OPEN18 Young Photographers - OPEN CALL

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OPEN18 Young Photographers

An exhibition opportunity for 14-18 year olds - Submissions open!

Deadline 9pm Saturday 22 September 2018

We are now calling for submissions to the BPF OPEN18 Young Photographers, a new open submission opportunity for young people aged 14 to 18. Up to twenty winners will be selected by a panel of experts to be exhibited on the BPF18 Outdoor Hub in central Brighton, alongside the Brighton Photo Fringe OPEN18 Solo shortlist exhibition. The selected works will also be showcased on the Brighton Photo Fringe website.

One photograph by each shortlisted photographer will be professionally printed for shortlisted photographers to keep at the end of the festival.

One winner will be selected from the shortlist and they will receive a £100 print voucher from Metro Imaging and a portfolio review with a professional photographer.

Young Photographers (aged 14 to 18) can submit up to five images as well as a short text on a Word Doc about their work, no more than 200 words long.

Exhibition: 29 September to 28 October 2018, BPF18 Outdoor Hub

Deadline: 9pm, Saturday 22 September, 2018

OPEN16 Young Photographers Selectors:

  • Kate O'Neill, BPF18 Festival Manager and Marketing and Partnership Manager, Metro Imaging Ltd
  • Sunil Shah, Curator and BPF Trainee Curator Programme graduate
  • Natasha Caruna, artist and lecturer at UCA, Farnham
  • Bill Leslie, artist and BPF18 Participate winner.


Please send your submissions, including your five images and a short 200 word text on a Word Doc to with the subject heading OPEN18 Young Photographers Submission.

Please include your name, address, age and telephone number in your email.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!


We will be hosting a workshop on Saturday 15 September for young photographers to consider how to edit work for open calls and how to write about your own photography.

This is a free events but booking is required. We will post booking information here soon.

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