Welcome to the first YOUR EXHIBITION SHOOTOUT of 2019. This is a monthly series in which we encourage you to produce new images around a set theme, and you have the chance of receiving a zine from our collection.

Before we commence with this SHOOTOUT, we want to thank you for all your support with the previous four SHOOTOUTs. We love seeing you attempt new things and push yourself. Hopefully this month is no different.

You may know the format by now: every month we have a collaborator that sets the theme, donates a zine as a prize, and then judge their winner. This month, we have Steven Cox being the judge, and he’s donated his one of our favourite zines: The Fifth Dimension. It’s a beautifully vibrant zine with a unique narrative, and it’s a worthy prize for the first SHOOTOUT of 2019.

This month’s theme is SURREALISM. This is deliberately quite a loose brief, so feel free to experiment. Steven liked the idea of ‘surrealism being the art of combining of dreams and reality’, and so interpret that how you’d like! Maybe you'll try cross processing, lens-whacking, shooting expired disposable cameras, or whatever else you can dream up. We can’t wait to see what you come up with. If you’d like some inspiration, check out some of Steven’s work here.

As usual, this SHOOTOUT will run for a whole month. This means you have from February 1st until February 28th to get your entries in. As for how to enter, simply upload your image(s) to Instagram, tag us (@YOUR_EXHIBITION) in the image, and use the #YEShootout hashtag. Charlie will then judge the winner, and it’ll be announced on March 1st.

Until then, best of luck, and we look forward to seeing your images!