10th Annual Px3 Competition, 2016
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Submit your best work for a chance to win the title of Px3 Photographer of the Year, cash prizes, be selected by the curators for the exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Px3 book."
Px3 ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Selection of work from this competition are displayed in Paris and published in Px3 Annual Book.
Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, Px3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.
Professional, non-professional and students, will compete Advertising Photojournalism, Book (Book Proposals), Fine Art, Nature and Portraiture.
Px3 Photographer of the Year, $5000 cash prize
Professional photographers compete for the top award, the “Px3 Photographer of the Year” and $5000 cash prize. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
Px3 Best New Talent (Non-Professionals and Students Only), $2000 cash prize
Non-professional photographers compete for the Px3 Best New Talent Award and $2000 cash prize. The winner’s work is publicized and exhibited in Paris and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
Certificates in all Categories
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from both the professional and non-professional categories will receive a Px3 certificate, personalized press release, and a Px3 winner's logo for professional purposes.
Px3 judges award several Certificates of Honorable Mention to both professional and non-professional entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.
Public Choice Awards, $1000 cash prize
73,481 votes have been tallied in the annual Prix de la Photographie Paris. The recipients of highest votes in both professional and non professional will each receive $500 cash prize.
PARIS EXHIBITION AND INTERNATIONAL PUBLICITY
TOP 20: Each year a guest curator will select 20 Photographer’s work to be present in an exhibition in Paris.
Winner’s Exhibition. The work of following winners will be exhibited in Paris; Advertising Photographer of the Year, Press Photographer of the Year, Book Photographer of the Year, Fine Art Photographer of the Year, Nature Photographer of the Year and Portraiture Photographer of the Year together with, New Talent of the year in Advertising, New Talent of the year in Press, New Talent of the year in Book, New Talent of the year in Fine Art, New Talent of the year in Nature and New Talent of the year in Portraiture categories.
Please note: only the above12 works will be exhibited in Paris.The work of winners of the gold, silver, bronze and honorable mentions will be only showcased in the Px3 annual book.
PX3 ANNUAL BOOK
The work of winners of the gold, silver, bronze from both the professional and non-professional Subcategories will be published in the Px3 Annual Book. The names of the Honorable Mention recipients. The name of 1st category Public Choice Winners will be included in the book as well.
Don't miss this opportunity to participate in this international showcase of photographic talents.
Entry fees cover the cost of prizes, exhibitions, administration and promotion. To make this photo competition globally accessible, Px3 discounts entry fees for certain countries. Click here for the list.
$30 for each photograph entered
$50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme) or book
Same photograph or series, additional category: $25 per category
Non-professional and Student Photographers
$20 per photograph entered
$40 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)
Same photograph or series, additional category: $15 per category
SUBMIT YOUR WORK TO Px3
Simply fill out the entry form and send it with your work to Px3. You can submit as many photographs in as many categories as you want.
How to Submit Your Entries
Login and use the online entry form, upload your photographs and pay the fees. (JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 1000 pixels on the longest side)
All winners will be announced online six to eight weeks after the final submission deadline. The Px3 Annual Book will be published eight to ten months after the announcement.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Q: Who is considered a professional photographer?
A: Those who earn, or have earned, the majority of their income from taking photographs.
2. Q: What is considered a series?
A: Two to five (2-5) photographs that share the same theme or concept and same title. Make sure all your images in a series are strong. Your work will be judge as whole not individually.
3. Q: Can i mail my submission?
A: Since all of our judging are done online, we no longer except mailed in submissions.
4. Q: Can I enter digital photographs into the contest?
A: Yes, you may ONLY send digital files on a CD or DVD by mail or upload your files online UNLESS you are sending a book or book proposal submission.
5. Q: What size should the digital files be?
A: Digital submissions must be saved as .jpg, are 72 dpi, and not exceed 1000 pixels in height or width.
6. Q: Do I need to send a return handling fee for each photograph I want to be returned?
A: No, there is only a one-time fee of $20 regardless of the number of photographs you want returned. You must ALSO include a self-addressed, stamped or FedEx mailer.
7. Q: How can I pay for the photographs that I submit?
A: We accept Visa and Master cards or Paypal at the moment.
8. Q: Can I enter one photograph into multiple categories?
A: Yes, you may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you want. In fact, doing so may increase your chances of winning. There is an additional fee for each subcategory and major category: $25 for professionals, $15 for non-professionals and $10 for students.
9. Q: What is the Px3 Copyright policy & How can Px3 use my photographs?
A: The photographer always retain the copyright of his image. Px3 has the right to use your submitted photographs for the annual exhibition(s) and the Px3 book of the year, if you are a winner. Px3 may also use your work for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to Px3 only, with the photographer's approval and appropriate citation/credit.
10. Q: What are the 'Book' and 'Book Proposals' categories?
A: The Book category is for designed and published photography books. The Book Proposals category is for photography books ready to be published, but without a publisher. Entrants may send their entries by mail but should upload the cover and 4 images from the book on online entry form.
11. Q: What is time of the final deadline?
A: We accept online entries until midnight, Central European Time, on the final deadline. We accept mailed entries that are post-marked on the final deadline from where you are sending your entry.
12. Q: Where will the prints go after the exhibit?
A: Px3 will never sell your prints. We will have a traveling show for one year to publicize the winning images. The prints will be archived at Px3 safe storage for possible inclusion in "Best of 5, 10, etc. Years" shows. Photographers can request that Px3 destroy or return the prints. On the back of each print that we make or receive, there is stamp that says: "NON ARCHIVAL PRINTS, Not for sale. Return to Px3"
12. Q: What happens if some one wants to buy my prints?
A: Px3 will put the interested person in touch with you or your gallery. Px3 is not in business of selling prints.