How to Enter

THE DOROTHEA LANGE–PAUL TAYLOR PRIZE IS CURRENTLY PAUSED. New guidelines and dates will be posted in 2023.


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.


Guidelines and dates for the 2023 Lange-Taylor Prize will be posted in 2023.

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.