Deadline: July 29, 2019
Entry fee: 1st stage: Free, 2nd stage: €120
Prizes: €5,000, Participation in the Exhibition
This award is organized by Encontros da Imagem – International Photography and Visual Arts Festival that celebrate this year it’s 29th edition, which aims to award the Best Portfolio in Contemporary Photography. The photography award will be given through a Portfolio Review that offers photographers the opportunity to present their works to curators, galleries and specialized publishers, promoting their work this way. The Portfolio Review will take place in Braga, Portugal on the 12th and 13th of September 2019.
The EMERGENTES 2019 – International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem consists in a 5.000€ (five thousand) award and a solo exhibition for the winner in the next edition of the festival 2020. The other nine finalists will be part of a collective exhibition in the next edition of the festival in 2020.
The selection process will be in two stages:
- 1st stage: 1st stage: Applications through Picter until the 28th of July. In this stage, maximum of 80 portfolios will be selected, these finalists will be invited to come to Braga for the portfolio review. The criteria for the selection will be originality, coherence and conceptual quality of the projects. The finalists will be announced on the 2ND of August, 2019.
- 2nd stage: In the second stage, the finalist will have to enroll and pay 120€ fee until the 15TH of August, to have access to the six individual portfolio reviews with the critics they choose, each review will be 20 minutes. The portfolio review will be held in Braga on the 12th and 13th of September. Selection of the Winner: During the portfolio review, each critic will select the best portfolio in is opinion. In a final meeting the critics team will choose the best 10 finalists portfolios, 1 winner and 9 finalists. The winner and finalists will be announced during the opening weekend, 13th to the 15th of September 2019.