International photo contest 2017

Fashion and Dress Codes

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The Fondation Alliance Française organizes the 7th edition of its international photography contest. This year’s topic is “Fashion & Dress Code.”
If you are over 18, and are an amateur/ semi-professional photographer, then send your photographs to the Alliance Française de Detroit to enter this contest.
All photos will be judged locally and then three (3) winners will be selected to continue on to the Paris competition. The Fondation will offer the winner a roundtrip ticket to Paris, a chance to feature their work in a Parisian gallery, and one (1) week accommodation in the City of Lights. Other prizes apply.
This event is free and open to everyone over 18 years old and amateur or semi-professionals photographersEach participant must send two (2) pictures around the theme to the Alliance Française de Detroit.
MORE ABOUT THE THEME :
Fashion and dress codes are framed by specific rules and customs which are part of the culture of a country or of a community. It also has a strong social role within present and traditional societies. Clothes are like a  ”second skin”, they express the identity as well as the cultural affiliation of the person who wear them. Taken in the context of a code, fashion expresses an aesthetics aspiration as much as a social one.
The ambition of this 7th edition is to showcase, through the multiplicity of the way we dress, the rich canvas of our heritage, practices and creativity, and ultimately the diversity of the world.
The jury will base their judgement on the quality of the work as well as its originality.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE :
 Send an email with 2 pictures to the AFD/FIM: AllianceFrancaise@FrenchInstitute.org
Please note that the selected pictures will be published on the AFD/FIM  Facebook page.
Each participant shall submit their 2 (two) photos in TIFF file format (preferred) or JPEG format (as an alternative) with a resolution of 300 dpiminimum 30×40 cm, and 3543×4724 pixels.
The following information must also accompany the two photos submitted by each participant:
– Brand and model about the camera used
– The f-stop used
– The shutter speed used
– If a negative was used, information about the film (brand, ISO).
Each participant must provide original pictures (no reproduction allowed) that have not been published previously.
DEADLINES
 Submit your picture by June 23rd 2017.
Between June 5- 21 the winning pictures will be selected by a jury of The Alliance Française de Detroit and sent to the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris.
Autumn 2017: Final decision by the jury of the Foundation Alliance Française: 40 worldwide laureates will be selected for a collective exhibition, and among them, the jury will distinguish a final winner.
ADVICE 
You must have the consent of the people photographed
Remember that photographs of buildings (new or historical) are subjected to ownership rights
Do not show objects (clothing, furniture, objects) with a brand or signature
Showing alcohol or tobacco brands, or a situation where people consume those products, is forbidden.
PRIZES
For the international contest:
The international jury in Paris will be under the direction of celebrated photographer Françoise Huguier.
A selection of the work from the international finalists will be exhibited in a Parisian art gallery and/or at the Fondation Alliance française’s own gallery. The winner’s pictures will be displayed individually in a Parisian art gallery.
The Fondation Alliance Française will offer the winner a return plane ticket to Paris, as well as accommodation in the City of Lights for a week.
For a complete list of rules and regulations, please read carefully the link provided  below. 
Good luck! We are impatient to see your work!