Themes 2018-01-01T18:46:58+00:00


The award is made up of 12 monthly calls for entries – each judged by an industry leader with a wealth of experience and expertise. You can use your entry to submit to one or more of the open themes.

Inspirational photography © Lorenzo Vitturi


Closing: 31 January 2018

“A photographer must choose a palette as painters choose theirs.” – Joel Sternfeld

Life is a stream of color. Red, blue, yellow, and a billion pigments in between! We are looking for colour-inspired photographs…literally and figuratively. A scene, a detail, a narrative or mood. A single tone or a technicolor daydream.

Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Color our lives.

This month’s judge is Lorenzo Vitturi

Italian photographer and sculptor Lorenzo Vitturi is an internationally-celebrated artist best known for his stunning mixed media series ‘Dalston Anatomy’, which he has exhibited at The Photographer’s Gallery in London, Foam in Amsterdam and Yossi Milo in New York, and for which he won the Hyères Grand Prix.

He is a master of form and color, creating a singular vision that has won him plaudits, residencies and exhibitions all over the world, and his star continues to ascend with his latest body of work ‘Money Must be Made’ – a study of Balogun Market in Lagos, Nigeria.

Inspirational photography © Lorenzo Vitturi – Dalston Anatomy installation at The Photographers’ Gallery

Inspirational images © Brice Krummenacker, Alexandra Lethbridge, Anne Barlinckhoff, Paul Wenham-Clarke, Patrick Willocq, Ben McCann, Henning S Pettersen, Remy Witing, Bo Breugelmans.

Inspirational photography © Marcus Engler


Submission deadline: 28 February 2018

Judge: Yumi and Masaru Goto

The sweet delight of an endless night. This month we are looking for images inspired by the night – in a literal or abstract way. From hazy dreams to harsh reality. From deserted backstreets to the glitz and glamor of a sleepless city. Show us darkness, the underworld, the hidden.

Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Show us life at night!


Submission deadline: 31 March 2018

Judge: Peter Funch

“A city is more than a place in space. It is a drama in time.” – Patrick Geddes

More than half of us now live in cities – surviving and thriving in a complex, manmade space. Show us urban life and the revelations of the modern world, from New York to Nairobi, São Paulo to Shanghai… We’re interested in urban explorations and the insights they can uncover: architecture and cityscapes, urban decay, street encounters, suburban stories… All genres welcome.

Inspirational photography © Kalel Koven

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