The Photograd logo, used to promote 2021 Photography Graduate Zine

Photography Graduate Zine 2021 – submissions open

Photograd has opened submissions for its 2021 Photography Graduate Zine (PGZ).

PGZ2021 will be in printed form and will feature work from at least 50 new graduates.

Melissa Belton from Photograd said: “We are aiming to become an advocate for new graduates every year through the creation and production of an annual zine.

“Whether downloadable or in printed form, our goal is to become a well recognised and respected outlet for brand new talent, showcasing the very best of that year’s collection of new photographers.”

Entry is open to all BA and MA photography graduates who have completed a UK course in 2021.

This year Photograd is also holding an Online Degree Show to further support graduates.

Click here to donate to the show fundraiser.

Industry rewards

All those who submit to the zine will automatically be considered for an industry reward.

These include everything from free gallery space to print credit and mentorship.

Spectrum Photographic is offering:

  • A mentoring session for one graduate with a master printer
  • £150 printing credit for one graduate
  • A week-long Instagram takeover from Monday, August 2, to Friday, August 6
  • A blog feature promoting a number of graduates’ work

Other rewards include a one-on-one session with Yasmin Crawford, gallery space with Photo Co-Op and Tom Owen prints.

Click here to see the full list of rewards.

How to submit to Photography Graduate Zine

Entrance is open to 2021 photography graduates who studied in the UK.

Entries must be submitted via photogradpgz@gmail.com by midnight on Friday, July 23.

Late submissions will not be accepted.

Submissions received before Friday, June 4, will be considered for the Online Degree Show.

Make it clear in your submission email if you have specific images you would like included in the zine if selected.

The photographer retains copyright of all images.

Photograd retains the right to use selected credited images for the intended purpose of the zine, website, and related social media accounts for promotion.

Submissions should include the following:

  • University and course
  • A series statement of 200 words maximum
  • Five to 10 images attached to the email at 10 inches on the longest side at 96 dpi
  • Website and social media handles

Please note, download links and links to websites will not be accepted.

Submissions are free. However, donations are appreciated.

Graduates chosen for Photography Graduate Zine (PGZ) will be invoiced £12 to cover costs.

Those selected will receive a free copy of the final zine in the post and a 50% discount code for a friend or family member.

Click here for more information.

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