Climate – State of Emergency

International Photo Competition 2015

International Photo Competition 2015

  • January 19, 2015 at 9:30am - June 13, 2015 at 12:00pm
  • Alliance Francaise de Jersey 5 Library Place, JE2 3NL St Helier Tel: 875 655
  • FREE!
  • Contest

WIN A WEEK IN PARIS!

The Fondation Alliance française is holding an international photography competition under the patronage of the celebrated French photographer, journalist and environmentalist Yann Arthus Bertrand, with the theme “Climate – State of Emergency”.

To enter, you need to send two photos which capture how questions concerning climate and the way in which it is changing (or it is perceived to be changing) are being addressed in the area where you live. The photos may show the impact that climate has on the way people live, or the public or private solutions which have been devised and/or implemented to fight the adverse effects of climate change in your country of residence.

The winner of the Jersey competition will be offered a free session of French classes at the Alliance francaise de Jersey.

The overall winner, who will be selected by a jury in Paris, will be invited to Paris for a week, with travel and accommodation costs paid by the Fondation Alliance française.

Forty photos will be chosen by the jury for display in a collective exhibition held in Paris. Following the Paris exhibition, the photos will be available for display in Alliances françaises around the world.

Competition rules

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 “Climate – State of Emergency” to the Alliance française de Jersey on or before 13 June 2015, 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Photos must be original, unpublished works.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.

Some pointers for photo content: - you need to obtain consent from any people you photograph; - you need to ensure that any photographs of buildings (new or historical) and/or street furniture are not subject to third-party rights; - your photos should not feature objects such as clothing or furniture which have a visible brand or signature; - you should avoid all representations of alcohol and tobacco and their consumption.

The competition winner and the 19 finalists expressly authorise the Fondation Alliance française to reproduce and distribute their photos free of charge for the collective exhibition. They also permit the Fondation Alliance française to promote and publicise their works worldwide, using any form of media, for a period of 24 months from the date of 20 November 2015.

Competition timeline

13 June 2015: deadline for photo submission. A jury from the Alliance française de Jersey will choose a winner from the submissions received and will send the winner’s two photographs to the Fondation Alliance française in Paris on 15 June 2015.

25 October 2015: announcement of the competition winner and the 19 finalists. Publication of the results on the Fondation Alliance française website.

Competition prizes

The winner of the Jersey competition will be offered a free session of French classes at the Alliance francaise de Jersey.

A selection of the works of the winner and the finalists picked by the jury of the Fondation Alliance française will be displayed in a collective exhibition at a location in Paris chosen by the Fondation Alliance française and/or at the Fondation’s gallery.

Some of the selected photos will be published in specialist art and photography press.

The winner will be offered a week in Paris with transport (return ticket economy class), accommodation and a daily allowance of €40 provided by the Fondation Alliance française.

Climate – State of Emergency