Award winning artist Alison Jackson launches photography competition for local talent

Award winning artist Alison Jackson launches photography competition for local talent


BAFTA award winning artist Alison Jackson launches community minded photography competition for aspiring photographers living in -Kensington and Chelsea

  • The panel of judges include Alison Jackson and respected celebrity photographer Richard Young
  • Winners will have their work exhibited in one of London’s leading art galleries, The Saatchi Gallery

Today marks the launch of a brand new photography competition, designed by BAFTA award winning Alison Jackson, for aspirating photographers in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Jackson’s aim is to celebrate, inspire and nurture local talent, and offer an unmissable opportunity for gifted individuals – many of whom may not have had the chance to showcase their talent before – to hone their craft and take inspiration from the local community around them, with a special category dedicated to Grenfell.

The entries will be judged by a prestigious panel of respected individuals, either in the industry or from the local community, such as Alison Jackson herself and world-renowned celebrity photographer Richard Young.

Winning entries will be exhibited at one of London’s leading galleries, The Saatchi Gallery, in Chelsea. Furthermore, there are a selection of prizes, designed to support and develop the local talent, such as a University of the Arts London short course, a Royal College of Art prize with a shoot on location with Jigsaw, as well as a variety of cash prizes.

Entries will remain open until midnight on June 6, with the judging taking place between June 7-10. Winners will be announced on June 14 and the winning entries will be exhibited in The Saatchi Gallery from June 28 to July 11. A private viewing will take place at 7pm on June 28, where guests will be offered the opportunity to meet the winners and hear the stories behind the winning entries.

To enter, participants need to take a photograph that sums up a day in their life. The competition has four categories, which include Youth (13-18), Young Adult (18-35) and The UAL Special Youth Prize and a special category for any community groups who help those directly affected by the Grenfell Tower tragedy. Entrants must be residents or study in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

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