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Deadline: Nov 06, 2016
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Paid Entry
Entry Fee: €20 per submitted work or €30 for a series of up to 10 photographs (there is no limitation regarding number of entries)



Nestling behind the Heller hills near Dresden, Germany, 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.

Recently, 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, an international portrait competition was launched.

In its second year, the competition will expand, and also feature several solo-shows in galleries all over Dresden.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: - 1st prize: €5,000
- 2nd prize: wildcard for professional portfolio reviews at the »Rencontres d’Arles«, France (within the opening week of 2017) incl. 5-day festival pass, board and lodging, and up to 200,- EUR for travel expenses; coaching by the »shift school for photography dresden«
- 3rd prize: €1,000
- 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
Photographers warrant that they have full permission to enter and reproduce an image of the persons featured in the photograph. If a selected photograph contains an image of a minor (person under the age of 18), photographers might be asked to submit a minor release form signed by the parent or legal guardian of the minor. USAGE RIGHTS: The photographers agree that the artworks submitted may be exhibited in the PORTRAITS 2017 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. The 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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