Photomarathon Sheffield 2016
Ready, set, snap!
One city. Six hours. Six photos. A great day out in Sheffield.
Get set: the first Photomarathon Sheffield contest is coming this October.
ALL 150 PLACES AT PHOTOMARATHON SHEFFIELD 2016 HAVE NOW GONE!
Anyone who didn't get a place: we'll announce the topics on social media on the day, so you can join in for fun (you just won't be able to submit your photos into the competition or exhibition). Or, look forward to Photomarathon Sheffield 2017 on Saturday 7 October – more news coming soon.
A photomarathon is a photography competition unlike any other. It’s more of a photographic adventure, really – challenging entrants to take a set number of photos on a set of topics in a set number of hours within a set place. In this case, it's six photos in six hours inspired by topics that’ll be announced on the day in Sheffield.
Unlike actual marathons, there’s no need to be able to run, or even walk, fast. All you need is any kind of digital camera or smartphone, a keen eye, and a decent amount of curiosity. Topics will be open to interpretation, and the panel of judges will pick winners based on creativity, spontaneity, inventiveness and humour, rather than technical knowhow.
After the event, each entrants’ set of six photos will go into an exhibition at Millennium Gallery. So that’ll be an exhibition of 900 photos, from 150 perspectives, together showing one day in the life of the city.
Saturday 8 October.
Check-in opens at 9:30am at Photomarathon Sheffield HQ in the Winter Garden, and you have from 10am until 4pm to get snapping. Take as long as you like within those 6 hours (if you’d like to check in at 3:30pm and whizz through it, that’s fine. Or if you’re done by midday, also fine).
Once you have six photos you’re happy with, return to HQ to submit them, unedited.
The Photomarathon Sheffield exhibition will take place throughout November in Millennium Gallery.
The VERY generous folk at Harrison Cameras have sorted us out with the following prizes for Photomarathon Sheffield winners:
OVERALL WINNER: a Canon EOS 1300D with 18-55mm lens
6 TOPIC WINNERS: £50 Harrison Cameras voucher + a SnapWrap canvas print of your winning photo (choice of 12x12" or 16x12")
6 TOPIC RUNNER-UPS: a SnapWrap canvas print of your runner-up photo (choice of 12x12" or 16x12")
Good luck, Photomarathoners!
Big thanks to Year of Making, Museums Sheffield and Harrison Cameras for supporting Photomarathon Sheffield.
Keep an eye on #PhotomarathonSHF on Instagram and Twitter for updates and to share your excitement.