International competition raises funds for breast cancer charity

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© Chris Rhodes (UK) — ‘4 Sale, Shipshewana, IN, USA’ — Renaissance Photography Prize for Best Single Image 2014

An international photography competition is providing emerging and established artists with a platform to have their work seen by a worldwide audience, while also raising funds for a worthy cause.

The Renaissance Photography Prize is currently open for submissions until June 18, 2015, and this year, all profit earned from entry fees will be donated to The Lavendar Trust at Breast Cancer Care — a UK charity, which raises money to fund information and support for young women with breast cancer. 

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© Dany Peschl (Germany) —  from the series ‘To the Mountains’ — Renaissance Photography Prize Best Series 2014

This year's competition consists of single image categories including Journey, Human, and Line, and a series section, which is an open category. Photographers who enter their works into the competition (and you can submit as many images, or series of images, as you like) will have the chance to have their work seen by a panel of influential, international photography critics. Winning images will be announced in November, and they will be displayed at Getty Images Gallery in London, UK.

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© David Favrod (Spain) — from the series ‘Hikari’ — runner-up for Best Series

The judging panel consists of Gregory Barker, Commissioning Editor at Hotshoe Magazine; Louise Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD and FORMAT International Photography Festival; Emily Graham, Cultural and Education Manager at Magnum Photos; Tom Hind, Senior Director Content Development at Getty Images; Chris Littlewood, Photography Director at Flowers Gallery;  Diane Smyth, Deputy Editor of British Journal of Photography; Madeleine Penny, Freelance Photo Editor at The Sunday Times Magazine; and photographer Simon Roberts.

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© Berta De La Rosa (UK) — ‘Las Manos de Carmen (Carmen's Hands) 02’ — category winner 2014: Expression

There is a prize pool of more than £6000 (approximately NZ$12,700) worth of prizes to be won. Submitting a single image costs £18, up to three images is £27, up to six images is £45, and for more than six, a price will be calculated to give the best discount. If submitting a series of five to eight images, plus a project statement, this will cost £55 per series.

For more information on the competition, and to enter, visit renaissancephotography.org.