Application Information & Guidelines

***The 2017 cycle will begin in June 2017.***

Applicants must apply through the Slideroom application portal. Applications will not be accepted by any other delivery method. Internet access and a working email address are required in order to apply. The $20 entry fee must be paid via credit or debit card.

Once you have registered, you can work on an application in multiple sessions, saving as you go, until it is completed and ready to submit. You can apply at any time up until the deadline; however, applications must be successfully received by 11:59pm Eastern Time on the deadline date. Applications that are incomplete, or not received by the deadline, will be excluded from consideration. We recommend applying well in advance in order to avoid technical problems.

A completed application consists of the following information & files:

Applicant Profile: Name and contact information

Work Samples: A portfolio of ten (10) digital images showing representative, recent work. If your work is best communicated visually by showing its physical or installed nature, or aspects of detail, use one or more of the ten images for that purpose. Exactly ten (10) images must be submitted. The files must be under 5MB each, and should be one of the following file formats: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .gif, .tif, .tiff, .bmp, or .tga. Slideroom will resize images larger than 1280 x 1280 x 72 ppi to fit the system.

Text descriptors for each image: Title, Dimensions, Year, and Description. The "Description" box should be used for a short explanation or background information for each photo.

Artist Statement: (500 words maximum) The purpose of the Statement is to give the panel a better understanding of your work while they are viewing it. It should be very clear and concise, and relate to the specific works you are submitting.

Career summary, artist resume/CV, or short bio (500 words maximum)

Additional Help and Information

Slideroom has a wonderful FAQ that addresses many technical and site-related questions: http://slideroom.besnappy.com/faq
You can also feel free to email their support staff with questions: support@slideroom.com

For grant-related questions, please email grant@aaronsiskind.org

Previous winners can be found here.