Selfie Story: Saatchi Gallery runs a contest to pick the most creative selfie

We all have that one friend who posts countless selfies in an unbreakable chain on their social media. There’s one thing that you should show them today: Saatchi Gallery plans an interactive selfie exhibition – and everybody can get involved. But tell your friends to wipe the mirror clean beforehand… unless it’s a Pollock move.

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Partnering with Huawei, Saatchi Gallery rolled out a competition dedicated to the most common form of photographic expression used by everybody – selfies. Flooding the social media streams, they are seen as self-indulgent or perfect to capture the brevity of a moment – and we surveyed Londoners about selfies here!

#SaatchiSelfie encourages artists, photographers, but also the enthusiasts of art to show their most creative selfies. The competition is open to everyone aged 16 and over, no matter the location, so get snapping – and you can even get a trip to London if you’re shortlisted! The winners will receive Huawei’s newest smartphone, and the best of the best will be given a chance of a mysterious “photographic experience”.

The photos will be a part of the newest exhibition, From Selfie To Self-Expression. A meme circulating online tried to prove that Van Gogh curated an 18th-century version of Instagram – and this display will sum up the greatest self-portrait efforts in the history of art, engaging the audience by giving them a chance to become a part of it, too.

The exhibition will open from the 31st of March and will last for two months, taking up the entire floor of the gallery. The day before, a winner of the competition will be announced – and we’ll be able to see a handful of the most creative selfies that have already flooded the submission board.

How to enter? Head to the Saatchi Gallery’s website to register, pick a title, upload your artwork (you can select up to six photographs)… and voila. Now you can wait for the shortlist!

What’s your stance on selfies? Let us know – @besidemag on Twitter, and tag us in your fancy shots on Instagram: @beside_mag

Kasia Kwasniewska

Editor in Chief

Passionate about far too many things. Loves reading, watching films, eyeing (and producing) good design, listening to music and stuffing her face with chocolate on a daily basis. Cooks from time to time, and drinks far too much coffee to be a normal human being .

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