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“Something that is very important to me is that my photographs elicit a response from the deepest subconscious mind…and then ultimately have an effect on memory and how the mind functions in some obscure way.” Roger Ballen


A signed copy of Roger Ballen’s latest book BALLENSQUE : a retrospective


Only one entry, and one image per photographer is permitted.

Competition open to South African residents only.

Your entry must be your own original photograph – no part of the entry may originate from another photograph, image, painting or drawing. Digital manipulation is allowed providing that all the content within the image is the original work of the entrant.

 Submission deadline:  5pm - 7 December 2017

 Email your entry with subject line : BALLENESQUE CONTEST to :

 Include your full name , phone number & title of work




1500 pixels on the longest side 



53cm longest side @ 72 dpi


FILE TYPE – RGB  JPEG (High Quality)   Maximum file size – 1 Meg

The image to be saved with the following information

Image title & last name (e.g.  dog_smith.jpeg )

(images submitted and not saved as per instuctions above will be disqualified)

Terms & Conditions

1.2. By entering the competition you hereby accept the Competition Rules

and Terms & Conditions.

1.1. Entries must be submitted no later than the deadline listed.

1.2. The competition is open to EVERYONE, professional and amateur photographers alike.

1.3. Entry is free of charge

1.4. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when screened anywhere by PH Centre.

1.5. P H Centre reserves the right to post all entries across all their social media and web based platforms including other digital platforms.

2.0. PH Centre reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any photograph that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the photograph appears. You warrant, in respect of the photograph submitted by you, as follows:

2.0.1. You are the sole copyright owner and creator of the photographs.

2.0.2. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.

2.0.3. To the best of your knowledge, the photographs do not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.

2.1.0. The photograph does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and your photograph does not include:

2.1.1 Trademarks owned by third parties.

2.1.2 Copyrighted materials owned by third parties.

2.1.3 Names, likenesses or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.

3.0.  You agree to fully indemnify PH Centre in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of your breaching any of the foregoing.

3.1.  You confirm that each person depicted in the photograph has granted permission to be portrayed as shown—and has the right to grant that permission. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

3.2. PH Centre recognizes you retain full ownership of the copyright in each photograph that you have submitted.

3.3. Any photograph used by PH Centre shall carry a credit line. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as PH Centre uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

3.4.  You acknowledge that PH Centre and its partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

3.5.  You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of your name and winning image for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity for PH Centre and the competition without additional compensation.

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