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Deadline: August 31, 2013
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: £10

Umencia Portrait Photo Contest


URBAN PHOTO COMPETITION The Royal Photographic Society, Urban Photo Fest (UPF), now in its second year, is a festival of events taking place with international contributors and partners throughout London involving photographers, artists, filmmakers, urban researchers and anyone with an interest in the representation and evocation of urban life. This year’s theme is Urban Materiality, a concept embracing the physical fabric of the urban environment.

Urban materiality is about the ‘stuff’ we find in urban spaces – and it’s everywhere. It can be architecture or the surfaces of buildings, objects deposited in the street, things that draw our attention away from everyday consciousness and are visually interesting. There is a truly breath-taking range of stuff out there, some of which can be explained – they have what archaeologists call ‘biographies’ – and things that resist explanation and remain a mystery.

Although all the festival events are being held in London, the competition images can be taken in any urban environment worldwide.

Each individual may submit one image for each category of the competition, (a total maximum of 4 images). The categories are; • Abstraction • Architecture • Environment • Object


Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The overall winner will be awarded an RPS London Gold Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and the choice of EITHER a place on the two-week 2014 Urban Photography Summer School OR an Olympus PEN E-P5 camera with a 17mm new pancake f/1.8 lens and a VF-4 high-res viewfinder

The second prize is an RPS London Silver Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and the remaining prize of either a place on the Urban Photography Summer School or the Olympus PEN E-P5 camera.

The third prize is an RPS London Bronze Medal, the opportunity to be represented by Photo Democracy (an arm of Chris Beetles Gallery) and one year’s membership of the Royal Photographic Society.

The best twenty images will be professionally printed and will form a month long exhibition at the Linear Gallery (Linear House, Peyton Place, Greenwich, London SE10 8RS) in October 2013. ELIGIBILITY: International / 16+

Images should be a maximum size of 10Mb in JPG format & in RGB colour space Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The entrant must be the sole author and owner of the copyright and all other rights in all images, which they enter.The copyright of all entries remains with the photographers. USAGE RIGHTS: The RPS and UPF 2013 reserve the right to reproduce, without payment, any images for their respective websites for up to two years from 31 December 2013 as well as for publicity and promotion purposes in connection with the competition and The Society’s activities, including within The Society’s Journal. The photographer will be credited if the image is used by The RPS and UPF 2013.

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