Applicants upload portfolio and submit payment online to http://dukearts.slideroom.com from February 1 to May 9, 2016. The online system provides 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.
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.
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.
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