Photographers are urged to enter the Terry O’Neill Photography Award 2014, which offers winners £6,500 in cash prizes and the chance to have their work published in 'The Guardian' newspaper – the contest’s new media partner.

Photo credit: Wendy Sacks

The overall winner stands to pocket £3,000, plus 50% of The Guardian‘s syndication fees, and have their work displayed at The Strand Gallery next year.

The deadline for entries is 30 November 2014 and entries can be captured using film or digital – including mobile devices.

Former winners of this international competition have spoken of how the contest served as a launch pad for their careers.

Among them is Wendy Sacks, who said she went on to win other competitions after being awarded a runner-up spot in 2012.

Her work was showcased in exhibitions and was featured on television, in newspapers and online.

‘I would advise any young, aspiring photographer to enter the Award,’ Wendy told organisers.

Richard Gray, who won the mobile category in 2013, said he believes his success at the Terry O’Neill Photography Award helped lead to job offers.

‘Winning the prize gave me a lot of confidence and belief in my own work…

‘There are few awards that have the credibility and pedigree of the Terry O’Neill awards…

‘It really does seem to represent a major stepping stone in a photographer’s career.’

Entrants must submit between three and ten images, as an exhibition series, and provide a short narrative of no more than 100 words.

Images must have been shot between 30 November 2013 and 30 November 2014.

Categories include documentary, landscape, wildlife, portraiture and fine art.

Entry fees apply. It costs £12.50 to enter 1-5 images (£6 for students); or £25 for 6-10 images (£12 for students).

For full details and rules visit www.oneillaward.com

Wendy Sacks - Terry O'Neill awards Photo credit: Wendy Sacks

  • Lisa K.

    is this contest only available to people in the UK?