NOVO BANCO and Serralves Museum have launched the 2016 edition of NOVO BANCO Revelação, which aims to distinguish outstanding young Portuguese photographers. 

Portuguese photographers, or foreign photographers resident in Portugal, under 30 years of age (at the application deadline on April 30) may take part in the NOVO BANCO Revelação competition. 

Commencing with this edition the prize adopts a new format, providing an annual award to the main winner, who will receive a higher production grant of 15,000 euros.

The new format of the NOVO BANCO Revelação prize has an international jury, which in the initial stage will be responsible for selecting four projects from all the applications received. The names of the four selected photographers will be announced in May and a catalogue of their works will be published.

In the second stage, the jury choose will choose the winner of the competition, from the shortlist of four projects. The winner, to be announced in July, will receive a production grant of 15,000 Euros, and will have the unique opportunity to present his or her work in a solo exhibition held at Serralves Museum, that will open in November.

Launched in 2005, this initiative has distinguished and awarded prizes to 39 young artists.

By forging a partnership with the Serralves Museum in an initiative that promotes the emergence of new artists, NOVO BANCO strengthens its strategy of cultural patronage of photography and simultaneously intervenes in the community through innovative ways to stimulate artistic production, especially in the context of young Portuguese contemporary artists.