The capital city of Austria, Vienna, one of the most important cultural cities in Europe enjoys a good reputation in its music, literature, theater and fine arts for many years. However, in the field of contemporary photography Vienna has a rising demand to follow up with the rest of the world. Inspired by many international competitions in photography we therefore decided to set up and organize the annual Vienna International Photographic Awards « VIPA » for documentary photography.

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Qualification: The competition will be open for professional, non-professional and student photographers from any country. Applicants must be 18 years old or over.

Entry Fees: Participants will be charged 29 euros for entering the competition (1 to 5 images). Payment can be made via bank transfer in Euros only. Submissions are non-refundable. Entry fees are required to cover venue hire, catalogues, printing and organization of the event.

Entries will consist of whole or partial photos series. Photographs can be in black and white or in color, in any format. Only digital files are accepted. Do not send original prints. All digital images should be provided as jpgs only, 72 dpi, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side. Files should be titled as follows: LastName_1Title.jpg

Participants warrant that, if their work is selected for exhibition, they have obtained the appropriate model releases from persons featured in their submitted photographs for all sales, marketing, educational and publicity uses and that no additional releases are required in respect of names, trademarks, designs or works of art depicted in the work.

The shortlist winners will be contacted by e-mail by the organizer during summer 2012. If selected on the shortlist, participants will be required to send prints (30×40 cm) by post mail.

Submitted materials will not be returned. VIPA is not responsible for the loss or damage of any entry. Submission of an entry to the contest automatically constitutes the contestant’s acceptance of all conditions set forth in the above section.

Submission Deadline: 30th April, 2012

Use Rights:
 Entrants whose submissions are accepted for exhibition grant KUNSTNETZWERK the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs, and subsequent display on the KUNSTNETZWERK website, unless indicated otherwise.

Entries not complying with the conditions set forth above will be disqualified.

If you have any further questions or concern about the conditions, please contact us at :



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