February 3, 2008

New York Photo Competition 2008

A new international, annual competition launched during the New York Photo Festival, the New York Photo Awards, will honor talented photographers from all over the world whose exceptional work "breaks new grounds visually, intellectually and aesthetically". Submissions will be accepted starting February 1, 2008 through April 14, 2008. The Awards will be announced in May during the inaugural edition of the festival. The New York Photo Awards ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Friday, May 16th 2008. All of the works of the Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will be presented on the big screen before a packed audience of industry luminaries. Sixteen major awards will be publicly presented to the Award Winners, and thirty-two artists will receive Honorable Mention certificates. All Award Winners and Honorable Mentions will enjoy visibility for their work. In addition to the New York Photo Awards ceremony, their work will be showcased on the New York Photo Awards and New York Photo Festival websites, and published in leading photo magazines. These artists are also automatically eligible for inclusion in a New York Photo Awards Annual by powerHouse Books. The Annual will be published in November 2008.
Submissions - Only works produced or published between December 1st, 2006 and January 31st, 2008 are eligible for submission. Please visit newyorkphotoawards.com for more information on how to submit.
Jury - The Chairwoman of the jury is Elisabeth Biondi (The New Yorker). The jury will include: Bill Hunt (Hasted HuntGallery), Jody Quon (New York Magazine), Benjamin Trigano (M + B Gallery), and Charlie Melcher (Melcher Media) from the New York Photo Festival Advisory Board, photographer Lauren Greenfield, Tim Barber (of tinyvices.com, and New York Photo Festival curator), and the festival's Founders and Co-chairmen: Frank Evers of VII Photo Agency and Daniel Power of powerHouse Books. A separate set of jurors from the multimedia industry will judge submissions in the Multimedia category, including the SnorriBros (famed Sprint commercial directors), Bjarke Myrthu (Magnum In Motion), Meredith Birkett (MSNBC) and Greg Clayman (MTV), as well as Lauren Greenfield, Frank Evers, and Daniel Power.
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