Text by Katarina Mladenovicova
Are you a photographer? Graphic designer? Film-maker? Or simply expressing your ideas through an artistic medium? From contests and exhibitions to funded residencies, the Kumoïte has prepared a list of opportunities for you.
Make sure to check out the deadlines.
Sony World Photography Awards: The Open Competition
Category: Photography awards
Sony’s World Photography Awards’ open competition is looking for photographs that skilfully communicate a visual narrative with creativity and know-how. This specific category is an opportunity for unknown talented photographers to be seen internationally.
There are ten different categories a participant can take part in: architecture, creative, motion, landscape, lyfestile, natural world and wildlife, object, portraiture, street photography and travel.
Award: Open Photographer of the Year receives $5,000 (USD) and a range of Sony digital imaging equipment
10 category winners receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in Sony World Photography Awards book
Submission Deadline: January 7, 2021
International Poster Triennial Toyama
Category: Graphic design awards and exhibition
Toyoma’s International Poster Triennial calls for any type of poster designs from all around the world to exhibit the current state of international poster design.
Award: Different cash prizes ranging from 1,000,000 YEN (Grand-Prix) to 100,000 YEN (Bronze Prize) and exhibition at the Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design in the summer 2021.
Submission Deadline: February 20, 2021
World Illustration Awards 2021
Category: Illustration awards
The World Illustration Awards is looking to promote the most remarkable illustrations published in 2020. Illustrations from any medium and from all around the world are welcome. The works can be submitted in one of the following categories: advertising, book covers, commercial publishing, alternative publishing, children’s publishing, design – product and packaging, editorial, exploration, science & technology, and site-specific.
Award: 1,000 GBP for the Overall New Talent Winner
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2021
Hayama Artist Residency
Category: Art residency
By spending one month (all fees covered) in the beautiful coastal city of Hayama, Japan, this artist residency creates the perfect conditions for visual artists to create. Not only will you be offered your first gallery exhibition in Japan, but your stay will allow you to truly immerse yourself in the Japanese culture.
Award: One-month residency in Japan and gallery exhibition
Submission Deadline: January 15, 2021
Artist’s Vision 2021 by Marin Society of Artists
Category: Visual Art Exhibition
“This call invites artists to interpret their ideas, thoughts, emotions, their creative vision; what they see, feel and express through their art. Open to painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, mixed media, art of the book, fiber art and all types of fine art crafts, ceramics and more.”
Awards: Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and gallery exhibition for selected artists
Submission Deadline: February 10, 2021
International Bad Video Art Festival
Category: Film festival
Yes, you read it correctly, the Bad Video Art Festival is calling for technically poor, purposeless and trashy videos for its fifth edition taking place in Moscow, Russia.
Submission Deadline: February 14, 2021