AOP Student awards opens 23rd January 2017

c51a5199-0ec4-4a13-b228-0e4f24dd07f7Call for entries for the AOP Student photography competition opens on 23rd January and closes at 5pm on 7th April. There are three categories: People, Places and Things.

The Awards are open to all students studying a recognised photography course and provide a perfect springboard into the world of professional photography. Judges are Rachell Smith for People, Howard Kingsnorth for Places and Karl Taylor for Things.  Winners will be announced at the Awards presentation at Downstairs at Mother on 6 July 2017.

Aside from recognition and kudos, winners receive prizes, have their winning image exhibited at the AOP Student Awards, the AOP Photography Awards in October, feature in the AOP Photography Awards Book, travel to the Retina Photography Festival in Edinburgh and The Photography Show in Birmingham over the following year. As part of the Student Awards, there is the AOP Affiliated Course of the Year award and AOP Affiliated Course Lecturer of the Year awards.

The Starting Out conference will take place at Holborn Studios on 6 July 2017 as part of the Student Awards.  Seamus McGibbon, AOP’s General Manager ‘Our Student Awards are always hugely popular, and showcase the incredible talent of our Student members and others studying photography. It’s a brilliant way to support new emerging talent and get a first look at the potential stars of tomorrow’

The Association of Photographers is the UK’s leading organisation representing professional photographers working in the creative industries. Formed almost 50 years ago, our 1,850 members include professional photographers, photographic assistants, students, affiliated courses, affiliated businesses, photography agents and those working in the image-making industry.

For more information please contact Charlotte Giles on charlottegiles@aophoto.co.uk , visit www.the-aop.org or ring the office on 020 7739 6669.

For an overview of the 2016 AOP Student Awards including the winners, click here http://www.the-aop.org/awards/awards-archive/the-student-awards/aop-student-awards-2016

PhotoX – New International Photography Prize launch

 

photox_logoLaunch of PhotoX – Call for Entries New international photography opportunity, hosted at two London venues,  £2000 cash fund and photographic prizes.  Building on the success of the ArtGemini Prize now in its fourth year, the prize founders are proud to announce the launch of PhotoX, an exciting new prize for established and emerging photographers with a cash fund of £2000, plus photographic prizes and two curated art exhibitions in London.

“This is a substantial new opportunity for photographers wanting exhibition opportunity, financial support for their projects and to have their work seen by industry leaders,” said Jimmy Lek, Founder of PhotoX. “We launched PhotoX as a dedicated photography prize as a result of the increase of photography entries we received on our main ArtGemini Prize. We hope to be able to support more photographers this way.”

Call for entries:  enter here www.photox.co.uk from the 12th January 2017.

img_7552-768x768*PRESS LAUNCH PARTY INVITATION – Come and join us for a celebration launch on Thursday 12 January 6 – 8.30pm at the ground-breaking new The Green Rooms, supported by the Mayor of London. GreenRooms Hotel, 13-27 Station Rd, Wood Green, London N22 6UW

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PhotoX 2017 Timeline

  • Jan 12th – PhotoX 2017 launch at The Green Rooms and call for entries
  • April 30th – PhotoX competition closes
  • May 9th-15th – First stage judging, selection through online portal
  • June 21st, 16.00 – 18.00 – Second stage judging, physical selection at the GreenRooms.
  • June 22nd, 18.00 – 21.00 – Private View and announcement of the winners with prize presentation (by invitation only).
  • June 22nd – July 1st – Exhibition of the 35 short-listed works, with workshops, portfolio reviews and seminars running during the two weeks.

PhotoX

  • Prize fund over £2000, including prize for the best monochrome entry, a public choice prize, print voucher generously supported by Genesis Imaging, photobook collection by nphoto, professional website hosted by Pixelrights and an Artist Residency Prize at the GreenRooms.
  • 2 curated exhibitions – The Green Rooms and the New Artist Fair Truman Brewery.
  • Partnerships and Supporters – with Genesis Imaging, CafeArt, Royal Photographic Society, Pixelrights, ARGENTA, nphoto, New Artist Fair, GreenRooms, Eastern Art Report, Art Criticism Today. We are seeking a Media Partner.
  • Judging panel – Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS, Chief Executive, Royal Photographic Society; Karen Harvey, Creative Development Director, Shutter Hub; Cristina Cellini Antonini, Founder & Co-Director, ArtRooms; Hania Farrell, Award-winning international photographer.

Our Venue – The Green Rooms

Hosted at the ground-breaking new The Green Rooms. Supported by the Mayor of London, The Green Rooms is the UK’s first arts hotel. We will be exhibiting in their stunning multi-use gallery, with high ceilings, polished wood flooring, a beautiful original central skylight which can accommodate up to 200 people. The interior has been lovingly restored by renowned London architects SODA.

The GreenRooms, 13-27 Station Road, Wood Green, London, N22 6UW. The Green Rooms enjoys a prime position directly opposite Wood Green Underground Station, on the Piccadilly Line, 12 minutes from King’s Cross.

Founder – ArtGeminiPrize 

PhotoX 2017 is founded by ArtGemini, London’s global art prize which is now in its fourth successful year. Last year the prize was hosted at Asia House and attracted thousands of entries from 34 countries. ArtGemini is itself the brain child of Jimmy Lek, international fine art dealer.

Charity Partner – CafeArt supporting UK and worldwide homeless artists. PhotoX will also award a prize to the winning entry of one of the artists who submitted through CafeArt.

To interview the Founder, Jimmy Lek, high res images, discuss media or other partnerships, please contact our Creative Director, Dr Vanessa Champion +44 7747 025361  creative@dragonflycommunications.co.uk

Recent interview on Huffington Post

International Art Prize deadline extended 15 Sept

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Jingxuan Hu, Art Gemini Prize

Last Call For Entries  Due to demand for late submissions, we have now extended the deadline to 15 September 2014.

Be Part Of It visit www.artgeminiprize.com

ArtGeminiPrize London’s Global Art Prize

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Early Bird entry – international art prize £5,500

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To save money, register and pay by 15 June 2014. You can submit your images of your work later.

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ArtGemini Prize 2014

We are delighted that we have already received many entries for the ArtGemini Prize 2014 from the UK and overseas, including Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Denmark, Italy, Spain, Singapore and the USA.
Together with our partner, Artron China, we have produced  a Chinese e-flyer, which you may download here.
 ArtGemini Prize 2014 has also been featured on

Kidscape
ArtGemini Prize 2014 is proud of our charity partner, Kidscape – you can support them with their brilliant work.

Kidscape has been working for nearly 30 years to keep children safe from harm and to give parents and professionals the knowledge and skills they need to ensure that every child is protected. They were the first charity in the UK to tackle bullying and child sexual abuse and remain committed to their mission to support and protect children and help them to grow into happy, confident adults.

Kidscape has guaranteed places in several running events, including the London and Berlin Marathons, and are looking for passionate and motivated individuals to run on their behalf. For more information please visit:their website or email events@kidscape.org.uk

Kidscape are proud to announce that Quizscape is back! After the success of last year’s inaugural event, which raised over £800, Kidscape invites you to a fun night of tricky questions and healthy competition. Click here to enter.

Calling all artists and photographers – second edition of Art Gemini Prize launching

ArtGemini Prize 2014   London’s Global Art Prize

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Photograph Orit Zuckerman

Call For Entries opens 15 May – 07 Sep 2014, artists and photographers are invited to enter online www.artgeminiprize.com for the opportunity to win one of 4 categories from the £5500 Prize Fund. This year is being opened to sculptors as well, plus there is a young art prize sponsored by Jacksons Art Supplies. Importantly shortlisted entrants are also exhibited in London plus they have an exhibition opportunity in Singapore.

Painting by Jing Hu

Painting by Jing Hu

Prize Fund of £5,500

1.  Painting & Sculpture: 1st prize £2000, 2nd prize £1000

2.  Photography: 1st prize £1000, 2nd prize £500

3.  Young Artist Prize  (up to 25 yrs)  £500

4.  Public Choice Prize £500

Art Gemini’s 2014 Charity Partner is Kidscape preventing bullying, protecting children

2014 Judging Panel is made up of five judges including: Dr Phil Shaw  – Doctorate in Printmaking and renowned artist to the 2013 G8 Summit;  Viv Lawes –  Senior UK art consultant to One East Asia, lecturer and writer; Zoe Whishaw – Commercial photography consultant, mentor and previously European Director of Photography at Getty Images; Sajid Rizvi –  Chair, ArtGemini Prize Selection Committee and Judges’ Panel, Founder & Publisher of EAP Group International Media.

2014 Partners & Supporters include: Singapore Art Fair, 20/21 International Art Fair, EAP Group International Media, Music For London, Domaine des Jeanne, Staffords Gallery, Jackson’s Art Supplies, Artron China, Dragonfly Communications

CAMPAIGN SUCCESS – solo email campaign massive success for Staffords Gallery, London

Artist and Illustrators Magazine logo, marketing campaign, publication for artists

Artist and Illustrators Magazine logo, marketing campaign, publication for artists

We ran a solo email campaign with Artist and Illustrators Magazine today for Stafford’s Gallery in London. It has been a phenomenal success. “We are getting about an email every 6 seconds and about 25% sending art attachments to upload to the web site.” said Stafford Crombie of Stafford’s Gallery.

Staffords Gallery London logo, bespoke artisan framers, central London location for hand made frames and printing, stretching.

Staffords Gallery London logo, bespoke artisan framers, central London location for hand made frames and printing, stretching.

We are pleased that Stafford is happy with the “fantastic response the campaign is having.”

They are running a competition alongside the email promotion as well as a discount.

If Dragonfly can help you with marketing campaigns, please drop us a line. We specialise in SMEs and the creative and photographic industries. Always a pleasure to help .

www.staffordsgallery.co.uk