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Concours international de photo 2016


Did you like the exhibition "Climate, State of Emergency", displayed in our premise from last 26 February to 25 March?
Are you an amateur or semi-professional photographer and would like to participate in the next edition of the contest (till the 13 May)?

Every year, la Fondation Alliance française is holding a photography contest within the network of Alliances françaises worldwide.

Students, members and teachers interested in photography are invited to submit two photos on a theme chosen each year by the Fondation.
Then winning photographs constitute exhibitions that you can saw in different Alliances, in different countries: for example, the previous "Climate, State of Emergency" exhibition was constituted by winning photos from the 2015 contest.
These pictures have the interest of being local illustrations, from different countries, and therefore from different cultures, about the same subject.

This year the selected theme is: "OBJECTIF SPORT"!
The overall winner, who will be selected by the Fondation jury in Paris, will be invited to Paris for a week, with all travel and accommodation costs paid.

Please find the instructions following:
The competition is free and is open to all entrants over the age of eighteen. However, professional photographers who have already gained recognition for their photographic work and are living from the proceeds of it are not eligible to compete.

Entrants should send two photographs on the theme of “OBJECTIF SPORT!” to the Alliance française de Manchester on or before 13 May 2016, in a TIFF or JPEG file, with a resolution of 300 dpi.

A title must be provided for each photograph, along with the following information:

  • details of the camera used,
  • the aperture,
  • the shutter speed,
  • and if photographic film has been used, details of the film (brand and ISO number).

Photos must be original, unpublished works. Entrants must be able to guarantee that they hold exclusive rights to the photos presented for the competition.

Entrants cede publication rights for their competition photos to the Fondation Alliance française for the duration of the competition.

Please find attached a PDF document to find more information. You can complete the document with your contact information and the information above.
You must complete this form if you want to enter the contest. You can then bring us to the reception of the Alliance française de Manchester, or scan it after filling it and send it to the email address with your photos attached.
We will take care of then send your application to the Fondation Alliance française.


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