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THEME #27Application overview2021SEP

OPEN CALL

©️So Mitsuya What I See

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

JUDGE

IMA editorial team

About IMA
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.


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!

 

– Feature on IMA magazine
– 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

GUIDELINES

IMA next is a photo competition that aims to support emerging photographers to succeed in the art photography world.

Submission period

From September 15th, 2021 to November 16th, 2021

Application fee

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

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).
– 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.

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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