THEME #31Application overview2022FEB
Children, engaging subjects to many, always give us inspiration. Images that recall in us their presence and our childhood nostalgia; we find the multiple possibilities of artistic expression. In Osamu Yokonami’s “100 CHILDREN”, the children hold an apple on their shoulders. Uneasy and nervous, their demeanor are unlike that of their everyday. Perhaps it’s all about pulling out the fresh and one-of-a-kind facial expressions utilizing a simple idea. We look forward to seeing your unique interpretation of the theme “CHILDREN”.
[Submission Period] from February 10 to April 11
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry
Born in 1976 in Maizuru, Kyoto.
His wide-ranging practice includes fashion and commercial photography.
He has published various books such as 1000children, 100children, Assembly, Assembly snow, MIZUGI, PRIMAL and has recently issued KUMO from Libraryman.
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.
The applicant must be older than 16 years old. If you are underthe age of 18, please apply after obtaining the consent of your parent or guardian. In addition, payment must be made by credit card of the applicant or a parent or guardian.
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.
From February 10, 2022 to April 11, 2022
2,000JPY per entry.
|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).
|How to apply||
– Please go to the application form from “ENTRY”, send the necessary information, and pay the application fee (¥ 2,000 per entry).
– All submissions need to be still photographs, no moving images will be accepted. All sorts of post-production processes are allowed.
OPEN FOR ENTRIES
Until June 10th
JUDGE: Taro Mizutani
JUDGE: Lina Scheynius
JUDGE: Kimi Himeno
JUDGE: Simon Baker
JUDGE: IMA editorial team
JUDGE: Mika Ninagawa
JUDGE: Tomoko Yoneda
JUDGE: Tim Barber
JUDGE: Hellen van Meene
JUDGE: Stefano Stoll
JUDGE: Martin Parr
JUDGE: Lin Zhipeng
JUDGE: Viviane Sassen
JUDGE: Alec Soth
JUDGE: Amanda Maddox
JUDGE: Daido Moriyama
JUDGE: Yoshiyuki Okuyama
JUDGE: Jeong Eun Kim
JUDGE: Todd Hido
JUDGE: Kenshu Shintsubo
JUDGE: Kei Wakabayashi
JUDGE: Chantal Rens
JUDGE: Chad Moore
JUDGE: Takashi Homma
JUDGE: Takayuki Ishii
JUDGE: Yoshitomo Nara
JUDGE: Yoshihisa Tanaka
JUDGE: Lesley A. Martin
JUDGE: Bruno Ceschel
VOICE OF NATURE
JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki