IMAnext

TOUCH

New theme

We are looking for photographic works that we will urge and feel to touch. The judge is Lina Scheynius.

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WOMAN

Winner is announced

photo:Naruse Rin

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STORY

Winner is announced

A work by David Nersissian based on the life of the visually impaired people

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NEWS
Winner decided THEME“WOMAN”

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.

COMPETITIONS
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

2022JAN

THEME #30

TOUCH

JUDGE:
Lina Scheynius

DEADLINE:
Until March 20th

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PRIZE

Grand Prix

100,000 JPY Cash Prize

 

– Portfolio Review by either IMA or the jury
(Please check each theme page for more details)
– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media

Shortlist

– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
– Portfolio Review by IMA

Others

The content of the prize may vary depending on the theme. Please check the page of each theme for details.

GUIDELINES

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.
– 1~5 photographs can be uploaded for each entry, however in that case, all your photographs in the entry will be judged as 1 series. If you would like to submit multiple series, please make another entry. There is no limit to the number of entries per 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).

Submission period

For each theme, there will be about 2 months submission period.
Once every month, a theme will be announced and the submissions will open.

Application fee

2,000JPY per entry.
We only accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).

Image requirements

– All submissions need to be still photographs, no moving images will be accepted. All sorts of post-production processes are allowed.
– DVD/Blue-Ray submissions will be rejected.
– If the submitted work is deemed non-photographic, it may not be judged.
– The submission of 1 ~ 5 images of 10MB each are possible for 1 entry.
– Any work that violates the rights of a third party (copyright, trademark right, portrait rights) cannot be submitted. If the work includes anything created by a third party (art work, films, photographs, music…etc.) and if it may concern any other rights, there is a need for you to have gotten permission from all party involved before you enter.

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THEME #29

2021NOV

SMARTPHONE

JUDGE: Kimi Himeno

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2021OCT

OTHER HISTORIES

JUDGE: Simon Baker

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THEME #27

2021SEP

OPEN CALL

JUDGE: IMA editorial team

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THEME #26

2021AUG

WOMAN

JUDGE: Mika Ninagawa

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