3 under 30
Daniel Blau – 3 Under 30
competition – 2020



3 UNDER 30 / 2020
Daniel Blau is pleased to announce the launch of ‘3 Under 30’, a prestigious competition for young photographers.
Following on the success of three iterations of ‘5 Under 30’ from 2013-2015, we are delighted to offer this new opportunity for emerging artists.
The three winning photographers will be selected to participate in a group exhibition organised and publicised by Daniel Blau. The exhibition will take place in Paris as part of the Photo-St-Germain festival in November 2020.
This is a unique opportunity to gain recognition through an internationally renowned gallery.


All photographers aged 29 and under on the competition closing date of
June 14th 2020
are eligible to apply.
Deadline extended to July 1st, 2020
There are no restrictions on artist nationality/residency,
however photographers must be able to physically post their work to the gallery in order to apply.
We welcome submissions from applicants to our previous competitions.
However, winners of our previous competitions are not eligible to apply.

Entry Fee

There is no fee to apply.

How to apply

Eligible photographers who wish to enter the 3 Under 30 competition should complete the online submission form and then post their application materials to the gallery.
We welcome submissions of (up to 10) photographs in a single photographic series/project. (step by step instructions below)
Step 1
Complete the online submission form (link at the bottom of page)
Step 2
Collate and submit all of the following printed materials:
Your photographs – these should be accompanied by a list of photo titles, a project description (up to 300 words) and your bio (up to 300 words).
The photographs must be unframed and in protective sleeves. Only 2D works will be accepted. Maximum size of each print is 10 x 16 inches (25 x 40 cm).
Submissions must include a printed and signed portfolio submission form (link at bottom of page)
Submissions must include a photocopy of your passport or other official ID with date of birth clearly visible. The inclusion of a CV is optional.
All items should be sent to: Daniel Blau, Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München, Germany.
Applicants must ensure that both their portfolio submission form and art work is delivered to the gallery by June 14th 2020 at the latest.
Deadline extended to July 1st, 2020
The winners will be announced on 14th August 2020.

Submission Guidelines

Applicants must carefully read the terms and conditions.
Submissions which fail to comply with our guidelines will not be considered.

Should artists wish their photographs to be returned to them they will need to include adequate postage and an envelope labelled with their return address. *Please purchase your return postage here and include the shipping labels and a suitable envelope with your short submission.


Submitted work must not have been exhibited or published elsewhere, with the exception of university degree shows.
The edition size for submitted and exhibited works cannot exceed nine (+2 AP).
There is no fee to enter and no cash reward.
We can’t offer guidance as to the type of work to be submitted. We welcome colour, black and white, digital (printed) and analogue submissions.
We will consult with winning photographers regarding preparations for the exhibition.


Winners and Exhibition

The three winning photographers will be exhibitied in a group show in Paris in November 2020. Works for the exhibition will be selected by the gallery from those submitted. We reserve the right to change the date / location of the exhibition or to postpone / cancel the competition at our discretion.

The exhibition will run during the Photo-Saint-Germain 2020 festival.

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