Methods Making Madness-Young Photographers Competition - Fri 08 Jun 2018 -Mon 31 Dec 2018

14-21 yrs. Deadline: 31 Dec. 2018

Exhibition 'METHODS MAKING MADNESS' takes place at Devon Guild: May - June 2019.

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Devon Guild of Craftsmen is offering young photographers a chance to step into the exhibiting world with a competition to inspire, educate and astound.

Open to 14-21 year olds living here in the South West, we would like entrants to capture the essence and process of creation; be it by a maker, artist, or of an element of nature. It could be the mess, the mistakes or the progression to perfection… it’s your interpretation that counts.

DOWNLOAD / VIEW more details of the Competition including specifics on how to format your entries and write a short description about the photos and you.

The competition is now open and we will be accepting submissions until midnight on 31 December 2018.  Email them to us at

Exhibition will run from 3 May - 28 June 2019, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon TQ13 9AF

During the exhibition the public will be asked to vote for their top three pieces on display. The prizes include a solo exhibition space in the Devon Guild, a two-hour masterclass in portrait or travel photography with photojournalist Suzy Bennett, plus more to be announced in the months ahead, so keep in touch!!

If you have any questions or need any help, please feel free to get in touch at

Terms and Conditions:
  • You must be aged between 14-21 on 3 May 2019.
  •  All entrants must be resident in the South West region as designated by Arts Council England: Somerset, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire.
  •  The work must be solely your own and not taken by another person or from a website.
  •  We will judge the images in early 2019. Our judging panel will consist of the three young organisers and Flora Pearson (Devon Guild Exhibitions Officer), Suzy Bennett (Travel Journalist and Photographer) and Simon Williams (Photographer and Devon Guild Marketing Manager). 30 people will be selected from all the entries for exhibiting. 
  •  Submit either 3 x single images (of 300 dpi, up to 5MB each), or one triptych image to

The exhibition is supported by Rural Youth Trust, visit for more information.

Exhibition printing is very kindly being sponsored by Focal Point Imaging, based in Exeter. They are a very competitive printing service and excellent supplier of photographic supplies. Be sure to check them out at or give them a call on 01392 496066.   




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