We hardly ever take notice of the time we spend waiting daily. Buses, trains, the tube, escalators, lifts – all these are spaces of waiting in order to reach a destination or continue a journey. They are public places that change their quality and atmosphere at different times of the day. We are drawn to the view outside the bus window, on escalators we get glimpses of people’s faces going in the other direction or glances of countless advertisements lined up on the wall. Can you recall having to wait for someone or something and visualise a memory of the place where it happened? We invite you to think of different kinds of places and reasons for waiting, and through the means of photography, present how you experience it. Are we conscious of it at all times? Do you stop to wait? How does it change your sense of time? Maybe it’s the place around you that is waiting or is it just a by-product of our daily life?
Every participant is entitled to upload one photograph per registration. The photo has to be uploaded as a .jpg file and cannot be bigger than 5mb in size. The document has to measure at least 2000×2000 pixels with a maximum of 5000×5000 pixels. The format (ratio height to width) can be chosen freely. The document has to be named with the registration number only. (For example, “20134.jpg.”)
It is a single stage competition.
We’re looking to receive photos which surprise, enlighten and inspire, as well as present your intention and idea.
The quality of the entries will be judged according to the depth of narrative and visual presentation.
Competition officially announced – May 1, 2012
Start of competition and registration – May 10, 2012
Closing date for submissions – July 28, 2012
Jury evaluation – July 28, 2012 to August 10, 2012
Announcement of winners and publication at hdcompetitions.com – August 10, 2012