Call for Entries: Off Centre – Nottingham Independent Photo Festival

27th October to 11th November 2018

‘Off Centre’ is Nottingham’s first independent photo festival. The aim of the festival is to promote and encourage creative photography from across the East Midlands. Nottingham(shire) has a rich photographic heritage, an abundance of talented local photographers and this festival will showcase the work of local photographers, or made locally.

We will be aiming to exhibit work from a diverse range of the local photography community, from established editorial photographers to local youngsters who have never exhibited work before.

The Festival has a range of local sponsors and supporters, including Real Creative Futures and Big House, local galleries, the Royal Photographical Society, and local charities. The festival will also engage with other local events in October such as Mental Health week, and Black History month.


We are inviting photographers from across Nottingham and the East Midlands to be part of the festival. If you have recently moved away from the region, but have produced work about the region, you will still be eligible to apply. There is no overall theme for the festival.

We will only accept photographic images. All images will be printed and framed by the festival. The exhibited framed prints will be given to the selected photographers at the end of the festival. Selected photographers will receive a one page spread including a brief biography in the festival catalogue, and a presence on our website. All published photographers will also receive one copy of the exhibition catalogue. There is no budget for payment to exhibiting photographers.

Submit your photography now for your chance to be a part of Nottingham’s first photography festival.


Applications should be submitted via email to with the subject line ‘Application’ and must be received by 10.00am on Wednesday 12th September 2018. The email address is

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