SPIRITUALITY IN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020
** SPIRITUALITY IN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2019 WINNER - JONATHAN TALLON**
"Reaching for the light". Copyright 2019 - Jonathan Tallon. All Rights Reserved.
** SPIRITUALITY IN PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD 2020 - OPEN for entries May 1st - September 1st **
WIN: Up to £50 of books about spirituality!
The Spirituality in Photography Award is a competition open to all people, regardless of age or experience, who seek to take photographs with spiritual depth. Entries to the 2020 competition can be submitted from May 1st - September 1st, 2020.
2020 will be the fourth consecutive year that the award has taken place.
As the extent of the Covid-19 epidemic becomes clear we thought it might be a good time to encourage people to get creative. Entries to the 2020 competition with the theme of HOPE are encouraged but, ultimately, all photos reflecting the uncertainty of the present time or the spiritual moods of any other are very welcome and will be judged on equal merit.
To enter the competition, you will need to submit (in digital form) a photograph that you have taken, and which demonstrates spiritual insight or inspiration. The photograph may be accompanied by a caption of no more than 100 characters (including spaces and hashtags), but no further explanation. The picture should be able to communicate by itself. Please be aware, any photograph containing an image of a person aged less than 16 years old will only be accepted for entry if the consent form is accompanied by a letter of agreement for the child’s image to be published, signed by the child’s legal parent or guardian. Entries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In making their decision, the judges will take into account how well each photograph follows the guidance and advice to be found in the book Spirituality in Photography by Philip Richter, so it is recommended, if not required, that you read it.
All entries that meet the entrance requirements will be posted for public view on this regularly updated website, and shared with their captions via social media.
JUDGING PANEL FOR THE AWARD
International award winning London photographer Jay Rowden shoots creative documentary style imagery that is authentic and evocative. Over the years he has been commissioned to shoot hundreds of weddings as well as high profile commercial campaigns for TV including BBC, ITV and Sky. His work has been widely published across the globe in print, advertising and online. He lives in London with his wife and three children.
Georgie Lord is a London-based photographer, who trained in Professional Photography at London College of Communication, and gained a BA (Hons) in English and Creative Arts at the University of Portsmouth. Obsessed with the obtuse and the absurd, she's often found knee-deep in props and make-shift sets.
With a background in theatre, publishing and animation, her photographic and animation work seeks to tell stories with surrealism at their heart.
Philip Richter PhD is a Methodist minister, currently serving as a Ministry Development Officer in the British Connexional Team. He is a keen amateur photographer and runs courses and writes about photography and spirituality. He co-wrote Gone But Not Forgotten (DLT: 1998). His latest book is Spirituality in Photography (DLT: 2017).