Win £2000 in Jersey Contemporary Photo Contest

Deadline: 16 September 2013
Open to: photographers worldwide with a special category for those under 18
Prize: First Prize £2,000; Second Prize £1,000; Third Prize £500; Young Photographer £300, plus inclusion in a photography exhibit


The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, a project hosted by the Société Jersiaise, St Helier, Jersey aims to promote contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. Archisle seeks to connect the archive and the contemporary and to enact visual discourses through photography on island experiences; islands of fact and of fiction, islands of the earth and islands of the mind.

The Brief: Interior / Exterior

It has often been said that the eyes are windows to the soul or that the face is an index of the mind. Portrait photographs, by extension, can be read as carrying these messages of the face. But are portraits not performance pieces, severed at conception from their subjects?

Such performances, nonetheless, are necessary for knowing and moving through the world. Portraits are, in a sense, photographers’ forensics in the search for fugitive selves and at the inner/outer junction of expression they must conduct their investigations.

In architecture and the natural world, artists have negotiated the border between the interior, a place of habitation, and the landscape beyond. ‘Places we live in and places we live by,’ material and mythical geographies.

As house is to home, ‘the one allows us to live our lives, the other gives meaning to our existence. As humans we require both.’ (Gillis, 2004). Portraits, places and spaces, as images, are subject to interchanges of function and of meaning. In 2013 the Archisle Project invites photographers to submit three images in response to: Interior / Exterior.

A fee of £10 is payable for entry.


  1. First Prize £2,000
  2. Second Prize £1,000
  3. Third Prize £500
  4. Young Photographer £300

Winning and selected photographs will be exhibited at the Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre, St Helier, Jersey from 18th November to 7th December 2013 and online HERE.


The contest is open to international photographers of all ages with a special award for photographers under 18 years old.


The closing date for submissions is Monday 16th September 2013. Three photographs must be entered. For online submissions please follow the guidelines HERE.

For submission by post entries must be unmounted colour or black and white prints at least A5 or 14.8 x 21cm in size and no larger than A4 or 21 x 29.7cm. Digital prints must be accompanied by the files from which they are printed on a labelled compact disc. Postal submissions must be accompanied by a completed Entry Form AVAILABLE HERE. Prints must be numbered to cross-reference the form. Please take care to avoid damaging your prints when numbering. Postal entries must be delivered to: Societe Jersiaise, 7 Pier Road, St Helier, Jersey,JE2 4XW.

For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions HERE and the official website HERE.

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