POSTCARDS FROM GREAT BRITAIN

Postcards from Great Britain is a new largescale project from Shutter Hub which invites photographers to share their visions of British culture through photographic images and create conversations and exchange.

Exhibitions will be held in locations across Europe, with related events, showcasing thousands of postcard-sized images. Every image submitted to Postcards from Great Britain will be collated into a digital and print catalogue, to be housed in libraries and archives around the world, and 100 images will be selected for a collectable postcard set.

 

In a significant time in European history this project sets out to document and share British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses.

How do you see Great Britain? Culture, landscape, industry, heritage, people, places, fish and chips and cups of tea? However you see it – if the images have been taken between 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2020 we want to see them and share them.

 

We’ll be creating pop-up exhibitions across Europe in a variety of public spaces, cafes, shops, hotels, design studios, health centres, museums, etc., where we’ll show selected images. We’re aiming to show as many images as possible, in different locations across Europe. Some venues will hold a few hundred images, whilst others can hold thousands.

Every image that is submitted will be collated into a collection catalogue which will form a powerful social archive and will be housed in libraries and archives around the world.

100 images will be selected and produced as a collectable postcard set.

Themed features of curated collections of images will be shared on the Shutter Hub website, and selected contributors will be invited to be interviewed for solo articles for the Shutter Hub blog on their work and response to the project and influences. We’ll also be promoting the project, the exhibitions and the archive extensively on social media and in the press.

 


 

Postcards from Great Britain exhibitions will run across Europe from January 2020.

There is an entry fee of £5 per image for Shutter Hub members and £10 per image for non-members.

Enter as many images as you like, whenever, and as often as you like. There are no added printing or delivery fees, once you’ve paid your entry fee that’s all you’ll need to do, we’ll print, promote, deliver and install everything for you.

Exhibitions begin January 2020, so enter early to be included in the first shows.

First entry deadline: 5pm GMT 30 November 2019

Final entries close: 5pm GMT 31 December 2020

Images must have been taken between 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2020 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

 

This project is not targeted as political, but of course that will be an aspect of this collection, and all views will be valued.

 


Got any questions? Email us at [email protected]

 

THE BRIEF

In a significant time in European history this project sets out to document and share British culture, spanning all genres of photography, and collating images which include social, political, historical, traditional and observational responses.

How do you see Great Britain? Culture, industry, heritage, landscape, fish and chips and cups of tea? Whatever it is, we want to see it, and we want to share it.

 

HOW TO ENTER

All submitted files must be named with photographers name, title of work, location and year. Files that are not labelled correctly may not be accepted.

Please read the specification information below.

We’ve subsidised the fee for Shutter Hub members to take part. Once you’ve entered there are no further fees to take part – we’ll print, promote, deliver and install everything for you. These conditions of entry allow exhibitors to save on print, framing and courier fees which we hope encourages wider participation in our international exhibitions.

Exhibitions begin January 2020, so enter early to be included in the first shows.

First entry deadline: 5pm GMT 30 November 2019

Final entries close: 5pm GMT 31 December 2020

Please do not leave your entry until the last minute, we cannot accept any late entries.

 

FEES & ENTRY     

Members £5 per image.
Non members £10 per image.
There is no limit to the number of images you can enter.

If you’re not a Shutter Hub member but would like to benefit from lower entry fees on this and other exhibitions, as well as all the other lovely stuff we offer, you can join here for just £80 per year.

All images submitted for Postcards from Great Britain will become part of the social archive, thousands of images will be exhibited across Europe, and 100 images will be collated into a postcard set.

Images can be from a series or individual images.

 

SALE OF WORK

In the event that their images are selected for the 100 images produced as a collectable postcard set, participating photographers grant Shutter Hub the rights to print, reproduce and sell postcard images of their submitted work without charge. The cost of production of this product means we cannot pay for inclusion. Photographers will be informed of their selection.

In all other cases work will not be offered for sale, but any sales enquiries will be directed to the photographers in person through Shutter Hub.

Photographers retain copyright and ownership, as always.

 

SPECIFICATIONS FOR WORK

All submitted files must be named with photographers name, title of work, location and year. Files that are not labelled correctly may not be accepted.
e.g. david_hasselhoff_best_photograph_ever_ever_miami_2017

All images must be submitted to fit the A6 size of 105 × 148 mm

Please do not place multiple images together, please submit them as separate images. No multiple image composites, borders or added text can be accepted.

Images may be cropped to fit at our discretion.

Submitted images must be no more than 5MB 300dpi uncompressed jpeg digital files.

Shutter Hub reserves the right to not display work in exhibition. Material that is considered sensitive may be censored at our discretion.

Images must have been taken between 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2020 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Please read the Terms and Conditions for further details.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS   

By submitting images for Postcards from Great Britain the entrant agrees to their work being printed and exhibited multiple times across Europe, printed and sold as postcards, stored digitally in the archive and printed within the archive for Postcards from Great Britain which will be distributed globally.

Aside from the sale of the 100 postcard sets, Shutter Hub and its partners will not offer any work or rights for sale. Entrants names will be printed within the archival documents and any enquiries for the archive will be directed via Shutter Hub to the photographers themselves.

Shutter Hub reserves the right to display, reproduce, edit and publish in any media any entry, without payment, for the purpose of the project and its promotion and publicity. Copyright remains with the author and each exhibitor shall be deemed to warrant that they own the entire copyright in the work or that they have permission from the licensee and/or copyright owner/s for the uses and that all necessary model releases and clearances have been obtained. Insurance of the artist’s work is the responsibility of the artist. Shutter Hub and the venue reserve the right to refuse work that they deem to be inappropriate, offensive or explicit. Neither Shutter Hub nor the venue can be held responsible for the damage or loss of any of the work entered or exhibited.

Please make sure you read and agree with the above information before you submit your application. By submitting your application you are agreeing to abide by the terms and conditions and the information set out in the call for entries above.

 


 

Got any questions? Email us at [email protected]

 

Postcards from Great Britain

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