Calumet Photographic is announcing an incredible opportunity for any student photographer looking to have their work noticed. Partnering with Canon, Manfrotto, B + W, Lastolite, Veho, Rotolight, Bowens, ColorMunki, DxO Software and Eizo, and other photographic brands, Calumet is launching their Student Photographer of the Year Awards, so that any UK student can submit their work and have a chance at winning the title of â€œStudent Photographer of the Yearâ€.
The process is pretty simple: to enter the contest, simply send one photograph (your best photograph) and a 20 word description of the significance behind that photo. Those who are part of the Calumet Student membership programme are invited to submit three photographs to be judged. Submissions are welcome until Friday 13 March 2015, so there is still plenty of time for any student photographer to enter their work for a chance to win. All submissions are set to be judged by a panel of professionals, including Calumetâ€™s Managing Director, Jon Warner; Professional Photographer, Rory Lewis; Canonâ€™s Product Intelligence Professional, David Parry; Professional Photographer, Tom Barnes. This panel will then create a shortlist of 10 runners up and one overall winner, who will become Student Photographer of the Year 2015.
The winner of the competition will receive Â£11,000 in prizes and will be invited to attend the Photography Show at the NEC Birmingham on Tuesday 24 March 2015 where his or her award will be presented on stage. Their work will also be featured in a showcase with the work of the 10 short listed runners up.
Jon Warner, Managing Director at Calumet Photographic said: â€œWe are looking for someone that has a creative eye and captures an image that is aesthetically pleasing, high quality and has shown a technically capability. The manner in which this is captured can range from a digital SLR to a smart phone, which makes the Student Awards accessible to everyone.â€
This programme promises to be an amazing opportunity for all of the students who will be involved. Any artist knows that it is incredibly difficult to get any recognition for beautiful work and this programme will allow younger artists to get a head start on their professional careers. Good luck to any and all those who enter and may the best photo win!