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Rijksstudio Award

WHO:

Anyone can take part and all art forms and interpretations are allowed, from design, decorative arts and applied arts to fashion design, photography and video.

WHAT:

The Rijksmuseum will be awarding the Rijksstudio Award for the third time. Draw inspiration from the Rijksmuseum’s collection, download images from Rijksstudio and use them to create your own artwork. The winner will receive a prize of €10,000.

WHEN:

Please submit your work before January 15, 2017.

LINK:

https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en/rijksstudio-award?&utm_campaign=uitnodiging&utm_medium=email&utm_source=20160912_Rijksstudio_Award_2017_EN

Folio Society Book Illustration Competition

WHO:

The annual international competition is open to illustrators over the age of 18, both student and professional, with the winner receiving a prestigious Folio Society commission.

WHAT:

This year we are asking entrants to submit three illustrations and a binding design for Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. The winner will receive a highly sought-after commission, worth £5,000, to complete a total of nine illustrations and a binding design for the book, which will be published by The Folio Society in 2017. Five runners up will each receive £500 cash. Three of the six prizes are awarded to student entries.

WHEN:

Deadline:  January 16, 2017

LINK:

http://competitions.houseofillustration.org.uk/book-illustration-competition-2017/

RWS Contemporary Watercolour Competition

WHO:

The Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) Contemporary Watercolour Competition is an annual open competition for artists working in water-based media. It is run by the Royal Watercolour Society to encourage fresh approaches to watercolour painting, and to showcase the latest innovations in the medium. Any professional artist who is not already a Member of the Society may enter.

WHAT:

All paintings in water-based media, including watercolour, pen and ink, acrylic and gouache are eligible, regardless of style or subject matter, as long as they are painted on paper. The painting must have been completed in the past four years by the artist entering it. The painting must not be larger than 100cm x 100cm when framed.

This year the judges include; Richard Cork, art critic, broadcaster and curator and Andrea Rose, British Council curator as well as the President of the RWS, Thomas Plunkett.

WHEN:

Submission deadline: Tuesday January 16, 2017

LINK:

http://www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk/competition/

Black & White Portfolio Contest

WHO:

All photographers are eligible except employees and contract workers of Ross periodicals.

WHAT:

Images may be captured using film or digital. A portfolio consists of no fewer than 8 images and no more than 12 images. There is no limit to how many portfolios may be entered.

The Four Black & White Photography Contest is also open with categories of: Vintage images, Smartphone photography, Alternative printing processes and Pinhole/plastic Camera imagery.

WHEN:

Four B&W Entries accepted through October 31, 2016
B & W Entries accepted through December 31, 2016

LINK:

http://www.bandwmag.com/

http://www.bandwmag.com/contest-info/15

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

WHO:

U.S. citizens of all ages and from all backgrounds are eligible to apply. Applicants may come from a broad range of fields, a variety of academic and processional backgrounds, and have diverse storytelling experiences. Candidates must have completed at least an undergraduate degree by the commencement of the program but may not hold a Ph.D. at the time of application. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated talent for storytelling (including but not limited to publications in print, online or multimedia platforms) and an academic or professional background relevant to their proposed project. Candidates from all fields are encouraged to apply.

WHAT:

For the 2017-18 competition, the Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship will accept proposals to undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue. Multi-country projects will compare and contrast how an issue or set of issues is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of storytelling tools – including text, photography, video, audio/podcasts, public speaking, maps, graphic illustrations, and/or social media – Storytellers will share their stories, and the stories of those they meet, and publish their work on National Geographic platforms, including a dedicated program blog.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted for the following themes:

Our Human Story: Culture/Geo-politics, Contemporary Social Issues, Democracy and Human Rights, Religious Freedom
Critical Species: Conservation of Species, Extinction
New Frontiers: Innovations in areas of Health, Medicine, Technology, Energy, Economic Development/Prosperity

WHEN:

All application materials, including academic transcripts and letters of reference must be submitted in the Embark Online Application and Reference System by October 11, 2016.

LINK:

http://us.fulbrightonline.org/fulbright-nat-geo-fellowship

Billboard Creative

WHO:

Open to all artists, domestic and international

WHAT:

The Billboard Creative (TBC) is a Los Angeles-based non-profit organization that takes over unused billboards with the help of partner institutions, and transforms LA billboards into public art displays. Open to all disciplines, TBC accepts artworks through a democratic submission process — if you can send your artwork as a digital file, we can make it into a billboard. Each exhibition is specially curated; this year’s 2016 exhibition will be curated by LA photographer, Mona Kuhn.

WHEN:

Submissions open till October 2, 2016

LINK:

http://www.thebillboardcreative.com/submit-your-art-1

RFQ outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III

WHO:

This Request for Qualifications is open to all artists, or artist teams, qualified to work for the City and County of Honolulu.

WHAT:

The City and County of Honolulu Commission on Culture and the Arts desires to commission an outdoor sculpture of King Kamehameha III for Thomas Square, 925 South Beretania Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96814.

The awarded budget for this project is $250,000.00.

WHEN:

Application deadline is October 2,2016.

LINK:

http://www.honolulu.gov/moca/moca-news.html