The world's first exhibition exploring the history of the selfie from the Old Masters to the present day is opening at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

To coincide with the exhibition, the gallery, in association with Huawei, held a competition for photographers and enthusiasts around the globe to show off their most creative selfies. The judges have chosen Dawn Woolley's The Substitute (Holiday) from over 14,000 images submitted to the #SaatchiSelfie competition.

Woolley says her artwork is self-portraiture, but not in the traditional sense. "I create a photographic copy of myself and place it in the real world instead of me," she explains. "By creating artwork that establishes me as an object it could be argued that I produce photographs that reinforce stereotypical images of the female body, but with apparent exhibitionism I create a substitute that renders my real body invisible."

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Dawn Woolley, Cambridge, United Kingdom: The Substitute (Holiday)Dawn Woolley 2017

Her image will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery alongside a shortlist of the other nine best selfies submitted to the competition, while a digital wall in the Gallery will show all 14,000 entries. Woolley will receive an all expenses paid trip to join a Leica Photography Ambassador on an international photo shoot assignment, and the ten shortlisted artists will each receive the P10, Huawei's newest smartphone featuring a dual Leica lens.

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Sarah Carpenter, Rochester, United Kingdom: TornSarah Carpenter, 2017
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Ollie Hayward, Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom: Gayngel 2Ollie Hayward
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Patrick Gonzales, Dijon, France: Untitled - #4Patrick Gonzales, 2017
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Van O, Moscow, Russian Federation: PredatorsVan O, 2017
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Felicia Hodoroabă-Simion, Romania: Walk with myself in the parkFelicia Hodoroabă-Simion, 2017
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Finnian Croy, Glasgow, United KingdomFinnian Croy, 2017
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Ola Walków, Warsaw, Poland; “My only dream was about being beautiful, but it was hurting me…. I had to do it…..”Ola Walków, 2017
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Debora De Haes, Hoeselt, Belgium: Life is possible only where life can existDebora De Haes, 2017
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Andy Kassier, Cologne, Germany: Africa High (Tennis)Andy Kassier, 2017

The Saatchi Gallery exhibition, From Selfie to Self-Expression, will feature artists as diverse as Tracey Emin, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Cindy Sherman. Many of the works on show feature interactive, digital and user-generated content,

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Diego Velazquez: Las Meninas (c1656) Oil on canvasMuseo Nacional del Prado
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Rembrandt van Rijn: Self-Portrait with Two Circles (c1665-69)Courtesy Kenwood House, Iveagh Bequest/English Heritage
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Vincent Van Gogh: Self-portrait with bandaged ear (1889) Oil on canvasThe Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Frida Kahlo: Self-Portrait With Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (1940) Oil on canvas on MasoniteCourtesy Banco de México Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico, D.F. / DACS / Harry Ransom Centre, The University of Texas at Austin
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
George Harrison: Taj Mahal Self-Portrait (1966)Harrison Family
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Chuck Close: Big Self-Portrait (1967-1968) Acrylic on canvasChuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Cindy Sherman: Untitled Film Still #21 (1977) Gelatin silver printCourtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Tracey Emin: I’ve Got It All (2000)Tracey Emin. All rights reserved, DACS 2016. Image courtesy of the White Cube
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Barack Obama selfie with David Cameron and Danish Prime MinisterRoberto Schmidt/AFP
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Jellyfish SelfieCinzia Osele Bismarck
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Juno Calypso: Honeymoon Suite (2015)Image courtesy of the artist and TJ Boulting Gallery
Saatchi Gallery From Selfie to Self-Expression
Benedict Cumberbatch jumps behind U2 at the 86th Academy Awards in Hollywood, CaliforniaMike Blake/Reuters
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Hillary Clinton Group SelfieBarbara Kinney/Hillary for America

From Selfie to Self-Expression is on at the Saatchi Gallery in London from 31 March to 30 May 2017. Entrance is free.