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Dec 12, 2011

LIDF2012 Photography Competition

by Patrick Hazard


Do you have a great photograph of London? Do you want it to be seen in print and on-line to a global audience? Do you want to provide the poster image or programme cover for the UK’s largest documentary film festival, and win yourself a great Canon camera?

The winning entry will be an outstanding photograph of London. All subject matter is suitable. Your photograph may be a cityscape, a crowd scene, a portrait of an individual, a building, a detail. The brief is open. Your eye and your imagination are what count.


1st Prize: Your image to be the poster of the LIDF 2012. Plus, a Canon EOS 1100D (or cash equivalent).

1st Prize (Student Category 16-26 years) Your image to be the programme cover of the LIDF 2012. Plus, a Canon EOS 1100D (or cash equivalent).

2nd Prize: To be one of 3 holding images used on-screen before and after every screening at the LIDF and included in the festival programme. Plus, a Canon Powershot SX150 IS.

10 Runners-up will have their photographs published on the festival website

All winning entries will be published on the LIDF website with full credits, each winning entrant will receive a LIDF2012 festival pass, and invitations to the Festival Opening and Closing Galas.

The judging panel includes:
Kate Edwards (Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine)
Nick Cunard (Owner at Nick Cunard: Stills Moving, partner at CHI-photo, and contributor at Eyevine.
Frede Spencer (Founder of the Twenty Twenty Agency)

How to Enter

The LIDF Photography competition is open to anyone and to all ages and consists of two categories: general and student (16-26 years).
The competition is open to all nationalities.
Your photographs may have been taken at anytime between 31st January 2007 and 31st January 2012.
Complete the on-line entry form, pay the £7.00 entry fee, and submit up to 10 photos.
Deadline for entry is 31st January 2012

Official Entry Form

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry Regulations

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