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Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography

Current winner: Vincent Lafrance

Current winner: Vincent Lafrance

Photo: John Londono


This award is the only Canada Council prize dedicated to photography.

What is this prize?

The Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography is awarded to a professional photographer for personal creative work or to pursue postgraduate studies in the field.

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How to qualify

Applicants previously qualified for this prize by applying to the Project Grants to Visual Artists program.

As of 1 April 2017, applicants to the Explore and Create program may be considered for it.

An assessment committee will select the recipient from among all eligible applicants.



Who created this prize?

Funding for this prize was donated by the Government of Canada on the occasion of the wedding of Prince Andrew in 1986.

Further Information

Sarah Brown

Program Officer

E-mail: sarah.brown@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 6004

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 6004

Fax: (613) 566-4390

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


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