How to apply?

THE CALL IS NOW CLOSED!  Follow the news and updates at For those who were unable to apply due to technical errors will have a chance to apply, if they have delivered the screenshot of the error before the deadline, as detailed below.

added 3.6.2016


For yet unknown reason the online platform is now rejecting the ordering of new password and registration attempts from certain domains. We´re working on solving the problem, meanwhile - if possible try to register with another email. In any case of technical error with the online application process, please make a screenshot of the error and try again in a while. If the problem continues, please send the screenshot before the expire of the deadline to backlight [ ät ] and we will get back to you asap. Our sincere apologies for the extra work caused by this.


Please read carefully the general information before filling in the application.


1. You will need to first login/register before you can apply. If you have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.

2. Fill in the form with your name and email address. (No-one else will see your information except for the reviewers and organisers of Backlight 2017.) Press send.

3. Check your email account. You will receive an email with your registration details.

4. Now you are ready to create your application after you have logged in with your username and password.

5. Please fill in all the information, IN ENGLISH.

6. Next is the photo uploader where you can upload your 10 photographs.​

  • Along with each photo you can add the photo's title, additional information, material and dimensions, etc.
  • Each photo may be 3 megabytes in size, with a screen resolution at least 800x800 pixels, maximum of 2000x2000
  • After you have uploaded your 10 photographs, please fill in the remaining information fields, including your CV, collective name (if you are a collective), your address, country, website ( if you have one), place of birth, and date of birth.