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Freedom to Love Photography Contest 2014

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December 14, 2014

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  • The Royal Photographic Society under the patronage of Amnesty International, the European Commission and the British Council, Accademia Apulia are conducting their 2014 photography contest FREEDOM TO LOVE to offer a golden chance to the photographers across the globe to showcase their skills in a highly competitive scenario.
  • The 2014 photography contest FREEDOM TO LOVE main aim is to make the society aware of the difficulties which many people are going through daily across the globe with the usage of most powerful and constructive human quality - love.

Freedom to Love Photography Contest 2014 Theme

  • Participants worldwide are invited to submit entries that explore the following statment:
  •  “No one should be afraid to walk down the street holding hands with the person they love” (Barack Obama 2012)
  • Participate should submit images of love, communion and friendship that cross established social boundaries, be they racial, religious, gender, age, or any other identifiable boundary.
  • The desired candidates are requested to create the images that reflect that love is universal.

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Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region  Global
Class/ Age 18 Years & above 
  •  The candidate is not required to pay any fees to take entry into the competition. 
  • The contest is open to all the photographers across the world.
  • There is only one entry per person.
  • The images should be original work of the photographers and should not be submitted anywhere else.
  • Invalid or incomplete entries will not be accepted.


  • Winner will get the Gold medal by the Director-General of the Royal Photographic Society.
  • The work of the winning candidate as well as that of the runner ups will be exhibited as part of a group exhibition at the London College of Communication from January 12 till January17, 2015.

Application form and Process

  • The applicants will have to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) maximum of 2 pages.
  • There are no application charges to participate in Freedom to Love Photography Contest 2014
  • An applicant can submit 3 digital photographs in color. 
  • The candidate also has to submit an article containing the brief description of their work and how it relates to the theme.

Guidelines for uploading the image

  • Applicant has to submit a photographic essay, social reportage consisting of three themed digital images.
  • File Size:  Maximum file size that the applicant can submit is 800KB.
  • Naming of the Image File: Image should be labeled with the applicant’s name and its corresponding number of photo. for e.g
  • Image Format: The files must be in .jpg format and of 72 dpi.
  • The Images may be digitally enhanced in terms of color, contrast, brightness but should not be manipulated.

Important points to be noted

  1. Applicants cannot submit the same work that has won any other competition.
  2. Applicants are required to retain the full copyright of their work.
  3. Works that have won prizes in other contests and are submitted for other competitions before applying for this competition are not eligible.
  4. If the candidate fails to abide by the above mentioned rules then their entry will be disqualified.

Selection Process

Shortlisted Candidates

  • The list of shortlisted candidates will be displayed by December 11, 2014
  • The short listed candidates are required to submit high-resolution images of the works submitted. The file must have 300 DPI and a recommended size of 3000x2000 pixels.
  • They have to also submit their CV containing your phone number, and a brief artistic statement of maximum 60 words and all these things should be saved with the applicant’s name.
  • A compressed.zip format has to be created in which the photographic files and the CV has to be saved in a folder with the name of the photographer.
  • Send the zip folder to the following email address: awards@accademiapulia.org.

The decision of the Freedom to Love Photography Contest 2014 will be taken by the following judges:

  • Anne Williams, Director of Photography, London College of Communication
  • Roberta Cremoncini, Director, Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art
  • Michael Pritchard, Director-General, The Royal Photographic Society
  • Sue Steward - Photography Critic, The evening Standard
  • Roger Tooth, Head of Photography, The Guardian
  • Bradley Secker, Photojournalist

Important Dates



December 14,  2014

Deadline for submission of documents along with 3 themed images

December 18, 2014

The panel of judges will identify the finalists

December 22, 2014

Freedom to Love Photography Contest 2014  Result
The list containing the names of the finalists will be displayed.

January 12, 2015

Official opening of the exhibition and the announcement of the winner



Contact Details

Email- awards@accademiapulia.org

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Conducted by

Royal Photographic Society,  Accademia Apulia, Europea Commission and British Council