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The Vienna International Photographic Awards (VIPA) are now open for entries. Open to professionals, amateurs and photography students from any country, the VIPA 2012 competition is focussed on documentary photography. You may submit either a single entry or a series of photos with a social, cultural, political or environmental theme. The first prize is €4,000, the second is €2,000, while the recipient of the third prize will be awarded €1,000. Additionally, the short-listed winners will be published in the VIPA?s official catalogue. The works of the three finalists will be featured in a group exhibition held in November 2012 in Vienna. Entrants can register through the website below.
Website: VIPA 2012
THE VIPA 2012 - CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline for Entry: April 30th, 2012
KUNSTNETZWERK (modern contemporary art gallery and network), Raed Bawayah (photographer), in collaboration with « Eyes-On » European Month of Photography Vienna, are pleased to announce the Open Call # 1st edition of the Vienna International Photographic Awards « VIPA 2012 » for documentary photography.
Participation is open to professional, non-professional and student photographers from any country.
Submission must be a single photo or a series, which focuses on documentary photo-reportage such as social, cultural, political or environmental issues.
Besides the total value of 7.000 EUR in money prizes the short-listed winners will be published in the VIPA?s official catalogue. The 3 finalists will take part in a group exhibition in November 2012 in Vienna (during the European Month of Photography). The awards will be divided into three sections: 1st prize (4.000 EUR), 2nd prize (2.000 EUR) and 3rd prize (1.000 EUR). The awards ceremony and the group exhibition opening will be held on the 15th November 2012 in Vienna.
Winners will be selected by our panel of highly esteemed judges: Michael Ackerman (photographer, U.S.), Raed Bawayah (photographer, PS), Carola Dertnig (lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, A), Thomas Licek (director of « Eyes-On » European Month of Photography Vienna, A),
Hannamari Shakya (curator and editor of Photo Raw Magazine, FIN), Horst Stasny (photographer and curator, A).
Register online via the VIPA 2012 website: