October 20, 2019.


Córdoba, Spain.



The Pilar Citoler International Biennial Prize for Contemporary Photography 2019

The 10TH EDITION OF THE PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY 2019 will particularly take into account the candidates’ body of work, their international exposure and their engagement with current themes in contemporary photography.

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The International Biennial Prize for Contemporary Photography Pilar Citoler (PBIFCPC) celebrates its tenth edition and starts with important developments with which the University of Córdoba reaffirms its commitment to contemporary photography, reinforces its quality and seeks to amplify its dissemination outside and inside of Spain. For this, in this new stage, work has been done to make the monograph of the collection ‘The eye that you see’ a “bibliographic milestone” for the artist and turn the collection itself into a reference in the study of contemporary photography.
The applicants should notice that the deadline will be at the business days between September 16 and October 20, 2019.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography.

Required Languages


Eligible Countries


Program Period

According to the competition’s timeline.

  • The award ceremony will take place in the month of February, 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • Participating artists will have to inexcusably submit the following documentation in a sealed envelope:
    1- Participating artists must submit a single photographic work that may consist of a single image, diptych, polyptych or several other formats, as long as the piece is no larger than the measurements indicated in the call (200 × 200 cm).
    2- The participation of artists as teams made up of more than one person is expressly allowed, as is the participation with pseudonyms or heteronyms (which will be entered in the application form).
  • Works must be unpublished and cannot have won any other competitions, independently of the theme, the technique or the way it is exhibited. Proposals can be works already finished (framed or not) or samples to scale printed on high-quality photographic paper that will not exceed the maximum measurements of 70 × 70 cm or minimum of 30 × 30 cm.
  • Recommended scale: 1/2 or 1/3 of the actual size of the work. The scale sample to be submitted must correspond exactly in all aspects to the original work that it represents.
  • Any changes or alterations will be considered grounds for disqualification and the work will not be considered for the final selection.
  • The call is open to contemporary visual artists of any nationality.
  • The competition is free to enter.
  • Only shortlisted participants and the winner of the prize will be contacted by the organization.
  • The winning photograph will be deemed to have been purchased from the author for the amount of the Prize awarded and will become part of the artistic collection of the Universidad de Córdoba. Its production and framing will be responsibility of the winner, who will have to deliver the work to the Universidad de Córdoba before the end of January, 2020.
  • All participating artists are legally responsible for ensuring compliance with the competition rules concerning physical and intellectual property, they have to submit a certain Guarantees. Check here.

Opportunity Cost

A single prize will be granted consisting of three parts:

  • SOLO EXHIBITION: The technical characteristics of the exhibition will be determined by the institution organizing the Prize. The exhibition’s production and the framing of the works to be displayed in its entirety will the responsibility of the winning artist.
  • MONOGRAPH: Publication of a monograph, in 2020-2021, that will analyse the body of work and career of the winning artist.  The winning artist will provide the digital images for the book and any other material required for its proper completion.


  • All expenses related to the delivery and return of works, along with any associated shipping insurance costs will be the sole responsibility of the author. However, the returning costs for the works selected for the exhibition of the 10TH Prize will be paid for by the organization, always to the same address indicated in the application form.
  • For more information about the prize here.

How to Apply

First Step: Send theEntry form” duly completed, signed and it must be a printed from.

Second Step: Submit the following documents :

  • Photocopy of the entrant’s identity card or passport.
  • Specifications of the entry, including the author’s name, name of the work, measurements, date, technique being used and estimated value of the piece. In cases of presentation by pseudonym or heteronym, or group name, the real names of the artist/s must be included in the registration form.
  •  If a photographic sample to scale is presented instead of the finalized work in its real size, it will have to be in a format that the artist considers appropriate, no exceeding the maximum and minimum measurements established at 70 x 70 cm and 30 x 30 cm respectively.
  •  In all cases, and for the purpose of publishing the corresponding catalog, the image of the photograph to be presented will be delivered in a pen drive, CD or DVD disc, using the following formats: CMYK mode (Cyan Magenta Yellow Black), TIFF format with a minimum resolution of 300 dpi (dots per inch) in DIN A4 size.
  •  Curriculum vitae (both in digital format as well as in paper) that should include a portfolio with at least ten photographs documenting the artist’s body of work in a size the artist considers appropriate.


  • The documentation cannot be sent via email and will not be accepted as such.
  • The work will be submitted in person by anyone authorized to do so or shipped using any national or international courier service who will be responsible for the delivery of the work to the specified address, from Monday to Friday, during school hours, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm:

     Edificio Dña. Jacinta, Plaza de la Corredera
     14071 – CÓRDOBA.

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