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Now running for over 15 years, BJP International Photography Award discovers the best in contemporary talent around the world.

Bounce back post-lockdown with a solo exhibition in London, complete with a production grant and travel and accommodation to attend the opening. The best part? As an 1854 Access Member, enter entirely free.

© Jack Latham, BJP IPA 2019 Winner

Deadline: 8 October 2020 – 23:59 (UK Time)

I’ve been busy since winning the IPA. I haven’t had to reach out to anyone. Everything I’m doing now has flown directly from the exposure I got from winning that exhibition.”

— Juno Calypso,
Series Winner BJP IPA 2016

A distinguished career starts here

Offering a unique platform for global photographic acclaim, BJP IPA has launched the careers of some of today’s most respected photographers. Are you next?

Juno Calypso
Since winning the BJP IPA in 2016, Calypso went on to win the Foam Talent Award and has exhibited around the world, including shows in New York, South Korea, Mexico, Canada, Europe and China. Her video work has been screened at Somerset House, Tate Modern, Saatchi Gallery and Musée de l’Elysée. She’s been commissioned by Burberry, Garage Magazine, Wonderland Magazine and more.

Daniel Castro Garcia
Since winning BJP IPA in 2017, Garcia has published two books around his winning project, Foreigner, and has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Magnum Foundation Fund. He has been commissioned by VICE, FT Weekend Magazine and more.

Daniel Castro Garcia
Since winning BJP IPA in 2017, Garcia has published two books around his winning project, Foreigner, and has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Magnum Foundation Fund. He has been commissioned by VICE, FT Weekend Magazine and more.
Deadline: 8 October 2020 – 23:59 (UK Time)

Winning the IPA is an amazing opportunity for us… It makes us immensely proud. We’re following in the footsteps of some extremely talented photographers, and we’ve seen for ourselves the impact that winning has had on their careers”

— Sara, Peter & Tobias,
Winner BJP IPA 2018

Prizes

This year, alongside the classic Solo Show category, photographers are invited to enter the Group Show category, which will see 20 winning images exhibited in a London gallery. 

The winner of the Solo Show category will receive:
• Your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery, London
• 4-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
• £5000 production grant for solo show
• Your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery, London
• 4-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
• £5000 production grant for solo show
• International press coverage
• Travel & accommodation to London to attend the opening of your solo show
• Three year 1854 Full Access Membership, including a print subscription to British Journal of Photography
• International press coverage
• Travel & accommodation to London to attend the opening of your solo show
• Three year 1854 Full Access Membership, including a print subscription to British Journal of Photography

Second and third place of the Solo Show category will receive:
• A 2-page supplement in British Journal of Photography
• International press coverage
• A year-long 1854 Full Access Membership, including a print subscription to British Journal of Photography

The 20 winning images of the Group Show category will receive:
• A group exhibition in London, UK
• International press coverage
• A feature on BJP-Online
Deadline: 8 October 2020 – 23:59 (UK Time)

“Winning the BJP IPA was a huge step in my career. It is a seal of approval that has raised my profile in a really big way, bringing huge exposure to my work. I am incredibly proud, and it’s given me the confidence and impetus to push my work further”

— Daniel Castro Garcia,
Winner BJP IPA 2017

Get noticed by industry leaders

Have your work recognised by leading industry figures with BJP International Photography Award. This year’s judging panel includes curators Yumi Goto and Itō Takahiro; founder and director of African Artists’ Foundation, Azu Nwagbogu; former editorial director of British Journal of Photography, Simon Bainbridge, and director of TJ Boulting Gallery, Hannah Watson.
Yumi Goto
Itō Takahiro
Azu Nwagbogu
Simon Bainbridge
Hannah Watson
Deadline: 8 October 2020 – 23:59 (UK Time)

“Since winning the IPA award, I have been nominated for the ING Unseen Talent Award, and also Foam Talent in Amsterdam. These nominations came from being able to gain a huge amount of exposure for my work through the award”

 

— Felicity Hammond,
Single Image Winner BJP IPA 2016

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Deadline: 8 October 2020 – 23:59 (UK Time)

FAQs

Does the subject(s) or the photographer have to be from the UK? 


No – we accept images from international photographers and subjects, the image itself must have been shot within the UK (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) from 1st January 2016


Do I have to have a model release form?


In order to be one of the 100 winning images shown on JCDecaux screens you must have obtained written authorisation from the subject, or the parent/guardian’s permission if the image is of a minor. You need only have obtained verbal permission to be included in the Portrait of Britain book.

I have lost the email with my entry link


If you have lost your entry, use the reset form here, to send a reminder to your email address.

Does the subject(s) or the photographer have to be from the UK?​

No – we accept images from international photographers and subjects, the image itself must have been shot within the UK (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland) from 1st January 2016

Do I have to have a model release form?​

In order to be one of the 100 winning images shown on JCDecaux screens you must have obtained written authorisation from the subject, or the parent/guardian’s permission if the image is of a minor. You need only have obtained verbal permission to be included in the Portrait of Britain book.

I have lost the email with my entry link

If you have lost your entry, use the reset form here, to send a reminder to your email address.