Applicants upload portfolio and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from February 1 to May 7. Please note: We have extended the deadline for the prize to May 14, 2014. The online system provides a video tutorial as well as step-by-step instructions on how to register and submit your photographs/media, written materials, and payment. We will only accept entries submitted through SlideRoom.



Applicants may submit a portfolio of any combination of the below, for a maximum of 20 uploads:
 
The submission guidelines are designed to accommodate a wide variety of projects. Please submit your materials in a form that best represents your project. 

Up to 19 images (photographs/graphics + text) in digital format from an ongoing project (jpg/pdf). Please label images with captions, to include title, year, format.

and/or
 
Up to 15-pages of double-spaced writing (edited oral history, descriptive narrative, poetry) from an ongoing project in pdf format. Please include name, address, telephone number, and email address on the first page.


 
Note: In the case of a combined pdf of writing and photographs, the document should include no more than 19 images and no more than the equivalent of 15 pages of double-spaced writing. 
 
and/or
 
Up to 10 minutes total of time-based media (whether audio, narrated slide show, video) (mp3/mp4/mov) from an ongoing project. Please label uploads with title, year, format. SlideRoom can also accept links to YouTube/Vimeo. 
 
Note: Digital materials (CDs or DVDs) and analog formats (VHS, 16mm, etc.) may be accepted by mail if necessary. Please send a request to Alexa Dilworth at  before sending.

AND
 
Applicants must submit:
 
1-page project description (pdf). Please provide context for the material you are submitting—the nature, duration, and future of the project, where and when the submitted work was made, and your ultimate intentions for the work. How will winning the Lange-Taylor Prize further your work on this project? 
 
If you are sending in work from a project previously submitted to the Lange-Taylor Prize, please include information about how your project has developed since you last entered, and in what ways the samples have been revised/refined.

If you are submitting work that has been previously published, please include information about where and when it appeared and how the material as submitted for this competition is different (or not).

Note: Applicants may include URLs where additional related work may be viewed. 
 
1-page statement (pdf) that addresses the use and relationship of words and images in your work. If your project combines audio recordings, text, photographs, and video, for instance, please submit a sample of each and address how these elements “rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation” of your work. How is this interplay advantageous in fulfilling the goals of your documentary project?
 
1-page biography or C.V. for each project partner (pdf)
 
$65 entry fee
 
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Eligibility

The Lange-Taylor Prize is open to documentary artists of any age and nationality who are involved in extended, ongoing fieldwork projects that rely on and exploit, in intriguing and effective ways, the interplay of words and images in the creation and presentation of their work. Single artists as well as collaborative teams are eligible. 

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Deadline

We have extended the deadline to May 14, 2014. Entries must be submitted before midnight on May 14. (See note on multiple entries under FAQ’s.

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Additional Information

By entering the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize, you agree that the Center for Documentary Studies is permitted to receive your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering the competition.
 
The Lange-Taylor Prize reserves the right to not consider entries that fail to meet the submission requirements listed under How to Enter.
 
Staff and faculty of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University are not eligible to enter the competition.

The $10,000 award will be reported to the winner on a 1099-Miscellaneous tax form. It is the responsibility of the winners to file their tax liability.
 
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