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Illustration by Ben Aslett

Free Range 2009

Our Free Range competition wants you to be the next best thing in illustration and photography!

Free Range is the best place for spotting the next major names in the art and design industry. Over the eight week period that Free Range occupies the colossal Old Truman Brewery space in East London, thousands of students from Britain's top art and design colleges are given a chance to exhibit their work - and that number keeps growing every year. Over 150,000 people visited the shows last year, putting Free Range up there with the big guns like The Royal Academy of Art.
Dazed want to take the Free Range ethos and extend it to everyone, whether they did or didn't make the final call for the London shows - to all those graduates across the country who think they have something we've never seen before. Are you the next Ryan McGinley? The next Rankin? Does your illustration blow everything else out of the water?
This is one competition that could really take you somewhere. The competition is split into two categories - Illustration (judged by Peepshow Collective's Andrew Rae and Dazed's art department) and Photography (judged by Dazed cover photographer, Josh Olins, Frederike Helwig and Stephen Ledger-Lomas, Dazed's photographic director).
The winner from each category will be profiled over a full page in the September issue of Dazed & Confused, along with £100 in vouchers for the London Graphics Centre. Four runners-up will win £25 in vouchers. Furthermore, theprintspace - famed for their excellence in professional photographic and art printing - will provide a complete, leather-bound portfolio of the winner's body of work.
We want you to produce four pieces of work about "The Moment".
To enter entrants must submit a maximum of 5 images of their own work to either or
Each image must be saved in jpeg format and sized at 72 dpi with the longest dimension being no more than 1000 pixels. Each entrant must provide either a current contact telephone number and / or e-mail.
Each image must be titled with the full name of the entrant and an image number, i.e. "john_smith1.jpg" and "john_smith2.jpg". If there is a title to the series it can be listed in the accompanying e-mail.
Entry to the Free Range / Dazed graduate competition is open to anyone who is graduating from a full or part-time art based UK higher education course in 2009. All shortlisted entrants will be asked to provide proof of this. Failure to provide this will result in disqualification.
The person submitting the best individual entry as judged by the selection panel for each category will be deemed the winner. There will be 1 winner picked from the photography category and 1 winner picked from the illustration category. The winning entrants will be required to send high resolution images for print in the magazine. Dazed & Confused reserves the right to choose which image is published from the winning selection in the magazine. The winners and the shortlisted entries agree to take part in reasonable pre and post event publicity and to the use of their names and photographs in such publicity. By entering this competition each entrant agrees to be bound by these terms and conditions.
Entries will only be accepted until June 19th 2009. Entry into this competition is free of charge and the number of entries is unlimited. There can only be 1 entry per graduate.