Magenta Foundation : Flash Forward Competition 2019


In the spirit of trailblazing for underserved artists and issues, we are continuing and improving our shift in direction for Flash Forward 2019. It is time to create an expansive visual language base, supporting the work of artists who are doing all they can, to make our planet and world, better place for all.

Flash Forward image makers voices will be at the forefront of how the youth of today will educate us all to help us change our world.

Canada and the World
Flash Forward 2019 will be an emerging photographers competition for ALL photographers (34 years-of-age or under, as of December 31, 2018), from all over the world in all forms of photography. It will have something for everyone in all ways the medium is represented today and introduce five important special-interest topics:

  • Racial Issues
  • Climate and the Environment
  • LGBTQ Issues
  • Female-identifying Photographers
  • Indigenous Photographers

If your work is not in the 5 special interest categories, don’t worry. You can still submit your work! If you win, your work will be included in the main catalogue.


  • Open to all photographers around the world.
  • Applicants must be 34 years-of-age or under
    as of  December 31, 2018.
  • The submission fee is $25 USD.
  • Please review all submission guidelines and upload instructions before you submit your work.


Flash Forward: Canada and the World will include 5 publications as part of the yearly award.

  • One large compendium of the 100 winners from the year, and
  • 5 artist catalogues; one for each special interest focus.

The competition will also have more ways to showcase the work submitted, thereby increasing the audience. Special guest editors will also be part of our exciting program revision. All the work will be seen on the new Flash Forward Flash Back website.

Its time to change the world we live in. SUBMIT!


About Flash Forward

Established in 2004, Flash Forward, in all its award-winning formats, has been a life-changing career boost for young photographers since its inception 14 years ago. This program for supporting and encouraging emerging artists in Canada and worldwide began with an idea to invest in artists barely out of university. Not only did we turn a small idea into a prominent worldwide competition, we paved the way for a high school program to influence arts curriculums, change and encourage leadership in teachers and keep essential funds in high schools.


Deadline: January 15, 2019


To find out more information and apply, visit:


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