An open-call photography exhibition to mark the New Year

We are delighted you have chosen to take part in the New Beginnings Open Call. Please fill in the feedback form below and upload your image(s).

The call

  • After a tough 2 years, how can we use the New Year as a fresh start?
  • What changes do you see ahead? What do you hope the future will look like?
  • What personal goals do you wish to accomplish? 

To mark the turning of a new year, Creative Lives, BBC Radio Suffolk and BBC Radio Norfolk are creating a collective vision of hope by and for the members of our community. For this, we invite every person in East Anglia to send in up to two photographs based on the theme ‘New Beginnings’. 

You do not need to have experience with photography to be involved. Using whatever device you have available, all ages, abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to get involved. The submission window is available from 1 January - 6 February 2022. Every image we receive is guaranteed to be included in an online photography exhibition that will run throughout February and March. The exhibition will be launched by an in-person event hosted by the BBC in late February.

New Beginnings callout

How to take part

Please fill in a short online form to submit your photo(s) and tell us what they are about. 

Things to note:
  • Please name your photograph file(s) as your name and the title of the work.
  • Make sure your photograph is as high quality as possible.
  • There is an opportunity in the submission form for you to describe your response to the theme ‘New Beginning’. We would love to hear your story and we may use your words in the exhibition.

Get inspired

If you're looking for some helpful tips and tricks for making the best use of your camera, download our digital photography guide or listen to the on-air photography workshop led by photographer Kerry Curl during Sophie Little's show on BBC Radio Norfolk via BBC Sounds (from minute 45).

Our next photography workshop will be aired on 21 January. More details coming soon. 


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