Awards

Grand Prize Winner

  • Two-week residency The imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, today the city of Kyoto is the last bastion of many traditional arts and artisan crafts. In autumn/winter 2020, the Grand Prize Winner of the Hariban Award will travel to this major cultural heritage site. Flights and accommodation expenses will be paid.
  • Benrido Experience & Collotype Prints While in Kyoto, the Grand Prize Winner will collaborate with master printers of the Benrido Collotype Atelier. Working closely with printers of superlative technical expertise, the artist will enjoy a rare opportunity to participate personally in the complex process of collotype printing and will produce of eight museum-quality collotype prints of their winning photographs.
  • Solo Exhibition 2021 The Grand Prize Winner’s collotype prints will be exhibited in a solo exhibition of their works in 2021. Previous venues have included: Kousei-in Temple (Awoiska van der Molen solo exhibition, 2014), Sfera Exhibition (Antony Cairns solo exhibition, 2015), Hakusasonso Hashimoto Kansetsu Garden & Museum – Zonkoro (Claudio Silvano solo exhibition, 2016), Kiyomizu-dera Temple – Jojuin (Stephen Gill solo exhibition, 2017), Murin-an (Esther Teichmann solo exhibition, 2018), Noguchi Residence – Karaku-an (Margaret Lansink solo exhibition, 2019).
  • Competition Catalogue 2021 All finalists will receive a catalogue for the award printed in collotype and hand-bound by traditional binders in Kyoto, Japan.

Juror’s Choice Award

Selected by each Juror, an applicant will be selected from the pool of submissions by each Juror as their nomination for the Juror’s Choice Award. The Juror’s choice award winners will receive a dedicated text by their respective Jurors that will be printed and published along with a selection of their work in the annual Hariban Award Catalogue. All Juror’s Choice winners will also receive copies of the limited-edition award catalogue for their personal use.

Master Printer’s Choice Award

Selected by the atelier’s master printer, Osamu Yamamoto, the Master Printer’s Choice award winner will receive a dedicated text written by Yamamoto and will have an image printed and published in the annual Hariban Award catalogue. The Master Printer’s choice award winner will also receive copies of the catalogue for their personal use.

Honourable Mentions

Six runners up from the final round of judging will be given honourable mentions. An image of their submitted work will be printed and published within the official Hariban Award catalogue. The runners up will also receive copies of the catalogue for their personal use.


Judging Process & Announcements

This year’s Hariban Award Competition will be judged by 4 Jurors in two rounds.

First Round
All four Juror’s take part in the First round of Judging. Points are given to each submission from a 0 – 5 star rating. The submissions which pass the First Round of Judging from the accumulation of points will proceed onto the Final Round. All judging will be carried out individually online by each Juror.

Final Round
All four Juror’s will take part in the Final Round of Judging to determine the Grand Prize Winner and Finalists. Points are given to each submission within the Final Round of Judging from a 0 – 5 star rating. The submission with the highest overall points from the accumulated scores from all four jurors will be awarded the Grand Prize. The Judging will be carried out individually online by each Juror.

Finalists will be announce end of August 2020

*There will be no shortlist announcement this year


Entry Fees

Early Entry Fee (April 15 to May 10, 2020)

40USD Per Individual Entry

Standard Entry Fee (May 11 to June 30 July 15th, 2020)

50USD Per Individual Entry