What are the opening and closing dates for the competition?
The competition is open for entries from 22nd March 2012,6pm.
The closing date is 3rd May 2012, 10pm.
When will I know if I have been successful?
The judging process will begin soon after the closing date. If you have not heard from us by 25th May 2012 you have not been short-listed this time.
Who can enter?
The Bar-Tur Award is open to all students in good standing and currently enrolled of one of University of the Arts London (UAL) accredited degree courses at Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art & Design, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art.
Graduates from one of the University’s accredited degree courses who have graduated in the last 10 years (graduated in 2002 or later) are also eligible to apply.
What about if I graduated from Byam Shaw School of Art from 2002 to 2005 or Wimbledon School of Art from 2002 – 2008?
As Byam Shaw and Wimbledon College of Art (Wimbledon School of Art) are now part of the University you are still able to apply for the award.
Does it matter which course I studied at University of the Arts London?
No, as long as you graduated from an accredited degree course at the University of the Arts London you are able to apply. This however does not include Artscom or short courses.
What should I do if I can’t remember or find my Student number?
If you are a current student your student number is on the top of your Identity card that you use to access University buildings. It consists of 3 letters and 8 numbers.
If you are an alumnus you will not be asked for your student ID number.
If I am an alumnus, do I have to submit any documentation to prove I attended an undergraduate or postgraduate course at the University?
No, all student records are kept within the University and we can verify you by your name on graduation, college and course studied.
What images are eligible?
You can submit any image that you consider fits within the theme.
Does it matter when a photograph was taken?
We do not impose a time limit. Images taken at any time are eligible.
How many images can I enter?
You can enter up to four images.
Can I enter an image that’s been entered into another competition?
Yes you can, so long as it did not win a prize and that competition is over. Specifically, a picture that has already won a prize (winner, runner-up, or commended) in another photography competition cannot be entered. Images that have been entered into a major competition where the results are still pending are not eligible for entry.
How do I submit my images?
The easiest way to submit still images is to use the online uploading system on our website. No entries will be accepted by post.
What images do you not accept?
Double exposures, photographs which consist of more than one image in any way and images that have been digitally manipulated outside of the rules.
Can I enter an image that has been published in a magazine or other media?
Yes. However, the judging criteria include originality and a widely published image may have a reduced chance of winning on these grounds.