DEADLINE: 31 May, 2023 at midnight CST.

PLATFORM centre is excited to announce the 2023 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 Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba. Current students are not eligible. Please review our mandate before submitting. 

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
  • travel support for out of province applicants
  • a solo exhibition in PLATFORM’s Gallery 2

Applications are due 31 May, 2023 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. Your submission must be one single PDF*.  The winner will be chosen by a jury composed of community members, PLATFORM Board Members and PLATFORM staff.


* To ensure accessibility in our calls, we accept alternative forms of submission. Please contact for assistance with the application process.


2022, Glodi Bahati, Notes on Self Invention

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.