Photography Contest

Blue Photography Exhibition

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The Glasgow Gallery of Photography is running a month long exhibition in October called Blue. One of the three traditional Primary Colours (along with Red and Yellow) Blue is a colour that surrounds us in our day to day lives, the planet is even referred to as the “Blue Planet”. We are asking for photographers to explore the colour Blue in their photography. From the sky and the oceans, to clothes people wear and the buildings they live in or the artificial light that is used to light a scene, we want to see a variety of images that explores the colour Blue. This theme is pretty open and all genres of photography are welcome, all that is required is the colour Blue.

​ This will be the first in a series of exhibitions exploring the primary colours through photography.
Blue is an open call for photographers to submit up to 8 images that meet the theme Blue.
Photographers who are selected will have their work displayed in a month long exhibition in our gallery, with their work also appearing online in an online gallery on our website.
​ All participants that are selected to take part in the exhibition will be put forward for a chance to be named Photographer of the Month.
We want to see work from both emerging and established photographers. You do not need to be a professional photographer to participate as we believe that photography is for everyone.
Both Scottish and International photographers are welcome.

​​ How to participate:
Submission are FREE. If your work is selected there will be a participation fee of £48.00 This fee covers the cost of everything. We will print, install and un-install the work our gallery space. *Please note that the frames used belong to the gallery* Photographers are free to collect their work after the exhibition, we will hold prints for 1 month. The deadline for this exhibition: 23rd June 2023 ​ Choose up to 8 images that are 300ppi and 3000 Pixels minimum on the shortest side. Work will be displayed various sizes depending on the image selected. (You will be asked to resubmit if you do not follow these guidelines) Name your image files with your name e,g Firstname-Surname1, Firstname-Surname2, etc If you do not name your files correctly, it could result in your files getting lost or misplaced. Please only use your name, do not include image titles or any other information, this can be added elsewhere in you submission. Make sure your images are JPEG files. We can only accept jpegs as this is what the printing company that we use requires. Send your 1 – 8 files using either Wetransfer or Dropbox (which are free to use) to our submission email address Please do not send image via email as this tends to compress your files. Also please send all your images at the same time, and not one image at a time. Please remember to tell us your name, nationality and/or where you reside (these will be displayed along with your selected images) which exhibition you are submitting to e.g Blue. ​ If you are selected to participate or on the reserve list, you will be notified by email. Those not selected will not be notified. If you have been selected and you wish to participate, this is when you can supply us with addition information such as titles of works, or the series it comes from, website links and social media handles. This information will be added to the online gallery for this exhibition.