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Deadline: Sep 09, 2016
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: $43

FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017

FORMAT International Photography Festival 2017

Take part in FORMAT 2017. Send us your exhibition proposals & ideas

FORMAT is the UK’s largest and longest running international festival of photography. For the 2017 edition of FORMAT we are looking for submissions that explore the theme of HABITAT through varied narratives and imagery that document the worlds around us. We hope that through the theme you will share with us the experiences and stories that coalesce as we negotiate our complex existence, including the flora, fauna, landscapes and the lives within.

Rapid changes in the environment, industry, technology, wars, migration and climate are accelerating at such unprecedented rates that the human impact on the Earth has pushed us into a new cultural geological epoch or era known as the Anthropocene. With tangible impacts of these changes being recorded in the atmosphere, lands, plants, oceans, humanity and wildlife, we are interested in the effect, solutions and conditions of this state that we are in, on micro and macro levels worldwide.

We are open to see a wide range of projects exploring HABITAT, which will look broadly at landscape, environment, mobility, migrations, digital worlds, ideas of home and displacement, conflict and regeneration and all the spaces that we live in including work that considers our short or long term impact on the world locally and internationally.

We are looking for a wide variety of works for presentation in the festival, from long term researched documentary, multimedia, archive, installation, interventions, publications, fictions, interactive, performance, participatory, mobile, narrative and all kinds of conceptual works all rooted in photography in diverse ways. We want you to challenge and respond to the theme in as many inventive ways as you can imagine.

For the FORMAT17 Open Call we are proud to be working in partnership with LensCulture, one of the world’s largest online destinations for contemporary photography. You are invited to use LensCulture’s submission platform to apply for the FORMAT17 Open Call to be eligible to exhibit your work at FORMAT in 2017 and receive a free Submission Review of your work from LensCulture’s team of over 100 industry professionals.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: Free LensCulture Submission Review; Viewed by FORMAT Curatorial Team; Opportunity to feature in the FORMAT Online Gallery; FORMAT Open Call Award £2,000 cash; Clifton Cameras Award – Nikon D5500 with 18-55mm Lens + Nikon 50mm f1.8 + Nikon SLR Accessory kit; Genesis Imaging & Fuji Award – £1000 of printing & framing services; Royal Photographic Society Award: £500 cash; Royal Photographic Society Awards 10 free one year memberships for individual photographers; Royal Photographic Society Feature Award showcase feature in the award-winning RPS Journal; Photo-Feature Award Chinese Photographers magazine – article in the magazine & US$500 cash; The Photography Show Award – £500 cash; Metro Imaging Mentoring & Print Award – worth £1000; British Journal of Photography Subscription Award – one year subscription to print and online editions of BJP; The Photocaptionist Award £250 plus online feature; Inclusion in FORMAT17 exhibitions programme; Cash Bursaries; and more full list here: Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright remains the responsibility of the artist. The applicant is responsible for obtaining any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph if the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the applicant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph. USAGE RIGHTS: By Submitting an application the photographer agrees that they created the Work(s) and/or that they are authorised to use the Work(s) as submitted, co-authors and as relevant original sources should be referenced or credited and that our use of the Work(s) for exhibition and PR will not infringe on third party’s copyright or other rights.

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