2023 Hariban Award Photography Competition with Prizes

Hariban Award Photography Competition with Prizes

Hariban Award Photography Competition 2023 invites professionals and amateurs alike to submit black and white photographs for a chance to win.

Hariban Award Photography Competition 2023 Details

Presented by Benrido, the Hariban Award combines a 170-year-old analogue technique with contemporary photography.

Glass plates have been used as the base for collotype printing plates which still continues today. The award is called “Hariban” as “Hari” means glass plate, and “ban” means printing plate in Japanese.

Competition Rules

Submit 8 – 12 images / black & whiteز * Format; min. 1500px long side / 72dpi / sRGB, Grayز

Who can enter?

The competition is open to all professional and amateur photographers & artist from anywhere in the world. 

Competition Entry fee

The early bird application fee is US$40 from April 1 to April 30, 2023. The application fee will be US$50 starting from 23:59 on April 30, 2023, JST (Japan Standard Time).

Hariban Award Photography Competition 2023 Prizes

Grand Prize Winner

Two-week residency

The 2023 Grand Prize Winner’s two-week residency in Kyoto will take place from October 2023. Flights and accommodation expenses will be paid by Benrido.

Activities of the winner during the stay in Kyoto

The Grand Prize Winner will collaborate with the Master Printer of the Benrido Collotype Atelier during the stay in Kyoto. Working closely with printers, the Winner will produce eight collotype prints of the award-winning works.

The Grand Prize Winner will learn about the origins of the collotype and how it is made through the Collotype Academy’s collotype hand-printing workshop. The winner will receive one postcard-size plate and one 8×10 inch plate at the beginning of the workshop.

*Flights, accommodation, and production expenses will be provided. (Details to be determined with the Grand Prize Winner)

Solo Exhibition

The 2023 Grand Prize Winner’s collotype prints will be exhibited in a solo exhibition held in the spring of the following year after their residency is complete.

Juror’s Choice Award

An applicant will be selected from the pool of submissions by each Juror as their nomination for the Juror’s Choice Award. The Juror’s Choice Award winners will receive a dedicated text by their respective nominators that will be printed and published along with a selection of their work in the official Hariban Award Catalogue. All Juror’s Choice Award winners will also receive copies of the limited-edition award catalogue for their personal use.

Additionally, as an extra prize in commemoration of the 10th Hariban Award, 2023, the winner can make 8×10 inch (1 image/10 sheets) or postcardsize (1 image/100 sheets) collotype prints using COLLO-FULL*1.

Benrido Award

Selected by Benrido CEO Takumi Suzuki, the Benrido Award winner will receive a dedicated text written by Mr. Suzuki and will have an image printed and published in collotype within the official Hariban Award catalogue. The Benrido Award winner will also receive a copy of the catalogue for their personal use.

Additionally, as an extra prize in commemoration of the 10th Hariban Award, 2023, the winner can make 8×10 inch (1 image/10 sheets) or postcardsize (1 image/100 sheets) collotype prints using COLLO-FULL*1.

Honourable Mentions

Runners-up from the final round of judging will be given Honourable Mentions. An image of their submitted work will be printed and published within the official Hariban Award catalogue. The runners-up will also receive copies of the catalogue for their personal use.

Additionally, as an extra prize in commemoration of the 10th Hariban Award, 2023, the winner can make postcard-size (1 image/100 sheets) collotype prints using COLLO-FULL*1.

Competition Deadline

The competition deadline is June 15, 2023.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link

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