1.a. The competition is open to everyone that is over 18 years old, professional or amateur.
1.b. By entering the Competition you accept the competition rules imposed by Blank Wall Gallery.
1.c. Entries must be submitted no later than December 7, 2023. Beyond this date no submission will be accepted.
1.d. The organizers have the right to alter the submission deadline.
1.e. In order for your submission to be valid you should submit your work the way the organizer has indicated.
1.f. The submission of your photos is totally free of charge.
1.g. Each photographer is entitled to a single submission to which he may submit from one to five photographs.
1.h. You can submit all your photographs in one category (i.e. portraits 5 photographs) or up to 5 categories (one photograph in each), or in any other combination you wish (i.e. Portrait 2 photographs / panoramic 1 photograph / Fine Art 2 photographs).
1.i. Each participation can be distinguished in up to 2 categories.
1.j. Each photographer has the right to make only one submission. In case there are more than one submissions from the same photographer all of them will be immediately disqualified.
1.k. Only the artists who will be chosen to participate in the exhibition and be presented at the web page of BW-Athens Photography, will have to pay the participation fee.
2.a. All submissions will be assessed by Blank Wall Gallery who will choose the winners. The decision will be final.
2.b. The photographers chosen to participate will be announced a few days after the end of the deadline.
In respect to the photographs you submit you warrant as follows
3.a. You are the only copyright owner and creator of the photographs.
3.b. The photographs do not infringe upon the copyrights or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy, does not include trademarks owned by third parties or violate any other law.
3.c. Each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to you.
3.d. All entrants agree to fully indemnify BW-Athens Photography in respect of all royalties, fees and any other financial debt to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.
3.e. Neither BW-Athens Photography Organizers nor their associates, affiliates or partners assume any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of privacy or copyright regulations.
4.a.The royalties of the Works are not bestowed to BW-Athens Photography at any time. The copyright of the Works remains in the creators and in them alone.
4.b.The copyright of the Works during and after the exhibition remains with the Artist.
4.c. BW-Athens Photography does not have the right to make use of or bestow the high definition files or the prints of the Works that will be used for the realization of the exhibition.
5.a. BW-Athens Photography organizers assume no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information that has been uploaded printed on leaflets or found at the premises where the exhibition was realised. In no event will BW-Athens Photography, its members or event partners be responsible or liable for any technical or colour representation of the photos.
5.b. All photographs used by BW-Athens Photography will clearly have the photographer’s credit. In case this has been overseen, there will be immediate corrections when mentioned.
5.c. All entrants agree that all photographs submitted to the competition may be used to promote and advertise BW-Athens Photography.
5.d. All winners agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of their name and winning images for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for BW-Athens Photography without additional compensation.
I have read and agree to all the rules and regulations of this agreement.
How to Enter
All photographers, amateurs and professionals who are over 18, are eligible to participate to the contest.
The submission of photographs for the specific contest is free.
Only the artists who will be chosen to participate in the exhibition and be presented at the web page of BW-Athens Photography, will have to pay the participation fee.
Entries must be submitted no later than December 7, 2023. Beyond this date no submission will be accepted.
Each photographer is entitled to a single submission to which he may submit from one to five photographs.
You can submit all your photographs in one category (i.e. portraits 5 photographs) or up to 5 categories (one photograph in each), or in any other combination you wish (i.e. Portrait 2 photographs / panoramic 1 photograph / Fine Art 2 photographs).
Each participation can be distinguished in up to 2 categories.
Each photographer has the right to make only one submission. In case there are more than one submissions from the same photographer all of them will be immediately disqualified.
Our goal is to exhibit more than 400 photographers.
The photographs exhibited will be printed and framed free of charge.
Everything needed for the realisation of the exhibition (printing of your photographs on 260 gsm paper, framing, hanging of the photos, press releases, invitations, opening night and supervision) are provided without any additional charge.
The photographs will be printed in various dimensions. Below you can see some of them:
Vertical: 43,5 x 53,5 cm (17.1” x 21.1”)
Horizontal: 53,5 x 43,5 cm (21.1” x 17.1”)
Square: 46,5 x 46,5 cm (18.3” x 18.3”)
Panoramic: 64 x 27 cm (25.2” x 10.6”)
The photographs displayed will be either framed or laminated on dibond, foam, or on any other material the work is better presented and promoted.
The photographers chosen for the exhibition agree to supply a high-resolution file in any format they wish, suitable for printing upon request.
We only accept digital submissions. Each image file should be RGB or JPG Format, 1.200 pixels (the longest side) on 72 dpi.
The file names should be as follows:
firstname-lastname-Nationality-Category-1.jpg, The same procedure should be followed for the rest of the files
1.Send an email
Title of the email: Submissions
In the main body of the email the following should be included: Your Name, your nationality, category you are submitting for (in case of participating in more categories they should all be included), the titles of the files.
1. Berry Street
2. Shibuya Crossing Scramble, Tokyo
In case the photograph does not have a title, then it should be defined as Untitled
(in case there are more than one untitled photographs, then you should notify it as: Untitled 1, Untitled 2 etc.)
2. Attach the photographs and send the email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
For technical support related to the uploading of your photographs or entry forms please send an email at: email@example.com
The term ‘Analogue Photography’ refers to photography using an analogue camera and film.
It is exciting because you have to wait to see the result and the wait is part of the thrill! Analogue Photography is creatively fulfilling as colours are richer, the saturation is more dramatic and images seem to have more character as they seem to evoke nostalgic and dream-like memories.
It is the artistic representation of the physical aspect of urban and public places. The atmosphere and the scenes of everyday life are part of the cityscape photography. Everybody is on the run. The pace of life never slows down. There is a hectic rhythm full of noise and shouts. All these happening around tall, impressive buildings that are part of the city and its character. Photographs of such cities are welcome to take part in this category.
It stands in contrast to representational photography, which provides a visual account of specific subjects and events.
It is the way photographers see the world around them and communicate it to their viewers. It’s a totally personal way of expression, which helps all of us realize what happens in the mind of a photographer. It is our window to the artist’s world and that is why it is so fascinating.
Urban environment is the perfect set for Street Photography.
People moving around the city are the subjects of the photographers. Most of the photographs are candid and spontaneous. No one cares if the image is sharp, blurred, or black and white. Everything that matters is the atmosphere of the city and the depiction of everyday life.
It is a genre many photographers like and are willing to travel all over the world just to depict places that are out of the ordinary.
Some of the most beautiful and impressive places on earth. There are breathtaking photographs taken by both amateur and professional photographers, of places totally untouched by the human hand and others where the human element exists in harmony with nature.
All kinds of landscapes are welcome to take part in the contest.
In Nude Photography, technique, creativity, and psychology all need to be considered and executed seamlessly to achieve the photographer‘s desired artistic and professional result. This photographic genre deals with the beauty and the power of the human body. Most of the times the main components are simple, shape and light. These photographs stress on the diversity of the human body.
Photomanipulation involves transforming or altering a photograph using various methods and techniques to achieve desired results. It’s almost an art form in its own right, and enables digital artists to get some really strange and wonderful images. Just as a writer enhances his stories, photographers can enhance their images with digital techniques and this is something that appeals to many viewers.
People and their expressions have always been an interesting subject for photographers. It is really challenging to try to capture the emotions and the mood of a person in just one shot. It is also always interesting to see what the photographers see on the people they have photographed. This relationship is always interesting to be seen as it is developed through “Portraits”.
Wild animals’ photographs, taken in their natural habitat, in different areas of the planet, showing the beauty hidden in wildlife, is something we have totally forgotten in the western world.
What is dominant in these photos is the photographers’ love for what they are doing. This love and understanding of the animals is obvious in the way the animals are presented, in all their glory and beauty, leaving the viewer speechless. Such photographs are awlays welcome in this category.
Abstract photography is a means of depicting an image that does not have an immeidiate association with the object world. It can isolate a fragment in order to create something unreal from a real object. It’s main purpose is to convey a feeling, a sensation or an impression. It draws away from natural appearances and recognizable subjects in the actual world.
Architecture is a broad subject, encompassing everything from skyscrapers to shacks. Virtually everywhere we go we are surrounded by some sort of architecture on a daily basis. Because of this, it should come as no surprise that architecture is such a popular subject in photography. Photographing buildings and structures that are beautiful in the eyes of the photographer is very interesting Buildings have always been valued subjects as they represent the society and the culture of the time.
Conceptual photography is a type of photography that illustrates an idea. The ‘concept’ is both preconceived and, if successful, understandable in the completed image. Photographs might also be digitally manipulated to achieve the final effect desired by the photographer. Modern technology has enabled this type of photography to become more surreal, allowing the photographer to join together images or objects that would otherwise be impossible to juxtapose.
It usually refers to a form of photography used to present events or environments significant and relevant to history as well as everyday life.
Photographs are meant to describe unknown, hidden, forbidden, or difficult-to-access places or circumstances. Documentary photography generally relates to long-term projects with a more complex story line.
By some definitions, a macro photograph refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size. Macro photography encourages the photographer to take a closer look. It enables the shooter to search harder for minute subject matter and to make the everyday objects appear extraordinary. Also it gives people the oportunity to discover new worlds, totaly unseen to the naked eye.
A wide range of photography, taken outdoors and devoted to displaying natural elements.
Nature photography tends to put a stronger emphasis on the aesthetic value of the photo than other photography genres. It depicts all branches of natural history and can be broken down into many sub genres, covering all the fields related to nature one can imagine; from air up to water.
Wide format photographs that present us with virtual tours of the shot subjects. That way much more that what eyes can see are included in a single photo. There is a wide perspective to the scene, and thus the effect of vastness is achieved. Panoramic photos manage to give a new perspective to the world around us and thus enchant the viewers.
Submission Deadline: December 7, 2023
Only those who will be chosen to participate in BW-Athens Photography will have to pay.
The participation fee for the chosen photographers is €42.
If more than one photographs are chosen to be exhibited at BW-Athens Photography from the same artist, the above amount remains the same.
Those who have been selected to participate will receive an email containing a link that will lead them to a safe page for transactions. Payments can be realized with the use of all debit or credit cards
All artists taking part in the event will receive a Certificate mentioning their participation in the BW-Athens Photography 2024.