The Jacob Riis Award

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The Award will focus in portfolios (minimum of 8 and maximum of 12 images). Photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought may enter. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

Theme: Open (There is no theme for this Award)

Prize: Eyemazing magazine will publish the winner’s portfolio during 2010. The winner will receive a cash prize of $ 3,000. Additionaly the images of his/her portfolio, together with the portfolio of the finalists will be published in the book The Jacob Riis Award 2010.


Submissions are only accepted via the online process. Digital image files must meet the following specifications: 8 bit JPEG files(CMYK and 16 bits files will not be uploaded), the largest dimension should be1280 pixels (width or height) ,resolution of 72 dpi, JPG compression quality of 7. Layers must be flattened. Images will be viewed by the jurors as RGB images; therefore Adobe RGB 98 or SRGB profiles should be used. Image title may not exceed 40 characters. Please note that image title is the name of the artwork, not the file name. Start the name with Porfolio 1 (Portfolio 2, Porfolio 3, etc, if you’re submitting more than one porfolio). i.e "Portfolio 1 name of image". Files may contain a maximum of 25 characters, not counting .jpg. The file name may not include characters such as #, $, &, periods or other similar characters as part of the file. There will be only one period in the file name, just prior to the file extension (i.e. filename.jpg).

(each portfolio should be composed of a minimum of 8 images and a maximum of 12)

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