eligibility &

Image above: © Kristin Anderson, Finalist of the May 2017 Edition

Worldwide. Established photographers, professional, amateurs and students. Age requirement: > 18 yo. By students we mean all type of students, of any career, not only arts, and including university and postgraduate students.

Planned or unfinished project as well as ongoing and finished to be promoted, are entitled to be submitted. For the purposes of this Grant a project is defined as a planned set of interrelated images to be executed (or already executed) over a fixed period. The type and theme is open: all projects are viable: editorial or photojournalism, documentary, fine art, wild life, nature, landscapes, street photography, portraits, environmental, alternative processes including the manufacturing of reality, etc. Images can be in color or B& and W or a mix of both.

A project submitted should consist of a set of 12 to 20 images, accompanied by an artist's CV and a project description or statement.

Multiple projects can be submitted provided they are different body of works; each project counts as a separate entry, and has to be sent in a different registrations form.


deadlines & Submission fees

FINAL deadline


Pro and amateur photographers: US$ 80 per project (12 to 20 images)   
Students: U$S 40 per project (12-20 images; proof of student ID required) 

Announcement dates

Announcement and publishing of the short list, and the recipient of the grant

Shortlist: November 30, 2017

Awardee: December 19, 2017

Results will be announced by email to all submitters, in this site and to the media. All shortlisted projects as well as the project of the Grant Recipient will be published including all images and statements (one entire page for each shortlisted headed by the project of the Grant Recipient. The page of the Recipient's project will include the statements of each of the Judges.



recipient of the grant

US$ 3,000

The Grant is payable is six consecutive monthly stipends of  US$ 500 each, starting in April 2018, until September 2018. The stipend will be paid the 5th of each month to a Paypal account. In case the Recipient can't open Paypal account for any reason, the stipend will be wired using Western Union or any other mean to be agreed among the parties.

The awarded project will be published in this site and extensively promoted in the media, and a certificate will be issued.


Shortlisted projects will be published in this site, and certificates will be issued.

Recipient and Shortlisted photographers will be invited to be part of the Biennial's Grant Community of Recognized Photographers, exchanging ideas with us and the other members about the evolution of this Biennial's Grant.


submission guidelines &

Type of Project – Body of work. Open theme: editorial or photojournalism, documentary, fine art, wild life, nature, landscapes, street photography, portraits, environmental, alternative processes, and digital manipulation. 

Finished or totally completed projects can be submitted and in that case the grant can be used for promotion, exhibition, book, etc.

Stage of the Project – Drafted, Unfinished, Ongoing, or Complete.

Material to submit –

  • 12 (min) to 20 (max) images illustrating the body of work of the project. Images can be color or B%W or a mix of both. In case of a drafted project to be initiated, please send images as blueprints of the project.
  • 1 pdf containing a short biography and a 300 words (max) description and/or statement of the project. Please include also how are you planning to spend the grant.
  • Students should also send a scan of their student's ID. 

Image specifications –

  • Resolution 72 dpi
  • JPG (sRGB or AdobeRGB)
  • 1400 pixels in the longest side
  • Quality: High (Photoshop 8)
  • No watermark
  • Diptychs, Triptychs, etc are accepted

File name specifications –

The file name should contain the Entrant Name, the country of the entrant, the Project name, and a sequential number indicating the order images have to be seen, separated by underscores.

For example, for an entrant named John Smith from Ireland submitting a Project of 15 images titled Shepherds, the files names will be:

John Smith_Ireland_Shepherds_01.jpg
John Smith_Ireland_Shepherds_15.jpg

Please follow strictly this specifications. Wrongly submitted file names or image specifications may not upload in the registration form. Although we won't reject them, it will force us to contact you to correct your submission.

Copyright &

Copyright – All entrants warrant that they own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. By submitting to this grant entrants agree with these rules and conditions of entry.
The Biennial's Grant recognizes that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright.

Usage – Entrants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting the Biennial's Grant in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the grant, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow the Biennial¡s Grant to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the Biennial's Grant.

The Biennial's Grant will treat entrant’s data confidential, and their email addresses or other personal data will only be used to contact the entrants, and will not be transmitted to third parties without explicit consent.

The Biennial's Grant has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, racist, obscene, or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offense or violate any law.