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Deadline: Mar 20, 2016
Winner is: Judged
Entry: Free Entry



The Prix VIRGINIA is organized by the Association SYLVIA S. It recognizes the work of a woman photographer.

It is awarded in accordance with the following rules:
The Prix VIRGINIA, awarded every other year, beginning in 2012, is open to all living professional women photographers, regardless of age or nationality, with the exception of photojournalisms and advertising. Photographs submitted for the Prix VIRGINIA must not have been exhibited in France. Requests for assistance with projects, reporting, or exhibitions will not be considered.

The Jury is composed of eight key cultural figures who deliberate and designate the Winner. Members serve one two-year term, with the exception of the President and a representative of M, the magazine of le Monde.

The jury receives applications from candidates directly as well as through international experts (photo editors, photographers’ agents, critics, gallery owners, etc.). The deliberations of the Jury are secret and will not be communicated officially. The President of the Prix VIRGINIA Jury organizes and leads the discussion, and holds a casting vote. The Jury alone has the authority to resolve any questions not covered by these rules, and in the event that it decides no application meets the required criteria, it reserves the right not to award the Prize.

With the exception of the Winner, applicants may re-apply for
the Prix VIRGINIA at each two-year cycle.

The jury shall designate the Winner and the Selection of the Jury consisting of 10 photographers.

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: - €10,000 from the Association SYLVIA S.
- Publication of the winner’s work in M, the magazine of Le Monde.
- Be-pôles, which publishes the collection Portraits de Villes will offer the winner carte blanche to photography the city of her choice.
- Exhibition in L’Espace photographique de l’Hôtel de Sauroy in Paris, supported by the generous partnership of he lab Central Dupon Images.
- L'Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe publishes in its season program the work of one of the 11 photographers selected by the Jury.
- Editions Filigranes publishes a box-book with the winner’s and the Jury’s choice photographies. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: The applicant agrees, that his/her photographs (or those of the represented applicant) may be used free of charge, anywhere in the world during the various phases of selecting winners, and, in particular, in the event they are pre-selected, that they may be reproduced and presented during any press conference announcing the identity of the preselected candidates. USAGE RIGHTS: If selected as winner in 2016, the applicant authorize the Prix VIRGINIA and its service providers to reproduce and represent, for non-exclu- sive, free, non-commercial use only, anywhere in the world, by any means and in any medium, graphic, electronic, digital, or computerized, for an unlimited period of time, the 5 photographs submitted to the Prix VIRGINIA, as well as, as necessary, their titles, in order to allow the Prix VIRGINIA to perform any action in the context of the partnership offered to the winners (including organization of exhibitions, design of presentation and promotional materials). Such use shall also apply to the Prix VIRGINIA web- site and the sites of its partners.

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