Who can enter?

  • Graduates from Photography or Art degree programmes who are within 5 years of graduation i.e. for this year, those who have graduated in: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 or 2017.
  • Final Year undergraduate or postgraduate students from Photography or Art degree programmes who graduate in 2018.
  • In addition to the above we welcome submissions from graduates from any degree programme who have a keen interest in photography. They must have graduated within the last 5 years, or will graduate this year.
  • All entrants must have graduated, or will graduate this year, from a Scottish, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland degree programme.


What is required

Here’s what you need to submit:

  • Between 5-12 photographic images. Files must be in jpg or jpeg format and no more than 800 pixels wide. If your file is bigger than 2MB, the system will reject it.
  • The images should be numbered, with dates of each image plus its caption and/or title where appropriate.
  • Higher resolutions will be requested after the winners have been selected.
  • A project statement of not more than 500 words.
  • This should clearly outline:
    • The overall title of your project
    • The motivations and intentions behind your chosen theme or subject matter.
    • The dates of production.
  • A short biographical statement of approximately 100 words.

[Take care in selecting and ordering your images, as these are the main criteria we will use to evaluate your entry]


Applications without all this information will not be validated.

Applications to the JTPA will be only be accepted from Friday 2nd March 2018 up to the closing date of Monday 17th September 2018 at 5pm.

What will the judges be looking for?

  • Exciting and original work, which has carefully considered the selected subject matter or theme.
  • Submissions which are interesting, intelligent and provide a creative personal interpretation.
  • Careful editing and sequencing of works in order to produce a coherent body of work that demonstrates these qualities.

New work

Entrants may include previously produced work, including work that has been published or exhibited before. However, the submitted series of images MUST BE substantially new work produced between the 2nd March 2018 and the 17th September 2018 at 5pm. 

Unacceptable Work

Please note:

  • Work that is exclusively Degree Show work will NOT be accepted.
  • Work produced entirely before the Award launch date will NOT be accepted.

Rules and Terms

You are advised to make yourself aware of the Rules and Terms. 

Rules & Terms


For all questions please contact info@jilltoddphotoaward.com

Please note: Questions concerning the interpretation of the brief or related questions will not be accepted.