Nikon UK Press Release
Clothes Show Live and Nikon join forces for Young Fashion Photographer of the Year award
Thursday August 17, 2006 - Clothes Show Live 2006 has increased its support for young creative talent by introducing a Young Fashion Photographer of the Year Competition, in association with Nikon, as part of its renowned Educational Bursary scheme. The award is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to celebrate up and coming British talent within the world of fashion photography. The competition invites 16-25 year olds from across the UK to create a picture that encapsulates the world of fashion photography. The brief requires budding photographers to use their imagination and photographic skills to create and shoot an image that sums up exotic locations, foreign travel and glamorous people. However entrants do not need to travel to far flung destinations – utilising everyday scenarios, e.g. in your front garden or the local park, is just as effective. Entrants must also complete an application form explaining what influenced their design and include with their photograph any preliminary sketches or designs.
A panel of judges will choose the twelve best entries whose work will then be displayed at Clothes Show Live 2006, which runs at the Birmingham NEC between 1st and 6th December 2006. Final judging will take place at the show and the overall winner will receive £2000 prize money, a one week placement with a top photographer, £1000 worth of Nikon photographic equipment and a VIP lunch at the show for 4 people. The closing date for entries is 20th October 2006.
Kate Robinson, Head of Press and PR at Nikon UK, at Nikon said: “We are really excited to collaborate with the Clothes Show Live for this fantastic competition. Recognising young talent is crucial to the future of the fashion photography industry.”
Gavin Brown, Managing Director at Haymarket Exhibitions Ltd, says; “This year’s addition to the Educational Bursary further increases our commitment to up and coming young design talent and we hope the competition is a real success.”