LPA Futures Competition 2011/Judging Day

The LPA Futures Competition has been judged and the 5 winners selected! LPA Futures is a unique 2 year programme that supports and promotes emerging photography talent. 5 photographers are selected in an increasingly popular biennial competition and last week was judging day of LPA Futures 2011.

The  judging panel, comprised of some of the most renowned names in the industry, gathered together in Shoreditch Studios to choose the winners out of an unprecedented number of entries (214!). An afternoon of  fascinating and enjoyable debate ensued and LPA are now very excited to have such talented new blood to represent- the next generation of commercial photographers. The winners will be announced on May 12th so watch this space!

The Judges

Chair of the Judges- Iain Crockart/LPA Photographer Simon Bainbridge/Editor/British Journal of Photography Mark Blanchard/Creative Group Head/Baber Smith Tim Cole/Head of Photography/Saatchi and Saatchi Design Phil Metson/Design Director/Radley Yeldar Laura Pannack/LPA Futures Photographer 2009 Lisa Pritchard/Photographers Agent/LPA Will Thacker and Blake Waters/Creative Team/VCCP Sarah Thomson/Art Buyer/DDB London Lucy Webb/Visual Resources Manager/Landor

''A competition that’s called ‘Futures’ makes you think very carefully about what you’re judging. You feel as though you have someone’s career in your hands'' Mark Blanchard

Watch the short film of the judging to see the decisions being made...



Filmed by LPA Photographer Kerry Harrison and edited by Little Yellow Jacket. Thanks to all those involved, especially to all those that entered and to the judges for their time and enthusiasm.