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The WPGA Nadar Awards for Students

The WPGA Nadar Awards for Students - The WPGA Nadar Award is now open for photography and fine art students.

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Sarah Bernhardt

The World Photography Gala Awards have opened the Nadar Award for photography and fine-art students. The first prize is a trip to the Santa Fe Photography Workshops with selected images exposed in the US and Europe in 2010.

There are various categories, images can be entered into more than one category. The deadline for entries is the 17th January 2010 and entries can be submitted on The Gala Awards website.

Press Release:

The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards have launched a Juried competition for students and recent graduates of photography, fine art and design students of institutes, colleges, schools and universities worldwide: The Nadar Award for Students.
The first prize will be the attendance (including round trip from the country and city of residence, lodging, and tuition) to a workshop organised by Santa Fe Photography Workshops, and will the winner images will be widely promoted internationally. Selected images will be exposed during 2010 in US and Europe.
As in other contest organized by WPGA who partner with Save the Children, a portion of its revenue (entry fees and sales of works in exhibitions) will be donated to that humanitarian organization.

WPGA invites all photography and fine art students working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements are welcome to The Nadar Award.
The students and recent graduates who submit their images to The Nadar Award will compete in the following categories:
  • Portrait, People and Figure.
  • Documentary, Editorial and Current Affairs
  • Digital enhanced and alternative processes
  • Fine Art
  • Citiscapes and Architecture
  • Landscape and Nature
Any image can be submitted to one or more categories. There is no limit in the quantity of images to be submitted and in the date the images were taken.

Reid Callanan (Director, Santa Fe Photography Workshops) and Roy Flukinger (Senior Research Curator, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas in Austin).

The competition has opened in November 3rd, 2009. There will an Early Bird Deadline with discounted entry fees on December 29th and a Final Deadline on January 17th, 2010. Jurors' selection will take place during the month of February, and the final announcement will be on March 11th 2010.

Entry Fees
The entry fees for submitting images to The Nadar Award will be:
  • Before the early Bird deadline: $15 for the first 3 images (the minimum of images to submit is 3); $5 each additional image.
  • After the Early Bird deadline and until the final deadline: $25 for the first 3 images; $7 each additional image.
  • An image can be submitted to more than one category, counting as an additional image without discount.   
Awards and Prizes
The Nadar Award will be given to the best of show student or recent graduate. Honorable mentions will be awarded by the winners in each category.

The winner will earn a free attendance to one of the Santa Fe Photography Workshops, including round trip, lodging and tuition. The winner and Reid Callanan will choose together the workshop which best fits for the student. The winner will also receive a cash prize of 1,000 US$. Nadar Award Second and Third prize will also be awarded. Second Prize Winners will receive a cash prize of 600 US$ and Third Prize a cash prize of $ 400. The winners in each category will receive cash prizes 300 US$ each.

In every category Honorable mentions will be awarded at discretion of the Jurors.

All awardees' images will be posted in WonderPick, the online gallery of WPGA, where their works could be sold in large additions. Awardees' works who accept to sell their works in WonderPick in large editions, at affordable prices, will receive a 60% commission. Sale of the images in large editions is optional by the awardees.

All awardees will be invited to expose their in October 2010 in a venue in US or Europe to be decided on a later date. The exposed works will be sold in limited editions of 3 at the exhibition: artists will receive 40% commission; another 40% will be donated to Save the Children, and the remaining 20% will be used for exhibition organizational and promotional costs.
Special Rules
All Awardees will have to send proof of his student or recent graduate condition, by email, as a mandatory condition before getting the Award.
It is understood that a recent graduate is somebody who has graduated no later than end of November 2008.
Students and recent graduates from schools, colleges, institutes and faculties other than photography, fine arts and design, consider as "amateur photography student or graduate" are also welcome to participate.

Submitted photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting WPGA contests, in catalogs, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow WPGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and WPGA exhibitions. 
For more information please visit The Gala Awards website.
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