What is the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography?
The Shpilman International Prize in a biannual award for researchers in the field of photography especially for those combining the theory and the practice of photography.
Who can apply?
The prize is international and is open to all regardless of gender, nationality, faith, ethnicity or any other consideration.
Are there any limitations?
Applicants should have a proven record of professional experience both in the practice and the research of photography.
How can I apply?
Applicants can not present themselves to the prize, and should be recommended by a professional or an institution as stipulated in the regulations.
What do I have to do to enter?
Applicants should have the recommendation form filled and signed by the referring person, fill in the personal application form, assemble the required material as stipulated in the regulations and mail them to the Israel Museum in time.
What does it cost?
There are no fees involved. Applicants will have to mail their material at their own cost, and include a self-addressed envelope for the return of the material.
What is the last day that I have to submit my application?
All applications have to reach the offices of the Israel Museum in Jerusalem by September 1, 2012.
How does the review process work?
All applications will be screened by a three person committee for relevance and conformity to the regulations. The resulting shortlist will be submitted to the international jury consisting of five judges.
When will I know whether I am a finalist?
There will be no intermediary announcement. At the end of the process the final recipient of the prize will be announced.
When will I know if I have won?
The final recipient of the prize will be announced by the end of October 2012.
When will the winner receive the prize?
The prize in the amount of $ 45,000.- will be remitted in three installments. One third upfront at the award ceremony to take place around December 2012 (final date to be announced), one third in the middle of the process, after submission of a progress report, and the final third upon completion of the project and submission of all the final research material.