BJP International Photography Award 2019

Status: Open for entry Opening date: 02 October 2018 Closing date: 20 December 2018 Winners chosen by: Judging panel
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BJP International Photography Award 2019

Competition summary:

BJP International Photography Award 2019

Running for over a decade, 1854 Media publisher of British Journal of Photography created BJP International Photography Award to find the best in contemporary photographic talent.

British Journal of Photography and the judging panel, comprised of key industry leaders, aim to award and promote a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The chosen photographer will then be awarded with a solo show in the renowned contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting, based in Fitzrovia, London UK.

BJP International Photography Award has dramatically changed the careers of previous winning and shortlisted photographers. This has been made possible through the opportunities being selected by the judging panel has provided, a solo show, extensive industry exposure, global media coverage, and features both in print and on BJP-Online.

Category details:

Why Enter?

BJP International Photography Award aims to find the best in contemporary photographic talent. Through issuing an international open call, photographers from every background and from all over the world are welcome to submit a body of work to be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

We are looking to award a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The winner will receive their own solo show at TJ Boulting, a renowned contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London UK.

Running for over a decade, BJP IPA has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the most respected contemporary photographers. Through the award, winning and shortlisted photographer’s have gained career changing international industry exposure, and the opportunity to be celebrated and acknowledged by the photographic community.

“I’ve been busy since winning the IPA. I haven’t had to reach out to anyone. Everything I’m doing now has flown directly from the exposure I got from winning that exhibition.” – Juno Calypso, Winner BJP IPA 2016

“Winning the IPA is an amazing opportunity for us and it makes us immensely proud. We are following in the footsteps of some extremely talented photographers and we have seen for ourselves the impact winning has had on their careers.” - Sara, Peter & Tobias, Winner BJP IPA 2018

We encourage submissions from photographers of all levels, based anywhere in the world.

Entry requirements:

We encourage submissions from photographers of all levels, based anywhere in the world.

Entries should be from a substantial interconnected project on any topic.

Entry fee:

Early Bird Offer!

Save 25% if you buy your entries before 31 October 2018. Pay £30 instead of £40 for one series of 15 images or pay £45 instead of £60 for two series of 15 images.

Prize details:

Winner:

Your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London, UK

Up to £5000 production grant for solo show

4-page supplement in British Journal of Photography

Travel & accommodation to London to attend the opening of your solo show

5 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography

One face-to-face portfolio review with a BJP editor

International press coverage


2nd and 3rd place:

2-page supplement in British Journal of Photography for each place

2 year print subscription to British Journal of Photography

One online portfolio review with a BJP editor

International press coverage

Terms and Conditions

All relevant subject consent must have been obtained for the use of the photographs for publication and exhibition. In the case of minors (persons under 18) parental / guardian consent must be obtained.

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Professional and non-professional photographers of all ages are eligible to enter

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Both UK based and international photographers are welcome to enter

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Images can be shot using any camera model (film or digital), and may be portrait, landscape or square in format

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Each entrant will be deemed to warrant they own the entire copyright for the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses.

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Each image can be a maximum of 10MB in size. All images must be submitted as JPEG files – any files submitted in any other format (including TIFF, PDF, PSD etc) will be discarded.

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Once your images have been uploaded to the system you will see an option to submit your entry. Once submitted your entry cannot be altered. Only submitted entries will be viewed by the judges.

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The winners must be available to supply high-res files promptly for publication. Digital files of the winning images will be created for press and publicity purposes.

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British Journal of Photography cannot be responsible for any loss or damage to submitted work.

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No copyright is transferred to the British Journal of Photography in respect of any works entered or accepted.

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British Journal of Photography reserves the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media, any entry, without payment, for the sole purpose of BJP International Photography Award – this year and in future – and its promotion and publicity.

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You will be asked to pay for your entry by Credit Card or Alipay. All payments are handled securely by our payment partner Stripe. After payment, you will receive an email containing a personal upload URL where you may submit your images and statement.

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All entry purchases are final. Having purchased an entry, it is your responsibility to upload and submit your images and statement before the deadline. No refunds will be issued.

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