ShanghaiPRIDE 2017 Photo Exhibition – Call for Submissions

If not now, when?

This is the question that drives the ninth annual ShanghaiPRIDE festival, slated for June 15-18 under the theme “The Time Is Now …” In today’s uncertain world, we cannot wait any longer: It’s time to love fearlessly, to live open lives, to stand with our community, to champion acceptance and beat back intolerance. What will you do now to shape our tomorrow?

The annual ShanghaiPRIDE Art and Photo Exhibition showcases work by talented artists from the LGBTQ community and allies. This year’s exhibition will focus on photography.


So for the first time, we are inviting the public to take part by submitting photos along with a short introduction. At the opening reception, the audience will vote for their favorite pieces, and the winning photographer will receive a special award.


 1. Format: Photography

Taking a photo has never been easier; today’s technology has made the art accessible to anyone with a cell phone. To cater to both amateur and more seasoned photographers, the exhibition will include two categories: one for photos taken by PHONE, and another for photos shot with a CAMERA.

 2. Theme: Time Is Now… XXX

Think of this as an open subject, you can fill it up to make it your own title for your work. (i.e The Time is Now to snap a photo!) Photo submissions might depict the challenge of discovering a more inclusive workplace; finding a better way to communicate with your family; starting a new relationship; or just simply being yourself and enjoying life. No matter who you are or what form your experiences take, we want you to capture significant moments in your life with emotion, expression, depth, and detail.

There are no limitations on photo submissions in terms of subject, composition, or relation to the exhibition theme, as long as your entry does not include nudity or violence.

 3. Photo Requirements:

Color: No limitations
Size: For phone, 1.5 MB – 4 MB per photo;For camera, 4 MB – 7MB per photo
Number of entries: single picture or a series less than 3 photos per photographer

If the total sizes of your work are more than 10 MB, please send your work by baidu or other share space link for us to download.


4. How to Enter: 



5. Deadline:

All photos must be submitted by 21:00 on 10-May-2017. Late submissions will not be considered.

6.The photos selected for the exhibition will be announced at the end of May on the ShanghaiPRIDE WeChat official account. We will also notify each photographer.

The exhibition will be held from June 16-25, as well as two weeks online exhibition afterwards. We will collect and count all the votes from audience from online and offline to announce the top 3 most liked pictures. The winning photographer will receive a special cash award. We will also draw 10 lucky voters to receive prizes.

Selection of photos for display will be subject to venue space. ShanghaiPRIDE reserves the rights to the final decisions of the photo exhibition.


7. Contact Details:

WeChat: Shanghai-PRIDE


~ The Time is Now to join the Photo Exhibition ~