Oproep inzenden voor Franse fotoprijs

Het Franse APPPF, agentschap voor de promotoe van professionele fotografie in Frankrijk, organiseert een wedstrijd onder de noemer ‘De foto’s van het jaar’. Professionele fotografen uit heel Europa kunnen inzenden.
Het Engelse persbericht:

The Photos of the Year

This contest is restricted professional photographers living in Europe.
There will be twelve prize-winning categories, the best photo of the year award and a trophy of honour!

This category «Young Talent of the Year» is restricted to professional photographers living in Europe, and who have been in the profession for less than two years on January 1st 2009 and are under 30 years of age. The theme is free in this category.

A total of fourteen trophies will be given out on March 26, 2010 in Alençon (Orne) during the award ceremony which will reunite the 36 finalists (three by category) and the elite of French and European professional photography.

In addition to this award ceremony, once the winners are known, the winning photographs will be united for a travelling exhibition which will go around France. The starting point will be with the partners of the event. A book showing the 12 winning photos amongst the 36 photos of all the finalists will be published.

The final selection of the winning photos will be made by a panel of seven jury members representing photographyin Europe: Photographers, journalists and other image professionals. The names of the jury will only be known once the photos have been selected.

Will only be taken into account in each category of «The Photo of the year» the work of professional photographers of the past year according to the civil calendar. The photos must be taken between the 1st of January and the 31st of December 2009.

Nikon will renew their support for the 2009/2010 edition and will award 10 000,00 euros worth of Nikon material to the winner of Photo of the year 2009. MMF-PRO, well known to every professional will also renew their partnership for the next edition and will also award 2000,00 euros worth of material from their catalogue.

Escourbiac who won their second «Cadrat d’Or» last June, remain our privileged partner. The book of The Photos of the Year was printed by them.

Two new partners will join those already mentioned: Déclencheur and the Paris Photo Fair.

The www.snadi.org and Europe Photo also support the second edition of the Photo of the year.

The exhibition of the Photos of the Year, will take place from October 15-19, at the Paris Photography Fair. Come and meet us at our stand and discover the second edition of the Photos of the year contest, restricted to professional photographers! We will explain our rules, new categories and you even have the possibility of leaving your photos for the competition with us during the 5 days of the fair.

During the fair, visitors will be able to meet some of last year’s winners and finalists who will sign the book of the Photos of the Year 2008 for you. Philippe Marchand this year’s winner, will be present on Thursday 15th at different moments throughout the day at the Photos of the Year stand.

The race to take Philippe Marchand’s place has already started. You still have four months (January 15 2010) to send us your photos or you can leave them with us at the Paris Photo Fair.

For more information and download of the complete contest regulations: www.photographiesdelannee.com