DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2021 at midnight CST.

PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2021 PLATFORM Photography Award. This yearly award aims to assist the recipient in their creation of new lens-based work (photography and video). To be eligible for this award you must be based in Manitoba. Current students are not eligible.

The winner of this award will receive:

  • $2000 CAD
  • a one-year PLATFORM membership
  • one-year access to PLATFORM’s black and white darkrooms
  • feature on PLATFORM’s website
  • a solo exhibition in PLATFORM’s Gallery 2

Applications are due Friday, 28 May, 2021 at midnight CST. Submissions must include a bio, CV, artist statement (500 words max), 10 images of work (if video, total duration of 10 minutes), and image list. Please email submissions to [email protected] with the subject 2021 PLATFORM Photography Award Submission. The winner will be chosen by a jury comprised of community members and PLATFORM Board Members.

PLATFORM is an artist-run centre dedicated to considering the expanded role of photography in contemporary art. Through exhibitions, lectures, workshops, production facilities and publications – we are committed to fostering and sustaining a critically engaged community.


2020 Jean Borbridge, Hypermarket Rupture

2020 Christina Hajjar, Don’t Forget to Count Your Blessings

2020 Iyunade Judah, Transcension

2019 Rhayne Vermette, True Stories

2018 Mariana Muñoz Gomez, Recorrer, to wander

2017 Hannah Doucet, I wondered when my body would deflate.