Restart 2024 Open Call

  • Opens
    21 Feb 2024
  • Deadline
    25 Mar 2024
  • Link
  • Entry fee
    € 15
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A photography competition for young and emerging photographers, who are starting their careers, rethinking creative strategies, conceptual approach and have a new series to share with the public.


Organized by Lithuanian Photographers Association, this competition is one of the most important activities dedicated to young emerging photographers in two-year plan to try to see what work is produced among the youngest future professionals and what kind of possible “forecast” we could expect. There are not many competitions for young emerging professionals here in Lithuania, so we deeply believe that participating here can be encouraging to keep working and a great possibility to show your work.

Practical Info

The competition is open to young and emerging authors. There are no restrictions on submissions by place of residence, nor by age, nor by topic. The most important thing that the artist is starting his/her carrier or rethinking his/her creative strategies, conceptual approach and have a new series to share. The priority working technique should be photography, but the Lithuanian Photographers Association looks openly at the submissions covering extended field of photography and lens-based art.

The submitter series should consist of works which were never previously exhibited fully. The jury of artists, publishers, and educators will choose 10 finalists. Their group exhibition will be opened in August 2024. There will be a catalogue published together with the exhibition. The three winners will be selected out of these finalists and announced at the exhibition opening.

Works of all 10 finalists will take part in a group exhibition at Prospekto Gallery in Vilnius, Lithuania. Three jury selected finalists will get the opportunity to make a personal exhibition at the Vilnius Photography Gallery the following year. The organization will support partly the production costs. Plus, printed catalogues of the exhibition will be shipped or given at the opening, and all 10 finalists will be featured on the website . In addition, works of all 10 finalists will be featured in a Projection night during the Symposium "NIDA. Meeting photography" in September.

About Lithuanian Photographers Association

In 1969 there was established the Lithuanian Photographers Association (then Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers). From the very beginning the mission of the Association was to promote the art of photography in a way of exhibitions, books, lectures, or symposiums, that it would reflect the actual and the best what is going on in this lively field of constant change.

In 1973 Lithuanian Photographers Association opened Vilnius photography gallery, which was the only one exhibition space devoted to the photography at the time. In 2000 when Lithuania was already an independent state the Lithuanian Photographers Association has opened a new photography gallery - Prospekto gallery after the title of Gedimino avenue where it is situated. Both galleries show a wide range of photography styles from very classical black and white documentary to conceptual and contemporary photography. Beside local and international exhibitions the organization also publish books, organize lectures, every year organize International Photography Symposium “NIDA. Meeting Photography”.

© Daphne van de Velde

© Daphne van de Velde

© Lee-Marie Sadek

© Lee-Marie Sadek

© Nicolas Reinhart

© Nicolas Reinhart

© Poline Harbali

© Poline Harbali

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