Young Photographers Competition - Shots Directory

Each year, the Directory hosts an international Young Photographers Competition, for which photography students are invited to submit work. With all submissions based on a chosen theme, finalists’ work is showcased in the Directory.

The shots Directory are now inviting entries from photography students studying degree-level courses around the world.

Up to 60 entrants will be selected to have a sequence of work included in the shots Directory, along with their contact and college details.

Of these, nine outstanding entries will be chosen for extended coverage in the book. Four exemplary photographers will, in addition, be profiled, and the overall winner will have his or her work featured on the cover.

This provides finalists outstanding exposure to senior creatives, art directors, art buyers and commissioners throughout the year.

Conditions on Entry:

  • Entries will be accepted from current photography students based anywhere in the world.
  • By submitting photos, entrants accept the competition rules of the shots competition.
  • Entrants may submit up to ten digital pictures. All entrants must be current students of degree-level photography courses.
  • Entrants must provide shots with full contact details including a live and continuing email and postal addresses to which notifications can be sent.
  • Entrants agree that their address may be passed on to the organising bodies involved with the competition.


    Up to 60 finalists will be featured in the directory, from which nine outstanding entries will be chosen for extended coverage.

    This includes three runners-up and the eventual winner, who will each be profiled in the book.

    In addition, one image from the overall's winner's entry will be used for the Directory’s cover.

    Deadline: 11 July.

    For further sponsorship and/or prizes details, see: Young Photographers Competition Website

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