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