Every year the SONY World Photo Organization holds a student competition on a theme with major equipment prizes and travel to London, UK if you are selected. This year the competition is open to all OCADU Photo students between the ages of 18-30 (along with schools around the world). If you are interested, check out the website for the Student Focus part of the World Photo competitions and prepare and submit your submission. https://www.worldphoto.org/student-competition
The deadline for submissions is November 29, 2019 – 1300 GMT
The competition is split into two challenges, with a shortlist of 10 students selected after the first challenge. The second and final challenge will then be given to the finalists.
2020 First challenge: Invisible lines
The world we live in is structured around a variety of invisible lines. This could be in a natural environment (ie oceans, mountains, forests), in our society (ie gender, wealth, race), or intellectually. Show the judges the stories of people fighting against that and trying to break the invisible lines that most intrigues you in a positive way.
The entry process is simple:
(You will need the following password to login: 2020@student)
- Choose and upload at https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-photography-awards/student-focus/submission (password: 2020@student) a zip file with the image series of 5-10 images that the student thinks is responding best to the challenge of ‘Invisible Lines’. These image series will represent your institution in the 2019 Student competition.
- You can enter multiple series from as many students, that fill in the age criteria
- When uploading your zip file, please keep the size below 10MB
- Please name the images as follows:
You will need to add the images to a zip archive in order to upload them.
For Mac users select your images and right click and select Compress. For PC users you will need to download a use an app for that. We recommend 7zip
All shortlisted photographers are given Sony digital imaging equipment and flown to London to attend the Sony World Photography Awardsceremony, with the winner receiving €30,000 worth of Sony photography equipment for his or her university. All shortlisted photographers will be able to attend a morning of intimate portfolio reviews with World Photography Organisation editorial staff and the Student judges.
Fall 2019 Berlin-Toronto Exchange Exhibition Opportunity
During the fall term, an exchange exhibition will take place between Photo students at OCADU and the University of Europe in Berlin. Student work from each school will be installed at the partner school, printed from selected digital files. OCADU Photo students in the 300 and 400 level are invited to submit up to 5 images from a series.
This exhibition is planned in coordination with the teaching exchange between Professors Peter Sramek of OCADU and Walter Bergmoser of the University of Europe, who will teach this fall at the opposite school. The OCAD works will be installed in Berlin by Peter Sramek and the UE Masters students.
For the OCADU students, there will not be a pre-determined theme, rather students are invited to submit work that represents a key conceptual direction in their own photographic output. Selection will be coordinated by Peter Sramek. Not all work will be included.
Files will be uploaded as a folder with the student’s name into the folder Exchange OCADU in Berlin:
Image files must be named ‘FirstinitialLastname_Imagenumber’, in tiff or jpeg format and set to 300 ppi and approximately 20×24 inches in dimension.
Files which are too small will not be considered for printing.
A text document with the student’s name, year level, project title and up to 50 word statemen.t is to be included. Not all of the submitted works will be selected and you may wish to include fewer than 5 as a more specific edit.
Deadline: September 15, 2019
Note: Accepted students will be required to assist in printing and installing the show of Berlin students in the Ada Slaight Gallery with the supervision of Prof. Walter Bergmoser.
Questions and communications to: Peter Sramek: firstname.lastname@example.org
Connection : Reconnection
Students show in Contact Photo Festival, May 2019
The International Collaboration Studio courses are now open for registration at either the 300 or 400 level. Meet and work online with students from around the globe. The process is being streamlined to allow you to register yourself directly in the Registration System.
If you have questions, contact Professor Meera Margaret Singh .
The Royal Over-Seas League (which is a not-for-profit membership organisation dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding), has a call for a Photography Competition.
About the competition
The theme is STYLE and the aim is to showcase the contemporary culture of the Commonwealth through your submission.
The ROSL Photography Competition has two categories:
· Mobile Phone
All photos submitted must be taken within the past year and have a link to current or former countries of the Commonwealth. This competition is open to photographer 18+ and free to enter.
Camera winner will receive £2,000, a trip to the clubhouse exhibition opening and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine.
Mobile Phone winner will receive £1,000 and their winning image will be published in the Overseas magazine.
Young Photographer winner will receive £500 as part of ‘The Madiha Aijaz prize for a young photographer of promise’ which will be chosen solely by Farah Mahbub in memory of her colleague and friend.
Top 20 images will be displayed in the Over-Seas House Exhibition.
The deadline for entries is 5pm GMT on Monday 2 September 2019
The 20 images selected for exhibition and overall prize-winners will be announced on Friday 27 September 2019
The exhibition of final images will be open at Over-Seas House on Tuesday 10 December 2019
URL to enter: https://www.rosl.org.uk/photography
New Publications and Collections
Assistant position at Prefix. This is a full-time 13-week summer job for a
student returning to studies in the fall. The focus in on supporting the
production and circulation of the magazine, and on improving access to the
Please forward to anyone you think might be interested. Applications due
next Thursday, May 16th by midnight.
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the Epson Printer Awards
Alejandro Rizzo Nervo
Each receive an Epson SureColor P600 printer thanks to the generosity of Epson Canada.
Each year there are many who deserve the award and would make excellent use of the equipment, so thank you to all you who applied.
Applications to join the International Collaboration Studio courses for next year are now being accepted. Open to 300 and 400 level students in all programs, decisions will be made in time for the Fall/Winter Registration period. Please ask any questions you have and prepare your application early.