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Open Call for the 2020 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program

November 7, 2019 - February 15, 2020


ART WORKS Projects (AWP) is pleased to announce its Open Call for the 2020 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program. The 2020 competition is open to photographers age 18 to 27 currently working on a human rights, social justice or humanitarian issue. Although the entrant must be a resident of the United States, the project may focus on international issues. The winning entrant will have an opportunity to receive a stipend to expand and/or finish their project and to exhibit the final in 2020 at the ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery in Chicago.*


Open Call for the 2020 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program
November 7 to February 15, 2020
Click here to learn more about the competition.
Click here to submit your project. 


*See the Official Rules for complete contest rules, including information on eligibility, entries, judging, prizes and the opportunity for mentoring, a stipend and an exhibition.


Questions? Please contact Annalise Flynn-Taylor at ataylor@artworksprojects.org.


Generous support for the Emerging Lens Mentorship Program provided by the Henry Nias Foundation.

For more information on supporting this program, contact Cate Walters at cwalters@artworksprojects.org.


Photo by 2019 Emerging Lens winner Megan Farmer



November 7, 2019
February 15, 2020


ART WORKS Projects