Source Photography Writing Prize 2021 – closing 1 Aug

The Source Photography Writing Prize 2021 is now open for submissions.

£We are always looking for new writers to contribute to Source. If you’ve not written for Source before we invite you to send us an article. The winning entry will receive £500 / 600 Euro and we will either publish it or commission you to write an article for us in the future. All short listed entries will also be considered for publication or for future commissions (paid). Free to submit. Submissions encouraged from individuals of all backgrounds and levels of experience.

Deadline: 1/8/21

Most of the writing in Source takes a specific form: book reviews, exhibition reviews or texts introducing sets of pictures, so these would be good models to follow. But we are also interested in others forms of writing so if you want to submit something in a different form then please do.

Our interest in photography is not only about the photographs that appear in books and exhibitions; it touches most aspects of life and we like to read about those encounters too. This could be an article about a particular photograph of historical, aesthetic or biographical interest to you. It could be about some cultural or philosophical aspect of photography. It could be something we’ve not thought about.

We enjoy writing that is thoughtful, funny, well researched and surprising. It could be personal or dispassionate. It could be fun, or deadly serious. It might shed new light on something we thought we knew or introduce us to something we’ve never heard of before.

The rules:

  1. You should not have written for Source before.
  2. The article must be no more than 700 words.
  3. The article should not have been published previously.
  4. It should include your name and contact email.
  5. It should be submitted by 5.30pm (GMT) on the 1st August 2021 to:
artist forms link
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