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9th Annual Pollux Awards
The 9th Pollux Awards will be selecting 10 photographers to be exhibited in Paris in Q3 2017. Only series of 3 to 5 images, composing a cohesive body of work, should be submitted.
In this 9th consecutive edition of the POLLUX AWARDS, The Gala Awards invites professional and amateur photographers, and students, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.
THIS EDITION IS ONLY FOR SERIES’ SUBMISSIONS. EACH SERIES SHOULD BE COMPOSED OF 3 TO 5 IMAGES AND BE A COHESIVE BODY OF WORK, EITHER BECAUSE OF THE THEME OR THE TECHNIQUE.
There are no restrictions regarding the date the submitted images were taken.
Images already awarded by any contest hosted by The Gala Awards can not be submitted. Images awarded in contests not related to The Gala Awards can be submitted. Images already submitted to Gala Awards previous competitions but not having been awarded can be submitted.
Eligibility: Professional and non-professional photographers including students, from all countries, competing together in a unique section. In this edition there will no separate section for Pro and non Pro Photographers.
Categories (to be submitted in Series):
- PORTRAITS (includes Self-Portrait)
- PEOPLE (includes Children, Culture and Daily Life, Documentary, and Street Photography)
- LANDSCAPES (includes Urban and Rural Landscapes, Seascapes, Nature, Cityscapes, Architecture, Animals and Wildlife)
- FINE ART (Includes Still life, Architecture and Abstractions)
- ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES (Includes Digital Manipulation, Collage)
- CELL PHONE (theme is open; image has to be originally taken with a cell phone; editing and processing is allowed)
- NUDE AND FIGURE (includes Silhouette)
Managing Director of The Gala Awards
Director and Chief Curator of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography and the Berlin Foto Biennale
Fine Art & Reportage Photographer; Unit Photographer (Warner)
Contest Prize & TERMS
The entire awarded Series of the selected photographers will be exhibited. Tha Gala Awards will be in charge of the Gallery rental, setup and hanging of the exhibition, labeling, PR and catalogue.
Printing and framing will be paid by the selected artists, and it will be done by The Gala awards to homogenize the works and to allow the itinerancy of the exhibition. That means every participant artist will have to be able to send to The Gala Awards a high resolution file (300dpi) suitable for printing. The printing will be done in photographic paper and mounted on Aluminum Diebond.
Artists selected to participate may discuss with the juror to send additional works (of the same portfolio) on top of those selected.
If the works are to be sold (if possible it will be done in silent auction) exhibitors will receive 60% of the sales, and 40% will be reserved for the gallery/organizers. The Gala Awards reserves the right to change the city, venue and date of the exhibition in case of external conditions beyond The Gala Awards's control. Second choice if something happens with Paris, will be London.
The Juror will be the exhibition curator and may invite additional artists to participate in the exhibition, doing a eventual selection among the finalists and runner ups. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: All participants of the THE GALA AWARDS (TGA) competitions warrant that they own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. By submitting to this award entrants agree with these rules and conditions of entry.
TGA recognizes that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright. USAGE RIGHTS: Participants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting TGA contests, in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow TGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and TGA exhibitions.
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