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A round-up of current open photography competitions on thehub


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Inspired by the Magnum Swaps exhibition at Photo London, STREET LONDON have partnered with theprintspace to invite photographers from around the world the chance to swap and exhibit prints through STREET SWAP. The competition culminates with a curated exhibition at STREET LONDON at the D&AD Offices!

We believe in making photography accessible to wider audiences and wish to support the Street Photography community spirit. This year STREET LONDON are offering everyone (including those not able to make it to the event) the chance to participate in a free online print swap project with physical print swapping during STREET LONDON.

Enter up to 5 images for free. STREET LONDON will then curate an exhibition of up to 200 photos from all entries. Whether or not you are at the event, you can print and swap one image (up to 12 x 16 inches) free of charge!



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Photography on a Postcard - Closing date 15th July

The Hepatitis C Trust have launched Photography on a Postcard, a brand new take on their hugely successful Art on a Postcard project and they are looking for upcoming talent to show alongside Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Edmund Clarke, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Chris Steele Perkins, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor McNair, David Hoffman and many many more well known and loved photographers! 

They are looking for fashion, fine art, reportage and street photography. The entries will be judged in August by acclaimed photographer Dougie Wallace and industry experts from Art on a Postcard & theprintspace. A shortlist of 200 images will be exhibited in October at theprintspace Gallery.The public will be able to purchase a ticket guaranteeing them a limited edition photograph, although they won’t know which photograph they have won until the show closes on 17 October. All the money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030. 



PYLOT Magazine - Closing Date 13th July

PYLOT Magazine have a free to enter open call competition for analogue photographers, giving them a chance to exhibit in the heart of London with theprintspace, and win a whole host of great prizes from the likes of Kodak, Stack Magazine, Labyrinth Photographic Lab, Parallax & many more! 

The open call follows the theme of PYLOT's most recent release, “The Perspective Issue”. They are asking photographers to submit bodies of work that are personal to them and the people in their lives.

"Political and social views are becoming increasingly polarised and information sharing proliferates through news and social media outlets – what does this mean to you?"


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Royal Photographic Society Documentary Photographer of the Year - Closing Date 30th June

The annual prestigious competition open to members of the Royal Photographic Society is back again this year asking their members to submit their best photo essays for the chance to exhibit at theprintspace Gallery and win a day-long tutorial session with Magnum Photos member Stuart Franklin! 



Check back on this page for regular updates on current open calls on thehub

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