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Deadline: May 01, 2016
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: Entering the competition costs: £7.50 for a single image or £27.50 for a series of up to 20 images.

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British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Awards

British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Awards

British Journal of Photography’s Breakthrough Awards are open for entries, offering students and recent graduates around the world an opportunity to showcase their work and gain international exposure.

Photographers who are studying on undergraduate and graduate courses, or within 5 years of graduating, may submit work on any topic to be judged by panel of industry experts.

Four winners will receive a two-week exhibition in east London and have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s online, print and social channels. Winners will also be showcased globally on WeTransfer, the world’s leading file transfer site.

Photographs can be captured in any format – film, digital or mobile – and can be of any style or genre. The competition is open to students and graduates from around the world – students and graduates of non-photographic courses may also enter.

Contest Prize & TERMS


Winners will have their work exhibited at a Breakthrough Showcase in east London. The show will take place in June 2016 as part of the Free Range Graduate Shows at The Old Truman Brewery.

Winners will have their work presented by our editorial team at an exclusive launch event, and will be invited to speak about their work. There will also be workshops and events taking place in the gallery throughout the show drawing in photography enthusiasts from around the UK.

Global showcase on WeTransfer

Winners of the Breakthrough 2016 receive a four-week showcase on the WeTransfer homepage, reaching over 70 million creatives worldwide and providing an unmissable opportunity for exposure to the international creative community.

Runners up in each category will receive WeTransfer Plus accounts, complete with long term storage, increased upload sizes and password protected transfers.

International exposure from British Journal of Photography
Winners of the Breakthrough 2016 will have their work published across British Journal of Photography’s print, online and social channels, with a combined reach of over 1,000,000 creatives and industry influencers worldwide. BJP is the world’s longest-running and most influential photography magazine, defining the future of contemporary photography.

Winners work will also appear in print as part of a special edition newspaper being printed for all attendees of the exhibition and sessions.

Runners up in each category will be featured on the British Journal of Photography website.

Opportunity to sell work
Winning images will be showcased in a dedicated section of the BJP Breakthrough site, and made available for sale (if approved by the winner), with the photographer receiving 70% of all sales income. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: No copyright is transferred to the BJP, Free Range, WeTransfer or theprintspace in respect of any works entered or accepted. 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. USAGE RIGHTS: BJP, Free Range, WeTransfer and theprintspace reserve the right to display, reproduce and publish in any media, any entry, without payment, for the sole purpose of BJP Breakthrough – this year and in future – and its promotion and publicity.

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