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International El Award 2015 open for submissions

29 May 2015

As part of Portugal’s Encontros da Imagem Festival, the inaugural El Award 2015 rewards the best Contemporary Photography Portfolio. It provides a chance for photographers across the globe to have their work seen by a series of international experts from countries including Ireland, Germany, Finland, Poland, India, Spain, Dubai, France, Russia, and the United States. The competition is open to artists any age with the only restriction being that they must use photography as a medium.

Seventy authors will be invited to show their portfolio at a portfolio review where they will be ranked on the interest their portfolio provokes, the originality, the coherence of the project, and the quality of the concept that the artist has chosen. This year’s El Award 2015 winner will have their portfolio showcased in an individual exhibition at the 2016 festival, a zine publication will be created and presented in Edition Bessard’s zine collection, and the winner will also receive prize money.

The El Award 2015 competition is open for submissions until July 24, 2015 — more information, and terms and conditions, can be found at