AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize

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Criteria and Eligibility

Artistic Criteria

The Aimia | AGO Photography Prize Scholarship Program recognizes extraordinary artistic potential in students studying toward bachelor’s degrees with a major or focus in fine art photography. For the purposes of the scholarship, “photography” can encompass any lens-based media, including video. The jury will focus on artwork that provokes a strong response and exhibits conceptual rigour, technical excellence and a dynamic engagement with contemporary photographic practice and theory.

Terms of Eligibility

All applicants must meet and/or agree to the following terms and conditions:

  1. Only full-time students in their final year of study are eligible for the scholarships, and students must apply during the prior academic year.

  2. Students must be registered at one of the following institutions:

    • Ryerson University
    • OCAD University
    • Emily Carr University of Art + Design
    • Alberta College of Art + Design
    • L'Université du Québec
    • Nova Scotia College of Art & Design
    • University of Manitoba
    • Concordia University
  3. All applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of application and at the time the scholarship is awarded.

  4. Students must meet all application deadlines. Late materials will not be accepted under any circumstances.

  5. Students must apply using the online submission form and upload support materials online, as instructed by the submission guidelines (available in January 2014).

  6. Winning students must be willing to attend a special event in Toronto, scheduled by Aimia and the Art Gallery of Ontario, with a faculty member in recognition of their achievement.

  7. Artwork by all 8 finalists will be used by the AGO and Aimia on the prize website, in press communications and in promotional materials relating to the scholarship program.