Photography Contest

2022 Burtynsky Grant

2022 Burtynsky Grant

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North America

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Canadian residents

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Photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT are requesting submissions for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook.
Established in 2016, this grant is intended for photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy and who have had little to no prior opportunity to self-publish or work with a publisher. You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.
Please submit the following as a PDF by a file hosting service (eg. WeTransfer or Dropbox) to Hardcopy submissions are also welcome in person or by mail at the applicant’s expense; please deliver to our office at the address below. You must be a Canadian citizen or resident to be eligible.

Minimum ten (10) spreads of your book dummy that best communicate your project and vision for publication
Project statement about your photobook and how you would use the grant funding (ie. rough budget details)
Expressions of interest from publishers, and/or other publishing grants, if available CV and/or artist statement

Please note that the jury is not interested in reviewing submissions related to: street photography, travelogues or vacations, architecture, or fashion.
For questions, please email