The IdeasTap Photographic Award

The IdeasTap Photographic Award

By James IdeasTap 29/04/10

Read about our incredible new photography competition with Magnum Photos...

We’re teaming up with Magnum Photos to bring IdeasTap members the ultimate photographic competition.

The overall winner will receive more than £10,000-worth of prizes, including £5,000 cash and a £2,500 budget to produce their dream photo essay.

They’ll also win a coffee table book featuring their work and an eight-week paid internship at Magnum in London - followed by a week at their New York offices to create an In Motion multimedia photo essay.

Got that? Take a breath – there’s more.

It’s not all about the overall winner. All shortlisted candidates will receive expert mentoring  and professional training and their work will be printed, framed and exhibited by IdeasTap. They'll also receive a published book featuring their work.

The competition is open to IdeasTap members based in the UK aged between 16-30 and is split into three categories:

Photojournalism
Environmental photography
Conceptual art


The winner of each category will be given a budget of £2,500 to create their own multimedia photographic essay.

One final winner will then be chosen by an expert judging panel. They’ll take home a £5,000 cheque and jet off to New York to work on their own professionally-produced In Motion piece.

We think it’s an incredible opportunity and we’re enormously proud to be working with Magnum Photos, the world’s most prestigious photographic agency.

Full details will be announced when the brief launches on IdeasTap on Monday 17th May, but what we can tell you is that we’ll be looking for submissions including five photos that explore the theme Future – life after 2012. Interpret it as you see fit…

Hear from Magnum's Sophie Wright on how to tell a story in pictures.

Find out what creating a Magnum In Motion involves.

Update: the IdeasTap Photographic Award is open from now until 14th June 2010. Get your entries in now...

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