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In Frame – Barnsley Young Photographers Award 2024

Barnsley Civic is proud to announce the launch of In Frame: Barnsley Young Photographers Award for its second year. 

This year we partner with Photoworks. Photoworks champions photography for everyone; commissioning new photography, producing exhibitions and publishing books. They are an international platform, global in reach, and have provided opportunities for artists and audiences since 1995. 

The Barnsley Young Photographers Award is committed to the development of artists aged up to 30 years old, living in, studying in or working in Barnsley. 

We have three categories this year: 

Emerging Professional – open to early career photographers up to the age of 30. 

Student – open to those at college or university, aged 16 – 30. 

School – in recognition of the recent emergence of the Photography GCSE, we celebrate the photography of young people aged between 11 – 16. 

Judges: to be announced 

Prizes also include; 

  • An hour-long digital mentoring session with Photoworks experts (Emerging Professional) 
  • Will have their work showcased online via the Photoworks.Lab Instagram and will work towards a showcase in collaboration with Barnsley Civic (Emerging Professional & Student) 
  • Photography book bundle from Barnsley Civic and Photoworks (all awarded artists) 

Applicants must:   

  • Be aged between 11-30 at the time of application  
  • Live, study or work in Barnsley 
  • Have a demonstrable Artistic Practice  
       

How to apply:   

Emerging Professional & Student entries 

  • Please send up to ten examples of your work (1MB max)  
  • Please send an accompanying letter telling us about your creative practice (no more than 250 words). Alternatively, submit a video (no longer than 5 minutes). 
  • Please include your full name and use the subject heading IN FRAME PROFESSIONAL or IN FRAME STUDENT.  

School entries 

  • Young people aged between 11 and 16 have the option of applying via a parent/guardian or via their school, or independently if there are aged 14+.  
  • Please send up to ten examples of your work (1MB max). 
  • Please send an accompanying letter telling us about why you’re passionate about photography (no more than 250 words). Alternatively, submit a video (no longer than 5 minutes). 
  • Please include you’re the full name of the young artist, and the name and contact details of their parent/guardian.  
  • Please use the subject heading IN FRAME SCHOOL. Applications should be send to [email protected] 

All applications should be sent to [email protected] 

Application Timeline:  
Open: Thursday 2nd May. 
Deadline: 4pm Friday 28th June. 

Awarded artists contacted week commencing Monday 15th July.  
Awarded artists will be announced Friday 26th July. 

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