Prix Elysée 2014-2016. Deadline: April 25, 2014

Oh, la la. Big money from a Swiss luxury watchmaker and a pharma concern have allowed the Musée de l’Elysée to launch Le Prix Elysée, “a new prize intended to encourage creativity and the production of new work”. The Prize will emphazise the link between photography and print, with two publications being produced as part of the prize. Firstly, each nominee will be invited to introduce a project in a book published and distributed as part of the prize. Secondly, the winner will have the opportunity to publish a book of his or her project.

The bait: A contribution of CHF5’000 to each of the eight nominated photographers and a prize worth CHF80’000 to the winner, half of which is to be used to produce the project,and half for the book publication.

The hooks: The photographers may only use these sums to carry out the work required as part of the Prix Elysée.
Proposed projects must never have been previously exhibited or published, and must not have been submitted to any other prize.
To participate, you need a recommendation by a “reputed professional in the fields of photography, cinema, fashion, journalism, publishing, or contemporary art”.
Looks like a fair offer to me.
But check it out yourself, here are the rules.

 

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