Abstract Photographic Competitions – The Photographic Angle

Abstract Photographic Competitions - The Photographic Angle

Deadline: February 29, 2020
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: participation in the exhibition, valuable prize

The Photographic Angle regularly runs photographic competitions which are open and accessible to everyone, regardless of their location, ability, experience, equipment or age.

Each competition has a theme, chosen by our Head of Design, and we welcome submissions that illustrate this theme showcasing originality and a unique viewpoint.

The competitions are free to enter and TPA enlists the help of an independent judge who is given the responsibility of selecting the winning entries. One photographer whose entry is deemed the best representation of the competition theme will be awarded a prize.

Throughout the year, our Head of Design will also choose a selection of the best entries submitted to various competition themes for inclusion in one of our future photographic exhibitions.


In photography, ‘abstract’ is explained as a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.

Abstract photography is also a method of expressing ideas and emotions with photographed image elements without the intention of creating a traditional or realistic image. This gives the photographer, the freedom to take a photo of anything that grabs their attention and allows them to express their artistic nature.

Your challenge for this competition is to enter images that express your artistic nature, and focus on, simplicity, composition, angle, lighting and harmony whilst capturing an element of mystery too.


Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art Hardcover.

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art Hardcover

Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art Hardcover

Shape of Light tells the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art from the early 20th century to the present day, looking at historic works in a variety of mediums from painting and sculpture to montage and kinetic installations. Beginning with the works of cubism and vorticism, it then highlights the key contributions of Bauhaus, constructivist and surrealist artists of the 1920s and 1930s. From there it proceeds to the “subjective photography” of the 1940s and 1950s, exploring the global scope of this movement through works by artists from Latin America and Asia, before considering the impact of photography on abstract expressionism, op art and minimalism in Europe and the US.


The closing date for this competition is 29th February 2020 at midnight (GMT).

Website: https://www.thephotographicangle.co.uk/competition


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