You are invited with open arms to enter Youmanity’s Annual Photography competition: Friend-Ship Photography Award. It’s open to all photographers, amateur and professional, and submission is free. The theme, this year, is ‘Friend-Ship’.
This Friend-Ship Photography Award celebrates friendships and encourages you to connect with friends or re-connect with long-lost friends, relatives or anyone you have not seen in a while but has always been there for you.
Friends are vital to our lives and for our mental health. It is often through friends that we learn the most about ourselves. We go on incredible journey with friends and survive adversity standing by them. Through time we develop important emotional connections, which give us the courage to show who we really are on the inside.
Through photography we would like you to celebrate friendship and the friends to whom we owe so much. Friend-Ship encourages you to pick up your camera and take a portrait of that special person or capture a moment, which embodies this treasured connection.
•The winner will be awarded a gold medal and £1,000 cash prize.
•The Friend-Ship Photography Exhibition will showcase the top 20 entries at the House of Commons 2-5/12/2019.
Youmanity work hard to celebrate equality, support social inclusion and promote human rights by delivering cultural projects throughout the year. Now in its 10th edition, Youmanity annual photography award is designed to raise awareness of pressing social issues. Entitled Friend-Ship, this year’s award aims to raise awareness of suicide prevention.
The submissions will be selected by the following judges:
•Anne Williams – Documentary Photography Historian
•Aris Kourkoumelis – Photographic Historian – The Royal Collection Trust
•Brandei Estes – Head of Photography, Sotheby’s
•Max Houghton – MA Photojournalism Lead, London College of Communication
•Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society
•Neil Kenlock – Social documentary photographer
•Steve Macleod – Director, Metro Imaging
•Renée Mussai – Curator, Autograph ABP
Entry deadline: 28th October 2019
Winners will be announced on 07/11/2019
Read all Terms & Conditions of Friend-Ship Photography Award on this webpage
Online submission of digital photographs via the website https://www.youmanity.today/en/award-2019.html