IMAnext

THEME #03Winners2019AUG

NOW

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THEME SUMMARY

At this time, when everything is constantly changing, how do you see the “now”?
This word, “now”, is defined as anything that falls between the past and the future. It may be the fleeting moment in your everyday life, the newest items, events, a state of mind or emotion. It can be understood in many ways. We would like you to show us your “now” interpreted through photography.
[Submission Period] from August 1 to September 30

JUDGE

Lesley A. Martin
(Creative director, Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review)

She has curated several exhibitions, including The Ubiquitous Image and Aperture Remix, a commission-based exhibition celebrating Aperture’s sixtieth anniversary, and has edited numerous photobooks, including Rinko Kawauchi’s “Illuminance”, LaToya Ruby Frazier’s “The Notion of Family”, and “Stephen Shore: Selected Works 1973–1981”. In addition to her work on “The Chinese Photobook”, she was a contributing editor to “Japanese Photobooks of the 1960s and ’70s” and “The Latin American Photobook”. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, FOAM, IMA, and Ojo de Pez, among other publications. In 2012, she co-founded the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. She currently teaches a graduate course on photobooks at the Yale University School of Art.


NOTE

– IMA next is a paid contest. You will be required to pay 2,000JPY per entry.
– We only accept credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, American Express).
– 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.

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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 Contestants

Special access to a limited interview video by the jury

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.

COMPETITIONS
OPEN FOR ENTRIES

2021NOV

THEME #29

SMART
PHONE

JUDGE:
Kimi Himeno

DEADLINE:
Until January 24th

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2021OCT

THEME #28

OTHER HISTORIES

JUDGE:
Simon Baker

DEADLINE:
Until December 21st

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PAST COMPETITIONS

THEME #27

2021SEP

OPEN CALL

JUDGE: IMA editorial team

Now judging

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THEME #26

2021AUG

WOMAN

JUDGE: Mika Ninagawa

Now judging

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THEME #25

2021JUL

STORY

JUDGE: Tomoko Yoneda

Now judging

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THEME #24

2021JUN

MEMORIES

JUDGE: Tim Barber

Now judging

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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 #19

2021JAN

COLOR

JUDGE: Viviane Sassen

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 #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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