Magnum Showcase in association with IdeasTap



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Imagine having your photographs reviewed by a Magnum photographer.

Imagine those photographs then being showcased on IdeasTap for a month and viewed by thousands of visitors, including senior members of Magnum staff.

And just imagine receiving personal feedback and career advice from your Magnum judge.

Well, stop dreaming, because that is exactly what we’re offering.

Continuing Magnum’s commitment to emerging photographers, the Magnum Showcase is an opportunity for IdeasTap members to have a recent body of work reviewed by a Magnum photographer or senior staff member, showcased on IdeasTap’s website and followed up by some fantastic feedback and advice for the development of your work from the Magnum judge.

All you need to do is upload a strong, concise edit of up to 20 images on a theme, along with 100 words explaining your project.

So, what is this month’s theme, we hear you ask?

This month’s theme is SPORT and the Magnum judge is photographer Peter Marlow.

Whether it’s poetry in motion of old-fashioned sporting behaviour, we want to showcase your sport-related images through this exciting new Magnum brief.


This brief closes on Friday 22 June at 12noon and is open to IdeasTap members, aged 16 to 30. If you have any technical queries, please visit the Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.

Brief image by Peter Marlow, courtesy of Magnum Photos.

How to apply


  • Hello Angela,

    All images must have been shot within the past 6 months.



    The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 22/06/12 , 10,612 AP

  • Hello,

    Peter - We cannot make exceptions to the age limit for current students - applicants must be aged 16-30.

    Vanessa - IdeasTap was set up specifically to help young people get into the creative industries, which is why many of our opportunities have age limits. However, we are aware that artists over 30 need support too, and so many of our resources are free and available to all, e.g. networking, a number of creative briefs, events at The Spa and the advice in IdeasMag. We hope that there will be other opportunities to interest you on our site.

    I hope that helps.

    Best wishes,


    The IdeasTap Team , Editor , 22/06/12 , 10,612 AP

  • I second the question about the age cute off. I am a current grad student interested in documentary photography, I just happened to join the game a little late. Are there exceptions for current students?


    c0r0n1t4 , , 21/06/12 , 1 AP

  • I would love to submit to this but the majority of my athlete photographs were shot from 2010-2011. Do all images have to of been shot within 6 months or is it just preferred?


    angeladatre , Photographer , 18/06/12 , 194 AP

  • why is it always upto 30 years old???


    vanessachampion , Photographer , 15/06/12 , 298 AP

  • Hi Phil,

    Yes, there will be a different theme every month - but we'd love to see new work from people who haven't shot sport before. One of the aims of the competition is to encourage people to shoot new projects and explore new areas of photography.

    All the best,

    Editor, IdeasTap


    James IdeasTap , Photographer , 01/06/12 , 6,187 AP

  • So will there be different theme every month? As don't really think I have anything that fits into sport...


    philclarkehill , , 01/06/12 , 554 AP


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