Simon Devitt Prize for Photography: Call for Entries Event as iCalendar

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20 March 2018 - 18 May 2018

Simon Devitt Prize for Photography for Creative Arts & Industries students: Call for entries by Friday 18 May.

The Simon Devitt Prize for Photography celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2018, and is held annually in recognition of the most compelling photograph taken by a full-time student of the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries. 

Alongside the previous winners, this year's exhibition is set to showcase unique photographic perspectives from some of New Zealand's emerging creative minds with diverse backgrounds in fine art, music, dance, architecture, urban planning and urban design.

The winning entry will receive the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2018 comprising a trophy, NZ$1,000 and a Canon camera.

With huge thanks to our valued sponsors: Simon Devitt Photographer, Canon NZ and John Leech Framing Workshop, supported by Auckland Festival of Photography Satellite Category.

Finalists for 2018 will be exhibited at the George Fraser Gallery Tuesday 19 June – Saturday 28 July 2018 as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography Programme. The winning entry will receive the Simon Devitt Prize for Photography 2018; a trophy, NZ$1,000 award, and a Canon camera.

 

This year's theme: Mythical

LiWen Choy (MArch Prof.), winner 2017: Dissonance
LiWen Choy (MArch Prof.), winner 2017: Dissonance
LiWen Choy (MArch Prof), winner 2017. Dissonance
LiWen Choy (MArch Prof.), winner 2017: Dissonance

Entry information:

Win

Enter to win NZ$1,000, a Canon camera, and be part of the Auckland Festival of Photography 2018.

Who:

Open to all currently enrolled in a full-time degree in the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries at The University of Auckland.

How:

Submit your photograph (or a cohesive series of up to 3 photographs) by Friday 18 May either in person:

  • Drop physical prints at the Creative Arts and Industries Student Centre between 9am-4pm in an envelope clearly labeled, Simon Devitt Prize for Photography

                 Level 2, Building 421
                 (Architecture and Planning Building)
                 26 Symonds Street
                 Auckland

Photo Specifications:

  • Name the file with your name, ID number and the title of the photograph, e.g. "John_Smith-12345678-Yoghurt_Living".
  • Digital specifications must be followed: at minimum, the image must be of resolution to print A3 (297mm x 420mm).

 

 

Terms and Conditions of Entry:

By entering this award competition, you agree to the following terms and conditions:

You will retain all rights to any photograph you submit, including ownership if applicable. If your photograph is selected to be exhibited at the George Fraser Gallery, June-July 2018, you grant Simon Devitt and The University of Auckland a royalty-free, non-exclusive right, in perpetuity, to only:

• Use the photograph on the internet in support of promotion of this annual award
• Use the photograph in all promotional material pertaining to the 2018 award (i.e. printed posters, brochures, internet-based event listings)
• Keep the files provided, and to archive the images on CD or in other electronic forms, so that your photos can be used in support of promotion of this annual award and be properly credited
• As conditions of this permission, Simon Devitt and The University of Auckland shall credit all photographs with the caption "© Person's Name, Title of photograph"

Judging:

• Thematic relevance will be given primary consideration
• The level of creativity used to illustrate the theme of the competition, including technique and aesthetic quality, will also be taken into consideration
• A copy of each entry will be reviewed by a judging panel. Winning entries will be selected by Simon Devitt, Photographer
• Successful exhibiting entrants will be notified by email by Friday 1 June
• The award recipient will receive their prize at the Opening Night on Tuesday 19 June