Portfolio Prize


Welcome to the Aperture Portfolio Prize, an international photography competition.

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

The Portfolio Prize is open to Aperture Foundation Members, who also enjoy invitations to special events, exclusive discounts on Aperture publications, and opportunities to meet and engage with artists and leaders in the photo community.


The 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize is now open and accepting submissions until Wednesday, December 2, 2015, 12 noon EST.

  • Join now to enter the 2016 Aperture Portfolio Prize!

  • Join now to receive an e-receipt with an invitational passcode to enter.

  • Enter via callforentry.org until December 2, 2015 at 12:00 noon EST.

past winners


Drew Nikonowicz

View Portfolio Runners up

Lisa Elmaleh
Heikki Kaski
Laurence Rasti

Previous Years



contact apertureprize@aperture.org with any questions

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