Open: 25 July – 2 November 2016       Submission fee: £10

The second national Jerwood/Photoworks Awards seek outstanding proposals from UK-based artists and photographers using new approaches to photography in their practice.

Three Awards of £5,000 will be made to support the making of new work, alongside a mentoring programme, access to a significant additional production fund of up to £5,000 per artist, a group exhibition in London as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space (from January 2018) with a subsequent UK exhibition tour. Spectrum Photographic are the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards Official Print Partner.

Presented every two years, the Awards are open to all practitioners using photography and applicants must be resident in the UK. There is no age limitation and no requirement for art school or university education. Applicants will be expected to be within ten years of establishing their practice or graduating. Moving image work is not eligible for the Awards.

The selection panel will include: Celia Davies, Director, Photoworks; Sarah Williams, Head of Programme, Jerwood Visual Arts; Anna Fox, photographer; Ori Gersht, photographer; Mark Durden, writer and photographer.

The three selected artists will be announced in January 2017.

Both the Photoworks and Jerwood Visual Arts teams will offer curatorial and logistical support to the selected artists through 2017, plus a high-profile pool of mentors will support the selected artists for twelve months after selection. Confirmed Mentors in addition to the selection panel include: Rut Blees Luxemburg – photographer, Mitch Epstein – photographer, Fariba Farshad – curator, Francis Hodgson – writer/art adviser, Michael Mack – publisher, Maureen Paley – gallerist and Mark Power –  photographer.

Information and details of how to apply can be found at