Grand Prix Fotofestiwal, Łódź, 2012 competition

Grand Prix Fotofestiwal, Łódź, 2012 competitionDeadline: 15 November 2011

Eligibility: The competition is open and there are no thematic, age-related or geographic limitations, thanks to which we can present diversified works and personalities.

 11. International Festival of Photograhy in Łódź, 10-20.05.2012

PRIZE: 10.000 zł (≈2.500€)

Submit your projects for the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012 competition. This time, the format of the annual contest and exhibition will be different. An international jury of curators will choose the winner and 9 finalists. The jury members are world-class specialists, among others – director of Belgian Charleroi Museum of Photography,  – editor of “British Journal of Photography”, and Adam Mazur – curator of the Centre for Contemporary Art “Ujazdowski Castle”.
The winner will get a prize of PLN 10 000 (≈2.500€) and the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012 title. The winning project will be presented during an individual exhibition at Fotofestiwal in May 2012. The works of the 9 finalists will be displayed in the form of a slide show during the main festival weekend (10-13 May 2012). It is then that the official results will be announced and the winner’s name will be revealed.
Our invitation, addressed to photographers and curators, brings hundreds of applications every year. The competition is open and there are no thematic, age-related or geographic limitations, thanks to which we can present diversified works and personalities.

Xavier Canonne, director of Museum of Photography in Charleroi, Belgium
, editor of „British Journal of Photography”, Great Britain
Adam Mazur, curator of the Centre for Contemporary Art “Ujazdowski Castle”, Warsaw, Poland
Krzysztof Candrowicz, director of FOTOFESTIWAL , Poland
Marta Szymanska, programme director of FOTOFESTIWAL International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland
Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2012 is an opportunity to present your photographs at one of the greatest photography events in Central Europe and a chance to win PLN 10 000(≈2.500€)

A complete application of the project shall be submitted:
– via E-mail to gp@fotofestiwal.com (GRAND PRIX in the title of the message, file size up to 5MB)
– in person / by posy to:
Fundacja Edukacji Wizualnej
ul. Tymienieckiego 3
90-365 Łódź, Poland
The project application should be sent in an envelope or packed in any other way that reduces the possibility of damage to the work. Packaging should be labelled “GRAND PRIX”.
If the application is sent by post, the date of registration is the postmark date.
An application should include:
– a completed form
– all the works included in the project
– payment confirmation (scan, photocopy)

It should be paid to the Organizer’s bank account:
PL 12105014611000009067130097
Detailed rules of participation can be found in the terms and conditions of the competition.

For eleven years, it has been held in May, and opened with the main weekend when major photographers and curators as well as visitors from all around the world meet in the festival centre. Every year, the main exhibitions are prepared especially for the festival and they present diverse curator visions. Individual exhibitions create an additional context for curators’ search, and the accompanying events are meant as supplements and commentaries on the presented works – they also serve as a platform where different audiences can share their experiences. Most exhibitions are held in the distinctive postindustrial spaces of Łódź. The basic idea behind the festival is to look for alternative ways of talking about photography and showing it as well as to create a space for presentation of various forms of photography and a forum for discussion on art and society.
Fotofestiwal is the initiator and leader of Photo Festival Union, an association of European festivals of photography, and a member of international association Festival of Light. This enables its constant cooperation with the world’s greatest photo events.

2010 Katrin Trautner „Morning Love”
2009 Christien Jaspars „Do“
2008 Eric Vazzoler „Face me“
2007 Arja Hyytiainen „Distance-Now”
2006 Andreas Pein „Wading“, Kai Bornhöft „True Colours“

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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