KG+SELECT 2024 Application Process

News お知らせ 2023.11.3


10 artists will be selected from among the applicants and invited to exhibit their works at an assigned venue (location to be announced later). The selected artists will each receive a grant of ¥200,000 to help cover the costs of producing their works. A catalog of the exhibited artworks will be produced and the exhibition will be widely publicized via various media in Japan and abroad. 
The judges for KG+ 2024 will visit the exhibits and select one Grand Prix winner. The winner will receive a grant of ¥500,000 to produce an exhibition for the official program of next year’s KYOTOGRAPHIE 2025.

Exhibition Period

April 13th – May 12th, 2024

Application Period

November 3rd, 2023 – December 31st, 2023 23:59 (JST)

* Note: Applications made after the deadline will not be accepted. Please note that applications submitted by email will also not be accepted.

Judging Panel

 (to be announced later)


 (to be announced later)

Applicant Eligibility

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form found on the KG+ website and submit your art portfolio (as digital data). 

Application Fee

The application fee is ¥10,000. Please pay in advance by bank transfer or PayPal. (If you use PayPal, enter the PayPal transaction ID number on the application form.) 

All applicants will receive one KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 passport (ticket) per application.

Selection Criteria

First Screening (documents and data)

About the exhibition venue

Selection of the Grand Prix and Award Winners

Members of the KG+ judging panel / KG+ Executive Committee / KYOTOGRAPHIE will evaluate the exhibits and select one Grand Prix winner. The Grand Prix and other award winners will be announced at the KYOTOGRAPHIE / KG+ closing party. (There may be awards for which no winner is selected.)

The KG+SELECT Grand Prix

The winner of the KG+ SELECT Grand Prix will be invited to exhibit at next year’s KYOTOGRAPHIE international photography festival, and will receive the following support:

Submission Guidelines

Put the following materials (1) through (4) into a single folder, accessible in an online storage format (*Google Drive is recommended), and enter the link in the application form. 

* Note: Please note that submitted materials may be used by the KG+ Executive Committee for publicity purposes.

(1) Text information: Please include the following in one document. *All must be written in both Japanese and English. 

・Title of the artwork (or series title)
・Exhibition statement (About 200 words in English. Please write in third-person. Applicants are welcome to refer to the exhibition statements published on the 2023 KG+ website.)
・Artist profile 
・Artist website (if applicable)

* Note: In the case of a group exhibit, the information should be provided by the curator.

(2) Exhibition floor plan 

A diagram of the venue showing the exhibition layout; a freehand drawing is acceptable. Please prepare in .pdf or .jpg format. Slight adjustments to the plan are permissible during the actual exhibition.

(3) Digital images of the artwork to be exhibited (less than 20 jpg files), or (in the case of a video presentation of the work) a YouTube or Vimeo URL link. Or both. 

〈Photo images〉
Image data file names should be in this form: serial number_artist name_title of individual image_copyright = series title. 
Example:(01_John Smith_Title#1_©John Smith=Series title)
** Artwork image resolution: 300 dpi; size: around A5 or A4; the 5 to 10 images should not total more than around 50M.

If you would like to make a video presentation of your exhibited works, please write the YouTube or Vimeo URL link in a text file.

(4) A recent photograph of the artist (the image file name must include the applicant’s name)

* Image resolution: 300 dpi; size: long side should be around 100mm to 150mm 

** Please note that submitted materials may be edited by the KG+ office for publication. The KG+ office will be responsible for editing the content of all exhibition-related materials, including the promotional booklet.


Below is the planned schedule. Please note that it is subject to change. 

〈Late Januray〉
The selection results for KG+SELECT / KG+ will be announced on the KG+ website. 

〈Late February〉
An overview of the exhibitions will be published on the KG+ website.

〈Late March〉
Map will be completed and installed at each venue.

〈April 15th to May 14th〉
KYOTOGRAPHIE / KG+ will be held. During the exhibition period, we plan to hold events and receptions for each exhibition, as well as opening and closing events by the festival sponsors/organizers. Please join us! We will continue to keep you informed of details.

*  There is a possibility that some events may be cancelled depending on the COVID-19 coronavirus situation. 

〈May 13th 2023〉
KG+ SELECT Grand Prix recipient will be announced at the closing party.

IMPORTANT: Application Rules and Disclaimer

Other Support

Applicants may participate in educational programs such as master classes held during KYOTOGRAPHIE and portfolio reviews by invited internationally-active experts at discounted prices. Details will be announced by email.
*Participation in the contest implies irrevocable and unreserved acceptance of the terms and conditions of these rules.