Applications to the Katz International Photography Award (KIPA) must conform strictly with the terms and regulations. The proposed projects should be of a practical nature and involve research and a strong theoretical basis.
The Pre-Selection Committee:

KIPA will convene a pre-selection  and screening committee of two to three members to review and screen all applications for adequacy and ensure their compliance with the regulations, compatibility and relevance, and to select those to be submitted to the final scrutiny of the Jury.
The Jury:

The jury will consist of an international group of well-known professionals. It will be chaired by Dr. Nissan N. Perez director of KIPA, together with two Israeli and two international figures, experts in the fields of art and photography.

A slightly different jury will be convened every year for each subsequent prize.

A detailed protocol of the selection process and deliberations of the Jury will be kept for the archives of the award; however these will not be made public. Members of the jury will not have to justify their decision.
The Prize:

Except in very special circumstances the award in the amount of $10,000 cannot be divided.

The award will be remitted to the recipient under the following conditions:
  • For completed projects the winner will receive the full amount.
  • For ongoing projects the winner will receive it in three installments: One third upon announcement, one third half way along the project, subject to the submission of a progress report, and the last portion upon completion and submission of the final material. The full amount of the prize will have to be applied by the recipient entirely to the creation and completion of the research project for which it is awarded.
  • It is in the jury’s discretion not to award the prize if a suitable proposal could not be selected. In this case the prize will be transferred to the following year.

All applications should be in English only and include:
  • A duly completed application form signed by the candidate and validated by the nominator as to its accuracy. The applicant will confirm in writing that his proposal is an original idea exclusively presented to KIPA and has not been submitted previously or concurrently to any other prize, grant, venue, or similar purpose.
  • The nomination text should be of no more than 500 words by a recognized nominator, an authority in the fields of art and/or photography or cultural or academic institution with supporting arguments as to the qualifications of the candidate and the importance and validity of the proposed project explaining the nominator’s recommendation.
  • A concise biography of the candidate’s professional background, studies, exhibitions, publications, grants and prizes received.
  • An explanatory brief of no more than 800 words by the candidate outlining the project presented for the award. In case of an ongoing or future project the candidate must agree to finish the project within a year. This document must be signed by the candidate.
  • Candidates shall submit on-line a selection of up to 20 and no less than 12 photographs referring to their past work, and if applicable, preparatory sketches for their future project. In addition examples of published material e.g. books, articles, and/or other relevant printed material.
  • The application forms and other relevant information will be kept for the archives of the prize.
Time Frame:

  • Upon the announcement of the prize in April 2018, applications should be sent to the KIPA no later than OIctober 2018.
  • The web address for submissions and all other relevant correspondence for additional information may be sent to the same address e-mailed to:
  • The Jury will convene during the month of November, 2018.
  • The winner will be announced by the end of December 2018.
  • In case of a future project, the project will have to be concluded and the results submitted to KIPA within 12 months.
Additional Clauses:

  • An adequate number of photographs as well as personal information concerning the winner will be used by KIPA free of rights for the purpose of promotion of the award locally and internationally via press, websites, and other relevant media. Recipients will guarantee the usability of such material.
  • The prize-winner will retain full rights to the work produced for the KIPA project.
  • The prize-winner will give full credit to KIPA in all future exhibitions, publications or any relevant media concerning this specific work.
  • The prize-winner will sign a formal contract with KIPA respecting the above conditions upon reception of the prize.
  • Any taxes (national or international) that might be applicable are entirely the responsibility of the recipient.