PX3 Launches the 12th Annual Photography Competition
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) has announced the opening of its 12th Annual Photography Competition, calling all visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, to share their unique perspectives on the world with a French audience, and compete for international recognition as the next “PX3 Photographer of the Year”, cash prizes, publication in the PX3 Annual Book, and inclusion in a special curated exhibition to be shown in Paris in July, 2019.
Photographers will submit their work in the following categories: Advertising, Book, Fine Art, Nature, Portraiture, and Press. The contest will end on March 15th, 2019.
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Entries will be assessed by the stellar PX3 jury, which is made up of international photographers, editors, curators and creatives with a passion for excellent, impactful photography. To view the 2019 Jury list, go to https://px3.fr/jury/
The 2018 winners of PX3’s top awards:
Lauren Greenfield, with her visual history “Generation Wealth”, took the top prize in the professional Book category and snagged her the coveted title of “Photographer of the Year” and a $5,000 cash prize.
Mushfiqul Alam took 1st place in the amateur Press category with the deeply stirring entry, “The Great Exodus: People with no Land”, winning him the title of “Best New Talent” and a $2,000 cash prize.
To view all the 2018 winning works, go to https://px3.fr/winners/px3/2017/
“The State of the World”: PX3’s new special contest.
In a new twist, PX3 is simultaneously launching “The State of the World”, a new special contest of Paris Photo Prize, dedicated to sharing important global stories focusing on issues that are current and crucial in our world.
Speaking about this new competition, PX3’s founder, Hossein Farmani, commented, “The State of the World” is especially important at this time in our history, when we have faster access to information than any previous generation, yet it is harder than ever for us to discover the truth. Visual story telling is so crucial to our understanding of the world around us and “The State of the World” will show eyewitness accounts and uncensored news directly from photographers witnessing events, with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.”
Adding his immense influence and globally award-winning talent and experience to this contest is photography legend and Lucie Award Honoree Steve McCurry who joins “State of the World” as Head Juror.
Steve McCurry photographic work has focused on war and its consequences, and over the course of his stellar career he has covered numerous international and civil conflicts, including the Iran-Iraq War, Beirut, Cambodia, the Philippines, the Gulf War and the continuing strife in Afghanistan, often risking his life to capture his images from the front lines.
Read more about Steve McCurry here.
This special contest will receive entries under 6 categories: Political Impact, Social Documentary, Environmental Issues, Heroes Among Us, and What a Wonderful World. Category Winners will be awarded cash prizes and compete for the Grand Prize, which will be awarded by Steve McCurry himself. All winners will also be included in the special exhibition for PX3 in Paris in July 2019. The contest will close on February 28th, 2019. More details about the contest rules, prizes, submission fees, etc., can be found here.
Over the past decade, PX3 has risen to become one of the most prestigious photography competitions in Europe, with thousands of outstanding entries annually from around the world, and this new “State of the World” competition is sure to further cement the reputation of PX3 as a leader and champion of photography in this modern age.
The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3)
The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. A selection of work from this competition is displayed in Paris and the winners are published in the P×3 Annual Book. Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, P×3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris.
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3)
January 17, 2019 to March 15, 2019