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2018 VOIES OFF AWARDS

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The Call for Entries for the 2018 Voies Off Awards
is now open.

EXTENSION :: Deadline :: April 15th, 2018


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The Festival Voies Off

Supports the new generation



At the heart of Les Rencontres d´Arles, from july to september, the Voies Off Festival proposes an alternative programme focused on the new generation
of artists and photographers.

The Voies Off Festival is an event committed to supporting the authors. The goals of its programmation is to support the new creation, to present the works of photographers, with the highest rigour and the best quality, to offer the best conditions for the selected photographers to enjoy our very large network of experts.

Being selected for the Voies Off Awards, the participants cumulate several benefits: They show their work in one of the high places of photography ; they meet the best experts and build their networks, while living an extraordinary human experience, made of warm encounters, sharing and exchanges.

Florent Gardin

Voies Off is::

  • A window to the world
  • A contemporary photography festival that supports its most current forms
  • An annual selection noticed by professionals
  • An appointment not to be missed to show your work
  • Beautiful photography screenings nights to present the selected artists
  • Portfolio reviews and successful meetings with the Voies Off network
  • The most beautiful parties in the region!



The Voies Off photographic awards is open
to all talented photographers in the world

EXTENSION :: Deadline:: April 15th, 2018






At the heart of Les Rencontres d'Arles

Benefit from an international visibility for your images

At the heart of Rencontres d'Arles for more than 20 years, the Voies Off Festival is a major event in photography. This international dimension makes it the meeting place for hundreds of experts and a large audience.



By participating to the Voies Off Festival
You will give your work all the visibility it deserves!




60 selected photographers

screened before an audience of international experts


We propose to artists and photographers who wish to show their work to participate to one of the most reknown photography awards. The Voies Off Festival discovers, among the new generation, the best photographers in the world, and present their series to a public of experts and professionals. All the current photographic styles are accepted, if they demonstrate a coherent vision or a unity of style.

Every year, we produce very high quality slideshows for the screening nights, during which are revealed the Voies Off Awards selections. The public discovers an exigeant creation, delivering an uncompromising message




Good news! The participation is open to all!

Arko Datto


- Coco Amardeil


Vittoria Menstasti and Daniel Tepper


An international jury

participates in the selection of 60 photographers

Peggy Sue AMISON
Artistic Director
East Wing Gallery
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Jim CASPER
Editor-in-Chief
LensCulture
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Valérie CAZIN
Director
Binome Gallery
Paris, France
Louise CLEMENTS
Director
FORMAT International Photography Festival
Artistic Director, QUAD
Derby, United Kingdom
Jens FRIIS
Independent Curator, Photo Art Historian & Publisher
KATALOG Journal of Photography & Video
Copenhague, Danemark
Mindaugas KAVALIAUSKAS
Artistic Director
Kaunas Photo Festival
Kaunas, Lithuania
Christophe LALOI
Artistic Director
Voies Off Festival
Arles, France
Amy MILLER
Director
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Atlanta, USA
Aline PHANARIOTIS
Deputy Artistic Director
Voies Off Festival
Arles, France
Jae-Hyun SEOK
Independant curator
Director
Korea Photo Content Institute
Daegu, Korea


7 500 € are awarded
following the Screening Nights

by an international jury of experts



Voies Off Awards

Since 1996
The Voies Off Award is granted by a jury of reknown experts. It rewards each year an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the quality of his/her work.

A grant of 5 000 € is awarded.




SAIF Revelation Award

Since 2013
Among the applicants for the Voies Off Awards, the SAIF Revelation Award rewards an emerging talent of photography.

A grant of 2 500 € is awarded.




Lacritique.org Award

Since 2010
Among the applicants for the Voies Off Awards, the Lacritique.org Award rewards an emerging talent of photography.

A portfolio and a critical text about the artist work will be published online.



Show your work to more than a hundred experts

during the portfolio reviews
of the Voies Off Festival in Arles



The 60 artists selected for the Festival programme benefit from a free participation to the portfolio reviews and a Privilege Pass to choose in priority the experts they want to meet.

Access an international network of more than 100 experts! Directors of festivals, curators, gallery owners, editors, photo editors ...



© Florent Gardin



© Florent Gardin
© Florent Gardin



Statement

"Voies Off has been the first real supporter of my photographic work. Winning the Award in 2013 kicked off everything I reached the past 5 years. Their advice has been priceless and for many reasons I will always be gratefully connected with them."


Boris ELDAGSEN
2013 Voies Off Award Winner






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Voies Off Awards Partners


SAIF is a civil society so the mission is to collect and distribute the rights of visual artists. In 2017, it represents nearly 7 000 authors in France, including about 4 000 photographers. Thanks to a quarter of the amounts collected for private copying, SAIF supports creation by funding actions to help create, broadcast live shows and artists' training activities. As such, SAIF supports the Voies Off Festival.

Lacritique.org is an online magazine of contemporary art, which wishes to put in its proper place the role of the art critic: close to works, artists and intermediaries of the creation, galleries, centers of art , museums, collectors ...



Rules



Expected applications
Any professional or amateur photographers, artists using photography, associations, collectives, galleries, agencies, schools, festivals, etc. may participate in the Voies Off Awards, regardless of age or nationality.

The selection committee will select the applications that will present a personal and original work, in the form of a series determined by a unity of thought, vision or theme. The main criterion of selection remains the expression of an author´s vision.

Participation fees
Participants must pay the following registration fees:

- Individual application 15 to 35 images: 30 €
- Collective application 36 to 105 images: 60 €
- Collective application 106 to 210 images: 90 €

Jury and nature of the awards
Approximately 60 applications will be selected by the jury to be part of the Festival Screening Nights programming.

Among those selected applications, a jury composed of experts and Voies Off´s artistic direction will select the winners for the Voies Off Award, the SAIF Revelation Award and the Lacritique.org Award. The decision will be definitive.

The winner of the Voies Off Award will receive a 5 000 euro grant.
The winner of the SAIF Revelation Award will receive a 2 500 euro grant.
The winner of Lacritique.org Award will have his portfolio and a critical text published online.
Free and early access to the portfolio reviews registration for the 60 selected photographers.

Calendar
The results will be announced by email only.
The selection for the programming will be announced in May 2018
The winners will be announced in July 2018

Constitution of the file
The proposed series may contain 15 to 35 high definition photographs for projection purposes. .JPEG files, high quality / 1500 x 2000 pixels / 72 dpi / RVB or grey scale / Unlocked files.


File names: Surname_Name_Numbering
Exemple : Jacques_Dupond_01
The numbering can indicate the succession of images for the projection.

WARNING!
For the name of your folders and files, avoid using spaces and special characters: è é è à : / * ? < > # & @ ...



Responsabilities
1.1 By entering the contest, you declare to authorize Voies Off to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that their personal data such as their name, email address, telephone number, will be collected and stored for use in the organization of the contest and events, and added to the Voies Off newsletter database ;

2.1 Photographers must submit works of which they are the authors ;
2.2 Photographers must ensure the agreement of the photographed persons ;
2.3 Photographers must ensure that submitted photographs do not infringe the copyright, contractual rights or other intellectual property of a third party. Voies Off can not be held responsible for any incorrect information or violation of these rights;


3.1 The photographers agree that the photographs submitted to the competition are used by Voies Off free of charge for communication and promotion purposes, in particular on the social networks and the Voies Off website. Voies Off guarantees that each photograph will be duly credited with the name of its author at each use.
3.2 Failure to publish a credit due to an error or oversight should not be considered a violation of this condition. Voies Off will seek to correct errors or omissions upon notification ;
3.3 The selected photographers undertake to add on their website a link to the page http://www.voies-off.com ;

4.1 By paying the registration fees for the Voies Off 2018 Awards, the photographers become members of the Voies Off association until December 31, 2018;

5.1 In case of serious event or budget problems, the event may be suspended, in whole or in part, at any time without notice, without any compensation being required.


The participation to the Voies Off Festival implies the acceptance of this regulation.









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We are proud to be hosted by our partner LensCulture, one of the world´s largest online destinations for contemporary photography. Photographers will be invited to login or create a new LensCulture account before submitting their work for the 2018 Voies Off Awards.







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