FLOW Photofest 2019

Acknowledging that our political and personal boundaries are shifting in rapid and unpredictable ways – and how the medium of photography is evolving as both art and document – this year’s open competition welcomes entries which interpret the theme of BORDERS in its widest sense. We are interested in seeing photographic work that might document or question areas such as territory, geography, politics, foreignness, sexuality, race, psychology or health just to name a few …

  • ALL shortlisted photographers will feature in our online gallery.
  • 10 selected images will be printed, framed and exhibited as part of the Festival Program at the Highland Print Studio in Inverness.
  • 1 winning image will be selected to receive a grand prize of £500. The winner will be announced at the Festival opening Friday September 6th, at Eden Court Theatre in Inverness, Scotland.
  • 1 winning photographer will be selected to produce work for FLOW Photofest 2021 (commission fee to be confirmed).
  • 1 winning photographer will be invited to exhibit on the FLOW Photofest Wall at Eden Court during 2020.

ALL photographers ages 18 and over can submit up to 3 photographs per entry.

The 2019 Open Competition is hosted by Submittable. Please use the button below to submit your entry, and follow the instructions.
The competition closes midnight, Friday, June 21st 2019

By submitting an entry you are agreeing to our terms and conditions


The £15 submission fee charged is in aid of FLOW Photofest and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. FLOW PhotoFest is a non-profit organisation.


image above: a photogram from the series Littoral Zone by Michael Flomen