Deadline for Entries: December 10, 1999
The Alfred Eisenstaedt Awards for Magazine Photography has opened nominations for the third annual competition, adding two new categories for Travel and New Talent, and for the first time accepting entries of photographs that appear in newspaper magazine supplements.
Presented by the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, which administers the judging under a grant from LIFE, the awards are named for photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, a pioneer of photojournalism who died in 1995 at the age of 96. The "Eisies" are presented to photographers for outstanding work in a number of different categories, ranging from News and Fashion to Nature and Environment and Architecture.
This year, the competition has created a Travel category for the best portrayal of a place, urban or remote, vast or personal, which is seen as a destination. The competition will also confer a New Talent award for an emerging photographer of striking promise.
The entries in each category are assigned to three independent screening judges who review them and make nominations for winners and runners-up. Final judging will be conducted by a five-member independent judging panel. The judges this year are: Michael Bierut, partner, Pentagram; Vicki Goldberg, photography critic and art historian; Paul Lowe, photographer, Magnum Photos; Marcel Saba, director, Saba Press; and Fred Woodward, art director, Rolling Stone.Awards will be presented at a ceremony and dinner on April 5,
2000. The new guidelinesare:
- Photographers must be published in American magazines between December 1, 1998 and December 1, 1999.
- Nominations for entry will be accepted from magazines, newspaper magazine supplements, photo agencies, design studios, independent art directors and agents, freelance photo editors, and photographers. Photographers may submit their own work.
- The categories are: News, Journalistic Impact, The Way We Live, Nature and Environment, Science and Technology, Sports, Travel, Portrait, Fashion, Architecture, Still Life, Digital Imagery, Cover of the Year, New Talent and the LIFE Legend award. NOTE: Photographers may not nominate themselves for the New Talent and LIFE Legend categories.
- Winners will receive $1,500 and an Eisie Award designed by Steuben, as well as travel to and accommodations for the 2000 awards ceremony. The winning photographs, finalists and some other nominated images will appear in a special issue of LIFE.
- There is a $35 fee for each entry.
- Deadline for entries is December 10, 1999.
- Entry forms can be obtained by calling (212) 854-6540 or faxing (212) 854-7837.
Attached is a list of winning publications and photographers for the 1998 and 1999 awards.
Cover of the Year
News (Single Image)
News (Photo Essay)
Journalistic Impact (Single Image)
Journalistic Impact (Photo Essay)
The Way We Live (Single Image)
The Way We Live (Photo Essay)
Nature and Environment (Single Image)
Nature and Environment (Photo Essay)
Science and Technology (Single Image)
Science and Technology (Photo Essay)
Sports (Single Image)
Sports (Photo Essay)
Various photographers (Reuven Afanador, Anton Corbijn, John Huett, Sam Jones, Nadav Kander, David La Chapelle, Matt Mahurin, Kurt Markus, Robert Maxwell, Mark Seliger, Peggy Sirota, Isabel Snyder)
Portrait (Single Image)
Portrait (Photo Essay)
Fashion (Single Image)
Fashion (Photo Essay)
Design: Still Life
Design: Architecture (Single Image)
Design: Architecture (Photo Essay)
Cover of the Year
Cutting Edge Essay
Cutting Edge Photo
Cutting Edge: Photo Illustration
Eyewitness: Sports Photo
Human Spirit Essay
Human Spirit Photo
Jane Evelyn Atwood/Contact Press Images
Our World Essay
Our World Photo
Our World: Nature Photo
Our World: Science Photo
Philip Lorca Di Corcia
Style: Design Photo