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Magnum Photos & IdeasTap Photographic Award 2013
May 10, 2013
by London Office
For the fourth year running, Magnum Photos and IdeasTap are proud to announce the photographic opportunity of a lifetime.

The Magnum IdeasTap Photographic Award is the ultimate in photographic competitions, offering three winners £5,000 in prize money, £1,500 project funding, mentoring from Magnum photographers, staff and industry professionals and paid internships at Magnum’s offices in London or New York.

The Award now has three overall winners (one from each age group) and includes a new over 30s category. It offers opportunities to 18 shortlisted photographers (six from each age group)who will receive a mentoring session with a Magnum Photographer, Blurb book vouchers and £150 to have their pictures printed. Over six weeks, they’ll be encouraged to enhance and develop their projects. Their photographs will be framed and included in an exhibition in the autumn, submitted alongside a written 'dream project' synopsis.

At the exhibition, nine finalists will be selected – three from each age group. The nine finalists will each receive £1,500 to shoot their dream project, create a multimedia Magnum in Motion project and will receive a second mentoring session.

Finally, a winner will be picked from each age group. The overall winners of the Award will each receive £5,000 and the two younger winners will also get sought-after internships at Magnum – the 16-22 winner in London and the 23-30 winner with the New York team.

To enter the competition you must submit 10 photographs in response to ONE of the following themes:

• Journey

• Human Relationships

• Climate

• Memory

• Conflict

We’re looking for creative and striking pictures that demonstrate photographic skill and understanding. The 10 photos in your portfolio must demonstrate your ability to tell a story with your images.

Applicants must be based int he UK and submit via the IdeasTap brief.

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See our alumni winners Pierfrancesco Celada (2010), Maria Gruzdeva & Roman Sacovich (2011) and Alice Myers & Marco Kesseler (2012):