The deadline for The Circle of Life Contest is EXTENDED TILL 1ST OCTOBER 2016.
Our main sponsor FUJIFILM has provided the first prize for the Festival contests THE CIRCLE OF LIFE & HOMEWORK.
In the autumn of 2016, the Lithuanian Press Photographers Club is pleased to present the 10th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE.
A PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WEEKEND will be held in Vilnius in November or December, during which lectures and tutorials will be delivered and the Festival prizes will be awarded. For the winner and finalists of 2014 and 2015 see:http://www.pressphoto.lt/in-english/vilnius-photo-circle-the-circle-of-the-life-2014/ & http://www.pressphoto.lt/vilniaus-fotografijos-ratas-2015-gyvenimo-ratas/
The main part of the festival is the Contest THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, in which press photographers from four continents take part. This Contest is the flag-bearer of the Festival, aimed at promoting the real essence and meaning of photojournalism. It is a contest of photo stories on social themes from our everyday lives. The photo stories must consist of between 5 and 16 pictures. The best six to ten photo stories selected by an international jury will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the journal Photo Circle.
Our main sponsor FUJIFILM has provided the first prize for The Circle of Life Contest. The winner will receive a FUJIFILM X-T2 and FUJINON XF Lens: XF16-55mm F2.8.
THE DEADLINE for The Circle of Life Contest is 1ST of OCTOBER 2016. Please register to upload images online athttp://www.photocircle.lt/en. Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in File info modified with Photoshop or Photo Mechanic. The longest side of picture must be from 3000 to 4500 pixels.
In addition, the Contest HOMEWORK, for young photographers under 30, is organised within the framework of the Festival. The theme of this year’s Contest is ’Passion‘ (see below). The Tutor and Judge of the contest is Laerke Posselt, a documentary photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, working for The New York Times, Newsweek, Stern, Le Monde, among other media. Posselt has received numerous awards, including World Press Photo, POYi, PDN Photo Annual, Danish Picture of the Year, Unicef Photo of the Year and the Danish Crown Prince Couple’s Rising Star Award. She will take part in the Photographers’ Weekend and will comment on the results of this Contest. The best three to five stories will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the journal Photo Circle. For the winner and finalists of 2014 and 2015 see:http://www.pressphoto.lt/the-strength-of-visual-story-telling/ & http://www.pressphoto.lt/vilniaus-fotografijos-ratas-2015-namu-darbai/
People are interesting when they are passionate. Passion can be many things, from subcultures, mainstream culture, close relationships, political commitment or dedication in general, fighting challenges to many other things. The photo story should go deep into the chosen subject, engage the viewer emotionally and be visually strong.
THE DEADLINE for the Homework Contest is 1ST OCTOBER 2016. Please register to upload images online athttp://www.photocircle.lt/en. Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in File info modified with Photoshop or Photo Mechanic. The longest side of picture must be from 3000 to 4500 pixels.
Our main sponsor FUJIFILM has provided the first prize for Homework Contest. The winner will receive a FUJIFILM X-T10and FUJINON LENS XF18-55mm.
For the participants of both contests we offer guidance from the World Press Photo (WPP): Entry Rules, Code of Ethics and description of manipulation. This is guidance for the photojournalism Festival and the contest. Participants can be requested to present additional information and files for the Contest Verification Process. In the Contests may participate pictures created since the 2012, unless a long-term project.
Photographers whose pictures are exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal will be provided with a free two-night stay in Vilnius during the Photographers’ Weekend. The nominees for the winner of The Circle of LifeContest (at least five people) and the nominees of the Homework Contest (at least three people) will have their travel expenses covered by the organisers up to 200 Euros (tickets must be booked only by the organisers). The organisers of the Festival have the right to exhibit the selected works during the Festival and publish them in the Photo Circle journal and organisers’ website pressphoto.lt without paying a fee to the author. By presenting their works for the Contest, photographers at the same time express their acceptance of the terms of participation at the Festival. If you have any additional questions, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius,
Lithuanian Press Photographers Club