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THEME #04Winners2019SEP

PORTRAIT

GRAND PRIX

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THEME SUMMARY

Since the beginning of photography, portraits have been one of the most important genres in photography. The word, portrait, often alludes to human portraits. However, in the recent years, that may not be the case anymore. Maybe, they don’t need to be human figures. In this competition, we want to reevaluate what portraits can be. Free yourself from the conventional ideas of portraiture and explore this genre as it feels right for you. And of course, it may still be the standard human portraits as well!
[Submission Period] from September 1 to October 31

JUDGE

Yoshihisa Tanaka
(Art Director, Graphic Designer, Nerhol)

Yoshihisa Tanaka graduated from Musashino Art University with a major in Scenography, Display and Fashion Design, and became an independent artist in 2008. In addition to art museums, he has also worked on exhibition V.I. plans for commercial galleries as well as the binding and design of artist collections. Artists whose collections he has been responsible for include Viviane Sassen, Daren Almond, Scheltens&Abbenes, Honma Takashi, Hanayo, Rinko Kawauchi, Terri Weifenbach, Nao Tsuda, Naoki Ishikawa, SANNESANNES, herman de vries, Taisuke Koyama, Shigekazu Onuma, Yoshinori Niwa, Mai Yamashita+Naoto Kobayashi, Norimichi Hirakawa, among others. His major honors include being a recipient of the 2013 JAGDA Award, the JAGDA New Designer Award, the BACON PRIZE 2013, the 2012 PromaxBDA DESIGN GLOBAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS / SILVER (United States), and the 2010 red dot award (Germany). He is also active in the artist unit “Nerhol” alongside the sculptor Ryuta Iida.
www.nerhol.com


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

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.

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