2012 Voies Off Prize Opens for Entries

December 15, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Competitions | 0 Comments |
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Voies Off has issued a call for entries for the 2012 Voies Off Prize. For the past 17 years, the Voies Off Prize has been awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his vision and the high quality of his work. Voies Off night projections during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles festival (first full week in July) have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.  You have until 20th January to enter the 2012 contest, whose overall winner will receive €2,500. Click through / scroll down for more information including contest rules, entry fees and Web links.

Press Release

2012 Voies Off Prize

The Photographic Alternative

For the past 17 years, Voies Off has offered an alternative approach to emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions, and its areas of resistance.

Voies Off night projections during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles festival (first full week in July) have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.

Year after year, the selected themes have met the evolutions of our contemporary world with a critical eye. Over twenty different nationalities are represented at each festival. Every year over sixty candidates are selected for the programme of the night-projections.

Every July, the Voies Off prize is awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work. The current amount of the prize is 2,500 euros.

Be part of the photographic alternative and participate in the 2012 Voies Off Prize.

2012 Voies Off Prize Rules Participation

No restriction regarding age or nationality.

Participants in the Voies Off Prize are: all amateur or professional photographers, artists, associations, collectives, groups, galleries, agencies, or schools… using photography as their medium. A commission will select the applications presenting originality and a personal approach. The works must be organized as a series showing coherent thinking developed through a theme, a personal vision.

The main criterion considered by the commission will be a personal and creative vision.

Jury and award

A jury composed of renowned professionals and the artistic director of Voies Off will choose the winner of the competitions among the selected applications. The jury is sovereign in its decision that shall not be appealed.

The 2012 Voies Off Prize is 2 500 euros.

Calendar

Results will be emailed to the participants.

No other form of communication will be used.

The result of the jury’s selection for the 2012 festival will be announced in May 2012.

The winning portfolio will be announced in July 2012.

On-line application and up-load of photographs at :: http://www.voies-off.com

Participants will apply to the Voies Off Prize on-line at http://www.voies-off.com.

From their usual browsers, candidates will fill out an on-line registration form, pay a 25 euros registration fee, then up-load their photographs using an access code that Voies Off will provide via email.

Apply at http://www.voies-off.com from November 20, 2011, to January 20, 2012.

Copyright and liabilities

Any submission that shall not abide by the following rules shall be rejected.

The participants are responsible for authorizations and releases from their models and subjects.

The participating photographers agree, once selected, to add a link to the Voies Off website to their own websites: http://www.voies-off.com. Participants agree to Voies Off’s possible free and fair use of their photographs from the selected portfolios for promotion purposes.

Participants must be aware that the festival may canceled at any time in case of a major emergency. Voies Off shall not be held responsible for any financial damage.

Participants in the 2012 Voies Off festival agree with and will abide by the above rules.

2012 Voies Off Prize Application Procedure

Submission

Any submission that shall not abide by the following rules shall be rejected.

Applications for the 2011 Voies Off Prize shall include: + ONE (and one only) pdf document including CV and a short statement describing the intentions and work of the author of the portfolio. Any relevant or useful information can be added to this document.

The pdf file will be titled as follows:

participant’s first name_participant’s LAST NAME. pdf

Ex: Winston_SMITH.pdf (first name+underscore+last name+.+pdf)

+ A series of 15 to 45 photographs: - jpg format at the highest quality (lowest compression) - about 1500 pixels x 2000 pixels (for projection purposes), resolution set at 72 dpi - RGB or Gray Scale, Unlocked files.

Image files shall be named as follows:

participant’s First Name_participant’s LAST NAME_number in the series. jpg
Ex: Winston_SMITH_01.jpg

Numbering can indicate the order in which the photographs should be projected.

+ If the submission is composed of several series of images, the applicant must create a specific sub-folder for each series.

The sub-folders will be titled as follows:
participant’s first name_participant’s LAST NAME_series title

Ex: Winston_SMITH_Around-the-world

When naming your folders and files, avoid using spaces and/or special characters such as é è à ç : / * ?

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On-line application at http://www.voies-off.com

November 20, 2011 – January 20, 2012.

Follow the steps as explained on our website:

+ Fill out the on-line application..

+ Pay the 25 euros fee.

Payments will be made on-line with either a Master or a Visa card exclusively.

You will then receive an email with your access code to up-load your photographs onto our server.

+ Up-loading photographs onto our server. Deadline: January 20, 2012



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