About the contest
From it’s creation back in 2011, the PhotOn Festival has made an effort to dedicate a very important part of its program to support the works done by the novel authors, photographers who are not known by the public, through the PhotOn Grant, and which covers different activities such as the Portfolio Reviews of the 10 finalists and their Multimedia Screenenings.
Among this new scenario, we launch the Open Call VII PhotOn Festival Grant with the following rules to participate.
REGISTRATION/ PROJECT SUBMISSION: OPEN CALL ENTRIES
Submissions must be done through the form
The deadline for submission will end at 23:59:59 on March 31, 2017 Spanish Time (GMT +1).
The author has the possibility to submit a single photographic series or a story. · Digital files must match jpeg 1500 pixels on the longest side. 15 images max, and 10 images as minimum all belonging to the same story or series. Brief bio of the author and CV, as well as a brief text about the work is needed. If applicable, indicating at least the title of the series. No submission will be accepted on video format or any other format not described in these terms.
Once the deadline for registration is completed, the organization will select 10 finalists who will participate in the days of Portfolio Review and Multimedia screening. They will have the opportunity to edit and discuss their work with the members of the jury, leading experts and professionals from the photojournalism industry. They will also take part in the night time shows while screening their work for the public as part of the screening session of Photon Festival 2017. Communication and publication of the finalists participating in the Portfolio Review and evening screenings will be April 15th, 2017.
The selected authors for Portfolio Review (10 finalists) must bring a copy of the pictures that attend this call, limiting the number of images to a maximum of 30 photographs from the same series or thematic unity. If they wish to showcase their work on a computer, they must come equipped with laptop for proper viewing.
During the Portfolios Review the organization shall ensure that each of the selected dispose of while viewing your project and thus can be properly reviewed by all the jurors.
MATERIAL FOR PORTFOLIO REVIEWS AND SCREENINGS
Submission format for Portfolio Review: Number of pictures: 30 images maximum from a series or thematic unit either in paper or files. In case of bringing files, the finalist must bring his/her own laptop.
During the Portfolios Review the organization will ensure that each one of the finalists will have the same time with all the professionals so their work can be properly reviewed by all members of the jury.
SCREENING MATERIAL NEEDED
The finalists will also have to make a multimedia of the work submitted to be showcased in the Night Screenings inside the program of the festival.
The format for the multimedias for the screening has to be a video in .avi format with a máximum length of 4:00 minutes
The deadline for the presentation of the multimedia for the Night Screenings will be 25th April 2017.
For more information click "Further official information" below.