Call for entries Reportager in partnership with Moleskine announces a call for submissions for the Reportager award 2015. The award is intended to encourage new, existing and emerging talent and projects in the area of reportage and documentary drawing.
Reportage and documentary drawing awardReportager Award Guidelines and terms and conditions
Please read the following terms and conditions. By signing the entry form you are agreeing to the terms and conditions.
Reportager with support from Moleskine calls for submissions for documentary, journalistic reportage drawing projects, which examine and explore an issue, location, or subject through a series of drawings or made images. Collaborative projects where an artist and journalist work together are also encouraged.
Please read the guidelines and terms and conditions carefully before submitting work for the award. The guidelines will assist you in completing the entry form and you will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions before you submit an entry. By completing the submission you have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
The awards are international and open to artists and illustrators 18+ working in any medium, context or geographical location, (excluding solely photographic) Entries cannot be submitted by current members of staff of UWE, Moleskine or members of the Judging panel.
Deadline for submissions: 11.59pm 31st March 2015
Who can enter?The reportager award is open to artists and illustrators 18 and above with published or non-published works produced since Jan 2014 working in any medium, (excluding solely photographic) context or geographical location. Entrants can only enter one category either the student category, professional category or Moleskine special mention award, but not more than one. Student entrants must be undergraduate students, post-graduate students or graduates within one year of graduation. Professional entrants are all other professional artists or illustrators aged 18 and above. Work must be entered by the creator of the work.
What can be entered?A body of work which is considered an example of drawn reportage, documentary or visual journalism. A series of images which record, scrutinizes or examines an issue, activity or location using drawing, painting, collage, assemblage or a combination of these.
Work entered for the award must have been created or published since 1 January 2014 Professional entries which are either commercially commissioned or the product of self funded, self-initiated or work privately funded for example through sponsorship or arts organizations etc. Work must be entered into one of the 3 categories. Category awards: Professional: Student: Moleskine Special Mention
Reportager Professional PrizeThe winning entry will be awarded £600 In addition to this Moleskine reserve the right to commission the winning artist/journalist to report on an event (timing, location and event to be at Moleskine's discretion) Travel expenses Accommodation and subsistence up to the value of £1700 will be available.
Expenses: Max: £1700 (includes travel accommodation and subsistence) to be awarded retrospectively following satisfactory attendance and completion of the commission.
Reportager Student PrizeThe winning entry will be awarded £300 In addition to this Moleskine reserve the right to commission the winning artist/journalist to report on an event (timing location and event to be at Moleskines discretion.) Travel expenses, accommodation and subsistence up to the value of £1300 will be available.
Expenses: Max: £1300 (includes travel, accommodation and subsistence,) To be awarded retrospectively following satisfactory attendance and completion of the commission.
Moleskine Special MentionTo be eligible for this mention, work has to be produced in a Moleskine notebook/ journal. The selected project will receive a full-year Moleskine essentials pack.
All entries produced on a Moleskine journal/notebook are given the opportunity to donate the original journal/notebook to Lettera27 a non-profit organization supported by Moleskine and be eligible for inclusion in the ‘myDetour project’, exhibited internationally.
Reportager or Moleskine reserve the right to cancel the competition or any element thereof should insufficient entries be received or any other circumstance arise that makes it necessary for Reportager or Moleskine to cancel the competition or any part of the competition.
An exhibition of physical artwork will be hosted initially at the University of the West of England F block gallery (other venues to be confirmed.) A digital exhibition online and winning entries will be published on the projects page of the Reportager website.
Work selected for the Awards Exhibition and subsequently the category awards will need to be framed by the artist (guidelines for framing will be made available.) The work will need to be sent to the award organizer by the date Friday 1st May postage paid and be collected from the organizer within 1 month of the end of the exhibition. The first round Judging will be done digitally online by a panel comprised of experts in the field. The subsequent second round of judging will take place at UWE Bower Ashton Campus in Bristol and comprise of physical artwork. Judges will meet as a panel and view the shortlisted work in each category and select the final Category Winners. Category Winning Work is that which the judges consider to be an original response and to have achieved an exceptional level of artistic and contextual understanding of the subject.
The award winners will be announced at the Awards exhibition held at UWE Bower Ashton F block gallery in Bristol UK. All Category Winning entries and shortlisted work will be included in an exhibition at UWE F block gallery in 2015. It will be a condition of entering the competition that selected work is made available for the exhibition either in its original format or high quality prints and framed.
There will be no cost to exhibitors for entry or inclusion in the exhibition. The entrants will have to agree to their work being made available for publication on the Reportager website. The entrant is also encouraged to allow Reportager and Moleskine to use their work for the promotion of the competition, exhibition, and awards, and grants Reportager and Moleskine a non-exclusive license to reproduce the entry in print or digital form for promotion of the award.
31st March 2015 - Call for Entry Closes
Friday 24th April 2015 - entrants shortlisted for the exhibition contacted
Monday 1st May all shortlisted work to arrive at UWE Bower Ashton Campus F Block Gallery
8th May 2015 - Awards Exhibition opens at UWE
11th May 2015 - Category Winners announced (exhibition dates may change due to unforeseen circumstances)
First round Judging is done digitally online.
The second round of judging physical artwork takes place at UWE in Bristol
Judges meet in person and view the shortlisted work in their category and select the Category Winners.
Category Winning Work is that which the judges consider to have achieved something exceptional.
The award winners are announced at the Awards exhibition at UWE in Bristol.
All Category Winning entries and shortlisted work will be included in the exhibition at UWE in 2015
It is a condition of entering the competition that selected work is made available for the exhibition either in its original format or high quality print and framed.
There is no cost to exhibitors for entry and inclusion in the exhibition. Framing and postage to and from the venue to be at the cost of the individual artist. All work is sent at the owners risk and it is up to the artist to ensure work is properly packaged to avoid breakages or damage. All work is received as found. Artists may wish to insure their work against accidental damage. Reportager, Moleskine or UWE accept no responsibility for work damaged in transit.
The entrant agrees that winners and shortlisted entries and the name of the creator of the work and their contact details may be published on the reportager and Moleskine website.
The entrant agrees that shortlisted entries may be used by reportager and Moleskine for the promotion of the competition, exhibition, and awards and thus grants Reportager or Moleskine a non-exclusive license to reproduce and publish the work in print or digital form for promotion of the award.
The entrant confirms and agrees that any shortlisted entry is available for re-use on the Reportager website without any restriction or request for financial contribution.
All artwork included in the Awards Exhibition must be collected by the deadline after the exhibition.
Reportager reserves the right to cancel the competition or any element thereof should insufficient entries be received or any other circumstance arise that makes it necessary for Reportager or Moleskine to cancel the competition or any part of the competition.
SubmissionFormat and medium: Drawing, painting, text and image, mixed media and collage or montage, etc. We are looking for original projects, which are journalistic and documentary in nature and are created from original primary research sourced on location by the artist.
Please fill in all the fields. This includes information about yourself a description about your project including your process and methodology. Sign the form and agreement and send this with your project by wetransfer.
Digital format for initial selection: No more than a maximum of 5 representative jpeg images from the project.