Women Photographers Grant

Women Photographers Grant

Deadline: October 15, 2020
Entry Fee: $35
Prizes: $1,250, $2,500, $6,000, Solo Exhibition, Publications on Vogue Italia and YET Magazine, Portfolio Reviews

The PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant, now in its 4th edition, aims to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography. Its mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the need to work for gender equality in the industry.

To participate, you are invited to submit one or more projects centred around a specific theme, narrative or concept. All approaches are welcome from classic to more experimental projects, and you can present more than one work. By applying you retain full copyright or your images at all times, and we’ll ask for your permission to share them on our social media channels.

The judging will happen between October and November with the shortlist to be announced just before Photo Vogue Festival. Thanks for considering this opportunity and good luck with your applications!


  • 1st Prize – $6,000
  • 2nd Prize – $2,500
  • 3rd Prize – $1,250

plus a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2020 and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.

  • New Generation Prize /$2,500
    plus a consultancy from the PHmuseum Education program, a nomination for the World Press Photo 2020 Joop Swart Masterclass, a projection at Photo Vogue Festival 2020 and promotion on the PHmuseum channels.
  • A Solo Exhibition at PHmuseum Lab
    Awarded by PHmuseum’s Team
    PHmuseum’s Director Giuseppe Oliverio and Curator Rocco Venezia will select a project among all of the submissions to be exhibited at PHmuseum Lab, our brand new space in Bologna, Italy, in May 2021. The prize includes travel and accommodation.
  • 3 Publications on Vogue Italia
    Awarded by Vogue Italia Photo Editors
    Alessia Glaviano, Chiara Bardelli Nonino and Francesca Marani will each select one work from all the submissions to be published online on Vogue Italia.
  • 3 Publications on YET Magazine
    Awarded by PHmuseum Team
    Giuseppe Oliverio and Rocco Venezia from PHmuseum will review all the submissions and select 3 portfolios to be published on the online edition of YET Magazine.
  • 8 Free Online Portfolio Reviews from PHmuseum Education
    Assigned by the PHmuseum Team
    Our team will select 8 photographers among all the applicants, who will be granted a 60-minute online portfolio review with a mentor of their choice from the PHmuseum Education Program.
  • Up to 9 Honorable Mentions and 40 Shortlisted Projects
    The judges will select up to 40 shortlisted projects that will compete for all main prizes and honourable mentions. All shortlisted works will be projected at Photo Vogue Festival 2020, and promoted on the PHmuseum channels.


  • Mariama Attah
    Curator at Open Eye Gallery
  • Magdalena Herrera
    Director of Photography Geo France
  • Adama Delphine Fawundu
    Artist and co-founder of MFON
  • River Bullock
    MoMA Fellow Photography Curator

Entry Fee

  • $35
  • Early Bird Fee: $23 until September 17
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