Future Designs launch Lightography photography competition

(UK) – Competition to focus on natural light.

Future Designs has launched a new Instagram photography competition.

The competition, called Lightography, invites entrants to imagine a world without artificial light distorting the environment around us.

Since mankind discovered fire, our reliance on manufactured light has increased from the candle to the electric lamp, and in our technology-driven world, we are surrounded by artificial lighting emanating from computers, cars, tablets and phones.

The intentionally open brief for the competition allows for the creative exploration of natural light through images without manufactured light interference.

Photos are to be taken on mobile phones only, following the chosen theme of natural light, which includes any time during the 24-hour circadian rhythm, enabling the use of sunlight and its reflection via the moon, day, dawn, dusk or night to illuminate your image, or these mediums can be the image itself.

Images must be uploaded to Instagram, where users must tag Future Designs (@lightthefuture) and use the hashtag #lightographyfd.

A panel of judges will form a shortlist from the entries, before the winners are announced by 15th October. This announcement will be followed by an awards event at the Clerkenwell Lighthouse, where prizes will be awarded, including the first place prize of  a new iPhone XS.

The judging panel will include:

  • Gareth Gardner, Design Photographer
  • Jane Wells, Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager at The Children’s Trust
  • John McCallion, Executive Director of Strategy at BDG architecture + design
  • Julian Sharpe, Director at tp Bennett
  • Phil Hutchinson, Director of Strategy at BDG architecture + design
  • Theresa Dowling, Editor of FX Magazine

Future Designs will donate a minimum of £10 per entry to The Children’s Trust Tadworth. Participants can enter up to three images with their entry, but can only enter once. Entry is free, and the deadline for entries is 15th September.

To register interest, contact lightographyfd@futuredesigns.co.uk