Call for Entries: Renaissance Photography Prize 2012

Deadline 24 February 2012

The Competition

The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography competition (the Competition) which raises money for the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, registered charity number 1017658 (the Charity).

By entering the Competition you are deemed to accept these Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions.

Who can enter?

The Competition is open to professional and amateur photographers worldwide. If you are under 16 you must have a parent or legal guardian’s permission to enter.
Opening and closing dates

The Competition will open for entries at 10.00 GMT on 5 December 2011 and will close at 22.00 GMT on 24 February 2012. Entries received after this deadline will not be accepted. No responsibility is accepted for network connectivity, computer hardware or software failures of any kind which may restrict or delay the sending of your entry.
Entry fee and number of entries

You can enter as many images as you wish (the Entries) to the Competition.

The cost of entering (the Entrance Fees) is:

* £15 for a single Entry ($23*)
* £25 for up to 3 Entries ($40*)
* £40 for up to 6 Entries ($60*)
* Fees for more than 6 Entries will be calculated using the above tariff.

All monies received from the Entrance Fees (after administrative costs) will be donated to the Charity.

You can enter the same image in more than one category. Each time you enter the image will count as an Entry for the purposes of calculating the Entrance Fee. For example if you wish to enter the same image into the categories “Memory” and “Expression” this will count as 2 Entries.

You must complete the entry form and pay the Entrance Fees before any Entries can be considered.

Entries may be taken using digital or film. You can enter a combination of images taken digitally or on film as part of your entry. For example if you pay £25 for 3 entries, 2 of these could be images taken digitally and 1 an image taken on film.

If your Entry was taken on film, you must be prepared to produce the negative or transparency if your Entry is selected.

Retouching / manipulation of digital images is accepted provided that all works are original works and not copies of other people’s works.

The Committee reserves the right to refuse pictures that it considers offensive or inappropriate to the Competition; for example pictures that are obscene, in poor taste or that incite political, racist or religious hatred.

Entries must be entered into one or more of the 5 categories: expression, environment, memory, perspective or disorientation.

You can enter an image that has previously been entered into or has won another photography competition, provided that, by doing so, you are not in breach of the terms and conditions of the Renaissance or any other photography competition.

You can enter an image taken at any time in the past.

How to enter

All Entries, whether taken digitally or on film, must be submitted electronically at Scans from film or prints are acceptable. Entries will not be accepted by post or hand.

Entries must be JPEG files of no more than 1024 pixels on the longest side and not more than 1Mb in file size.

You should rename your Entries. If your name is Paul Smith and you are entering 3 images, then please name them smithp01.jpg to smithp03.jpg (with no spaces, capital letters or unusual characters).
Judging and notification

Judging will take place in March 2012.

The judges will select 100 images (the Finalist Images) to be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London SW1 from 11 – 16 June 2012 (the Exhibition).

From the Finalist Images, the judges will select 20 images (4 in each of the 5 categories) as the shortlist (the Shortlist). From the Shortlist the judges will choose:

* one overall winner (the Renaissance Prize Winner);
* one category winner in each of the 5 categories (the Category Winners); and
* one winner of the Film Prize (the best picture taken on film chosen from the Finalists)

Shortlisted photographers will be notified by email in March 2012. Email delivery receipt will be deemed proof of notification and any time period will run from this date. The names of the shortlisted photographers will be posted on the website.

The judges’ decision is final and no discussion or correspondence can be entered into in respect of their decision.

The names of the judges are subject to change without notice at the sole discretion of the Renaissance committee.

Exhibition & Prize Giving
100 selected images will be exhibited in a one week public exhibition (11 – 16 June 2012) at the prestigious Mall Galleries in the heart of London.

Of these 4 images in each of the five categories (Environment – Expression – Memory – Perspective – Disorientation) will be shortlisted for a prize. All the shortlisted photographers will receive a double ticket to the celebrity private view and awards ceremony at which the following prizes will be awarded:
Renaissance Prize 2012

The overall Renaissance Prize 2011 winner will win:

* £3,000 (approx. $4,800)

Category Prizes
£500 for the winner in each of the 5 categories: Environment – Expression – Memory – Perspective – Disorientation.
Calumet prize for Best Film Entry

The jury will select the best film entry. The winner of this prize will be awarded camera equipment worth £1,000.
Certificate for Shortlist

100 images selected for the exhibition: photographers will receive a certificate signed by the judges