13th Pollux Award

juried by JULIO HIRSCH-HARDY

 

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Both Winners in the Pro and Non Pro Sections will have a fully-paid solo exhibition (including printing and framing) in Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona on October 2019, right after the exhibition of the 13th Julia Margaret Cameron Award, plus$1,500 each for travel expenses to attend the opening reception.

© Yusuke Suzuki (Japan). Winner of the 12th Pollux Award, Professional Section. From the Series The Battle for Mosul

© JoAnn Chaus (USA). Winner of the 12th Julia Pollux Award, Non Professional Section. From the series This is Here

eligibility

Open to photographers worldwide, pro and amateur, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought.
Age: > 13 yers old.

Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

juror

Julio Hirsch-Hardy.
Fine art and reportage photographer, worked as backstage photographer for Warner, currently Managing Director and Chief Curator of the Biennial for Fine Art & Documentary Photography.


deadline

Final Deadline: March 31, 2019

If you have already registered but are pending to upload your files, please use the prepaid upload form. 
For Pro Section Prepaid form,
click here
For Non-Pro Section Prepaid form,
click here 


RULES OF ENTRY

The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography invites pro and non pro photographers worldwide to submit images to 13th Edition of The Pollux Award.

This Award is open to photographers, professional and amateur, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

CLICK TO GO DIRECTLY TO THE RESPECTIVE REGISTRATION FORM:

PROFESSIONAL SECTION     NON-PROFESSIONAL SECTION


JUROR
Julio Hirsch-Hardy
Photographer, Curator
Director, Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography

CATEGORIES

The Pollux Award is addressed to professional and non professional photographers worldwide, who will compete in this 13th edition in two different sections (Professional and Non-Professional) in the following categories:

Abstract - Alternative Processes - Architecture & Interiors - Children - Cell Phone - Cityscapes - Culture & Daily Life - Digital Manipulation & Collage - Documentary & Reportage - Editorial & Current Affairs - Fine Art - Landscapes & Seascapes - Motion - Nature - Nude & Figure - Open Theme - People - Portrait - Segregation & Human Rights - Self Portrait - Sports - Still Life - Street Photography - Wild Life

(A professional photographers is defined as anyone who earns more than 50 percent of her annual income from photography.)


DATES

Final Deadline: March 31, 2019 at 11:59pm PST

Jurors’ announcement: within 30 days after the final deadline.

If you have already registered but are pending to upload your files, please use the prepaid upload link (only  if you have registered and  paid your entry fees previously): 
For Professional Section, go to
https://form.jotformeu.com/90154719322353
For Non-Professional Section go to https://form.jotformeu.com/90154698363364

AWARDS AND EXHIBITION SELECTION:

The Juror of the 13th Pollux Award will select one Winner in the Professional Section and One Winner in the Non-Professional Section.

The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned overall Winners in the respective sections (Pro and Non Pro) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the Valid Foto Gallery in Barcelona on October 2019. The organization will have the right to change the venue and date in case of unforeseen circumstance. A curator designed by The Gala Award will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.

The two overall winners in the Pro and Non Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.

Collective exhibition of category winners and category honorable mentions: The Jurors will also select, in both Pro and Non-Pro Sections, runners up and honorable mentions, as well as a shortlist of finalists. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit (with the category winners) in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two the overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Gala Awards, while the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. To participate in the exhibition artists will have to be able to submit high resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing.

Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, Honorable Mentions, and Finalists) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards' website during a minimum of two years.

All winners and honorable mentions will receive certificates of award. 

ENTRY FEES

$60 for the first 3 images -the minimum of images to submit is 3.
$13 each additional image. Same fee applies to additional category of the same image.

Series:
$65 for 1 series of 3 to 6 images.
$18 each additional series. Same fee applies to additional category of the same series.

Please note that an image or series can be submitted to more than one category, counting as an additional image or series.

All submission can be only done online using the respective Registration Form (for Pro or Non Pro).

SUBMISSION SPECIFICATIONS: 

Filename has to be the following format:  

For Single Images: Filename has to be: Your First Name_Your Last Name _ Image Title.jpg

For Series: Filename has to be: Your First Name_Your Last Name_Series Title_ Image Title_Sequence number.jpg, where sequence number indicates how do you want the order of the images to be seen by the jurors.

Please do not use characters and symbols such as ß, á, å, è, ö, ø, ž, ´, ©, &, ", etc.

Please start naming the file with your name, as indicated, no with number or another data.

File Type should be: profile sRGB or Adobe RGB, jpg, resolution = 72 dpi

The maximum largest dimension should be max 1800 pixels in the largest side (width or height) and no less than 1200 pixels

IMPORTANT: Before uploading your submission please check that both filename, file size, resolution and filetype complies with the specifications; otherwise your submission could be rejected.

COPYRIGHT:
All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. The Gala Awards recognizes that the author retain full ownership of the image copyright.

USAGE:
Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting The Gala Awards’ competitions and Awards, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use, and allow The Gala Awards to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with The Gala Awards’ competitions and awards.

The Gala Awards has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, racist, obscene or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offence or violate any law.
 

GO TO THE REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER AND TO DO THE PAYMENT OF THE ENTRY FEES:

PROFESSIONAL SECTION                   NON-PROFESSIONAL SECTION

If the link does not work, please copy and paste in your browser:
https://form.jotformeu.com/90153359286361  for the Professional Section, and
https://form.jotformeu.com/90154851958365 for the Non_professional Section.