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THEME #33Application overview2022APR

UNREAL/
REAL

Miami 2007 ©Naoki Honjo

When we think of fact and fiction in photography, things that are intrinsically opposite sometimes interconnect, hence allowing the emergence of what’s in between. Naoki Honjo, our jury for this competition, has always been working on the “UNREAL” of the cities. In the world today, the proportion of the internet’s virtual space, social media included, has grown, and therefore the definition of reality has become more and more ambiguous. Likewise, unconsciously, we may be considering fiction as part of reality at times. What is the world of fact and fiction that lies in each of us? Turn your eyes to this possibility and show us your answer using photography.
[Submission Period] from April 11 to June 10
[Application fee] 2,000JPY per entry

JUDGE

Naoki Honjo
(photographer)

Born in 1978, in Tokyo.
In 2004, he graduated from the Tokyo Polytechnic University Graduate School of Arts, Department of Media Arts. He received the 32nd Kimura Ihei Award for his work small planet (published by Little More, 2006). Major works include TREASURE BOX (2010, Kodansha), Shinkirou (2013, Little More), Tokyo (2016, Little More), Kyoto (2016, Tankosha).


STEPS FOR ENTRY

Entry Form

Please provide the necessary information and upload you're images for your entry. See guidelines for more details.

Payment

¥2,000 per entry (tax inc.).
Payment by credit card only (except JCB).

Confirmation of Entry

Once the payment has been processed, you will receive an entry confirmation email.

Judging

It will take about two months until the result announcement. This may vary depending on the number of entries and the availability of the judges.
Note that we will not be communicating on an individual basis about the state of the judging process.

Result Announcement

The Grand Prix and shortlists will be announced on this website, All relevant participants will be informedbeforehand via the email address provided during the entry process.
Please be aware that we will not be responding to inquiries about the result.

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. In addition, payment must be made by credit card of the applicant or a parent or guardian.

MORE DETAIL

ENTRY

PRIZE

Grand Prix

100,000 JPY Cash Prize

 

– Portfolio Review by Taro Mizutani
– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA’s official social media
– Group exhibition at Kitamura Camera Gallery in Shinjuku, Tokyo
(Exhibition Date: December 17, 2022 – January 15, 2023 (tentative schedule))

Shortlist

– Exposure on IMA ONLINE and IMA official social media
– Portfolio Review by IMA

GUIDELINES

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

Theme

UNREAL/REAL
– Judge:Naoki Honjo

Submission period

From April 11, 2022 to June 10, 2022

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).

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

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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