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Popular Optical Media - prize essay competition

The Projection Box has announced details of it's 2009-2010 Essay Awards which carry a first prize of £250 and publication of the winning essay in the journal Early Popular Visual Culture. The award, now in its third year, aims to encourage new research and thinking into any historical, artistic or technical aspect of popular optical media, including: photography, early cinema, panoramas and dioramas, the magic lantern, shadow theatre and optical toys, and to promote engaging, accessible, and imaginative work. Essays of 5000-8000 words should not have been previously published and may be co-authored. They should be submitted in English.

The deadline for entries of 30 January 2010 and full details and application form can be found here: www.pbawards.co.uk.

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