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THEME #19Winners2021JAN

COLOR

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THEME SUMMARY

(c)Viviane Sassen

The first theme of the year is “COLOR” with Viviane Sassen as jury; a photographer who exquisitely employs vivid colors and composition to her images in fashion and art. Colors allow us to bring out a multitude of emotion with hopes and energy, distress and sadness through its various image contrasts or even the lack of color itself. With the beginning of this year, how will you tint your color?
[Submission Period] from January 18 to March 18

JUDGE

Viviane Sassen

Born in 1972 in Amsterdam. She spent her early childhood in Africa and later joined the Utrecht School of the Arts and the Ateliers Arnhem to study fashion and photography. She then began her career as a fashion photographer for magazines such as Purple, VOGUE, Dazed & Confused and shot campaign visuals for leading fashion brands including Miu Miu and Louis Vuitton. She participated in the “New Photography” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art New York in 2011. The same year, she received the Infinity Award – Fashion Photography by the New York International Center of Photography. In 2013, she exhibited at the 55th Venice Biennale for the exhibition, “The Encyclopedic Palace”. Her later exhibition “UMBRA” (Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, 2014) was nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize in 2015. Some of her major photobooks are Flamboya (contrasto, 2008), Parasomnia (Prestel, 2011), UMBRA (oodee, 2014), Pikin Slee (Prestel, 2014), Of Mud and Lotus (artbeat publishers, 2017).


NOTE

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. The registration fee is 2,000 JPY for each apply.

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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

All Contestant

– Exclusive live streaming by IMA editors or judges

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.
– Please read the Terms of Use before applying. By submitting your application, we will assume that you agree to the Terms of Use.

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 accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) and Alipay.

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.

COMPETITIONS
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

2022AUG

THEME #37

SELF-PORTRAIT

JUDGE:
Yurie Nagashima

DEADLINE:
Until October 31st

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Deadline is nearing

2022JUL

THEME #36

MISTAKE

JUDGE:
Erik Kessels

DEADLINE:
Until September 26th

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PAST COMPETITIONS

THEME #35

2022JUN

DAILY

JUDGE: Yoshihiko Ueda

Now judging

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THEME #34

2022MAY

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JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki

Winner decided

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THEME #33

2022APR

UNREAL/REAL

JUDGE: Naoki Honjo

Winner decided

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THEME #32

2022MAR

FASHION

JUDGE: Taro Mizutani

Winner decided

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THEME #31

2022FEB

CHILDREN

JUDGE: Osamu Yokonami

Winner decided

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THEME #30

2022JAN

TOUCH

JUDGE: Lina Scheynius

Winner decided

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THEME #29

2021NOV

SMARTPHONE

JUDGE: Kimi Himeno

Winner decided

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THEME #28

2021OCT

OTHER HISTORIES

JUDGE: Simon Baker

Winner decided

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THEME #27

2021SEP

OPEN CALL

JUDGE: IMA editorial team

Winner decided

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THEME #26

2021AUG

WOMAN

JUDGE: Mika Ninagawa

Winner decided

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THEME #25

2021JUL

STORY

JUDGE: Tomoko Yoneda

Winner decided

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THEME #24

2021JUN

MEMORIES

JUDGE: Tim Barber

Winner decided

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THEME #23

2021MAY

CHANGE

JUDGE: Hellen van Meene

Winner decided

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THEME #22

2021APR

PLEASURE

JUDGE: Stefano Stoll

Winner decided

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THEME #21

2021MAR

COVID

JUDGE: Martin Parr

Winner decided

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THEME #20

2021FEB

RELATIONSHIP

JUDGE: Lin Zhipeng

Winner decided

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THEME #18

2020DEC

DREAM

JUDGE: Alec Soth

Winner decided

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THEME #17

2020NOV

LIFE

JUDGE: Amanda Maddox

Winner decided

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THEME #16

2020OCT

STREET

JUDGE: Daido Moriyama

Winner decided

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THEME #15

2020SEP

FLOWER

JUDGE: Yoshiyuki Okuyama

Winner decided

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THEME #14

2020AUG

Co-exist

JUDGE: Jeong Eun Kim

Winner decided

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THEME #13

2020JUL

LANDSCAPE

JUDGE: Todd Hido

Winner decided

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THEME #12

2020JUN

FUTURE

JUDGE: Sputniko!

Winner decided

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THEME #11

2020APR

LIGHT

JUDGE: Kenshu Shintsubo

Winner decided

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THEME #10

2020MAR

MUSIC

JUDGE: Kei Wakabayashi

Winner decided

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THEME #09

2020FEB

ANIMAL

JUDGE: Chantal Rens

Winner decided

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THEME #08

2020JAN

LOVE

JUDGE: Chad Moore

Winner decided

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THEME #07

2019DEC

CITY

JUDGE: Takashi Homma

Winner decided

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THEME #06

2019NOV

Black&White

JUDGE: Takayuki Ishii

Winner decided

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THEME #05

2019OCT

TRAVEL

JUDGE: Yoshitomo Nara

Winner decided

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THEME #04

2019SEP

PORTRAIT

JUDGE: Yoshihisa Tanaka

Winner decided

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THEME #03

2019AUG

NOW

JUDGE: Lesley A. Martin

Winner decided

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THEME #02

2019JUL

STILL LIFE

JUDGE: Bruno Ceschel

Winner decided

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THEME #01

2019JUN

VOICE OF NATURE

JUDGE: Risaku Suzuki

Winner decided

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