Judging a fashion competition – calling UK photogs!

Calling all fashion photogs in the UK! I am going to be judging the entries for a special fashion-themed photography competition. This open to both new and seasoned fashion photographers alike…

There is not long now until the deadline of 22nd February to get your submission in. It’s free to enter – you only need to press ‘like’ on Facebook – and they don’t grab your copyright. Superb on both counts!

I will be co-judging with Lucia O’Connor-McCarthy.

The top prizes include two chances to win a space for your work in the SoShowMe IV exhibition showing at theprintspace’s East London gallery in the Autumn. You can also win pro quality prints from theprintspace and a Flipside Sport AW 15L camera bag from Lowepro.

Pick your one most compelling image for entry. I will be helping judge the winner who will go on to have their image printed, and a space in their annual show. Below is the full list of prizes…

1st Prize

-Lowepro Flipside Sport AW 15L backpack
-A space in theprintspace’s annual SoShowMe exhibition held at theprintspace gallery
-20”x24” Acrylic Reverse Mount of the winning image delivered to your doorstep
-A dedicated feature on theprintspace’s blog

2nd Prize

-Three 20”x24” prints on any of the 11 papers offered at theprintspace
-A dedicated feature on theprintspace’s blog

3rd Prize

-One 20”x24”print on any of the 11 papers offered at theprintspace
-A dedicated feature on theprintspace’s blog

Editors’ Choice

-A space in theprintspace’s annual SoShowMe exhibition held at theprintspace gallery
-A dedicated feature on theprintspace’s blog

Additionally, the winners – and authors of ALL shortlisted images – will receive a free sample pack.

View the T&Cs on their website here.

Enter here.

My advice? Enter an image you feel is both one of your best and your own favourites. Enter the kind of image you feel you’d like to be known for. Get a word of advice/opinion from a second or third set of eyes. But use your own instinct to weigh up their suggestions. I’d also look carefully at which of your images are/were the most popular online. Use that as a barometer.

What am I looking for? I’m looking for technically-proficient images with strong use of lighting, styling and mood. But I am strongly inclined to choose something that stands out from the crowd, rather than plays it safe. I am looking for a bold confident language to come through the image. I particularly enjoy clever use of colour, and confident post-processing that might have creatively transformed the image – but which also gives the impression of having known when to stop. I certainly will be looking for images that have remixed several inspirations/references rather than emulated a singular one, and a sense of the photographer’s competence at selection from all the shots they might have taken to get that particular one. (Here’s an article I wrote called Method in Madness which might help you think about your selection and editing process.)

Remember the deadline is in 3 days: on 22nd Feb. Only open to photographers in the UK. I look forward to seeing all your entries!

Miss A x

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