Prix Elysee Competition 2020 – call for applications

Prix Elysee Competition is open to mid­career photographers or artists from around the world. They must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing.

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Prix Elysee Competition 2020

At the Musée de l’Elysée, we think that accompanying photographers in the evolution of their career is as important as preserving their art for future generations. It is in a shared commitment to foster creativity and support the production of new work that the Musée de l’Elysée enters into a partnership with Parmigiani Fleurier to launch the Prix Elysée.

The Prix Elysée is open to promising photographers or artists using photography, regardless of nationality, who have already enjoyed their first exhibitions and publications.

There is no overall theme to the Prix Elysée, but it will emphasis the link between photography and print, with two publications being produced as part of the prize.

Firstly, each nominee will be invited to introduce a project in a book published and distributed as part of the prize. They will each be given free rein to make use of 10 pages.

Secondly, the winner will have the opportunity to publish a book of his or her project. The nominees’ and the winner’s books will be printed by one of the Sandoz Family Foundation printing companies.

Prizes Prix Elysee Competition:

•A contribution of CHF5’000 to each of the eight nominated photographers.
•A prize worth CHF80’000 to the winner, half of which is to be used to produce the project, and half for the book publication.

Entry deadline: 9th March 2020

Previous #prixelysee editions can be seen on this webpage

You can submit a representative portfolio of the candidate’s work consisting of 10 (minimum) to 20 (maximum) loose photographic prints, unframed and unmounted, by post.

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Application guidelines and the complete prize rules are available in English and French


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