All artists that use photography as an expression tool, regardless of the age, gender or nationality.
The EMERGENTES 2023 - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem consists of
5.000€ monetary award and a solo exhibition in the next edition of the festival in 2024;
Apart from the winner, 9 finalists will also be selected to have their work presented at a collective exhibition in the next edition of the festival in 2024.
The selection process will be in two stages:
1st stage: Applications until the 4th of June with up to 20 images per project. In this stage, a maximum of 70 portfolios will be selected. The criteria for the selection will be originality, coherence and conceptual quality of the projects. The finalists will be contacted individually by the organization in June. The entrance fee for this stage is 20€.
2nd stage: In the second stage, the finalist will have to enroll from the 26th of June until the 2nd of July, to have access to the 4 individual portfolio reviews with the critics they choose, each review will be 20 minutes. The portfolio reviews will be held on the 14th and 15th of September in Braga. The entrance fee for this stage is 80€.
Selection of the max. 70 applicants to proceed on to the reviews is done by the Encontros da Imagem board of directors and the festival team, after which the independent jury consisting of photography experts from various areas (festivals, photobooks, magazines, museums institutions) will select the winner and 9 finalists with the best portfolios in contemporary photography after the portfolio reviews. The winner and finalists will be announced in September 2023.
Winners & Finalists
The images that are part of the selected work, can be used by the festival in order to promote exhibitions and activities in it.
The works selected and produced for the 2024 edition of the festival will become part of the festival's archive at the end of this edition;
In future, the festival may use the produced images for exhibitions (individual or collective), within the festival or in partnership with similar institutions. This will always be communicated to the authors beforehand. Whenever possible, and on a case-by-case basis, the festival will try to ensure that the artist receives a fee for their participation in these exhibitions.
Authors take full responsibility for the authorship of the images/work presented.
The festival will cover the production costs for the winner's solo exhibition that will be held next year, 2024. The conditions for the production of the exhibition will be agreed with the winner and the board of directors.
The festival will cover the production costs of the collective exhibition that will be held next year, 2024.
NOTE: All the production conditions will be discussed by the festival and the artists.
Any omitted issues in this regulation, shall be addressed by the organization.
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