This competition is open to all photographers, artists, curators, archives, collectives from anywhere in the world.
Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:
- Awards and cash prizes
- Exhibition exposure at the Festival's main city centre gallery
- Inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine
- Long term Festival representation and promotion
- An opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency
- Exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event
- Publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
- Inclusion in the Festivals marketing & PR campaign, which has an estimated read of 20+ million
- International press exposure
- Being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media
- Dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery
A number finalists will be selected to have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors.