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PX3 Launches the 12th Annual Photography Competition

January 14, 2019

The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) has announced the opening of its 12th Annual Photography Competition, calling all visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, to share their unique perspectives on the world with a French audience, and compete for international recognition as the next “PX3 Photographer of the Year”, cash prizes, publication in the PX3 Annual Book, and inclusion in a special curated exhibition to be shown in Paris in July, 2019.

Photographers will submit their work in the following categories: Advertising, Book, Fine Art, Nature, Portraiture, and Press. The contest will end on March 15th, 2019.

Entries will be assessed by the stellar PX3 jury, which is made up of international photographers, editors, curators and creatives with a passion for excellence, impactful photography. To view the 2019 Jury list

To view all the 2018 winning works

“The State of the World”: PX3’s new special contest.

In a new twist, PX3 is simultaneously launching “The State of the World”, a new special contest of Paris Photo Prize, dedicated to sharing important global stories focusing on issues that are current and crucial in our world.

Speaking about this new competition, PX3’s founder, Hossein Farmani, commented, “The State of the World” is especially important at this time in our history when we have faster access to information than any previous generation, yet it is harder than ever for us to discover the truth. Visual storytelling is so crucial to our understanding of the world around us and “The State of the World” will show eyewitness accounts and uncensored news directly from photographers witnessing events, with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.”

This special contest will receive entries under 6 categories: Political Impact, Social Documentary, Environmental Issues, Heroes Among Us, and What a Wonderful World.

Category Winners will be awarded cash prizes and compete for the Grand Prize, which will be awarded by Steve McCurry himself. All winners will also be included in the special exhibition for PX3 in Paris in July 2019. The contest will close on February 28th, 2019. More details about the contest rules, prizes, submission fees, etc., can be found here.

Over the past decade, PX3 has risen to become one of the most prestigious photography competitions in Europe, with thousands of outstanding entries annually from around the world, and this new “State of the World” competition is sure to further cement the reputation of PX3 as a leader and champion of photography in this modern age.

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