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GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST 2021

The GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is a side event of the GRAVITY FESTIVAL, the first urban arts festival serving the planet.

The first edition of the festival will take place on May 15th and 16th 2021 at Yann Arthus Bertrand’s Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris.

This festival will have various aspects but the two main ones are:

– An artistical component with 10 graffiti artists, recognized at the world level, that will paint live in front of the public 10 artworks on the topic of the protection of environment. Also, visitors will have access to Matthieu Ricard’s open air exhibition and the Planet Ocean exhibition inside the Foundation’s castle.

-An informative component with six conferences by leading actors of the ecology. Also, visitors will have access to all the Foundation’s workshops.

The purpose of the festival is that all contributors, artists and speakers, contribute to raise awareness of the gravity of the current ecological situation.

The GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is a photographic contest open to professional and non-professional photographers from all around the world. Are excluded only the festival’s organization team and Foundation GoodPlanet’s team.

THEME

The topic of the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is “the beauty of nature” in its broadest sense.

The presented photographs can either focus on environment and its protection, the ecological situation but also on the animal or vegetal world, landscapes.

We add an important point, beauty alone does not really make sense, a strong message must be associated with it. Furthermore, the equipment used is of no importance in the eyes of the jury, as is the professional or amateur aspect of the photographer. We simply want to see beautiful and strong pictures of nature.

JURY

Myriam Dupouy : professional photographer, speaker, trainer for the NIKON SCHOOL, the French Federation of Photography, Studio Jiminy and the Festival de l’Oiseau et de la Nature. https://myriamdupouy.art/

Stanley Leroux : professional photographer, Gold Medal for Photography from the National Society of Fine Arts, author of two successful monographs Cinquantièmes Hurlants and Rêveries, les éléments de l’incertitude. http://www.stanleyleroux.com/

Sarah Barracco : Responsible for the programming of the GoodPlanet Foundation’s events since its opening in 2017. https://www.goodplanet.org/fr/

Jonk : professional photographer, author of several books, member of the organization team of the Gravity festival. https://www.jonk-photography.com/

All entries must be submitted by email only to the address concoursphoto@gravity-festival.org with an object name « GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST ». Photographs must be in JPG file format. The file size of the individual image should not exceed 5MB. The dimensions of photographs must not exceed 2000 pixels for the longest side (whether vertical or horizontal). Works entirely created by computer, photomontages, photographs with signatures or watermarks are not allowed. Each photograph must be accompanied by an explanatory text in .PDF format of a maximum of 500 characters.

Fees:

Paid

Prizes:

The twenty finalist’s photographs will be exhibited at Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris during the length of the festival.

Photographs will be printed on Dibond at 40*60cm. Participants who will be willing to get there pictures back after the festival will be able to do it at no cost. The other ones will be recycled.

The first price will receive the sum of 200 euros, a voucher worth 200 euros at PICTO Online, a book by Stanley Leroux, a book by Jonk.

The second price will receive the sum of 100 euros, a voucher worth 100 euros at PICTO Online, a book by Stanley Leroux, a book by Jonk.

The third price will receive the sum of 50 euros, a voucher worth 500 euros at PICTO Online, a book by Stanley Leroux, a book by Jonk.

All twenty finalists will receive a diploma.

Eligibility:

The GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is a photographic contest open to professional and non-professional photographers from all around the world. Are excluded only the festival’s organization team and Foundation GoodPlanet’s team.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. The participant certifies the work as his or her own. The entrant allows the contest organizers to use, free of charge, the entered images for promotional purposes related to the photo contest. The winning photographs will be made available to the media who wish to announce the results of the competition. Each time the images are used, the organizers or media will quote the author’s name. No photographs entered for the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST will be offered for sale or used by any of the GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST sponsors for any commercial or other purposes.

Theme:

Nature Environmental Documentary