Competition Archive

Folklore

“Though folklore connects people to their past, it is a central part of life in the present, and is at the heart of all cultures”
American Folklore Society

The term ‘folklore’ is a very complex concept and it is not easy to find a single, undisputed definition. In broad terms, folklore can be described as the … Read More

Repetition

When we think of repetition, it normally evokes associations of tedious, uninteresting, and monotonous activities. However, when it comes to photography, using repetition can enable us to capture a powerful image that has real impact.
Visual patterns can create rhythm, harmony and cohesion, which can provide a sense of comfort for the viewer. By repeating … Read More

Close Up

“In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject” – Henri Cartier-Bresson
Macro photography is an extremely popular form of photography and one of the main reasons for this is the fact that it is a very broad genre that can encompass all manner of subjects. This form of extreme close-up photography, in which … Read More

Life in Colour

Esteemed French painter Edouard Manet once said: “There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against another.”

The natural world is absolutely bursting with striking and vibrant colours and patterns. In the animal kingdom, colour has an essential role to play from attracting mates, warning against predators, camouflaging or mimicking, right through to … Read More

Formation

Humans have been fascinated with geometrical shapes since the first record of our existence; a fascination that translates into our everyday existence and artistic images make good use of graphic elements of design.

Within this theme we are looking for photos that showcase line, shape, pattern, form, texture and perspective, etc.

Entries can depict any subject matter … Read More

Architecture

We are very excited to release the theme of Architecture for our latest competition!

Architecture as a concept is the designing and planning of both structure and space – the resistant material and the unused, or ‘negative’ space, to reflect functional, technical, social, environmental and especially, aesthetic considerations. It requires the creative manipulation and coordination of … Read More

Patchwork

As a concept, Patchwork is traditionally the tessellation of geometric shapes which can be interpreted in many different forms, structures, textures and colours all working together to create an original, intricate piece of artwork, which has a practical use.

Patchwork sewing is a practical pastime which was around, even as far back as 5000 years ago … Read More

Urban Street Art

‘Urban Street Art’ is now open for entries and we invite you to show us the way you see your world. Urban Street Art is traditionally artwork that has been created in public areas, typically without permission. Of course, we would love to see entries based around the modern graffiti that adorns most city streets, … Read More

Paradise

In the UK, January and February are traditionally months that are depressingly dull, grey, cold, wet and miserable. This may have influenced our decision to make the first competition theme of the year, something that visually implies the complete opposite: Paradise!
As with all emotive subjects, Paradise will be interpreted in as many different ways, … Read More