In 2011, first prize is $3,000 and an exhibition at Aperture Foundation. The first-prize winner and runners-up are featured in Aperture's website for approximately one year. Winners are also announced in the foundation's e-newsletter, which reaches thousands of subscribers in the photography community.
The entry period for the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize is now closed. All entrants will be contacted with final results by the end of 2011. Information regarding the 2012 Aperture Portfolio Prize will be posted here in early 2012
"The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and specific artists whom we can help by bringing them to a wider audience. In choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, we are looking for work that is fresh and that hasn't been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues".
2010 : David Favrod - Gaijin
2009 :Alexander Gronsky - The Edge/Pastoral
2008 : Michael Corridore - Angry Black Snake
2007 : Jessamyn Lovell - Catastrophe, Crisis, and Other Family Traditions