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2018 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 2018 Aperture Portfolio Prize is now open and accepting submissions until Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 12 noon EST.

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Deadline: January 31, 2018

What winners receive:

The first-prize winner will receive a $3,000 cash award, an exhibition in New York City, and will be published in Aperture magazine. The first-prize winner and up to four runners-up will be featured on Aperture’s website, accompanied by a brief statement written by Aperture’s editors and curatorial staff. The first-prize winner and runner-ups are announced in the foundation’s e-newsletter, which reaches fifty thousand subscribers across the globe, including curators, critics, and members of the photography community. The winner and finalists will also have the opportunity to participate in the Aperture Foundation limited-edition print program.

About Aperture:

Aperture, a not-for-profit foundation, connects the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multi-platform publisher and center for the photo community.

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Open to Aperture Magazine subscribers

Lab.9 art contest




Lab.9 art contest, is a call for submissions open to all kind of artists. Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video. A great opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize, have the possibility to exhibit the artworks in Venice in March 2018 and much more. 


- a collaboration award for a new Malamegi collection

- artwork acquisition award

- a cash prize of 1,000 Euros

- a monographic book prize

The following types of works are admitted: Painting, Sculpture, Photography,  Mixed media, Digital, Video, Graphics, Net art, other (all visual works that can be reproduced through a picture are allowed).

The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers,  painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. 

Deadline : 18 January 2018

You can find all the information about the contest on the official website:

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YICCA 2017 - International Contest of Contemporary Art





The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the

international market of contemporary art.


Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists, which can:

• Win a cash prize:

- Euro 3000,00 (three thousand/00) money prize to the first selected

- Euro 1000,00 (one thousand/00) money prize to the second selected

• Promote their art through a variety of channels:

- exhibit the selected artworks in a exhibition space, determined by competition.

- improve the relationship between finalists and critics, curators, gallery owners, public and private art institutions that will have access to this important exhibition.

- have maximum visibility through the advertising campaign that will follow the competition

and all its stages.

- the works of selected artists will be published on “YICCA” catalogue which will be distributed free of charge to the finalists and will be available for professionals and institutions invited during the inauguration of the event.



May 1, 2017: Beginning of subscriptions.

September 20, 2017: Subscriptions deadline.

October 18, 2017: Notification of winning artworks.

November, 2017: Exhibition


Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.

From the final 18 artists participating in the exhibition will be announced first and second ranked who will win a prize of 3000 (three thousand/00) and 1000 (one thousand/00) euro.


All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances.

All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country.

There are no special qualifications requiered for entry.

All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website

To register please complete the registration form on the official website.

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