Does photography form part of your GCSE or AS/A2 work? Does your photography convey ideas in imaginative and surprising ways? We are looking for entries from exciting young photographers!
***Deadline Extended: Closing date now 23:59:59pm (BST) on Friday 9th December 2016.***
On September 19th 2016 the exhibition Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy opens at the Guildhall Art Gallery, London. The exhibition is the result of the research project Scrambled Messages: The Telegraphic Imaginary 1857-1900 run jointly between King’s College, London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Institute of Making at UCL exploring the impact of the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable on Victorian culture. The exhibition is organised around 4 themes:
Distance Coding Transmission Resistance
We invite those taking AS/A2 or GCSE photography, along with those who include photography as an element of their GCSE or AS/A2 Art course to submit entries exploring one of these themes. As the exhibition explores the past, so this competition is interested in how these themes resonate in our culture today. We are looking for striking images that explore these themes inventively. Entries will be judged on the success of the photograph in conveying an imaginative response to the chosen theme and its artistic merit.
How to Enter:
Entries should only be submitted in digital format, as a jpeg, but these can be scans of works on paper. We are interested in photography that makes use of experimental methods and equipment as much as that which uses digital or ﬁlm SLR cameras. Files should be no larger than 3MB. jpeg should be saved as:
•StudentSurnameInitial_SCHOOLNAME_THEME (School name can be shortened. Theme needs only ﬁrst three letters: DIS, COD, TRA, RES.) Example: ChapmanA_Goodschool_Res
Entries should be submitted by the student’s teacher or tutor and be accompanied by a word doc or pdf containing the following information:
• Full name
• School college attended
• Course undertaken
• Contact email address
• Theme category entered
• title of work
• 100 words explaining how the work explores the chosen theme. If you made your own camera please put a picture of it in this document. This should be submitted with the same ﬁle name as the corresponding jpeg. Submission conﬁrms that the entrant is the author of the submitted image.
Each entrant may submit no more than one entry per category. ONLY ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY THE STUDENT’S TEACHER/TUTOR AS JPEG WITH ALL REQUIRED INFORMATION IN AN ACCOMPANYING WORD DOC/PDF WILL BE ACCEPTED. Entries must be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 23:59:59pm (BST) on Friday 9th December 2016.
Prizes: There will be two GCSE and two AS/A2 winners selected for each of the four themes. These photographs will form an exhibition on the Scrambled Messages website, which will be accessed via the Guildhall website also. The images will be shared on social media with full credit to the photographers. Each theme will have a ﬁrst place winner, who will additionally win a goody bag. From these four winners the overall winner will be selected, whose prize will include the option of a behind the scenes tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery for themselves and three family members or friends.
Please direct any queries to Anne Chapman email@example.com