“Launched in 2009, The Award is one of a plethora of opportunities for young photographers delivered through the educational partnership between Magnum Photos and IdeasTap. The IdeasTap Photographic Award is open to 16-30 year olds and is designed to help promote the careers of emerging photographers.
The Award has two overall winners (one from each age group), but also offers opportunities to a shortlist of 12 individuals (six from each age group). All 12 shortlisted applicants will receive a mentoring session with a Magnum Photographer, £60 of Blurb book vouchers and £150 to have their pictures printed. Over six weeks, they will be encouraged to enhance and develop their projects. Their photographs will be framed and included in an exhibition in September 2012.
At the exhibition, six finalists will be selected – three from each age group. The six finalists will each receive £1,500 to shoot their dream photographic project, create a multimedia ‘Magnum in Motion’ style project and will receive a second mentoring session from industry professionals.
Finally, a winner will be picked from each age group. The overall winners of the Award will each receive £5,000 and sought-after internships at Magnum – the younger category winner at Magnum’s office in London and the older winner to work with our multimedia team in New York.
In addition, all applicants will receive a £20 print on demand book voucher through our ongoing partnership with Blurb Books.
To enter the competition you must submit four photographs in response to ONE of the following themes:
- Human Behaviour
- My Backyard
We will be looking for creative and striking photographs that demonstrate photographic skill and understanding. The four photos in your portfolio must demonstrate your ability to tell a story with your images.
Applicants must be IdeasTap members and membership is free. In the first round of judging, the images will be viewed via IdeasTap portfolio’s.”
For photographers 16-22, click here for application details.
For photographers 22-30, click here for application details.