Nikon UK and the British Journal of Photography have launched Discovery, a photo competition which aims to celebrate and support the work of emerging photographers from selected colleges and universities in the United Kingdom.
Over Â£50,000 ($100,000) worth of prizes are up for grabs, including 21 shortlist vouchers worth Â£1800 to be spent with Nikon UK on equipment, along with a Â£5000 cash award for the grand prize winner whose work will also be featured in the British Journal of Photography.
The winning college or institution will also receive Â£6000 worth of Nikon kit, along with a range of other benefits.
The judging panel boasts an impressive array of key industry figures from a vast range of photographic backgrounds.
Fran Sears, editorial director of Magnum Photos, London and Sylvia Farago, photographic director of Dazed and Confused magazine will both be offering their expertise to the panel.
Stefanie Braun, program organizer at The Photographers’ Gallery, who also curates the annual Photography Prize will also be casting a critical eye over the work along with Jess Crombie, freelance producer and curator who has worked in the commercial photographic industry as an art buyer for top agencies.
Olivia Arthur, photographer, and winner of this year’s Inge Morath Award for her project, “The Middle Distance,” which documents the lives of women along the border between Asia and Europe will also help select this yearâ€™s shortlist and overall winner.
The awards ceremony takes place on Tuesday November 27, 2007 at Nikonâ€™s Solutions Expo show.