Theme Announced for the 2018 Short Sharp Stories Award
14 Aug 2017
Deadline: 30 November 2017
Short Sharp Stories have announced that the theme for the 2018 Award is ‘Instant Exposure’. Read more about what their definition of the phrase is below and see the winners of the 2017 Award here.
We live in an age in which increasingly we all take or view photographs. Visual language is growing and developing every day as we record our world and our experiences in visual terms. One could go as far as to say that every one of us has, by default, become a photographer as billions of images are uploaded online at any given moment.
We invite you to find a provocative photograph which inspires a powerful story. The image can be a spontaneously captured selfie, a bold news pic, a childhood snap in an old album; perhaps a framed tribute that brings back memories of joy, or a hidden print that haunts your past. Whether the photo is a portrait of a loved one, or an evocative landscape, whether colour or black and white, as long as the photograph has meaning to you, we encourage you to ‘find your story’ – the humour, the pathos, the drama – in the image.
As ever, we’re looking for stories with strong narrative drive, and characters and settings which reflect our South African experience and diversity.