And the winners are...
1. CASH PRIZE: A $3,000 cash prize sponsored by Rovers North
2. SOLO EXHIBITION: An invitation to present a Solo Gallery Exhibition at United Photo Industries Gallery in Dumbo, Brooklyn in June 2018. Curated by Sam Barzilay (UPI) and Adriana Teresa Letorney (Visura), this exhibition includes 4 weeks in the gallery, management, curation support, and a budget which will contribute to the Printing and Framing of the exhibition. Valued at $6,000.
3. RESIDENCY: An invitation to the Visura Lodge in Stowe, Vermont for a 7-day Residency, which includes accommodations during the month of May or June 2018. (Travel, food, and transportation is not included). Valued at over $2,000.
4.MENTORSHIP: An invitation for a Six-month Dual Mentorship with both Visura Founder Adriana Teresa and UPI Cofounder Laura Roumanos (valued at $3000), covering: 1) The design and presentation of the recipients' personal website via Visura; 2) One monthly 60-minute editorial online consultation review for the duration of the mentorship; 3) Consultations on Future Exhibition opportunities, partnership strategy, budgeting, grant writing and production advice with Laura Roumanos.
Submission to Visura Grants and Open Calls is free for our members. While we encourage new members to join Visura (review costs), we actively discourage photographers from joining for the sole purpose of applying to a contest.
We believe in a better model and we seek to create an alternative to the status quo of pay-per-contest.