Opening: April 15, 2019
Deadline: May 15, 2019
Entry fee: Japan: 1 to 30 prints – ¥2,000, 31 to 50 prints – ¥3,000; other countries – $15
Conditions: age up to 35 years
Prizes: from ¥30,000 to ¥100,000
Young Portfolio is a program organized by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) to support young photographers from around the world by exhibiting and acquiring their works for our permanent collection.
Anybody under the age of 35 is welcome to submit their works. We are looking for works by devoted photographers who are passionate about their creative efforts.
It is not a contest in which people are only eligible to win a prize once. Multiple submissions may be made up until the age of 35. We hope that by selecting works by the same young artist on a regular basis, we will help build their confidence.
Young Portfolio is unique in that it invites the wider world to recognize the true value of these young artists’ abilities while simultaneously preserving their work for posterity.
Any theme or technique is acceptable. The images must, however, be of archival quality both in technique and materials, since they will become part of the Museum’s permanent collection.
Each applicant may submit up to 50 images, whether single-image or multi-image works.
Applicants must have been born after January 1, 1984 (i.e., must not be above 35 years of age); applications from photographers and artists who work in the medium of photography, regardless of gender, nationality or professional or amateur status, are welcome.
Paying the Application Fee
For applications from Japan, the application fee is 2,000 yen for applicants submitting one to 30 prints; for applicants submitting 31 to 50 prints, the application fee is 3,000 yen.
For applications from other countries, the application fee is US$15.
Selected works will be purchased by the Museum at prices from 30,000 yen to 100,000 yen per work.
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