Londonist is proud to announce a new photo challenge: ‘Sense the City‘, a collaboration with London Transport Museum that will see fifty images selected for an exhibition in the Museum and three special photos chosen to be taken into the Museum collection.
What is it about? Taking inspiration from Sense and the City we challenge you to stop a while and sense the city. Pick up its cycles, connections and transmissions. We want snapshots of ‘smart, connected and on the move’ London: a city buzzing with activity 24 hours a day.
In short, we want you to photograph the energy or lifeblood of London, whatever you perceive that to be.
What’s the plan for the exhibition? Fifty photographs will be shortlisted and put on display in the Museum between 21 January and 18 March 2012. All shortlisted photographers will be invited to a celebration in the Museum on Friday 20 January for the opening of the display and three special photographs will be selected for special commendation and taken into the London Transport Museum collection.
Who’s going to pick the winners? Our advisers on this project are Clive Birch, Visiting Tutor on the Royal College of Art’s Vehicle Design Programme and responsible for the ‘Visions of Tomorrow’ section of ‘Sense and the City’, by current RCA students; and Johanna Empson, Talks and Events Programmer at the Photographers’ Gallery who ran the year-long Street Photography Now Project, was a judge for the Street Photography Festival student prize and judges the City & Guilds Photography Award annually.
How do I enter?
- Join the project Flickrpool, read our review of Sense and the City or visit the exhibition for inspiration
- Participants may enter up to three contemporary photographs – we don’t mind whether you shoot them on your phone, your compact or DSLR camera – but please note the terms and conditions posted in the pool
- You must geotag your photos and please tag them ‘sensethecity’
- Submissions close on Friday 2 December
- Shortlisted photographs will be selected by Friday 16 December and photographers notified by Flickrmail before Christmas. Shortlisted entries will need to be put into a private Flickrpool to enable our advisors to select their three favourite entries. This will be taken as permission to display the entries in the Museum.
- All shortlisted photographers will be invited to attend the celebration at the Museum on Friday 20 January, where three photographs will be selected for special commendation and taken into the Museum’s collection.
Get creative, get shooting and good luck!
A good time to see the exhibition would be hand in hand with one of these groovy events. Note, standard adult admission is £13.50 but now allows unlimited admission to the museum for a 12 month period from date of purchase.