PhotoVoice Competition

PhotoVoice's May Photography Competition

PhotoVoice’s innovative and award-winning projects have addressed issues as diverse as climate change, political engagement, women’s rights, refugees, HIV, disability, sexual exploitation and many more. We work with communities to help them capture and share their situation through photography, believing in a world where everybody has the right to represent themselves and tell their own story.

The projects we’ve worked on, and the images which have resulted from them, can be an inspiring springboard for other photographers to think about their own work. We are delighted to announce our next competition in partnership with Professional Photography magazine, with the theme inspired by PhotoVoice’s past projects.

Entrants will be invited to submit either a single photograph or a series of images (maximum 6). The winner will have their images featured in the pages of Professional Photography, in our quarterly publication Photo Voices, and on PhotoVoice’s website.

Winners will also have the opportunity to take over PhotoVoice’s Instagram account for a week, and will receive £50 to celebrate their success. All winning images will be showcased at an exhibition in 2017.

PhotoVoice members can enter all competitions for free throughout the duration of their membership. 

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May Theme - Obscure

Opens – 01/05/2017

Closes – 26/05/2017

Judge – Lewis Bush 

In support of Mental Health Awareness Week, our May competition is inspired by a photograph from the PhotoVoice project ‘Mental Wealth’, the advocacy project worked with adults living with mental illness. 

Through her photography Polly has explored and reflected on the feeling of being alone and ignored. Inspired by her image this month’s theme is ‘obscure’. What images do you have that conceal, cover or veil? We want to see photographs that explore when and why we might hide.

Please feel free to interpret the theme in whichever way you like.  

Need more inspiration? Check out the work of British photographer, writer and curator Lewis Bush

“When I was ill I felt invisible – it was like no one could see me. You are shut off.” © Polly 2005 | PhotoVoice | United Response | ‘Mental Wealth’ | UK

 

When I was ill I felt invisible – it was like no one could see me. You are shut off.”

© Polly 2005 | PhotoVoice | United Response | ‘Mental Wealth’ | UK

 

Prizes

  • £50 cash prize
  • A group exhibition for the winning entries held at a prestigious venue in 2017
  • Featured in Professional Photography Magazine
  • A double page feature in PhotoVoice’s quarterly publication, sent to its network of members and supporters
  • Promotion on PhotoVoice’s website and newsletter
  • Opportunity to take over PhotoVoice’s Instagram 

Submission Guidelines

  • Photographers can submit up to six images  
  • Please title your images under the following format FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME_TITLE
  • Images must be 1000px along the longest side, 72dpi, JPEG format and under 1mb
  • You must be able to provide a high resolution image file upon request
  • You must include a brief description about your project/ photograph and how it relates to the competition theme – 2,000 characters maximum  

 

Terms and Conditions

The photographer retains all copyright to their submitted images

The winning images will be chosen by a panel including representatives from PhotoVoice and judge(s) appointed to the competition.

The judges’ decision is final.

By entering this competition you agree to share your contact information with PhotoVoice and Professional Photography magazine. Your contact details will only be used for correspondence relating to this competition.

All work entered must be the photographer’s own. Entrants also guarantee that all copyrights corresponding to the work submitted in their name are theirs

Entrants certify that they have received in written form appropriate release from all models and persons featured in the work they submit

Submissions should not defame, libel, or slander anyone or any entity, and should not contain offensive, vulgar, obscene or profane content

Failure to produce a print-ready high-resolution image appropriate for printing and exhibition will forfeit the right to win or be short-listed for the competition, or receive any prizes or promotion

PhotoVoice and Professional Photography magazine reserves the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the competition and PhotoVoice’s activities, including but not limited to newsletters, press releases, social media and website

All costs associated with both the printing and distribution of materials relating to the competition, including costs associated with the private view, will be covered by PhotoVoice, with no liability for the photographer

Entrants agree that should their image win the competition, they will grant PhotoVoice the right to offer the winning image free of charge (without edition) to PhotoVoice’s gold and platinum members. The cost of printing and distribution of these images will be covered by PhotoVoice, and the photographer’s credit prominently displayed in connection with it

Travel costs for attending the private view, or any subsequent activities of the photographer relating to the competition and exhibition will be the responsibility of the photographer

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