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Organised by D&AD, the Next Photographer Award is a new award set to unearth the best new photographers and promote them back to the industry.
The Award offers up and coming creative talent the chance to win invaluable industry mentorship from a wide portfolio of acclaimed photographers, agents and advertising agencies – giving emerging talent a platform to showcase their work in front of the people that matter most. In partnership with Getty Images, the Awards also offers new photographers the chance to win a prize fund to realise a photography project.
Only one entry per entrant. Each entry must include 5 different pieces (either shot separately or as part of a series). The pieces don't need to have a common theme.
Any type of photography is accepted: fashion, advertising, art, portrait, design, editorial, etc. No need for photographs to have been commissioned or published. Photographs must have been completed after January 1, 2015.
The jury will be looking for photographers with a unique and original vision, who use outstanding craft and technique to produce a brilliant photographic output.
Entry fee: 20 GBP / 37 USD / 32 EUR.
Open worldwide to anyone but established photographers. If the majority (over 50%) of your income has been from your own photography for over 3 years, you don't qualify.
There's no age limit to enter, but you must be out of full-time education.
Shortlisted photographers will get mentored by high profile photographers, agents and art buyers, and will have their photos exhibited in a central London venue and promoted internationally on the D&AD and Getty Images platforms.
Moreover, shortlisted photographers have the opportunity to apply for a prize fund of 5000 USD from Getty Images to go towards realising their dream photography project.
The winner will be awarded a D&AD Next Photographer Pencil, offered a ticket and flights to attended the D&AD Awards Ceremony in April 2017, and included in the D&AD Annual 2017.