THEME #27Application overview2021SEP
This is our first OPEN CALL as IMA next, a special competition unrestrained to a theme! The jury this time, is the IMA editorial team and for this occasion, we have a big prize waiting; an unconditional publication of the Grand Prix winning work on the magazine IMA along with IMA online and all Grand Prix, shortlist winners will have the chance to hold a personal portfolio review with the IMA team.
There is even a chance to become part of the IMA gallery just like Yoshinori Mizutani, Satoshi Fujiwara, Hideyuki Ishibashi, Harumi Shimizu, Sayuri Ichida and So Mitsuya, all talented artists working in various genres.
A sing image or a complete series rich with creativity and imagination, show us the best images you’ve ever made!
We look forward to seeing the talent with the power to lead the current world of photography.
[Submission Period] from September 15 to November 16
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry
IMA editorial team
the art photography magazine in Japan
Since 2012, IMA aims to realize its philosophy “LIVING WITH PHOTOGRAPHY” by proposing various approaches to familiarise oneself with art photography in our daily lives. Its core project, the magazine IMA (published twice a year), has been introducing high-profile photographers and their contemporary photographic expressions from around the world while also seeking uncovered young artists. Furthermore, our activity extends to our IMA gallery currently representing 9 Japanese photographers along with our online media, IMA ONLINE which constantly communicates news and articles related to photography. IMA thus is a platform that allows you to revel in photography from a variety of perspectives.
– 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.
100,000 JPY Cash Prize!
– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
Special access to a limited interview video by the jury
IMA next is a photo competition that aims to support emerging photographers to succeed in the art photography world.
From September 15th, 2021 to November 16th, 2021
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 March 20th
JUDGE: Kimi Himeno
JUDGE: Simon Baker
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