Belfast Photo Festival: Open Call



All submitting photographers will benefit from:

  • Submission review by Photo Industry Professionals

  • Opportunities for Immediate Exposure

Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:

  • awards and cash prizes (See Awards listed below)

  • exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main city centre gallery

  • exhibition exposure at the 2022 Photo Schwiez Festival (Switzerland)

  • inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine

  • long term Festival representation and promotion

  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency

  • exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event

  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme

  • inclusion in the Festival’s marketing & PR campaign, which has an estimated reach of 30+ million

  • international press exposure

  • being seen by over 40,000 visitors, including a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media

  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery

All finalists who submitted photographs will have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors at no cost to the photographer/artist


This year the Open Submission will be hosted by Picter. All submissions must be made via After registering on Picter, please ensure you follow the instructions outlined carefully otherwise your submission may not be valid. Submissions cost €22 / €29*

*The submission fee charged is in aid of the 2021 Belfast Photo Festival and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. Belfast Photo Festival is a registered charity and non-profit organisation.

More information is on the direct link.