Young FORMAT Open Call

Young Advocates

QUAD is excited to announce that our Young Advocates are seeking photographs from children and young people, aged 25 years and under, to exhibit in a group show at Derby Market Hall during FORMAT19.

FORMAT19 is an International Photography Festival taking place in venues across Derby from 15th March – 14th April 2019, displaying a range of work by photographers from all around the world. It’s a brilliant opportunity to show off your photographic skills to a huge audience of photography fans from far and wide.

This year’s theme is Forever//Now and the festival will show images that record important moments in time: from documenting major world events to capturing moments of our lives.

QUAD’s Young Advocates propose the question: What do you want future generations to remember about now?

We want your photos of:
• Your home and family
• Your local community and neighbourhood
• Spaces and places you enjoy spending time in
• Your favourite belongings
• Things you use on a daily basis
• Changes that are happening around you

Try and be creative with your subject matter by thinking about:
• Different angles or viewpoints
• Composition, shapes, light and colour
• Abstract and conceptual interpretations of
the theme
• How you can tell a story through your

Key Dates:

Deadline for submissions: Friday 15th February 2019.

Selection of images by QUAD’s Young Advocates: Tuesday 26th January 2019.

All artists will be notified of the outcome by Friday 1st March 2019.

How to submit your work:

Send your image(s): with a short description that explains how your work responds to the theme to Gina, Young Advocates’ Coordinator, at:

File Guidelines:

Name: Save your file with your FIRSTNAME_AGE (e.g. AMY_22)
Format: Save your file as a JPEG or JPG no larger than 10MB.

Teachers and lecturers:

If you would like to send submissions on behalf of your students send via
QUAD’s Young Advocates are a group of creative producers, decision makers and film reviewers aged 16-25. The group will select the images to be exhibited at Derby Market Hall during FORMAT19. To find out more about the Young Advocates please
find us on Facebook.

Please note:

Unfortunately we are unable to exhibit your work if you submit it in a different file format or size. All work must be your own. You will be infringing copyright law if you submit someone else’s work as your own. FORMAT19 is not responsible for verifying
authenticity of authorship.