call 412.431.1810.

What to Enter

Submissions are comprised of three items: 1) a one-page Artist's Statement in PDF format; 2) a biography or CV in PDF format; and 3) your work sample.

For the International Award and Keystone Award, you may submit up to eight (8) images from a cohesive, exhibition-ready body of work created within the past three years. If from an ongoing project, the portfolio must include images created within the past three years.

For the Multimedia Storyteller Award, your multimedia submission may include either a video or an internet-based project, limited to a 3-minute clip and a file (.mov, .wmv, or .flv) under 60 MB.

How to Enter

Submissions will be accepted via SlideRoom, an online system for receiving digital files. 
To enter, please visit http://silvereye.slideroom.com
 to register and upload your application.

Eligibility

All U.S. and international amateur and professional photographers, age 18 or older at the time of submission, may apply.

Silver Eye staff and their relatives, Board members, current interns, and past Fellowship winners are not eligible to apply.
 
Terms & Conditions/FAQs
 
For further information about the competition's rules and regulations, awards, and exhibitions, please visit http://www.silvereye.org/F13FAQ.pdf.
 
For More Information 

For complete rules, submission details, terms and conditions, and more, please visit our website

For questions about membership status and how or what to submit, please email Juliana Zipay at jzipay@silvereye.org.


Photo Courtesy: Richard Kelly
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