Call for entries have been announced for the prestigious Terry O’Neill Awards 2013 and Metro are delighted to be sponsoring the event. The Awards now in its eighth year, attract thousands of entries and is regarded as one of the world’s leading photography awards. This year the organisers are hoping to take the competition to a new level, to make it the most innovative, accessible and valuable photography prize, offering both the winners and runners-ups levels of publicity that set a new benchmark for other photography awards.
Terry O’Neill renowned for his iconic images, has had an incredibly long-standing and successful career, shooting personalities from the world of celebrity for over fifty years, icons including Audrey Hepburn, Frank Sinatra, The Rolling Stones, Bridget Bardot and more recently Nelson Mandela and the late Amy Winehouse.
Terry O’Neill comments: "The Award is designed to give brave new talent a springboard to recognition and success and the chance to be exhibited and published.
"Today there is so much background noise and competition the brightest and best new photographers can easily go unrecognised. But as a photography student how do you afford Award entry fees that can be as high as £50? This Award provides a level playing field to professional and student photographers alike, offering a reduced entry fee of just £10. Many Awards do not offer a discount to students and where they do the cost can still be prohibitive."
Metro is delighted to be sponsoring this years' Award alongside The Sunday Times Magazine
Iconic Images and The Royal Photographic Society
who are sponsoring a mobile device category. The Awards distinguished panel of judges include Terry O'Neill, film-maker Lord Puttnam and Director of Photography at the Sunday Times Magazine Jon Jones and are backed by an
international publicity campaign to attract entries from Berlin to
The awards entry brief is simple; the judges are seeking dynamic and arresting images that portray a compelling narrative. The winning entries will be showcased in Terry O’Neill exhibitions in London and overseas and will be featured in the Sunday Times Magazine with total prize money of £6500 up for grabs; the winner will receive £3000 and two runners-up £2000 and £1000 respectively. The winner of the mobile device category wins £500.