Wednesday, 30 December 2015

High Life New Talent Awards

In my constant search to bring you some out of the ordinary places to which you can submit your writing, I flew with British Airways last month and saw this in their rather excellent High Life Magazine.

Celebrating 500 issues of High Life, this exciting new competition is aimed at finding the best young talent in writing, photography and film

Don't know why they restrict it to "young" though. Seems rather short-sighted. Most people who can afford to travel regularly are not "young."

As part of the celebrations for our milestone 500th issue this month, the inaugural High Life New Talent Awards has been conceived to find — and reward — the best young writers, photographers and filmmakers aged between 18-30
The first prize for each category of the competition will be undertaking an international commission for High Life

The overarching theme of the competition this year will be simply ‘cities’. Writers entering the awards will be asked to submit a well-structured, original and captivating 500-word travel feature about a city of their choice. Photographers should submit up to three images that capture the essence of their chosen city, in a way that is imaginative and astute. Film-makers should submit an evocative film about their city that is up to three minutes long, demonstrating both technical and creative ability. 
The judging panel will include BBC world affairs editor John Simpson, the renowned photographer, Rankin, and director, scriptwriter and punk pioneer, Viv Albertine. Joining them will be High Life editor, Kerry Smith, and other senior members of the magazine’s staff.
On 3 February 2016, finalists will be invited to an exclusive exhibition opening at the Strand Gallery, in association with Proud Galleries, where their work will be showcased and the winners will be revealed. The winners will also be announced in High Life magazine and on
The competition is open to UK residents, and will close at 23:59 GMT on 3 January 2016. 
Link here 

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