Scotiabank Photography Award
The Scotiabank Award chaired by Flowers artist Edward Burtysnky is returning for its fourth year in Spring 2014. As the largest annual peer reviewed award in Canadian contemporary photography, the prize aims to spotlight and celebrate Canadian artists, inspiring the next generation of creative talent. The award was founded by Burtynsky to raise an established photo based artist to national and international recognition, providing them with a cash prize of $50,000 and a photography book published by Steidl to be distributed worldwide. The winner's work is also featured in a major solo exhibition at the Ryerson Image Centre as part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.
"We are fortunate in Canada to have so many talented artists from across the country sharing their perspectives through contemporary photography. This year's nominators and jurors reflect that incredible diverse group of Canadian artists." Edward Burtynsky
Twelve nominators including gallery directors, curators, practising artists, professors and critics are each asked to nominate one candidate for the award, which are then adjudicated by a panel of three jurors. The shortlist will be announced on March 4th and with the final winner revealed on April 29th.