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Access Membership grants you free entry to all six 1854 & British Journal of Photography awards.

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BJP International Photography Award

Closes August 25th 2020

Use your artistic vision and voice to explore any project that matters to you. This award is a career-making opportunity to be recognised by the most influential people in the industry and have your own extensively covered solo show.

  • Exhibit your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London with a fully-funded exhibition production grant and private view 
  • Gain additional exposure through international press coverage and a major feature of your work in British Journal of Photography magazine
  • Win a three year Full Access membership, including a subscription to British Journal of Photography
  • Have an in-person review of your portfolio with the BJP’s editor Simon Bainbridge
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
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© Jack Latham

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© Kourtney Roy

Female in Focus

Current edition being judged

A celebration of the exceptional work of women photographers, Female in Focus confronts the gender imbalance within the industry. Have your work viewed by a panel of empowering female creatives, and exhibit your photography internationally.

  • Winners to be exhibited as part of the Female in Focus 2020 group exhibition in New York. Flights and two nights of accommodation over the opening included
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
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© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Portrait of Britain

Current edition being judged

An exhibition for the people, by the people. This award invites photographers to submit portraits that illustrate the many faces of modern Britain. An award with hundreds of winners, each telling a unique story, elevating everyday people to the status of public art. 

  • Have your work seen by millions on outdoor screens nationwide
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Britain book 
  • Gain worldwide recognition through extensive press coverage
  • Have your images published alongside the world’s leading portrait photographers in BJP’s annual Portrait Issue
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Upcoming Awards

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© Carlijn Jacobs

Open Walls

Opens Autumn 2020

A prime opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit in a major group show alongside the world’s preeminent photography festival; Les Rencontres d’Arles. Open Walls aims to celebrate the best in contemporary art photography. 

  • Have your work exhibited as part of a group show at the prestigious Galerie Huit Arles, France
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage 
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Portrait of Humanity

Opens Winter 2020

A collaboration between 1854 and 20+ prominent international partners, Portrait of Humanity™ invites photographers from all over the world to submit images that respond to the rallying cry, ‘There is more that unites us than sets us apart’. Hundreds of stories, portrayed by you and shared with millions. 

  • Have your work exhibited digitally on outdoor screens, seen by 25 million people across five continents
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Humanity book 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage  
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
  • And be part of the first exhibition in outer space!
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© Todd Antony

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© Anna Maria Guerra

Decade of Change

Opens Autumn 2020

Our newest award, Decade of Change will harness the collective voice of our creative community to explore the most urgent issue of our time. Exhibited in London and New York with major global media partnerships, the winners’ work will demonstrate the power of photography to amplify and shape the narrative around Climate Change.

  • Have your work showcased at the traveling exhibition in London and NYC
  • Present your work and connect with organisations that need your imagery to support environmental and conservation efforts
  • Have your work published in a special edition of British Journal of Photography and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

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© Juno Calypso

1854 Awards. Get seen
through the industry-leading
award platform.

The most influential judges and industry insiders. The biggest exhibitions. The global platform, reaching tens of millions. 

Access Membership grants you free entry to all six
1854 & British Journal of Photography awards.

Get seen through these open awards

© Jack Latham

BJP International Photography Award

Closes August 25th 2020

Use your artistic vision and voice to explore any project that matters to you. This award is a career-making opportunity to be recognised by the most influential people in the industry and have your own extensively covered solo show.

  • Exhibit your own solo show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London with a fully-funded exhibition production grant and private view 
  • Gain additional exposure through international press coverage and a major feature of your work in British Journal of Photography magazine
  • Win a three year Full Access membership, including a subscription to British Journal of Photography
  • Have an in-person review of your portfolio with the BJP’s editor Simon Bainbridge
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Kourtney Roy

Female in Focus

Closes 30th June 2020

A celebration of the exceptional work of women photographers, Female in Focus confronts the gender imbalance within the industry. Have your work viewed by a panel of empowering female creatives, and exhibit your photography internationally. 

  • Winners to be exhibited as part of the Female in Focus 2020 group exhibition in New York. Flights and two nights of accommodation over the opening included 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Louise Haywood-Schiefer

Portrait of Britain

Closed

An exhibition for the people, by the people. This award invites photographers to submit portraits that illustrate the many faces of modern Britain. An award with hundreds of winners, each telling a unique story, elevating everyday people to the status of public art. 

  • Have your work seen by millions on outdoor screens nationwide
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Britain book 
  • Gain worldwide recognition through extensive press coverage
  • Have your images published alongside the world’s leading portrait photographers in BJP’s annual Portrait Issue
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

Upcoming Awards

© Carlijn Jacobs

Open Walls

Opens Autumn 2020

A prime opportunity for emerging and established artists to exhibit in a major group show alongside the world’s preeminent photography festival; Les Rencontres d’Arles. Open Walls aims to celebrate the best in contemporary art photography. 

  • Have your work exhibited as part of a group show at the prestigious Galerie Huit Arles, France
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage 
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders

© Todd Antony

Portrait of Humanity

Opens Winter 2020

A collaboration between 1854 and 20+ prominent international partners, Portrait of Humanity™ invites photographers from all over the world to submit images that respond to the rallying cry, ‘There is more that unites us than sets us apart’. Hundreds of stories, portrayed by you and shared with millions. 

  • Have your work exhibited digitally on outdoor screens, seen by 25 million people across five continents
  • Get published in the globally distributed Portrait of Humanity book 
  • Be featured on BJP-Online and gain international press coverage  
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders
  • And be part of the first exhibition in outer space!
Future-fossils-1-anamariaguerra

© Anna Maria Guerra

Decade of Change

Opens Autumn 2020

Our newest award, Decade of Change will harness the collective voice of our creative community to explore the most urgent issue of our time. Exhibited in London and New York with major global media partnerships, the winners’ work will demonstrate the power of photography to amplify and shape the narrative around Climate Change.

  • Have your work showcased at the traveling exhibition in London and NYC
  • Present your work and connect with organisations that need your imagery to support environmental and conservation efforts
  • Have your work published in a special edition of British Journal of Photography and gain international press coverage
  • Have your work seen by a judging panel of renowned industry leaders