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Winners announced - Photography competition - Who are you?

Fri, 24th Jul, 2009

Overall winner

poochymama by Jenna Greenwood

Our judges said: "This was a very well staged and executed image which brought many visual elements together successfully. A whimsical yet perceptive self portrait, exploring her thoughts on pre-motherhood and femininity without being overly morose. The colours - reminiscent of La Chapelle - offered a bright but balanced platform for the image to be explored and her use of devices in the image, such as colour and stereotypical props, centres you on the narrative."

Runners up

Meoff: Porch by Mary Hartley

by rhb2009

My feet clash beautifully with Laura's bathroom floor. by mylittlehelen



East Germany
by louie.galloway

On examination table
by Alis Pelleschi


Persona Revisited
by Julie Newton

Petulant Seraph
by Petulant Seraph

selfbody by jeanjeannie

Self portrait iphone
by Robert Norbury

Self portrait with the artist
by S.k.b.

Self Portrait by Jim Souper

Thinking about spaghetti by jamila_walker

Vulnerable. by purpleredsky

To see all entries into the competition view the slideshow below or go to the flickr site.

Can you create a photographic self-portrait that tells us something about who you are?

Our current exhibition Front shows the work of photographic artist Trish Morrissey, who poses as different people to investigate the links between photography and performance, identity and memory.

In response to this, Impressions Gallery would like you to create a photographic self-portrait that explores your identity.

This image could be looking at your choices of clothing and body language, the type of environments and places you live in or how your relationships with other people effect who you are.

We would encourage you to think of the idea of a self-portrait very loosely and be experimental in your approach. So whether it’s a snapshot of your favourite shoes, or you in a place that’s special to you, get thinking about what makes you, who you are.

Will you impress the judges - Andy Wade, Multi-Media Manager at Orange UK and Anne McNeill, Curator of Front and Director of Impressions Gallery - and win a prize?

Have fun and we look forward to seeing your self-portraits. To see the entries so far visit the flickr group site or the see the slideshow above.

How to take part

Competition opens Friday 24 July 2009.

Competition closes midday Friday 21 August 2009.

You can enter just one photograph or up to three different photographs.

If you want to take part and upload images you'll have to join as a member of flickr. This is easy to do and full instructions can be found by clicking here.

This is an open flickr group so anyone can see the pictures that have been uploaded. Your photographs will also be available to view on Impressions website. To visit the flickr group go to

And that’s it!

Don’t forget to pop in on Saturday 29 August when we’ll be announcing the winners of the competition at our Beach Party. To celebrate the two years Impressions Gallery has been in Bradford we are bringing The Beach to you! We are creating a giant sand pit in the Studio and have heaps of exciting creative activities for adults and children, plus seaside themed refreshments so come down to play in the sand and see if you've won a prize.

For more details of this event and all the sand filled summer fun in the Studio visit

Awards and Prizes

Ten photographic self portraits that stand out will be highlighted on the flickr group site and on Impressions website.

**Runner up award
Three photographs that really impress the judges will be highlighted on the flickr group site and on Impressions website as well as winning an Impressions Goodie Bag.

*** Overall Who Are You winner
One photograph from all entries will be selected by the judges as the overall competition winner. This image will be highlighted on the flickr group site and on Impressions website as well as winning an Impressions Goodie Bag plus dinner for two at Tulsi restaurant in Centenary Square, Bradford.

Awards and prizes will be announced on Saturday 29 August 2009 at our Beach Party.

Terms and Conditions

All entries must be received by midday on Friday 21 August 2009.

**We're being good group administrators and at flickr's suggestion moderating all picture submissions before including them. Don't worry though we'll be moderating a few times a day until the competition closes on 21 August 2009**

For full details of terms and conditions please view the Group Rules section.

Poochymama by Jenna Greenwood - Who are you? photography competition winner

Poochymama by Jenna Greenwood - Who are you? photography competition winner