Pick A Pattern – Photo Contest

Open to all photographers internationally.


Patterns. They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we probably even consume them at meal times. And yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. However, there is often a hidden beauty in the smallest details that make up our world. Noticing these details can help us to get a better understanding of the world around us as well as provide us with unlimited inspiration.

With the theme of this competition we are asking you to develop a new way of seeing. Open your eyes to the hidden geometry that surrounds us and truly appreciate the way that pattern can help us to tell a story. Instead of viewing pattern as a mundane and inconsequential detail, we want you to show us just how pattern can be used to gain a better understanding of life.


Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them – we always have and we always will – but it's unlikely they demand too much of our attention… Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to join the dots. From fashion and design to the natural world, look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by.
A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew.


Open to all photographers internationally.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to TPA.

USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition process all entrants grant TPA the right to reproduce, without
payment, for any purpose at any time in any media, with or without attribution for publicity and promotional
purposes in any connection with the charity's work.


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