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Terry O’Neill Award calling for entries

An International Competition in Contemporary Photography

Olivier Laurent writes in the BJP about this forthcoming competition: Photographers have until 22 November to enter the Terry O’Neill Award, which splits £4500 in cash between three photographers.

“The Terry O’Neill Award is aimed at finding new talent, creating a platform for upcoming photographers,” say the organisers, who are now calling for all photographers to submit up to six images from a series for a chance to win up to £3000 in cash.

Photographers can enter images no matter the category: fine art, photo-journalism, still-life portraiture, landscape, wildlife, or fashion. READ MORE ON THE BJP SITE HERE

From the organisers site we have:

“Every year the entries for this award get better and tougher to judge. I’m so proud that it attracts so much talent – and that those on the shortlist can use the award as a springboard to great careers.” ― Terry O’Neill

Submissions are now being invited for the Terry O’Neill/Tag Award 2012.

The Terry O’Neill Award has been running since 2007, it has developed through the support of Sunday Times Magazine, Remote New Media, Hotshoe Magazine, and TAG Creative and all the photographers and the photographic industry to become one of the most “hotly” contested photographic Awards of current times.

1ST PRIZE £3000 / 2ND PRIZE £1000 / 3RD PRIZE £500

A selection of the top ten photographers’ work will also be published in a special feature in The Sunday Times magazine

Ten Photographers will be shortlisted for the Award and exhibited at The Strand Gallery in London, in January.

Martel Colour Print will be sponsoring the shortlisted photographers with printing and mounting for the exhibition.

Closing date: 22nd November 2012

Fairtrade -Image © Kenneth O’Halloran.

“Fairs are more than places of trade in Ireland. Women regard them as occasions worth dressing up for, often with great care, lending a kind of delicacy to the day, a femininity to counterweigh the spit-in-the-hand dealings of the men folk. There is a vibrancy of colour, red hair, freckles and a range of ensembles guaranteed, at the very least, to attract your notice.
Many of these are travelling people, part of an ancient tribe of Gaelic nomads who have never remained in one spot for very long despite numerous integration attempts by settled society. Though they lead very simple and basic lives they have a reputation for ostentation and pomp in marking certain occasions.
But there’s business to be done. On days like these horses and ponies are their stocks and shares; the towns and squares of Ireland morph into their trading floors. In the aftermath of the Celtic Tiger, seen by many as a vacuous and immoral age, these old meeting grounds are flourishing arenas of openness and transparency. They barter. They laugh. They sing. They row.”

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