Whether you’re an avid or amateur photographer, the Sharjah Art Foundation invites artistic talent from across the globe to submit entries for Vantage Point Sharjah 9 (VSP9), an annual competition which first took place in 2013, dedicated to the practice of photography, for both established and emerging photographers.
Designed as an initiative to engage with the local community through a call for submissions, the competition is open to everyone. Applicants can choose their own theme and artistic approach which falls under three categories: Photojournalism, Documentary, Conceptual, Experimental and Staged Photography.
The popularity of the competition has grown over the years, allowing for the geographic remit to expand, making it open to the world.
Alongside this, a jury consisting of artist Ammar Al Attar, photographer and architect Sham Enbashi, the author and artist Alia Al Shamsi and the photographer M’hammed Kilito will make the final selection of images.
Chosen images will be presented at an exhibition held at the Foundations off-site venue Al Hamriyah Studios on 18 September 2021. A winner from each category will be selected by the jury to receive a prize of USD 1,500.
The application deadline for the competition is 11:00pm (UAE time). Applicants can submit up to six digital photographs in 300dpi resolution along with an application form including a short description of the work(s), the location each photo was taken and a brief biography.
To find out more details, access the application form as well as submission terms and conditions visit Sharjahart.org