Prix Elysée 2018 – 2020

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4th March 2018

Who may enter
The Prix Elysée is open to photographers or artists using photography, regardless of nationality, who have already enjoyed their first exhibitions and publications. Photographers must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing. 

The competition is organized by the Musée de l’Elysée with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier.

The Prix Elysée was founded in 2014 and aims to enable promising photographers – eight nominees and one winner – to take a decisive step forward in their career. The prize runs every two years and the third edition will take place from 2018 – 2020. 

Photographers should sent to the Musée de l’Elysée a portfolio (an unpublished photographic project) consisting of 10 - 20 photographic prints. There is no overall theme or preference for any particular photographic genre or technique.

Eight nominees are selected by the Musée de l’Elysée upon their entry portfolios. Each will receive a contribution of CHF5,000 towards the initial presentation of an original and new project in the nominees’ book, published for the occasion. The winner, chosen by an international jury, will receive CHF80,000 to produce his/her project and publish a book.

The Prix Elysée nominees 2016 – 2018

Entry fee
Entry is free.

The following grants will be awarded as part of the Prix Elysée:
• A contribution of CHF 5,000 to each of the eight nominated photographers.
• A prize worth CHF 80,000 to the winner, half of which is to be used to produce the project, and half for the book publication.

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