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SDN & ZEKE Magazine Announce Call for Entries for

2021 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography

Photo by Kristen Emack

Photo by Kristen Emack, First Place Winner, 2020 ZEKE Award.
 

First-place winners exhibited at Photoville/ Brooklyn and featured in ZEKE magazine  

ZEKE Award for Documentary PhotographySDN is excited to announce a Call for Entries for the 2021 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography. This award will recognize the work of two photographers as first-place winners and four photographers as honorable mentions. We are seeking submissions of documentary projects from a global community of photographers — projects that have the highest visual and storytelling components while exploring important global issues that affect us all. Entries will be evaluated by a panel of expert jurors (see below for bios).

 

Deadline for Award Entries: April 30, 2021
Early Entry Fee: $25 through April 1. $30 after April 1. 

Up to 30 images can be submitted and all submissions include a free exhibit on the SDN website for one year.
Scholarships available. Click here for details

Click here for complete award rules and requirements.

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Awards

SDN Banner Exhibition at Photoville
SDN's banner exhibition on the pier at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Fall 2020.

First-Place

  • Winning projects exhibited at Photoville 2021, Sept. 17–Dec. 1, Brooklyn, NY.
    Photoville will still be operating under Covid conditions. The SDN exhibit will be a 40-ft. banner on the piers in Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  • Featured in the fall 2021 issue of ZEKE magazine.
  • Featured on Photoville Zoom panel with other ZEKE Award winners.
  • Featured in email Spotlight sent to SDN's 8,500 members.
  • Featured on SDN's home page, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.
  • Exhibition at the Bridge gallery in Cambridge, MA immediately following Photoville. Digital Silver Imaging will make the prints for this exhibit at no cost to photographer.
  • Possibly other exhibitions.

Honorable Mention

  • Presented on SDN's Photoville banner.
  • Presented in the fall 2021 issue of ZEKE magazine.
  • Receive 100 "frames" from SDN to be used for new exhibits or renewals. ($85 cash value)
  • Featured in email Spotlight sent to SDN's 8,500 members.
  • Featured on SDN's home page, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Other benefits of submitting your work to the ZEKE Awards

  • Your work will be eligible for publication in all future issues of ZEKE magazine.
  • All entries are considered for our email Spotlight and in our social media.
  • All entries remain live on the SDN website for one year and can be renewed. The SDN website is viewable and searchable by the thousands of people who visit the site each week.
  • SDN periodically does other special online publications, including InFocus, that your work is eligible to be featured in.


Click here for jurors.
Click here for complete award rules and requirements.
  
Already familiar with SDN?
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