Off-Centre Festival 2019 Call Out

Our Open Call for submissions to our 2019 festival is now open.


Deadline for submissions is Sunday 22nd September 2019

We are using Zealous.co for our submissions process, you sign up for an account, then can work on your submission via their portal. This should help us manage the number of applications we had last time easier.

Anyone who lives in the East Midlands is welcome to submit. There are no other requirements other than you consider yourself to be creatively invested in the area, we are not going to be specific about drawing any boundaries and fully expect to receive submissions from people no longer living in the East Midlands.

All types of photographic work is welcome to be submitted. It doesn’t have to be taken locally, all that matters is the photographers are local. Its about showing off what the local photographers are doing. There is no specific theme, we hope to exhibit a wide range of work.

We expect people to submit an ongoing series you have been working on for a few weeks, months or longer. Essentially, something thats more than just days shoot. Ideally the series will share a similar trait, whether thats the aesthetic and feel, a common subject, something with a story or just the intent that the images work together.

Submit 5 images that show off your project or series, files should be high enough resolution to print A3 size.

We will only accept photographic images. All images will be printed and framed by the festival.

There is no fee to pay to submit, we will be funding all the printing and framing, so the only thing you need to invest is your time.

Photographers retain full copyright and ownership of their photos when submitting. Then if your work is exhibited we will ask for photographers to sign a license to allow us to use those photos for publicity and in the book we are producing, again with photographers retaining full copyright and ownership of their photos.

We have put together a panel for the selection process.  All photographs will be assessed on the quality and originality of the images, as well as how well they sit together as a body of work.

Some examples of work exhibited at last years festival.