The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, in partnership with Nuku Studio, presents the Portraits Ghana Photography Prize 2017.
The Prize, which is open for submissions from 15th March 2017 to 5th April 2017, will celebrate and reward the best of portrait photography in Ghana. We are looking for creative and innovative approaches in portraiture; from documentary projects, studio, ordinary people, individual and group, to family portraits. The competition aims to highlight and expose the best of professional, student and amateur photography in Ghana that ranges between the innovative and the classical.
The Prize will be judged by a jury comprising of leading artists and photography professionals, who are independent of the organizers. In all, 5 entrants will be selected by our judges.
- photography equipment provided worth €500,
- An outdoor exhibition on the perimeter walls of the Embassy
- and a three months mentorship programme with Nuku Studio
The runner-ups will:
- be featured in the outdoor exhibition and will receive attractive consolation prizes.
On the the 20th of April, 2017 the top five winners will be invited to the Embassy for the unveiling of the outdoor exhibition and a lunch with the Ambassador.
1. The Portraits Ghana Photography Prize is open to professional, student and amateur photographers. This must be established by providing proof of professional status (including, but not limited to, a scan of a press card; membership document from a professional photographic association; journalism union membership card; letter of reference from a photo agency, photo editor or publication, student I.D.).
2. By entering the competition you hereby accept the competition rules.
3. To qualify to enter the competition, you must be officially resident in Ghana and over 18 years of age.
4. The photographer must be the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs entered into the prize.
5. Image specifications:
- Must be uploaded in high quality .jpeg/.jpg format;
- Should be saved with a medium to high quality;
- Should be 2,000 pixels in length and not more than 10MB;
- Should have an embedded ICC profile. Adobe RGB or sRGB is recommended for colour pictures, Gamma 2.2 for black and white.
6. All pictures must have captions, written in English only, and must contain the following information:
- Name of subject(s)
- Context/ A short text that summaries the experience the photographer(s) had in making the portrait(s). (No longer than 200 words. This text will accompany the winning exhibition portraits).
7. Only single exposure and single frame pictures will be accepted.
8. Image manipulation: Images that are found to have been manipulated will be disqualified. This includes images that contain the removal and addition of people, objects and backgrounds. Minor adjustments according to accepted industry standards are allowed.
9. Original image content must be submitted. Post editing of images includes dust and scratches removal, cropping and non excessive colour/contrasts/saturation adjustments.
Submission, Guidelines and Deadline.
1. A picture can only be entered once, either as a single picture or as part of a story.
2. Only entries uploaded and submitted via the submissions platform powered by LensCulture will be accepted. Participants will be asked to sign in or log in to a LensCulture account before submitting work.