The Center Awards

It was big news in 2003 was when when a young man by the name of Alec Soth won the Santa Fe Prize in photography through Center for his series, Sleeping by the Mississippi. From that moment on, the name Alec Soth was everywhere.

© Alec Soth

The Center Awards have been a defining achievement for many a photographer’s resume and career, and in the past several years, Center has made more opportunities available through the Project Launch Award and the Choice Awards. And of course, Review Santa Fe, the only juried portfolio review, still sets the standard for excellent in portfolio reviews. All of this and more is waiting for your submissions until the end of January. The deadline it 1/30/12, so don’t let the opportunity slip by. Here are some new points of interest this year:

1. Entry fees are made affordable – for example, you can enter an entire project in Project Launch for $25/$35 depending on membership status
2. Project Competition award amounts have increased to $10,000 (was $5,000 last year)
3. The jurors are phenomenal – curator from the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Getty, TIME magazine, Newsweek, Rizzoli Publications…