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Jason R. May 8, 2015
The "Under Construction" jury is now set, consisting of Richard Kalvar, Katherina Mayer, Sascha Schürmann, Rainer Danne, and Dr. Holger Rüdel.

Also, the submission deadline has been extended by a few days until SUNDAY, MAY 3 @ 22:00 GMT (6PM EDT). Be sure to get your entries in on time!

See below for more details about this competition, which is free to enter.

Group Description

June 2015 will mark the 2nd anniversary of the OBSERVE Collective, so we’re throwing a party! The first OBSERVE Collective worldwide exhibition will open on June 12, 2015 in the Städtische Galerie in Iserlohn, Germany, and will run through July 26, 2015.

In conjunction with the exhibition opening, OBSERVE is also hosting a juried street photography competition, open to any interested photographer. All shortlisted and awarded images will be exhibited as part of a public event on June 13, 2015 in Iserlohn, in a location that is "under construction".

The competition will be awarded with a total of €1000 in prize money.

Winner: €500
Second place: €300
Third place: €200

The theme of the competition is Under Construction.

Many members of the OBSERVE Collective will meet in Iserlohn that weekend in June. Contest participants and friends are all invited to join us for the festivities.

Submissions will be accepted until SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 at 22:00 GMT (6PM EDT). After the pool closes on MAY 3, the jury will select entries for the shortlist and photographers shortlisted for exhibition will be contacted via Flickr mail. They will be sent instructions for uploading their selected images for the exhibition. All submissions that did not make the final round of consideration will be removed from the pool. The winners will be publicly announced on our website on June 13, 2015 and at the contest exhibition in Iserlohn.

Good luck everybody!!

Group Rules

1. We only accept photographs taken on or after January 1, 2015. Film submissions are welcome provided that submitted images were taken and developed on or after January 1, 2015. Photographs taken prior to January 1, 2015 will be removed from the submission pool without notice.

2. Any member of this group can participate with a maximum of 2 entries. Entries may be changed until the submissions deadline.

3. We only accept submissions to the competition via this Flickr group.

4. Photographs you submit must be your own work, and by adding it to this group you confirm that you are the copyright holder.

5. The following types of images are NOT permitted and may be removed from the submission pool without notice:
• High Dynamic Range (HDR), colour key, or other heavily processed or digitally manipulated images.
• Images with edited EXIF data.
• Pictures containing watermarks.
• Photos clearly not meeting the broadly accepted definition of street photography.


• The competition opens on March 1, 2015.
• The deadline for submissions is SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015 at 22:00 GMT (6PM EDT).
• Shortlisted photographs will be selected on or around the middle of May 2015 and photographers will be contacted by Flickr mail shortly thereafter.
• Winners will be announced at the exhibition party in Iserlohn, Germany and on the OBSERVE Collective website on June 13, 2015.


The UNDER CONSTRUCTION competition jury is now set, with Richard Kalvar rounding out the distinguished panel!

The jury:
- Richard Kalvar, photographer and member of Magnum Photos since 1975.
- Katherina Mayer, professor at the Berlin Academy of Design (BTK).
- Sascha Schürmann, freelance photojournalist currently working for AFP and BILD.
- Rainer Danne, manager and curator of the Städtische Galerie Iserlohn.
- Dr. Holger Rüdel, manager and curator of the Stadtmuseum Schleswig, cooperating partner of Städtische Galerie Iserlohn.

Members of OBSERVE are not involved in the jurying of this competition.


Should you have any questions regarding the rules or conditions of this photographic competition, please send your enquiry to

NOTE: Participants should use high-resolution cameras (10 million pixels or more) or high-quality scanners (in the case of film images) in order to guarantee high-quality printing for the exhibition, should their photo(s) be selected.

Additional Info

  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Images
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe, Moderate
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