Belfast Photo Festival Competition 2015

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The theme for the 2015 Open Submission has been left open, therefore removing any restrictions in regards to theme, concept or approach of a
photographer’s/artist’s work.


  • IdeasTap Award – £1,000
  • Blow Editorial Award – A full editorial presentation in an upcoming issue of Blow photography magazine (Lucie Award Nominee)
  • Abridged Editorial Award – Presentation in a special Festival issue of the arts magazine Abridged
  • The Open Submission Exhibition will be presented at the Festival gallery in the heart of Belfast City and the center of the Cultural Cathedral Quarter – 4 – 30 June 2015.

Successful entrants will be selected and notified by e-mail in late March 2015


  • Stacey Baker – Associate Photo Editor: The New York Times Magazine
  • Karen Mc Quaid – Curator: The Photographers Gallery, London
  • Andreas Muller-Pohile – Editor: European Photography Magazine
  • Matt Packer – Curator: Centre of Contemporary Art, Derry City
  • Michael Weir – Director: Belfast Photo Festival

Each submission through the Open Submission can include up to 6 images (collectives 10) OR a single .PDF file (Photo-book submissions).

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.


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