CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE 10TH EDITION OF THE PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CORDOBA (ANDALUSIA, SPAIN) IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSIDAD INTERNACIONAL DE ANDALUCÍA (UNIA), AND ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING RULES:
ONE. Prize overview
The call is open to contemporary visual artists of any nationality. The 10TH EDITION OF THE PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 will particularly take into account the candidates' body of work, their international exposure and their engagement with current themes in contemporary photography.
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TWO. Prize value
A single prize will be granted consisting of three parts
1) FIFTEEN THOUSAND EUROS. This purse will be subjected to any applicable taxes. The winning work will become part of the art collection belonging to the Universidad de Córdoba. The award ceremony will take place in February 2020.
2) SOLO EXHIBITION. To take place during the last term of 2020 or the first term of 2021. The exhibition will showcase the artistic body of work of the winner of this Biennial Prize. The technical characteristics of the exhibition will be determined by the institution organizing the Prize. The exhibition's production and the framing of the works to be displayed in its entirety will the responsibility of the winning artist.
3) MONOGRAPH (“EL OJO QUE VES” COLLECTION, NUMBER 10). Publication of a monograph, in 2020-2021, that will analyse the body of work and career of the winning artist. The technical characteristics of this edition will be the same established for the “Ojo que ves” collection, Pilar Citoler Prize, with the collaboration of the curator of the exhibition. The winning artist will provide the digital images for the book and any other material required for its proper completion. He/she will be able to choose one or two people who will write a text for such monograph.
THREE. Characteristics of the work presented, whether it be in its final format or as scaled sample versions on high-quality photographic paper.
Participating artists must submit a single photographic work that may consist of a single image, diptych, polyptych or several other formats, as long as the piece is no larger than the measurements indicated in the call (200 × 200 cm). Moreover, the participation of artists as teams made up of more than one person is expressly allowed, as is the participation with pseudonyms or heteronyms (which will be entered in the application form). Works must be unpublished and cannot have won any other competitions, independently of the theme, the technique or the way it is exhibited. Proposals can be works already finished (framed or not) or samples to scale printed on high-quality photographic paper that will not exceed the maximum measurements of 70 × 70 cm or a minimum of 30 × 30 cm. Recommended scale: 1/2 or 1/3 of the actual size of the work. The scale sample to be submitted must correspond exactly in all aspects to the original work that it represents. Any changes or alterations will be considered grounds for disqualification and the work will not be considered for the final selection.
FOUR. Deadline for submission, return and conditions.
The deadline for the presentation of the works (whether in their finished format or as scaled sample versions printed on high-quality photographic paper) will be the business days between September 16 and October 20, 2019.
The work will be submitted in person by anyone authorized to do so or shipped using any national or international courier service who will be responsible for the delivery of the work to the specified address, from Monday to Friday, during school hours, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm:
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