ABOUT IMA next
IMA next is a photography competition open to anyone who wishes to participate. Every month, one theme will be announced and judged by a professional in creative industry. The winner will be awarded with a cash prize along with a feature on IMA ONLINE, IMA magazine or with possible opportunities to exhibit his/her works at other occasions organized by IMA.
This is essentially a platform that offers the chance for one of your photographs to open its wings and learn to fly away into the world of art photography.
It may be your carefully designed and thought-through photographs taken with your favourite camera or it may also be an accidental shot with your smartphone that turned out to be a great image. Anything is welcome. Our aim is to discover new talents from all over the world through IMA next.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES
STEPS FOR ENTRY
Please provide the necessary information and upload you're images for your entry. See guidelines for more details.
¥2,000 per entry (tax inc.).
Payment by credit card only (except JCB).
Once the payment has been processed, you will receive an entry confirmation email.
It will take about two months until the result announcement. This may vary depending on the number of entries and the availability of the judges.
Note that we will not be communicating on an individual basis about the state of the judging process.
The Grand Prix and shortlists will be announced on this website, All relevant participants will be informedbeforehand via the email address provided during the entry process.
Please be aware that we will not be responding to inquiries about the result.
100,000 JPY Cash Prize
– Portfolio Review by either IMA or the jury
– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
– Exclusive live streaming by IMA editors or judges
The content of the prize may vary depending on the theme. Please check the page of each theme for details.
IMA next is a photo competition that aims to support emerging photographers to succeed in the art photography world.
|How to apply||
– Please chose the theme you would like to enter for and fill out the appropriate submission form. Make sure you chose the right form as it is different depending on each theme.
|Who can apply?||
The applicant must be older than 16 years old.
Otherwise, anyone is welcome! We have no restriction in terms of your nationality, age, gender or experience (Professional/Amateur).
For each theme, there will be about 2 months submission period.
2,000JPY per entry.
– All submissions need to be still photographs, no moving images will be accepted. All sorts of post-production processes are allowed.
Photography and Painting
JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki
JUDGE: Naoki Honjo
JUDGE: Taro Mizutani
JUDGE: Osamu Yokonami
The artist’s challenge to go overseas through presenting own works via social media.
I make works steadily in Tokyo, and it leads me to the broader world.