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Deadline: Nov 12, 2017
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: 20 EUR for a single contribution; 30 EUR for a photographic series of up to 10 photos

Le collectif du Herisson
Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award 2018

Portraits – Hellerau Photography Award 2018

Nestling behind the Heller hills near Dresden, Hellerau became the first German garden city. It was here, in the middle of nowhere, that Heinrich Tessenow’s monumental Festspielhaus was opened more than a century ago. Up until World War I it attracted famous artists from all over the world, including Mary Wigman, George Bernard Shaw, Franz Kafka, Oskar Kokoschka, Sergei Diaghilev and many more.

In 2016, the annual program of Hellerau’s performances of a variety of arts was enriched with another colour: the genre of portrait photography. Following the vision of the first owner, Émile Jaques-Dalcroze, we launched an international portrait competition. In its second year, the Jury evaluated the submissions of over 500 photographers. The 50 best contributions were on show in an exhibition at Festspielhaus Hellerau.

On June 1st, the latest competition has started! We are eager to see your new contributions regarding the new theme of this year’s award, »PRESENCE«…

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: The following prizes will be awarded:

1st prize: 5,000 EUR
2nd prize: 2,000 EUR
3rd prize: 1,000 EUR
4th prize: A six-week artist’s residency at HELLERAU – CENTER FOR THE ARTS Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Photographers entering the competition warrant that the photograph is their own artwork, and they are the sole owner of its copyrights. Photographers warrant that their artwork is made in respect of all further rights including moral rights, the rights of the people, names, trademarks, designs or works of art that are part of the photographs, and that no further permissions are required to deliver these agreements.
Photographers warrant that they have full permission to enter and reproduce an image of the persons featured in the photograph. USAGE RIGHTS: The photographers agree that the artworks submitted may be exhibited in the PORTRAITS 2018 exhibition at any venue. The Photographers permit the organiser of the competition to use and
reproduce the submitted artworks for internal realisation of the competition. This permission does not extend to commercial uses. For the commercial use of the selected artworks and the appearance in the catalogue, the Photographers and the organisers will sign a separate contract. The photographers agree unconditionally that their artwork may appear in all media worldwide in journalistic and documentary works in direct connection with PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award. The processes of the competition may be filmed, and entering the competition constitutes agreement for a portrait to be included in such filming, whether broadcast or not.

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