Opportunities Board

OD Photo Prize 2022
Open Doors Gallery

Opportunity closes: 11th Aug 2022
Type: Award
Based: London
Salary: Undisclosed

Website: contests.picter.com
Instagram: @odprintsales

After the success of last year, the OD Photo Prize returns for its second edition. This prize is an exciting open call for emerging artists working within the first ten years of their practice, founded by Open Doors Gallery. For many years, OD has discovered and showcased artists working across all genres of contemporary photography. This prize is an extension of that philosophy, which looks to nurture long-term relationships with artists globally.

The finalists will participate in a winter group exhibition with Open Doors Gallery in London to celebrate their talent and work. Selected finalists are also eligible for a variety of prizes chosen by our panel of influential experts in the field of photography.


Artists selected for OD Photo Prize 2022 will receive the following support and opportunities:

  • Having their work produced for a group exhibition hosted by Open Doors Gallery in London, November, 2022
  • An exhibition alongside established artists from the Open Doors Gallery roster
  • Exhibition exposure to a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media
  • Inclusion in the gallery website announcement and mailing lists
  • Their projects viewed and considered by our panel of leading industry experts
  • Their work shared with our 90,000+ social media following
  • Inclusion in an ongoing community and support network facilitated by Open Doors Gallery


In addition, the Jurors in consultation with Open Doors Gallery will award the following prizes:

Grand Prize:

  • £1,500 prize
  • Includes £500 cash prize supported by Open Doors Gallery
  • Includes £500 print credit supported by Metro Imaging
  • Includes £500 credit supported by MPB
  • Mentorship through Open Doors Gallery

2 x Runners-Up:

  • Mentorship through Open Doors Gallery

Metro Imaging Mentorship Award:

  • Tailored mentorship programme designed to support the awarded artist through any aspect of their career development which they deem vital
  • A unique opportunity to gain ongoing 1:1 advice and guidance from Professor Steve Macleod, Creative Director at Metro Imaging, to help nurture and expand their practice

Juror's Choice Award:

  • Spotlight by an individual Juror in recognition of the strength of an artist’s work
  • A dedicated text by their respective Juror published on our website

How To Apply

Applications are made via Picter: https://contests.picter.com/od-photo-prize-2022

  • Only 6-15 images per entrant is permitted. You can only submit once
  • To support an unbiased and anonymous judging process, please do not include your name or existing accolades in your project or artwork statements
  • Follow the entry requirements specified below
  • Complete £12 entry payment via Picter

OD Photo Prize 2022 is an open theme. We greatly encourage submission from artists working across all forms of photographic art: this includes, but is not limited to, storytelling, narrative, social documentary, construction, archival, conceptual or theoretical practices. Submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can incorporate other art forms (i.e. performance, collage, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc), and may result in unique artworks.