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Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography

Current winner: Vincent Lafrance

Current winner: Chih-Chien Wang


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

The assessment process for this prize will be updated to align with the new funding model for grant programs. Stay tuned for more information.

What is this prize?

The Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography is awarded to a professional photographer for personal creative work or professional development.

Prize amount


How to qualify

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

From 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.

The new process for eligibility will be announced in 2017.



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

Andrea Della Valle

Program Officer, Prizes

E-mail: andrea.dellavalle@canadacouncil.ca

613-566-4414, ext. 5265

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 5265

TTY: 1-866-585-5559


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We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes.

Cumulative list of winners