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Make Your Mark on Canada’s Biggest Photography Prize

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The Grange Prize is Canada’s largest cash prize for photography and the only major Canadian art prize whose winner is chosen by a public vote. Each year, The Grange Prize Nominating Jury selects a shortlist of four extraordinary photographic artists – two from Canada and two from a partner country. Their work goes on view at the AGO and online at, and then it’s up to you to decide which photographer should win the $50,000 prize. The 2011 shortlist will be announced August 30, the same day that public voting begins. Find out more about The Grange Prize

The Grange Prize recognizes that contemporary photography includes a broad range of diverse practices and places no limitations on approach, subject matter, technology, or presentation. Artists are selected for excellence in the medium.  Watch a clip of last year’s winner, Kristan Horton, talking about The Grange Prize.

How to get involved:

Step One
Join us on the The Grange Prize Facebook page. We’ll give you access to ‘behind-the-scenes’ updates, exclusive contests and great content about this year’s nominees.

Step Two

Celebrate the arrival of The Grange Prize 2011 at an amazing free launch party at the AGO on Wednesday September 7.  The celebration will feature drinks, snacks and a set by DJ Jaime Sin in the AGO’s Walker Court, along with video interviews and live advocates highlighting each of the four shortlisted artists. You’ll also get a chance to meet the artists in person and view their work inside The Grange Prize 2011 Exhibition. Don’t forget to save the date.

Step Three

Cast your vote! Voting opens on August 30 and you can vote in person at the AGO or by visiting You have until October 29 to make your choice, and the artist who receives the most votes will receive the $50,000 prize at a gala reception at the AGO on November 1. Send me a reminder when voting opens


The Grange Prize is a unique partnership between the Art Gallery of Ontario and Aeroplan, The Grange Prize aims to engage the public in a vital discourse about the power and prevalence of photography in our world today through public exhibitions, voting and online dialogue.

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