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Renaissance Photography Prize - deadline 7 May

— May 2013

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Anastasia Taylor-Lind, Overall Winner 2012

Renaissance Photography Prize 2013

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Extended deadline 7 May 2013

In aid of the Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care

Photographer Nadav Kander, Hotshoe Magazine and Flowers Gallery join judging panel For 2013 Award

The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging or established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer. 

All profit from entries is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK. In the five years since its inception, Renaissance has raised over £200,000 for the charity.

Entering gives photographers a chance to have their work judged by some of the top names in the industry and win prizes with a total value of over £5,000, including cash, photographic equipment, portfolio reviews and the winning series published in HotShoe Magazine. In addition, 60 selected photographs will form part of the Renaissance exhibition held this autumn in a prestigious London gallery.

Photographers can enter single images (categories Expression, Ordinary and In Between) or a series of work in an open category. The competition is open to everyone and welcomes entries from all countries.

In previous years our distinguished judges, all of whom donate their time and expertise, have included Martin Parr, Eamonn McCabe and editors, curators and directors from respected UK institutions such as The Photographers' Gallery, Michael Hoppen Gallery, Rhubarb Rhubarb and the Sunday Times Magazine

This year the Renaissance panel judges are:

Monica Allende - Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Simon Bainbridge - Editor, British Journal of Photography
Julia Fullerton-Batten – Photographer
Miranda Gavin - Deputy and Online Editor, HotShoe International
Nadav Kander – Photographer
Chris Littlewood - Director of Photography, Flowers Gallery, UK
Brett Rogers - Director, The Photographers' Gallery, UK
Sophie Wright - Cultural & Print Room Director, Magnum Photos

The judges will select 60 photographs to be exhibited in London in autumn 2013, and from these will nominate the shortlist and winners. The winners will be announced at an award ceremony held during the exhibition week.

How to enter

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Single Image

Submit unlimited individual photographs
Categories: Expression - Ordinary - In Between
Entry fee: £15 for 1 photograph, £25 for up to 3, £40 for up to 6


Submit 5-8 photographs from one body of work + project statement
Category: Open, no theme
Entry fee: £50 per series

About Renaissance

The Renaissance Photography Prize was founded in 2006 by Fiona Gifford, a lawyer and keen amateur photographer who was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 34.

During my recovery period, day-to-day concerns became irrelevant, and I became more aware of the moments that really matter in life - moments of emotion, human connection, and wonder at the beauty of nature.
What better way to represent those moments than through photography

Six years on, it has become an established fixture in the photography world. Renaissance is growing each year and last year the competition attracted over 5,225 entries from 67 countries. It has enjoyed amazing support from

photographers, editors, curators and photography organisations and aims to raise even more funds this year.

For more information please visit or contact [email protected]

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