DEADLINE: Friday, May 28, 2022 at midnight CST.

PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2022 PLATFORM Photography Award. We are super excited to open the award up to applicants from all three prairie provinces! 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, Saskatchewan or Alberta. Current students are not eligible.

The winner of this award will receive:

  • $3000 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, 2022 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, screening links are preferred), and image list. Submissions as a single PDF document are encouragedPlease submit your application here. . The winner will be chosen by a jury comprised of community members, PLATFORM Board Members and PLATFORM staff.

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.


2021, Elise Dawson, The Ideal Make Body

2021, Alyssa Bornn, Soft Ceiling

2021 Charles Venzon, Balikbayan Boxes-The Remittance Project-Hereforu

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.