Boutographies: Call for Entries


Les Boutographies is a festival of contemporary creative photography open to all photographers living in Europe. The criteria for selection by a jury of professional in the photographic field are a high creative level, originality and a coherent personal vision. There is no theme. Those works selected for exhibition are already eligible for two prizes: the Jury Prize, the Public Prize. And three partners prizes: Coup de coeur Réponses Photo, Coup de coeur Photon and Coup de coeur Les Jours.

The dossier
Phase 1
All candidates must submit their work as a digital file (see below).

Phase 2
After a pre-selection by the festival’s directors, about a hundred photographers will be invited to send in the same work as paper prints (proofs) for examination by a final jury

How to present the online dossier
A series of between 10 and 20 photos as a digital file in the following format: 1000 pixels for the longest dimension, in 72dpi and in jpg. ALL THE IMAGES SHOULD BE IN A ZIP FILE.

EACH IMAGE SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED IN THIS WAY: Name_fist name_Exhibition title_Number of the photo / Example: Smith_Peter_Jardin_secret_02.jpg

NAME THE ZIP FILE LIKE THIS: Name_fist name_Exhibition title. Example:

A single subject by dossier. Collectives and groups, contact us.

A text presenting your work, its title, and an indication of the number and size of the images you wish to propose, if selected for exhibition. ALL ON A DIGITAL FILE

NAME THE FILE: Name_fist name_Exhibition title.text.pdf Example: Smith_Peter_Jardin_secret.text.pdf

A brief CV + personal details; title (Mr. Mrs. Miss) address, telephone and e-mail. ALL ON A DIGITAL FILE

NAME THE FILE: Name_fist name_Exhibition Example:

Inscription fees
The inscription fees are 22 euros for each dossier sent in. They are not reimbursable in case of non-selection. The fees can be paid by cheque in euros (drawn on a French bank only) made out to Grain d’Image ; by international bank transfer*; or by PayPal**. (see the Inscription form on the following page)

Only those dossiers complying with all the conditions will be considered.
You will be notified at the beginning of December. If you are pre-selected, you will have 15 days to send proof prints (A4) maximum.

Each photographer chosen to exhibit in the festival agrees to be present for the opening weekend. Your hotel accommodation during this weekend and the transport of your exhibition will be at the festival’s expense (crate and packaging at your expense). These terms do not apply to photographers chosen in projection. We do not pay personal travel expenses, or production costs. You must have total rights over your work. We do not accept submissions via agents.

17th November 2019.

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