La «Agencia por la promoción de la fotografía profesional en Francia» (APPPF), presenta un nuevo concurso llamado «The Photographs of the year».
Esta competición está dividida en distintas categorías. Una reservada a los fotógrafos de nacionalidad francés, otra abierta a fotógrafos europeos. El tema es libre y las fotos tienen que haber sido realizadas en el año 2008.
El premio por el ganador de cada categoría es de 400 euros más los derechos de publicacion de las fotos en un libro que será editado en 2009. Las fotos finalistas participarán en una exposición itinerante. El ganador del titulo recibirá 10000 euros de material fotográfico profesional ofrecido por Nikon
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The « Agence pour la Promotion de la Photographie Professionnelle en France » introduces the competition called « The Photographs of the year ».
The only photographers entitled to enter this competition are to be professionals residing in France or in the French Territories overseas (known as Dom-Tom).
Awards shall be given to eighteen categories, not including that of the photograph of the year and an honours trophy!
The “European photograph of the year” shall be awarded to any professional photographer residing in Europe and outside of France. The subject is open.
The “young talent of the year photograph” applies to all professional photographers having their residence in France and having operated for no more than two years ,on January 1st 2008. The subject is open.
All together, twenty awards shall be remitted on March 28th 2009, in Alençon in the course of a Ceremony which shall bring together the 54 Nominees (three per subject) and the best Photographers in France and in Europe .
Apart from this evening gathering, once the winners have been selected, the winning photographs shall be assembled in an itinerant exhibition which shall travel through France. In a first instance it shall visit the partners, and then it shall go to the largest festivals in France and in Europe. A book including the 18 awarded photographs, with that of the other nominees, shall also be edited each year, therefore including 54 photographs.
In each category the winner shall receive a statuette worth 400 € and benefit also of the copyright for the books, the postcards and the posters edited by the APPPF and for the itinerant exhibitions developed by APPPF, the modalities of which shall be established formally by a Contract between him and the APPPF for an overall amount of 1,000€ per winner.
New : Winning of the photograph of the year will accept 10000,00 euro of professional equipment Nikon!
The selection, the final choice and the winners of the competition “the photographs of the year” shall be elected by a jury of reputable professional photographers, of Festival Managers, of Presidents of professional bodies, of partners and specialized journalists. Only reputable professionals shall be retained.
The photograph of the year, in each category, shall be the result of the activity of the professional photographers during the calendar year. It is compulsory that the photographs should have been shot between the 1st of January and the 31st of December 2008.
Should you request more information and already book a space in order to cover the event next year, please do not hesitate and write APPPF .
For further information and for uploading the full Competition rules go to : www.photographiesdelannee.com