In an instant: a moment of time defined as infinitesimal. So short that it becomes difficult to experience. The click of a shutter is much longer, so maybe the realm of instant photography, the length of an instant needs to be redefined. It could be a moment short enough to catch the glance of a passer-by, or a period of time long enough to cause shapes and light to become abstract.

We are gathering entries for our sixth instant photography exhibition. Submissions can be dropped off or mailed in to Beau Photo. There is an entry fee of $15.00 + GST for submission of one to three photos. Each person will have up to three images included in the show, and a selection of entries will be chosen for framing and exhibition style hanging. Prizes will be awarded in several categories.

Join us opening night!

To see all the contest winners and view the whole exhibition be sure to come to Opening Night at Science World, April 3rd, 2019 from 6-8pm!

Submissions must be received at Beau Photo Supplies by Wednesday March 20th, 2019

The Official Rules:

Submissions can be dropped off at Beau Photo Supplies or can be mailed in to Beau. Each person will have from one to three images included in the show, and a selection of entries will be chosen for framing and exhibition style hanging. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

• Polaroid Originals (Impossible) in-camera photo
• Fujifilm Instax photo (mini or wide)
• Instant film photo from an alternative film source eg: Polariod
, New 55
• Instant photo from digital source. eg: Impossible Instant Lab, Fujifilm Instax Share Printer
• Mixed media using instant film image or emulsion lift
• Alternative Print Method eg: digital output image from instant source
• Judge’s choice image

Submissions must be received by 5pm Wednesday March 20th, 2019.

The Details:

You are welcome to submit your images framed or unframed. Emulsion lifts or mixed media that include the original photograph are permitted. Digital reproductions of instant film images will only be accepted in the Alternative Print Method category.

Only original photos (or digital reproductions for the digital reproduction category) mailed in or dropped off to Beau Photo will be accepted for the contest and exhibition.

If you live out of town and would like original photos returned, please include a self addressed envelope with sufficient postage with your submission. Photos can also be picked up from Beau Photo Supplies after the show. Any photos left for more than two months after the closing of the show will become the property of Beau Photo.

An entry fee of $15.00 + GST for one to three photos applies. If you wish to mail your submission, you can call Nicole at Beau Photo to make a credit card payment over the phone. The payment will be processed when the photos arrive at the shop. Alternately, you can include a money order for $15.75 which includes GST with your submission.

Please note: submission fees are non-refundable.

Beau Photo is not responsible for damage or loss of artwork while in transit or on display. By submitting your work you agree to allow your images to be used for promotional purposes for the show/contest. Copyright remains with the artist at all times.

Photographs that are selected to be framed, and the best in show and other awards will be determined by a three person jury consisting of one representative from Beau Photo Supplies, one representative from Science World and an artist from our community. More details about prizes will be announced as they become available.

If you don’t have a Polaroid or Fujifilm camera, there is a good selection of used cameras for sale at Beau. Afraid to commit? You can rent a camera for two days for free with the purchase of a pack of instant film and payment of the submission fee. Contact Nicole at Beau for more information or to reserve a camera.
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Beau Photo Supplies
110-1401 West 8th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6H 1C9

Store Hours:
Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00
Thursday 8:30 – 7:00
Saturday 10:00 – 2:00