ENTER HERE: ESPY Photography Award 2019 (+ Shutter Hub Prize)

Flat for Sale-Wu Kai Sha. © Derek Man.

We’re really pleased to be supporting the ESPY photography Award again this year. For us it’s an important way of learning about new and diverse work, supporting a wider community and reaching out to new audiences.

In 2019, as part of the ESPY photography Award, we’ll be giving a Shutter Hub Prize, which will include Shutter Hub membership and mentorship, and of course, a feature on our award winning blog.


© Mira Andres. ESPY 2015 Winner.

The ESPY photography Award, in partnership with elysium Gallery, is a biennial open submission photography exhibition based in Swansea, Wales and welcomes entries from UK & International artists. ESPY are looking for submissions that show imaginative and vibrant practice in contemporary photography, showcasing photographers that are working on projects in both Analogue and Digital formats.  ESPY is interested in photographers that push the boundaries and experiment with their chosen technologies.

The Award is free to enter, selected photographers who are invited to participate in the Swansea exhibition will be required to pay a £25 exhibitions fee which will directly feed straight back into the set-up, catalogue. The exhibition will run from 24th May – 22nd June 2019.

There are two main £1000 prizes on offer, one for Digital and one for Analogue. Both winners will also receive a joint show at elysium gallery in 2020. One photographer from the exhibition will be given the Shutter Hub Prize, and all shortlisted photographers will be included in the exhibition catalogue.

The judges, Huw Alden Davies, the*kickplate*project and Michal Iwanowski, will choose the shortlisted artists for the main exhibition. The winners will be announced at the opening night on Friday 24th May 2019. A special prize will be selected and awarded by Shutter Hub and announced on the night.

To enter, you’ll need to submit 5 images, astatement of no more than 300 words (that will be used in the catalogue) and your website address and CV (these will not be used in the first selection process).

Click here for more information on how to enter the ESPY photography Award.

Deadline for entries: 11pm, 1st April 2019



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