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Only On Teesside

July 1, 2017

Announcing a photography competition

Palace Arts would like to see your contemporary social documentary photographs of Teesside.


We hope you will feel inspired by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr to capture, with warmth and humour, black and white images which celebrate the everyday lives of the people of our region. (Competition judges will be looking for photographs showing people, rather than the local landscape or the built environment.)


Tony Ray-Jones, Beauty Contest, Southport, 1967 © National Science and Media Museum


Competition terms and conditions

  • The closing date for entries is 31st August 2017. 

  • Only one image per entrant.

  • Images must have been taken on Teesside. (For the purposes of this competition Teesside is defined as the boroughs of Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, and Stockton.)

  • Images must be black and white.

  • Images must have been captured during 2017.

  • You must own the copyright to any image submitted (you cannot submit the work of another person).

  • Your image must not have been published elsewhere or have won a prize in any other photographic competition.

  • Material deemed by Palace Arts to be offensive will not be accepted.

  • If your photograph contains images of children, it is your responsibility to obtain permission from a parent or guardian before entering it into the competition.

  • There will be three age categories: 11 years old and under, 12 to 16 years old, 17 years and older. Eligibility for age categories will be determined by the age of the participant on the closing date of the competition, 31st August 2017.

  • Shortlisted entrants will be informed by 14th September 2017.

  • The winning entrant in each age category will be informed by 21st September 2017.

  • Each of the three winning entrants will receive a framed, professionally printed copy of their image.

  • Any images submitted may be used by Palace Arts in printed or digital form but will not be sold. Authorship will always be credited.


How to enter

  • Email your image as a high resolution JPEG file to: gallery@palacearts.co.uk

  • Title the image file with your name and the title of the image, for example: AmySmithKiteflying.jpg

  • In the email, please provide the following information:

    • Name

    • Age (on 31st August 2017)

    • Address

    • Email address

    • Contact telephone number

    • Image title

    • Location where the image was captured

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