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August-Sander Award 2024: Call for Entries

• SK Stiftung Kultur

• Deadline: February 9th, 2024

• Theme: Portrait Photography

Prize: €5,000 + Exhibition in Germany

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE


The August Sander Award for portrait photography, donated by Ulla Bartenbach and Prof. Dr. Kurt Bartenbach, will be awarded for the fourth time in 2024 in cooperation with Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne.

The idea behind the award is to promote young contemporary artistic approaches in the sense of objective and conceptual photography. Against the background of August Sander's important portrait photographs, the photographic works of the applicants should primarily relate to the theme of the human portrait. The prize is awarded every two years.


Eligible are national and international artists up to and including the age of 40 with a focus on photography. The prize is endowed with 5,000 €. In addition, the Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur will organize an exhibition of the award winner's work, if possible and by individual agreement.

For the submission is suitable already largely developed series, from which a maximum of 20 photographic prints should be sent. Only works that follow a thematically bound image group or sequence will be evaluated; individual images will not be considered. The works submitted should not have won a prize in other competitions.

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