Call for Entries: Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers Competition 2013

The Magenta Foundation is pleased to announce Year Nine of Flash Forward, its Emerging Photographers Competition.

2013 will see the return of Flash Forward Festival at its home base, Boston’s Fairmont Battery Wharf, where we bring together emerging professional photographers from around the world. Concurrently in Toronto, Flash Forward programming will focus on educational experiences targeting local high school students.

TD Bank Group, our long-standing Flash Forward Presenting Sponsor, along with Fairmont Hotels & Resorts/Fairmont Battery Wharf Boston, and enRoute Magazine make it possible for The Magenta Foundation to continue to develop additional programming components that promote and foster emerging artists. These enabling organizations help to make Flash Forward the most prestigious juried international emerging photography competition in the world.

Flash Forward 2013 Call for Submissions
This is an open call for submissions.
Open to all photographers working in Canada, the UK and the US.
Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under as of December 31, 2012.
All submission requirements and upload instructions may be reviewed here on our web site.

Flash Forward 2013 Jurors:
Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie — Photo Editor, enRoute Magazine
Erin Elder, Manager — Business Development & Partnerships, Digital Media, The Globe & Mail
Wil Kucey — Director, LE Gallery

Sara Knelman — Talks Programmer / Photographers Gallery
Rebecca McClelland — Group Photography Editor & Creative Director, Ian Parry Scholarship

Natalie Matutschovsky — Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine
Susan White — Photography Director, Vanity Fair
Jasmine DeFoore — Freelance Photo Editor & Consultant
Jon Feinstein — Humble Arts Foundation
Aline Smithson — Photographer, Founder and Editor, Lenscratch
Adriana Theresa — Visura Magazine
Jason Houston — Co-Founder, Take One Creative
Laura Brunow-Miner — Pictory

Invited International Jurors:
Jim Casper — Lens Culture (France)
Tina Ahrens — emphas.IS
Bright Spark

One cash prize of $5,000 will be awarded to the 2013 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished.

As in the past, all 2013 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.

The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto to Boston and other places to be announced.

Submission Deadline:
The submission deadline is midnight, Mon, Dec 31, 2012.

Submission Fees:
Canada: $50
USA: $50
UK: £40

Submission Guidelines