Why Enter?

Thank you for entering BJP International Photography Award 2019


The award is now closed

Your work will be judged in January 2019 by our panel of industry leaders:


Russ O’Connell, Picture Editor, Sunday Times Magazine

Johanna Neurath, Design Director, Thames & Hudson

Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Curatorial, Archive & Research, Autograph ABP

Hannah Watson, Director, TJ Boulting

Simon Bainbridge, Editorial Director, British Journal of Photography

Sarah Allen, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern

We will email you regarding your status in the award by 21 February 2019.

Good luck!

BJP International Photography Award aims to find the best in contemporary photographic talent. Through issuing an international open call, photographers from every background and from all over the world are welcome to submit a body of work to be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

We are looking to award a body of work that has a distinct narrative, and feature images from a compelling project on any topic. The winner will receive their own solo show at TJ Boulting, a renowned contemporary art gallery based in Fitzrovia, London UK.

Running for over a decade, BJP IPA has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the most respected contemporary photographers. Through the award, winning and shortlisted photographer’s have gained career changing international industry exposure, and the opportunity to be celebrated and acknowledged by the photographic community.


“I’ve been busy since winning the IPA. I haven’t had to reach out to anyone. Everything I’m doing now has flown directly from the exposure I got from winning that exhibition.”

– Juno Calypso, Winner BJP IPA 2016


“Winning the IPA is an amazing opportunity for us and it makes us immensely proud. We are following in the footsteps of some extremely talented photographers and we have seen for ourselves the impact winning has had on their careers.”

– Sara, Peter & Tobias, Winner BJP IPA 2018

The Merge © Sarah, Peter & Tobias

We encourage submissions from photographers of all levels, based anywhere in the world.  

Entries should be from a substantial interconnected project on any topic.

The winning series will be exhibited in a month-long solo show at the renowned contemporary art gallery, TJ Boulting based in Fitzrovia, London UK.

See the full list of prizes here.


The deadline for applications is 20 December 2018