SUN News

15 November 2017
Peter Mitchell, born in 1943, has been quietly building a career for 40 years. Living and working in Leeds for much of his life, Mitchell treats his surrounding with a unique sense of care that is evident in his work. Read More »

11 September 2017
Still time to get your entries in for BEST IMAGE BEST USE OF IMAGE (images judges in the context of their final use) and BEST PROMOTION of a photographer (best practice in promoting your work) Official closing date is the Read More »

24 November 2016
The lives and faces of real Glasgow Folk have been captured in a new exhibition by photographer David Boni, a regular in the SUN AWARDS. ‘Glasgow Folk – an exhibition celebrating the city and its people’ opens at Govanhill Baths Read More »

4 July 2016
Big thanks to Brian Griffin for a great talk at the launch of SUN27 in Leeds below left: Brian, left, with Glyn Davies standing in front of some of Glyn’s work below right: Jonathan Oakes, Brian Griffin, Graeme Cooper, Tracey Read More »

4 November 2015
Our thanks to Brian Griffin for a great talk at the opening of SUN27 in Leeds

28 July 2015
Our first year with a solo Curating Judge for the SUN AWARDS sees Brian Griffin taking on that role. Born in Birmingham and trained as a photographer in Manchester, his roots embody what Shot Up North is. Brian has had a Read More »

21 July 2015
SUN 27 Wot….it’s not May!You’re quite right… we’re mixing it up SUN27 is a Single Curator selected Competition… …FOR THE FIRST TIME ! GET INSPIRED – GET INTO SUN27 Earlybird Entry discount till 16 August Closing date 11th September Entry Read More »

8 December 2014
now available for download We are very excited to announce our dedicated new App for Shot Up North’s SUN AWARDS. Our supporting partner Brass Agency have worked closely with us and been central to enabling its development. The SUN AWARDS Read More »

12 October 2014
Should photographers be locked up as insane for expecting to make a reasonable living from their chosen profession? Is it too much to ask to be able to map out a career path as other professionals such as architects, lawyers Read More »

7 October 2014
You can now browse all of SUN’s winning images by year, going back to 2000. It’s iPad and iPhone friendly. SUN AWARDS LIBRARY »

22 September 2014
Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, hosted by the Société Jersiaise (Jersey Society) in the British Channel Island of Jersey promotes contemporary photography through an ongoing programme of exhibitions, education and commissions. The Archisle project connects photographic archives, contemporary practice Read More »

29 July 2014
International artists welcome! APPLY for Teton Artlab’s visiting Artist In Residence program. FREE STUDIO, HOUSING, AND TRAVEL STIPENDS. Applications are due October 1st, 2014 for residencies beginning January 1st, 2015 and later. Artists will be notified of their timeslots Read More »

6 July 2014
The British Higher School of Art & Design in Moscow is offering a Photography Degree course in collaboration with the University of Hertfordshire. After the 1st year of the programme they are extending the team and are advertising for a new Read More »

3 July 2014
  DACS launches Payback 2014 – over £4m of royalties for published artists, illustrators and photographers. Payback is an annual scheme provided by DACS, which distributes millions of pounds of royalties to visual artists, illustrators and photographers whose work has Read More »

3 July 2014
Its your last chance to enter this year’s SUN AWARDS. After a five day extension, entries close this Friday night 4th July.

26 June 2014
Get your entries in now. Its the last few days to enter all three categories BEST IMAGE, BEST USE, BEST PROMOTION

9 June 2014
Redeye is delivering a day to catch up with the latest imaging, software and workflow techniques. Are you fully up to speed on the latest digital imaging techniques? Does your work look as good as it can, either printed or Read More »

27 May 2014
A video recording a visit to Duane Michals’ studio, where he talks about his series ‘Empty New York’ amongst other things

13 May 2014
Environmental Awareness Project Funding – £6,000 The Royal Photographic Society in partnership with The Photographic Angle is offering two 1-year bursaries to support a photographic project that will promote environmental awareness. The bursaries will provide £3000 each to assist with Read More »

29 April 2014
New for 2014  We have widened the criteria for Best Promotion of a Photographer. Now you can include Apps and Social Media, alongside traditional Print, Websites and Digital files, in your entries. So have you developed your portfolio as an App, Read More »
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20 April 2014
It seems a very long time since our anniversary year. But now its just a few days away from the opening of Entries for the 26th year of the SUN AWARDS. Make sure your contact details are up to date Read More »

3 October 2013
Sky Arts and IdeasTap are giving away five Bursaries of £30,000 each for emerging artists aged 18-30. The bursaries are designed to help talented individuals from a range of creative disciplines focus on their creative practice for a whole year. In Read More »
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31 May 2013
Now that the judging for the SUN 25 Awards has been completed, its time to move on to the next task of compiling the 25th Anniversary Retrospective. We have invited submissions from photographers and designers/art-directors. We’ve been looking for examples Read More »
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31 May 2013
Samantha Armstrong – Designer at Origin Creative Peter Mitchell – Photographer, Leeds Ian Rossin – Creative Director Brass, Leeds Debra Burns – Managing Director Boss Model Management Simon Leach – Photographer & President of the Association of Photographers Carl Lyttle – CGI Read More »
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15 March 2013
Yes we are back in Newcastle ! (after unfortunately having to skip 2012) Our venue is DIGITALAB in Stepney Bank.   Come and toast our return at the Private View of SUN24 on Thursday 11th APRIL Complete the RSVP for Read More »
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15 March 2013
The 25th SUN AWARDS is open for entries currently. Closing date is Friday 29th March…. so be quick. NB. special entry conditions, this year only, allow for any qualifying images from the LAST 25 YEARS to be entered… even if Read More »

4 September 2012
Next year there will be 2 ways to get your work into the SUN Awards To mark SUN Award’s 25th Birthday we will not only be presenting the 50 best images but also highlighting a group of photographic images spanning Read More »
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21 August 2012
The SUN24 Awards will be announced in Manchester at Matt & Phreds on 13th September with the support of Comme Ca Art. To request a Manchester invitation click here to go to our RSVP page. We are also very pleased Read More »
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7 October 2011
The Best Motion Capture & Best Newcomers were announced in Leeds last night, 6th October. SUNRISE No flash? View via Best Image – Carlton Douglas Watt : Runner Up – Max Bamber : Best Overall Submission – Carlton Douglas Read More »
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9 September 2011
Best Image: Winner: Jonathan Oakes – Second: John Donoghue – Third: Jonathan Oakes Merits go to: Martin Brent, Jonathan Beer, Garrod Kirkwood & Garrod Kirkwood Best Use of Image: Winner: Graeme Cooper – Clean Air campaign * Second: Mike Slawski Read More »
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27 April 2011
Best Image Best Use of Image Best Promotion SUNRISE SUN Motion The main three awards will be announced at the SUN AWARDS Presentation Evening at Matt & Phred’s, in Manchester, Thursday 8th September. Awards Presentation Night: Art Director, Designer, Photographer?… Read More »
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20 October 2010
SUN-MOTION Movie of the Year SUN MOTION showcases the best work in the new converging media of video shot on stills cameras, which is becoming known as “digital motion”. The award is given to the best movie made by a Read More »
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20 October 2010
SUNRISE Emerging new  pro Photographer of the year WINNER – Simon Thompson Appley Bridge Joint 2nd – Luc Coiffait Morpeth Joint 2nd – Mark Bruce Manchester Commended – Ciara Leeming Manchester Commended – Bruce Mark Manchester Commended – Lucy Sugden-Smith Read More »
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13 October 2010
The SUN AWARDS 22 were presented at Matt & Phred’s on 16th September 2010 Thank you to everyone who attended – it was a packed house! The Winners are BEST IMAGE First – Simon Winnall Second – Michael Swallow Joint Read More »
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30 June 2010
SUN-MOTION Deadline EXTENDED till 30 SEPT Call for Entry open now – 1st July till 30th Sept 2010 Our new competitive event to showcase Stills Photographers using the video facilities of Stills Cameras (eg. canon 5D MkII) to make movies Read More »
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7 April 2010
SUN AWARDS 22 now closed. Countdown – last few days of Entry (closing 21 June) Closing date extended to FRI 25th June !! Get your entries in NOW! – Time table for the main Awards Categories – plus a NEW Read More »
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9 February 2010
The first Shot Up North SUNRISE upcoming new professional talent winners were announced at the LEEDS Private View of the SUNAWARDS. Luke Cannon topped the entry, and was accompanied by Willie Runte, Kristy Noble and Graeme Vaughan. Our judging panel Read More »
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9 October 2009
link: View the Award winners and all the top 50 successful entries Keep up to date with SUN press coverage [click here] BEST IMAGE WINNER– Jonathan Oakes 2nd – Rii Schroer 3rd – Nigel Hillier Merit – Martin Brent Merit Read More »
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19 July 2009
The judging panel was locked in closed session the whole day during their deliberations. But we grabbed a few words with them during a break for lunch. Jon Cohen was the neutral chair of the panel, once again. He represents Read More »

9 July 2009
Shot Up North’s showcase for new professional photographers Who it’s for…. Photographers at the beginning of their photographic careers, who consider that their work isn’t ready for the SUN Awards themselves, or who might still be in the process of Read More »
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6 November 2008
The SUN Awards & Special Edition are currently on show at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle upon Tyne 6th March until 19th April 2009 Missed the LEEDS private view?… catch up by viewing the video on our new YOUTUBE CHANNEL Read More »
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24 February 2008
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21 November 2007
Ed Horwich talks to Ady Bibby, creative director of design agency True North based in Manchester’s Norther Quarter. Ady picks  his favourite images from SUN 2007 and gives us a bit of background about the agency. This is an enhanced Read More »
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15 November 2007
click photo for slideshow Winner of the 2007 Best Image award was John Baxter, who is based in Cumbria. “The shoot was commissioned by New Holland Publishers for a book called No Place Like Home, author Richard Jarman. When setting Read More »
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30 October 2007
The Awards kicks off this year’s run very shortly. It will tour Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle. Photographers, Designers, Art Buyers, Press/Media can request an invitation by using our Invitation Request form Manchester: 16 – 27 November The Lowry Hotel, Chapel Read More »
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14 August 2007
The judging for the 2007 SUN Awards is now complete. This year’s submissions presented a very strong but very different range of diversity. It certainly kept the panel of judges on their toes. The final judging panel line up was… Read More »
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1 July 2007
Entry for the SUN Awards 2007 has now closed. All the submissions will be checked by this year’s scrutineer, Lynn Thompson (systems analyst for the Littlewoods group), before going forward for judging. Good luck to all who have entered.
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11 April 2007
A 10 minute run through about submitting your entries for the SUN Awards 2007 link: subscribe to this podcast in iTunes link: go to SUN AWARDS in the iTunes Store  link: RSS Feed for this podcast
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11 April 2007
We’ve created our own shop so you can buy the SUN Special Edition prints direct online. Currently available are images selected by the Biscuit Factory from all the images submitted during 2006. Each one is printed on Fuji Crystal Archive Read More »
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4 April 2007
Many regional photographers are grappling to adjust their businesses to keep up with changes in the industry. It can also mean taking time out to consider their whole approach to making images. And for some the way of doing is Read More »
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13 March 2007
This year’s special edition looks especially great. The prints are on sale alongside the SUN Awards at the Biscuit Factory until the end of May.
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21 January 2007
Tracey Gibbs interviews Andy Cheetham for the SUN Awards 2006. They discuss finding new talent, choosing who to commission, fulfilling a brief, fees, the digital era, and more. Andy founded CheethamBell in 1992 with partner David Bell. The agency soon Read More »
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12 January 2007
The SUN Awards are due to move north with an even bigger show than last year at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle. SUN Special Edition Prints (Biscuit Factory selection): Gallery director Andy Balman was a judge for the current awards Read More »

26 October 2006
This year’s SUN Awards were announced tonight (26/10/06) at the Lowry Hotel, Manchester. The exhibition continues at the Lowry Hotel till 4 Nov, viewing times 11am to 11pm. It then moves to the Leeds Innovation Centre, where it can be Read More »

4 October 2006
Are you…? a designer art director art buyer professional photographer the person who commissions photography in your company…? You should be registering to receive an invitation to the SUN AWARDS 2006 presentation evening and exhibition. Click here to go to Read More »

17 August 2006
As we build up to the presentation of this year’s Awards, the SUN 2005 exhibition continues to tour. Right now it is on its way to the Isle of Man where it will be on show at… Courtyard Gallery Tynwald Read More »

11 August 2006
The SUN Awards recently travelled to London to feature in Yorkshire Day. The event was promoted by the development agency Yorkshire Forward and took place in the public area of Elmwood’s offices off Soho Square. Here’s what the agency said Read More »
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3 August 2006
SUN book top 50 – The results of all entries that reached the final 50 images that will go in this year’s SUN book have been sent out. Notifications were emailed out on 3rd August. If you have not received Read More »
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30 June 2006
Entries have now closed for SUN 2006. All entrants will be getting their receipts via email in due course. Judging will be taking place during July. We anticipate that notification of selections will be going out via email after 28th Read More »
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8 May 2006
New Categories for Photographers AND Designers! Best Image – open to photographers Best Use of an Image – open to photographers & designers Best Promotion of a Photographer: PRINT – open to photographers & designers Best Promotion of a Photographer: Read More »
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7 May 2006
Chris Ireland of Direct Digital Imaging DDI UK Ltd

7 May 2006
To launch the call of entries for the SUN awards 2006 and as part of our programme of continuous professional development (for members/photographers in the midlands and north of England) SUN recently hosted a day of events at The Biscuit Read More »
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18 April 2006
get your tickets for a Day of Events at The Biscuit Factory Thursday 4th MAY 2006 Newcastle Joe Cornish – Jack Lowe – Capture One
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10 April 2006
The call for entries for the SUN awards 06 will open on 4th MAY, the awards aim to promote commercial and advertsing photography in the north of the UK. The awards are open to
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2 April 2006
A page of links for those who attended Swimming the Cyan Sea
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4 March 2006
on show – now till 5 june 06 sun takes a new step by putting northern photographers in the largest retail art gallery in Europe. Between 800 to 1000 members of the art buying public attended the Biscuit Factory’s preview Read More »
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1 March 2006
Jack Lowe added to Swimming the Cyan Sea We’re delighted to say we have now secured an extra speaker for Redeye’s keynote digital workflow day – Swimming the Cyan Sea – surviving the digital imaging revolution, in Bradford on 28th Read More »
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21 January 2006
sun open day featuring Phase One and Fuji Hunt – Leeds Phase One: Demo’d all the latest Phase One backs (P45-39mp, P30-31mp, P25-22mp, P20-16mp) and presented a Capture One PRO 3.7.3 SEMINAR Fuji Hunt: Printed samples of their Hunter Rip Read More »
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1 January 2006
sun seminars present… an OPEN DAY not to miss ….. plus CAPTURE ONE Seminar Ticket entry for C1-Pro seminar A joint presentation by PHASE ONE and FUJI HUNT Your chance for One-on-Ones to get your questions answered and handle the Read More »
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6 October 2005
the sun awards 2005 presentation manchester 6 oct @ the circle club click photo to launch slideshow Shot Up North has been relaunched as the SUN AWARDS. Rather than see it disappear after AOP declined to continue the event, it Read More »
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25 September 2005
martin evening double bill seminar with iView media on 24th september sun staged its first seminar as a warm up events heralding the imminent sun awards 2005 presentation. martin evening is the author of adobe photoshop for photographers. iView media Read More »