Simon Cheung, An Underwater Spell (Click to view Motion Photograph)
The Saatchi Gallery and Google + invite you to enter the
Motion Photography Prize
Today, with the rise of camera phones, the world has exploded with photographers from all backgrounds who are embracing new technology to tell their stories in innovative ways.
Motion photography has emerged as a new trend, but until now required special tools and know-how. Google+ allows users to effortlessly and automatically animate a series of still photographs and turn them into motion photography.
In recognition of the exciting potential of this new technology, the Saatchi Gallery and Google+ today announce a new prize, the Motion Photography Prize, inviting photographers all over the world to celebrate this new creative art form.
Who is eligible?
The Motion Photography Prize is open to anyone over the age of 13 (Some exceptions may apply, see www.saatchigallery.com/mpp for further details).
What prizes can you win?
The top six finalists, chosen by a jury of forward-thinkers including the film director Baz Luhrmann, artists Shezad Dawood and Cindy Sherman among others, will show their work in a special exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery and win a trip to London to attend the private view with a friend.
The overall winner will have the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime with a photographer or filmmaker of their choice.
The exhibition will also be featured online on Saatchi Art, the world’s largest online gallery for emerging artists.
How do you enter?
It's easy to enter. The competition opens for submissions today and the first category is Landscape. Over the course of 8 weeks, you can submit your motion photograph to any of six categories, announced week by week on www.saatchigallery.com/mpp and on +Saatchi Gallery. Once the category is accepting submissions, you can upload 1 motion photograph to be considered by the judges.
For further details or to learn to create your own motion photographs click here.