Hariban Award

Presented by Benrido, the Hariban Award combines a 170-year-old analogue technique with contemporary photography. The award was launched in 2014 with the aim of introducing artists and photographers to collotype, an alternative photographic process. Glass plates have been used as collotype printing plates, which is why the award is called “Hariban” because “Hari” means glass plate, and “ban” means printing plate in Japanese. This Award invites professionals and amateurs alike to submit black and white photographs for a chance to win. The winners are carefully selected by a jury of international curators, publishers and artists in the field of photography. The Grand Prize Winner will be invited to a two-week residency in Kyoto, Japan, to collaborate with the master printers of Benrido.

Grand Prize

After a careful jury selection process, the work with the highest number of votes from all entries is selected as the Grand Prize Winner.

Two-week Residency 


– The Grand Prize Winner will collaborate with the Master Printer of the Benrido Collotype Atelier during the stay in Kyoto. Working closely with printers, the Winner will produce eight collotype prints of the award-winning works.

– The Grand Prize Winner will learn about the origins of the collotype and how it is made through the Collotype Academy’s collotype hand-printing workshop. The winner will receive one postcard-size plate and one 8×10 inch plate at the beginning of the workshop.
– An artist talk and social event will be held with Benrido’s staff and craftspeople.

Solo Exhibition

The 2023 Grand Prize Winner’s collotype prints will be exhibited in a solo exhibition held in the spring of the following year after their residency is complete.

Publication of the artwork in the official catalogue

The winner’s artwork will be included in the official catalogue of the Hariban Award 2024, to be published in April 2025.


*Flights, accommodation, and production expenses will be provided by Benrido. Details to be determined with the Grand Prize Winner.
*The 2024 Grand Prize Winner’s two-week residency in Kyoto will take place from October 2024.

Juror’s Choice Award

An applicant will be selected from the pool of submissions by each Juror as their nomination for the Juror’s Choice Award. The Juror’s Choice Award winners will receive a dedicated text by their respective nominators that will be printed and published along with a selection of their work in the official Hariban Award Catalogue. All Juror’s Choice Award winners will also receive copies of the limited-edition award catalogue for their personal use.


Extra Prize:
 

The Hariban Award 2024 will give an extra prize to the winner of the Juror’s Choice Award ― No tuition fee is required for a five-day course at the Benrido Collotype Academy. (Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in this award.)

Benrido Award

Selected by Benrido CEO Takumi Suzuki, the Benrido Award winner will receive a dedicated text written by Mr. Suzuki and will have an image printed and published in collotype within the official Hariban Award catalogue. The Benrido Award winner will also receive a copy of the catalogue for their personal use.

Extra Prize: 

The Hariban Award 2024 will give an extra prize to the winner of the Juror’s Choice Award ― No tuition fee is required for a five-day course at the Benrido Collotype Academy. (Travel and accommodation expenses are not included in this award.)

Honourable Mentions

After the winners of the Grand Prize, Juror’s Choice Award and Benrido Award have been selected, runners-up from the final round of judging will be given Honourable Mentions. An image of their submitted work will be printed and published within the official Hariban Award catalogue. The runners-up will also receive copies of the catalogue for their personal use.

For All Winner:
HARIBAN AWARD Official Catalogue 2024

All finalists will receive a catalogue for the award printed in collotype and hand-bound by traditional binders in Kyoto, Japan. The catalogue will be published in 2025.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Application Period

1 April – 30 June 2024

* The application period has been extended!
* Applications must be received by 23:59 (JST) on 30 June 2024. Please note that the application form link will be closed after this time.
 

Qualifications

No qualifications required.

Subject

You can choose your own subject.

Required Number of Work

8 to 12 black and white photographs

*Minimum image size: 1500 px in length, 72 dpi, sRGB, Gray

Entry Fee

50 USD

<Early Bird Discount Period>
40 USD from 1 April to 30 April 2024. 

 *Entry fee will switch to 50 USD at 23:59 JST on 30 April 2024

How to apply

  1. Click on “Apply” with the button or menu bar on the website.
  2. Log in to the application form hosted by Picter.
  3. Upload your images and fill in the required information.
  4. Complete the application after paying the application fee by credit card.

Website link: https://www.benrido.co.jp/haribanaward/

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    April 1, 2024 8:00 am
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Event Details
  • Start Date
    April 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    June 30, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Showing
  • Location
  • Price
      50
  • Category