National Justice Museum opens submissions for photography exhibition with a £1,000 prize at stake

The call out is open to photographers from around the UK, from professionals to amateurs

The National Justice Museum has launched an open call for black and white photography around the theme of ‘Freedom’. The submissions will be displayed in an exhibition at the National Justice Museum from November 2022, curated to explore the notion of freedom from multiple perspectives.

What symbolizes freedom to you? What gives you a sense of freedom? Is it freedom from something, or freedom to do something? Maybe you want to explore what personal freedom means to you, or what it means to society as a whole. All ideas are welcome. Grab your camera or your phone, and get creative to capture the essence of freedom.

The open call is free to enter, and entries close on 31 July 2022. All entries will be presented in the exhibition, regardless of experience or equipment – whether you have an up-to-the-minute digital SLR camera, or are taking photographs on your smartphone.

There are three amazing prizes available:

  • A creative residency at the National Justice Museum in 2023 with £1,000 budget for the photographer. Selected by our panel of independent Judges Brian Griffin, Ofilaye and Amanda Sinclair.
  • One photograph added into the Museum’s permanent collection. This will be selected by members of our coproduction community
  • A People’s Choice award to appear in local media. Selected by visitors to the exhibition

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 31 July. Please read terms and conditions before submitting your entry.

Click here to submit your entry

Terms and Conditions

- One entry per person

- Images must be your own original image. 

- If there are people in your photograph, you must have been given permission to photograph them.

- All submissions will be displayed within the exhibition on the gallery walls, printed from credit card size to huge, digitally or in mini booklets.

Submission Guidelines

- All capture and process methods are welcome. 
- Images must be submitted in black and white
- Image size: 10 MB maximum
- Please save and title your image in the following format:    FULLNAME_IMAGETITLE
- Image resolution: 300dpi
- Image format: JPEG

If you have any questions or problems submitting your entry, please email Sarah Gotheridge