Last chance to enter the D&AD Next Photographer Award

March 4, 2015 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments | |
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Up and coming photographers have until Wednesday 11 March to get their entries in and have a chance at winning the first-ever D&AD Next Photographer Award. Created in partnership with Getty Images to find the best new photographers and promote them back to the creative industry, the D&AD Next Photographer Award will provide shortlisted entrants with international exposure for their work through D&AD and Getty Images, the chance to win the grand prize of a D&AD Pencil, a place in the Annual and a $5,000 prize fund from Getty Images towards a dream photography project, plus mentorship from a wide portfolio of acclaimed photographers, agents and agencies. To enter, new photographers are asked to submit three pieces of photography (still or moving image), either from a series or produced individually. Entries cost £20, and the shortlisted works will be revealed in early April and put on display as part of a public exhibition set to take place during D&AD Judging Week. The overall winner will then be announced at the D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony on Thursday 21 May.

D&AD Press Release

Last chance to enter the D&AD Next Photographer Award

Wednesday 4 March – Up and coming photographers have until Wednesday 11 March to get their entries in and have a chance at winning the first-ever D&AD Next Photographer Award.

The Next Photographer Award is in partnership with Getty Images; created to find the best new photographers and promote them back to the creative industry.

Shortlisted creatives receive a host of invaluable prizes designed to provide the launchpad for a great career, including:

  • International exposure for their work through D&AD and Getty Images
  • Invaluable mentorship from a wide portfolio of acclaimed photographers, agents and advertising agencies
  • The chance to win the grand prize of a D&AD Pencil, a place in the Annual and a $5,000 prize fund from Getty Images towards a dream photography project

To enter, new photographers are asked to submit three pieces of photography (still or moving image), either from a series or produced individually. Entries cost £20 and work does not have to be commercially released to be eligible.

Sarah Thomson, Head of Art Production, Fallon and jury foreman, comments: “This is an incredible and exciting opportunity for a young Photographer – to win a D&AD pencil and a fantastic fund to work on your dream project, international exposure of your work and mentoring and advice from some of the industry's best. Do enter for an absolutely incredible chance to give a huge boost to your photography career.”

The Next Photographer Award is judged by some of the industry’s highest profile names – including photographers Oliviero Toscani and Miles Aldridge, Jefferson Hack of Dazed Magazine, Sarah Thomson of Fallon and Andy Saunders of Getty Images.

Shortlisted entries will be revealed in early April and put on display as part of a public exhibition set to take place during D&AD Judging Week, held at The Old Truman Brewery, East London on Thursday 23 April.

The overall winner will then be announced at the D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony on Thursday 21 May.

Andy Saunders, Senior Vice President of Creative Content, Getty Images, says: "Finding and nurturing new photographic talent has been a strong theme in Getty Images' success over the years, so we're delighted to be sponsoring the Next Photographer Award from D&AD. I'm always intrigued to see what the next crop of image makers has to say, so I'm very excited to be part of the project.”

To find out more about the Next Photographer Award, including the jury, eligibility criteria and a full list of prizes, visit: http://www.dandad.org/en/next-photographer-award/



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