Reminder: Call for entries – Renaissance Photography Prize 2015

WIth just weeks to go, now is the time to register for Renaissance Photography Prize 2015.

The prize is looking to discover talent and celebrate the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and world-wide audience for their work. It is open to anyone worldwide, and closes 12 June 23:59 GMT+1, London, UK time.

A prestigious judging panel, exhibition in London and over £6000/$9000 worth in prizes.

All profit from entry fees is donated to the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, to help younger women suffering from breast cancer.

To enter, please go here.

Renaissance Photography Prize is an international award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging and established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.

Now in its eighth year, the prize is looking to discover talent and celebrate the best in photography, giving image makers access to new opportunities and a world-wide audience for their work.

Entering gives photographers the chance to have their work seen by a panel of some of the industry’s most influential photography critics, as well as being exhibited in Getty Images Gallery, London, UK.

Photographers can enter single images and/or series of work. The competition is open to everyone and welcomes entries from all countries.



Gregory Barker

Commissioning Editor, Hotshoe Magazine

Louise Clements

Artistic Director, QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival

Emily Graham

Cultural & Education Manager, Magnum Photos

Tom Hind

Senior Director Content Development, Getty Images

Chris Littlewood

Photography Director, Flowers Gallery

Diane Smyth

Deputy Editor, British Journal of Photography

Madeleine Penny

Freelance Photo Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine

Simon Roberts


Entry Fee and Number of Entries

The Competition consists of two sections: the single-image competition (the Single-image Competition) and the series competition (the Series Competition).

You can enter as many single images, series or combination of single images and series (the Entries) as you wish to the Competition.

The costs of entering (the Entrance Fee) are:


  • £18 for 1 image
  • £27 for up to 3 images
  • £45 for up to 6 images
  • The entry fee for more than 6 single images will be calculated using the above scale. Discounts for multiple images apply only when uploaded and paid together.

There are three categories in the Single-image Competition. You can enter the same image in more than one category and each time counts as one image for the purposes of calculating the entry fee. For example if you wish to enter the same image into two categories this will count as two images.

Twelve images in each category will be selected by the judges and exhibited at the Renaissance Photography Prize exhibition which will take place in London in late Autumn 2015 (the Exhibition).


  • £55 per entry (5 – 8 images from one body of work, plus project statement)

The Series Competition is open category. All projects are eligible regardless of subject or theme, providing the images entered are related and part of the same body of work.

From the entries to the Series Competition the judges will select:

  • three shortlisted series. Five images from each of the three series will be exhibited at the Exhibition
  • nine additional series. One image from each series will be exhibited at the Exhibition.

The curator will edit and choose which of the submitted images from the selected series will be exhibited.

All profit from the entry fees (after costs and any taxes) will be donated to the Charity.

You must complete the entry form and pay the entry fees before your entries will be considered.

Entries may be taken using digital or film.

Retouching / manipulation of digital images is accepted provided that all works are original works and not copies of other people’s works.

Renaissance reserves the right to refuse pictures that they consider offensive or inappropriate to the Competition; for example pictures that are obscene, in poor taste or that incite political, racist or religious hatred.

You can enter an image that has previously been entered into or has won another photography competition, provided that, by doing so, you are not in breach of the terms and conditions of this or any other photography competition.

You can enter an image taken at any time in the past 10 years. Proof of the creation date may be required if selected for the exhibition by the judges.

You can enter an image that has been submitted in previous years to the Competition, provided that it has not previously been selected as a Finalist Image and exhibited during the Exhibition.

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