Awards

MONOCHROMATIC

2022

DEADLINE | THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 2022

WE WANT YOU TO SHOW US YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS SO WE CAN SHOW IT TO THE WORLD.

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CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPHER OF 2022 | PUBLISHED AS THE BEST MONOCHROMATIC PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2022 | GREAT EXHIBITION OF YOUR WORK | CERTIFIED AS BEST MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2022

WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FIRST EDITION OF THE MONOCHROMATIC AWARDS. WE ARE LOOKING FOR THE BEST MONOCHROME PICTURE FOR THIS YEAR, 2022.

THE CONTEST IS OPEN TO ANY INTERPRETATION OF MONOCHROMATIC PHOTOGRAPHY, BLACK AND WHITE, GRAYSCALE, SEPIA OR ANY TYPE OF TONE.

All the different photographic genres have their place in the Monochromatic Awards, photojournalism, portrait, nude, architecture, landscape, wildlife, abstraction, experimental, street photography, still life, artistic photography, or alternative processes. We look forward to seeing images with unique points of view and innovative approaches, as well as images that go within the more traditional ways of monochrome photography.

We believe that monochrome photography is truly unique, it is timeless, endowed with classic tints from when photographers only had this possibility, focused on shapes and tones as the only tool to captivate the viewer, to tell a story, or simply to capture an everyday reality.

After 10 years of promoting talented photographers, we have designed the Monochromatic Awards to discover incredible images and photographers who wish to take a step up in their career through recognition and international visibility that only the Monochromatic Awards can give them. Your images need to be seen and we will make it happen. We want you to show us your work so we can show it to the world.

THE MONOCHROMATIC AWARDS ARE DESIGNED FOR YOU AND YOUR WORK ACHIEVE INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

An international jury composed by Roger Ballen, one of the most outstanding and important photographers of the 21st century. Anne Lena, director of the prestigious World Press Photo contest, Daria Bonera, director of DB Agency, Tess Vinnedge, representative of the well-known Edwynn Houk Gallery and the management team of Dodho Magazine will select the images and photographers awarded in this first edition of the Monochromatic Awards 2022. The winner of the competition will receive the title of Photographer of the Year and a cash prize, in addition to being published in a place of honor in the annual Monochromatic Awards book, along with the 100 finalists, second and third place winners and two honorable mentions. In addition, the 25 best images will be exhibited for one year in our online gallery, which receives thousands of visits from industry professionals.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIESJUNE 30, 2022

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I am delighted to be featured as the winner in the Dodho Black and White 2017 Award publication. It is a beautifully designed hard back book and the edit and layout of the work is perfect. It is wonderful to see an extensive edit of ‘till death us do part’ and ‘home & away’ in print. I am very grateful for all the support I have received from Dodho Magazine in representing various B&W and colour projects over the last months. Dodho is an excellent publication featuring the very best of international contemporary photography and being associated with such a prestigious publication has been immensely beneficial.

John Paul Evans – First Place – Black & White Award 2017

CASH PRIZE FOR THE BEST PHOTOGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPHER OF 2022

The absolute winner will receive as prize THE AMOUNT OF 1000 EUROS to be delivered in a maximum of 5 days after the jury's decision. The funds will be transferred through
Paypal or bank transfer.

You will also receive the gold diploma that will accredit you as the best photographer of 2022 plus a preferential presentation in the book "Monochromatic - Best Photographers of 2022.”, and exposure in our online gallery for 12 months.

PUBLISHED AS THE BEST MONOCHROMATIC PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2022

The best 100 images along with the winning images will be published in the yearly book "Monochromatic - Best Photographers of 2022".

Each photograph will be presented with the name and contact links of the author. This book is designed for international expansion and the search for the best opportunities for the selected photographers. It has the support of the industry and will be distributed for free to the best agencies and galleries around the world.

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GREAT EXHIBITION OF YOUR WORK

Become one of the best photographers of the year and get a unique privileged space for your work for 12 months.

Undoubtedly, Dodho Magazine has become a point of reference within the industry, creating valuable opportunities and being capable of giving your work the relevance it deserves.

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The overall winner, the second and third prizes, and the first 25 finalists will be part of the selected club of the best photographers of the year. Their works will enjoy a special exhibition in our online gallery for a whole year. Our gallery receives thousands of visits from industry professionals every year. Thousands of eyes will see your work in a different and special way.

CERTIFIED AS BEST MONOCHROME PHOTOGRAPHY OF 2022

The exclusive winner, the second and third place winners plus the two photographers with honorable mentions will receive an e-mail with the official Dodho Magazine certificate endorsing them as photographers of 2022.

You can get gold, silver, bronze, or one of the two honorary certificates for your career as a photographer. In addition, you will receive personalized badges with your name and the title of the image so that you can prove that your photograph was awarded with the Monochromatic Awards 2022

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JUDGING PANEL

A great international judging panel will select the best images and portfolios from all possible points of view. All of them, with extensive experience will evaluate all projects from four basic factors: Technique, impact, composition, and style.

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DB AGENCYDaria Bonera

MILAN - ITALY

DB is a creative boutique agency working across fashion, advertising and media industries. Represents selected fashion, lifestyle and documentary photographers, film directors and video makers for fashion, advertising and digital content. DB is a production service based in Milan. ​Supported by the most creative and capable collaborators, the service provided conforms with the contemporary standards of the market.

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EDWYNN HOUK GALLERYTess Vinnedge

NEW YORK - USA
Tess Vinnedge is the Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, and has worked with artists Elliott Erwitt, Lalla Essaydi, Sebastiaan Bremer, Sally Mann, Michael Eastman and Mona Kuhn. Prior to working at Houk, she was a freelance documentary photographer. Currently living in Los Angeles, Tess has worked for Houk Gallery for 10+ years.
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WORLD PRESS PHOTOAnna Lena Mehr

AMSTERDAM - THE NETHERLANDS

Anna Lena Mehr is Contest Director at the Dutch World Press Photo Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing their annual photo contest that recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. As part of the new regional strategy that the organization launched last year, Anna Lena implemented a new contest model.

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PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERRoger Ballen

JOHANNESBURG - SOUTH AFRICA

One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years. His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own. Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 but for nearly 40 years he has lived and worked in South Africa.

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I went into photography because it seemed like the perfect vehicle for commenting on the madness of today’s existence.

– Robert Mapplethorpe-

MONOCHROMATIC PACKAGES

The call is open to all amateur or professional photographers over 18 years old and from all over the world.

PACKAGES

MONOCHROMATIC 2022

Select one or more submission packages, access the registration form, and upload your images in a .ZIP or .RAR folder. It couldn't be easier. You can send as many works as you wish, with no limit on the volume of participation - the choice is yours!

Pack 3 images
30
You can send from 1 to 3 images
  • 1200 PX
  • 72 DPI
  • .ZIP or .RAR file
Pack 6 Images
45
You can send from 4 to 6 images
  • 1200 PX
  • 72 DPI
  • .ZIP or .RAR file
Pack 12 Images
60
You can send from 7 to 12 images
  • 1200 PX
  • 72 DPI
  • .ZIP or .RAR file

SELECTION PROCESS

4 DECISIVE ELEMENTS

All images presented are considered by our jury without the author's data, this means that our judges do not know the photographer name and its origin until the end of the selection process. In this way we guarantee that the selection process takes place in the most transparent and democratic way possible.

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All the images received are valued through four decisive elements. Technical factors, composition factors, emotional factors and style factors. After the presentation period ends, the finalist images will be reviewed again, for the final selection. The jury’ decision will be communicated during the second week of July. An email will be sent to all the participants, informing them of the result of their presentation.

CONDITIONS & LICENSES

All participants to Monochromatic 2022, by virtue of their presentation, believing the images and projects presented are their own work and there has been no infringement of copyright. Dodho is not responsible for any infringement of rights may arise during the selection process and subsequent display of any image. The entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the exhibition and use of the photograph. The projects will be judged by a professional and relevant jury in the photography field, with no flare and none of the author data. The jury’s decision will not be appealable and will be definitive.

COPYRIGHTS & USAGE RIGHTS

The images copyright will be exclusively and at all times of the photographer and author of the image. The images will use strictly in relation to the Dodho prizes and will not be used for other purposes than the direct promotion of their authors. The images may not be used in any case by any third party without the express consent of the author and by written request, which will be sent to the author by email. Dodho is granted the right to publish the best works received in its online version and subsequent promotion in its social networks, always safeguarding authorship and copyright.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I present my images in Monochromatic 2022?

You must select the package you want within this mode, depending on whether you want to upload three, six or twelve images. After selecting your participation package, you will access the registration form, where you will be asked for your information, and you will be able to upload your images

What requirements must the images fulfil to upload them in the Monochromatic 2022?

Each of the photographs must have a minimum size of 1200px on its largest side. The maximum weight of each .JPG image must be 5Mb

Can I add an explanatory text in the images I present?

You can upload a text in the same presentation or registration form.

How many times can I participate in the selection?

You can participate as many times as you wish. But you must do a new registration for each of them.

We are a team of several photographers; can we present for the Monochromatic 2022?

Of course, but you must indicate the contact person in the registration form

How does the use of rights work if I present my images?

All photographers maintain the copyright of their images. By submitting your photographs, you only authorize Dodho Magazine to promote and publish your work by any means, always indicating the credits and authorizations of your images. If your work is selected to be published in the book, you must also sign an authorization for it which will be sent to you by email.

Can I present images published in other media?

Of course, we look for good images and photographers to promote; we do not seek any exclusivity.

Are there restrictions of the contest regarding the date of capture of the images?

No, there is no temporary restriction based on when an image was taken. You can present images taken at any stage of your career.

Can I submit previously published works in the online version or printed version of Dodho Magazine?

Of course, if your work has already been published in Dodho Magazine, it’s because it’s a great work.

Can I present digitally retouched images?

There are no restrictions on the use of digital manipulation.

Can there be an extension in the delivery deadline?

We have a very tight editorial calendar and we cannot offer any extension in the submission deadlines. For this reason, the call will end the day and time indicated without any delay.

When will the jury’ decision be communicated to the photographers?

The jury’ decision will be communicated during the second week of July. An email will be sent to all the participants, informing them of the result of their presentation. If you have not received this email, please check your Spam folder.

How can I pay for my registration?

In the same registration form you will find the three forms of payment that we accept, we have an SLL certificate for you to make the payment safely and we also work with payment gateways of recognized prestige. You can pay using your PayPal or Stripe account if you decide to pay with your credit card. In this way, we make sure that your data circulates safely.

How can I know that my images have been sent correctly?

If you have not uploaded the projects or images in the registration form, our system will not let you make the payment. Also, you will receive a confirmation email after the shipment confirming your receipt and registration in our database. In this way, you can be entirely sure that your projects or images have been received.

What if my images are not properly uploaded for submission?

If the project is not uploaded in the registration for any reason, the payment will be not be processed. Moreover, you will receive an email to notify about your upload. As the database will file your entry, you will be notified.

If you still have some doubts or want to discuss anything, you can feel free to contact us. We are available round the clock to cater you with the best assistance. Send us your queries at hello@dodho.com.

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Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
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To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
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Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
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