An opportunity not to be missed: DEADLINE Dec 29, 2015

The 1st place cash prize of $8,000 will be awarded to the 2016 Bright Spark, an emerging photographer whose submitted body of work is identified by the jury as being extraordinarily accomplished.

The 2nd place winner will receive a $2000 cash prize.

Air Canada enRoute Magazine will commission one of the Flash Forward winners for their magazine. Not only will their work get featured in the magazine, additional images will be exhibited as a solo exhibition during the Flash Forward Festival in Boston. This is NOT limited to 1st or 2nd place. This award is for any of the winners that are selected from the 2016 year in CAD, UK or US.

The Flash Forward group show, made up of a selection of photographs from the accompanying annual catalogue, will travel from Toronto Fall 2016 to Boston Spring 2017.

As in the past, all 2016 Flash Forward Winners and Honourable Mentions will have their work published in the catalogue that chronicles the annual juried competition.

Selected artists get chosen to show their portfolio in Magenta Magazine.

All artists that are part of the Flash Forward selected winners will get loads of promotion through all our social media outlets and platforms.

All submitted work is seen by leaders in our industry in every profession.


  • Sara Knelman
    Writer, curator and assistant professor,
    School of Image Arts, Ryerson University
  • Tony Fouhse
  • Rachel Wine
    Associate Photo Editor/Producer, enRoute Magazine
  • Rafael Katigbak
    Senior Editor/Producer, VICE