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We wanted to remember Kevin through his passion for photography, and working alongside Osh Ryan, Charnwood Arts wants to support young emerging photographers to participate in


The Kevin Ryan International Photography Award 2021

  • Photographers between the ages of 16-25 are invited to submit just one picture via email initially as a Jpeg to info@charnwoodarts.com

  • Photographs must be landscape and A4 plus border

  • Closing date is the 19th April 2021

  • The competition will be judged by Osh Ryan on April 26th 2021 and the winners announced soon afterwards



The 3 winners will each receive equipment vouchers and an opportunity to take part in our emerging artist programme which will include a dedicated online exhibition via our website. The best 30 pictures will form an exhibition at The Balcony Gallery at Loughborough Town Hall in May this year. It’s hoped this will be an annual event, using funds generated by the award to finance the next year. 

Kev’s main love was street photography. He loved the work of Sebastiao Salgado and Cartier-Bresson and he liked the idea that a candid snap took on a life of its own in a different space and dimension. So with this in mind we want to see your photographs based around this idea.

Osh Ryan