BACKGROUND

Flow Photo is a new national photographic competition supported by the which is now open for entries.  The Canal & River Trust and Future Water Association invite both amateur and professional photographers from across the UK to take part.A panel of selectors from the fields of photography, film, environment and water industries will choose approximately 60 works for a touring exhibition.

The project aims to raise awareness and encourage debate about water in all aspects as seen through the photographer and film-maker’s lens. Both the call for entries and exhibition phase will enhance the enjoyment that people gain from being near or considering water, and will promote the therapeutic effects that water can have.

Flow Photo will celebrate the best in contemporary documentary photography and film-making linked to the identified themes, and will do so in a contemporary and inspiring way that befits the 21st century. It will inspire new generations in the UK and worldwide to learn more about the waterways of the UK and to encourage use of documentary photography and film-making for a wide range of potential users, from school children to ambitious artists.

Flow Photo will be accompanied by a dynamic and educational events programme.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Flow Photo is open to all professional and amateur, national and international photographers over the age of xxx.  Before entering, please read the Rules and Guidelines and Digital Specifications & Adjustment Guidelines carefully as all entrants have to acknowledge acceptance of them during the online registration process.

HOW TO ENTER

Entrants are invited to submit up to 4 still photographs.  All entrants must ensure that the quality of their entries meets the competition’s criteria as stated in the Rules and Guidelines.  Deadline for entry is Monday 5 November 2018 at 5pm.  Entry is £5/image.

SELECTORS

PAUL HORTON

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

FUTURE WATER ASSOCIATION

THE PRIZES

Sixty of the photographs will be selected and shown in an exhibition and tour throughout the UK in 2019.  In addition, the Canal & River Trust will be awarding one photographer a residency prize of £xx for a six month residency with the Trust.

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