Rules & Terms

When to apply

Applications to the 2018 JTPA will be accepted from Friday 2nd March 2018 up to the closing date on Monday 17th September 2018 at 5pm. We will be reviewing all applications every month until the closing date. No submissions will be accepted after 5pm on the 17th September 2018. As works are received a selection may be displayed on the dedicated website with links to the author’s own website. It should be noted that such selection does not necessarily indicate any form of short-listing for the purpose of final judging. A final list of three award winners will be drawn up by Friday 5th October and announced by email, on the JTPA website and Facebook on Friday 5th October 2018. 

Proof of Eligibility

The selected three winners may be asked to provide the following evidence before formal announcement is made. If asked, failure to do so will result in not being included in the final winning three competitors. Those selected will be informed by the organisers by a ‘without prejudice’ communication. Final year students may be asked to provide evidence of matriculation or written acceptance of a course on official College or University headed paper. Postgraduate and MA students may be asked to provide their Certificate of [ordinary] Graduation and written acceptance to their ‘after graduation’ course on official College or University headed paper. Photographers within five years of graduation may be asked to provide their Certificate of Graduation. All requested evidential documentation must display – the name of the course; the name of the College or University; the relevant year / dates; confirmation that the course is a Degree course.

Print Sizes

The size and quantity of the prints to be exhibited will be determined by a representative of the Award Team and gallery curator in consultation with the artist. In the event of a dispute the decision of the Award Team representative and curator will prevail and be final.


Competitors will be deemed to have full knowledge of and accepted the conditions and rules of the Jill Todd Photographic Award. Circumstances may arise which are beyond the control of the competition organisers (The Jill Todd Trust) which may unavoidably render the conducting of the competition and award of benefits and prizes impossible. The organisers will take all measures to avoid such occurrences but in the event of any such situations arising will not accept any liability whatsoever. The organisers may at their discretion vary the terms and conditions of the competition which if occurs will be published on the dedicated website. The judges’ decision regarding the selection of the winning entries and all related matters will be final.

Copyright and Usage

Copyright for all images remains with the artist. However the Jill Todd Photographic Award reserves the right to use selected images on its website, and for press promotion of The Award for a period of 5 years. Photographs will not be used for any other purpose, without the express permission of the artist.

Data Protection

All data received will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will be employed in connection with the Jill Todd Photographic Award as set out in the section on Copyright.