The City of Levallois organizes every year the Levallois Prize to support young international photography.
Launched in 2008, the Levallois Prize upholds its commitment to support contemporary photography. Open to all forms of photographic expressions, the international Prize welcomes submissions from young photographers aged under 35. The winner of the Prize receives a grant of 10,000 Euros and a two-month long exhibition at the Galerie de L’Escale in Levallois (to be held in October-November 2016).
After over seven years of existence, the Prize receives today around 500 submissions yearly, which confirms the importance of a prize acknowledging an initiating career for young photographers. The amount of the grant makes it one of the best-endowed international awards in favor of emerging photographers.
Whether in narrative, esthetic, technical or formal terms, the Levallois Prize wishes to highlight young photographers’ creative research through its selection. The new team, in close collaboration with the City of Levallois, impulses new momentum to the 2016 edition, featuring new actions intended to broaden its national and international scope; involve the public more inclusively with contemporary photography; and provide professional guidance to the laureate.
A new digital platform has been developed to facilitate online submissions, as well as access to the Prize for the young international photography community (emerging countries in particular). Submission must include:
- a selection of 15 photographs, from one single series;
- a project note (maximum 2,000 characters) in French or in English, presenting the project;
- a short summary of the project (maximum 350 characters);
- the submission form, fully completed and signed;
- a CV (one page maximum) including the candidate’s background.
The Audience Award
An Audience Award has been introduced last year to allow active involvement of the public too often excluded from this kind of event. Relayed by social media and our partners, the vote is open to all and organized trough the digital platform out of the selection of the fifteen shortlisted candidates. The Audience Award will be exhibited with the Levallois Prize laureate and the Special Mention at the Galerie de l’Escale in Levallois in the fall.
The competition is open to young photographers under 35 years of age, of any nationality.
There are no entry fees.
The winner will receive a grant of €10,000 and an exhibition at the Galerie L’Escale in Levallois in October-November 2016.
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