Master Photography awards deadline extended

The deadline for entries to the 2009 Master Photography Awards has been extended to August 12th, 2009.

All entries must be received at MPA – Jubilee House, 1 Chancery Lane, Darlington DL1 5QP – by close of business on Wednesday August 12th. Each entry should consist of an unmounted print (10 x 8 or A4) which either shows the image area only of a final print, to be mounted and sized appropriately on a 20 x 16 mount; or shows a 1/4 size reproduction of the finished 20 x 16 exhibition print. This must be made from the same image file to be used for the final print, on the same materials, with the same finish (but not mounted).

Each print entered has an entry fee of £8.50 including VAT, which should be made payable to MPA and enclosed with the entries. Entry prints will not be returned. Entrants whose work is selected for exhibition will be informed by September 1st, and must provide a finished 20 x 16 mounted exhibition print by September 19th.

A print entry form must be attached to each print.

2009 awards

Click the small image of the entry label above, to open or download a full size 300dpi version for printing.

There are three categories open to all photographers – the Mario Acerboni 3-from-1 wedding award, the David Facey Award (Open Category) for the most original image, and the Fuji Silver Imaging Award for a photograph taken using film and printed using silver-halide based (colour or mono) materials. Intermediate scanning is accepted as long as the original is on film, and the final print is on photographic paper.

To enter the Mario Acerboni 3-from-1 award no fee is required. Three images from one wedding (one before, one during and one after the ceremony) must be presented as a set of 10 x 8 unmounted originals. A separate entry form applies and can be downloaded from the MPA website (download the overall entry form which contains this).

Remaining categories open to MPA members (UK) are:

  • Bride&Groom – Cosmopolitan Bride sponsored, B&G only in shot
  • Bride’s Choice – You & Your Wedding sponsored, layout of ten 5 x 4″ images to fill a 20 x 16″ board (reduce to 10 x 8 for entry)
  • Parent and Child Portrait
  • Family Portrait (minimum 2 generations)
  • Under 5s
  • Pets
  • Commercial/Advertising
  • Landscapes/Pictorial/Illustrative
  • Industrial & Architectural
  • Travel
  • Press/PR/Stock
  • Fashion & Beauty
  • Events – Equestrian, Sports and Social
  • Two awards are open to Licentiate Members only – the David Mathias Portrait Award, and the Dennis Hylander Wedding Award

The original deadline for entries of July 31st has been extended as a result of requests from members.

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