Nominated candidates to the Shpilman International Prize for Excellence in Photography (SIPEP) must conform strictly to the terms set by these guidelines.
The proposed project may include recent work, initiated within the past three (3) years, or a work-in-progress, but not works previously exhibited (by the time of announcing the winner) in any recognized institution. The proposed project should not be a commissioned work.
Only one application per person is allowed in each competition cycle. Previous SIPEP winners are not eligible.
All application materials should be in English.
Applicants should submit their materials in a single Adobe PDF file attached to an email message, sent to: email@example.com. This PDF file will include ALL of the following requested materials, and have the following title: SIPEP2018_[applicant last name]_[applicant first name].pdf. The title of the email message should include the same information. The size of the PDF file should not exceed 8MB.
The application must include all and only the following:
All materials should be sent in a single Acrobat PDF file (as per the guidelines) to:
Materials that cannot be sent electronically, can also be sent to:
The Shpilman International Photography Prize 2018
Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
P. O. B. 71117
Jerusalem, 9171002, ISRAEL
Deadline for submission: September 1, 2018, 2 pm EST. Late submissions will not be considered.
Applicants will be notified via email once their application is received and filed.
The jury will convene during Fall 2018.
The winner will be announced by the end of November 2018. The award ceremony will take place in Jerusalem at the end of the same year.
The Pre-Selection Committee:
Candidates are invited to submit their application after being nominated by an art professional appointed in advance by the Israel Museum. The Museum will convene a pre-selection committee to screen all applications ensuring their compliance with prize regulations, compatibility and relevance. The pre-selection committee will select those applications to be submitted to the jury.
The jury will consist of an international group of leading professionals. It will be chaired by the Head of the Noel and Harriette Levine Department of Photography at the Israel Museum, together with two local and two international experts in the fields of art and photography.
A different jury will be convened every two years for each subsequent prize. A detailed protocol of the selection process and deliberations will be archived (not to be made public). Members of the jury will not have to justify their decisions. It is at the jury's discretion not to award the prize if a suitable proposal could not be selected. In this event, the prize will be transferred to the following year.
Neither the Israel Museum nor its associates, affiliates, or partners assumes any responsibility for works or images submitted in violation of competition rules, or for those which violate copyright regulations. The Museum will remove and disqualify works or images that are clearly demonstrated to violate copyright and/or competition policies. The Museum will act to maintain the integrity of the competition and its affiliated entities, but is not responsible for any damages resulting from in violation of rules and regulations