Call for entries has now opened for the Renaissance Photography Prize 2014, Metro is delighted to be the print sponsor this year supporting not only a worthwhile charity but what is now a highly regarded photography competition involving many industry leaders and offering winners valuable international exposure.
Entrants this year will have the chance to win over £6,000 worth of prizes in total, including cash, professional printing from Metro, portfolio reviews and valuable international exposure. The competition is open to anyone worldwide, entries can be either single images and /or a series of work and Metro is offering all entrants a 20% discount on selected digital C type prints from Metroprint
. Full discount details will given upon completed entrance to the competition and valid until the closing date of 3rd May 2014.
This year’s categories are as follows:
Single Image categories: Transition - Belonging - Expression
Series category: Open
Please check the Renaissance site
for full details.
Prizes: Best Single Image and Best Series winners will each receive
£1000 cash, in addition to photographic vouchers, portfolio reviews and
membership or mentoring from Self Publish, Be Happy.
Each of the three category winners, and the Best Series Runner-Up will receive £500 cash each, a portfolio review and vouchers.
The judges include renowned photographer Martin Parr; Simon Bainbridge, Editor of the British Journal of Photography; Emma Bowkett, Photo Editor of the Financial Times Weekend Magazine; Bruno Ceschel, Publisher, Self Publish, Be Happy; Chris Littlewood, Director of Photography, Flowers Gallery, London; Sophie Wright, Magnum Photos who will collectively chose the sixty finalist and shortlisted photographs to be exhibited in a London gallery in September.
The award was started in 2007 by Fiona Gifford a young breast cancer
sufferer who wanted to give something back for the wonderful support she
received; passionate about photography she decided to have what she
thought would be a one-off competition to raise funds for the Lavender
Trust at Breast Cancer Care. Seven years on she is delighted by the
success of the award. Fiona comments, “Along with the money we have
raised for charity, the most gratifying thing about Renaissance is the
enthusiasm of the people who have helped make the award what it is
today. From judges to photographers, web designers to marketers, lawyers
to students, our volunteer committee and supporters from the
photography world have given freely of their time and expertise because
they believe in our ambition. I think of it as the spirit of