Please review the information below before applying. Good luck!
The competition is open to all photographers working in black and white ONLY.
Submissions will be accepted beginning on April 12th, 2019. The deadline is July 15th *Extended Deadline, 2019 at 11:59 p.m., Japan Standard Time (UTC +9).
The fee to enter is 50 USD. The fee must be paid online at the time of submission.
Each artist will submit 12 black and white photographs. Images must be submitted digitally. All submissions must adhere to the following specifications:
- File format: JPEG
- Resolution: 72 ppi/dpi
- Longest dimension: 1500 pixels
- Colour space: grayscale or RGB
- Black and White submissions ONLY
Judging & Awards
Submissions will be judged by a panel of four jurors in two rounds. The recipient of the Grand Prize will travel to Kyoto for two weeks to collaborate with the Benrido printers in producing a portfolio of 8 collotypes, which will be exhibited as a solo show the following Spring. In addition to the grand prize, the jury will award four individuals with the Juror’s Choice Award as well as honourable mentions. The recipients of the Juror’s Choice Award and Honourable Mentions will be published in the annual competition catalogue and will receive copies of the publication.
Travel & Exhibition Dates
The recipient of the Grand Prize will travel to Kyoto for two weeks between mid-September and early October 2019. The collotype prints will be exhibited in a solo-show the following Spring from April to May 2020.
Liability & Rights
The Benrido Collotype Atelier will make reasonable efforts to protect your submissions. We are not, however, liable for damage, loss or replacement. All entrants agree that any image they submit to the HARIBAN AWARD competition may be used for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to HARIBAN AWARD and Benrido programming. This use may include, but is not limited to, publication in printed materials, advertisements, electronic media, websites, social media outlets, or magazines. If selected, entrants agree to grant Benrido permission to publish their image in an exhibition catalogue. All images used by Hariban and Benrido will carry a credit line of the artist. Copyright and all other rights remain that of the artist.
Can I submit more than 12 photos by completing more than one entry form?
No. Each artist is limited to one entry.
Should I submit twelve photos from one series, or can I include work from a variety of projects?
The selection of photos is entirely yours. We don’t know exactly how the judges make their decisions but in our opinion, a coherent series generally makes a stronger impression.
May I submit photos depicting nudity or other controversial subjects?
We will gladly accept any images that are not blatantly exploitative or overtly offensive.
Will you accept analogue submissions such as slides?
Unfortunately, we are only able to accept digital images submitted using our online form.
What are the details of the winner’s trip to Kyoto?
The recipient of the HARIBAN AWARD will receive an expenses-paid trip to Kyoto for two weeks between mid-September to early October 2019 to work with the Benrido printers. The prints will be exhibited in the winners solo exhibition from April to May 2020. The artist will be responsible for his or her own travel expenses to attend the exhibition. The exact date for the exhibition is to be announced.