expert judged
Mariken Wessels

Conceal/Reveal

Part of the Photo Oxford 2017

Open Rating Results
Brief

Photo Oxford 2017 is pleased to announce its Open Call for photography submissions that investigate photography’s capacity to both conceal and reveal. The photographic medium is the perfect vehicle for an enquiry of this kind given its unique link to notions of perception and reality, truth and knowledge as well as photographers’ frequent use of the camera to lay bare what would otherwise remain unnoticed.

Photographers are invited to respond to the theme as widely as possible. Works can be from any kind of photography practice or application and we are inviting works that are, in particular, imaginative and provocative.

Please bear in mind that to be exhibited at Photo Oxford, we will need high res files of the winning entries, therefore please upload high res versions of your images to the contest.

PRIZE£1,000FUND

Prizes in both the expert-judged and crowd-vote categories include £1000 cash, open discussion with Martin Parr, Alamy memberships and portfolio reviews, plus exhibition spaces at Photo Oxford with invitation to the private view.

Prize details

THE EXPERT WINNERS

Single image winner

  • £750
  • Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call
  • An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

Other optional prizes include:

  • Open discussion with Martin Parr along with 3 runners up
  • Prize portfolio review with a senior member of the Alamy content team
  • Alamy 100% account, Alamy takes no cut on any of your sales for three years

Top 20

  • Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call
  • An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

THE CROWD WINNERS

Single image winner

  • £250
  • Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call
  • An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

Other optional prizes include:

  • Open discussion with Martin Parr
  • Prize portfolio review with a senior member of the Alamy content team
  • Alamy 100% account, Alamy takes no cut on any of your sales for three years

Top 20

  • Your selected image exhibited in Photo Oxford 2017, with a private view for the Open Call
  • An invitation to the launch of Photo Oxford 2017 at the Weston Library

All Top 20 exhibitors will receive an invitation +1 to a private view for the Open Call on Friday 8th September at OVADA in Oxford, OX1 1NJ. They will also be invited to the launch of Photo Oxford at the Weston Library on Thursday 7th September. Travel not included. Winning images will be printed and exhibited at Photo Oxford’s expense. The open discussion with Martin Parr will be held at lunchtime on September 7th at The Old Bank Hotel, Oxford, OX1 4BJ. The in-person or online prize portfolio review will be an hour long consultation with a senior member of the Alamy content team.

How it works

Every photo submitted will be available for the crowd to rate once the submissions period has ended. In this contest, the entries are hidden until the rating period begins.

Some contests on Photocrowd also have a judge. After the submission period closes the judge chooses their favourite images and writes some image reviews. The crowd and judge results will be announced on the same day.

Entries closed
18 August 2017

Rating
18 August 2017 to 23 August 2017

Winners announced
23 August 2017

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