Photography Competition for Females with €10,000 Award from Prix Virginia

Deadline : 07 May 2020

Nonprofit organization: Prix Virginia

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Photography Competition for Females with €10,000 Award from Prix Virginia

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The Prix Virginia fifth edition competition is now available for women photographers all over the world. The Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality. 


  1. Work done for commercial advertising or as an editorial assignment for an article will not be accepted.
  2. Photos submitted to the Virginia Prize should not have been exhibited in France.
  3. Photographers should enter a body of work that they consider complete.
  4. The prize is not intended to finance the completion of the exhibition of a body of photographic work. 
  5. The prize winner and the 10 specially recognized will send via internet their photography files in high definition (300 DPI, 30cm length).
  6. Association Sylvia S. can use these photographs to promote the Prix Virginia on its website, newsletter, or through its partners or the media.
  7. These photographs may be cropped or resized depending on the needs, in agreement with the photographer.
  8. You should certify that the images sent are free of rights and use for the Virginia Prize and its promotion on all known and unknown media to date, for exclusively non-commercial use


  1. The Sylvia S. Association will award 10.000 € to the winner.
  2. A Carte blanche for a Portrait de Ville edited by Be-Pôles editions for the winner or one of the 10 shortlisted photographers.
  3. A book publication of the winner’s photographs and the 10 shortlisted photographers by Filigranes editions.
  4. An award ceremony will be held in Paris in November 2020, on a date to be decided after the Jury has reached their decision. The ceremony is public. The winner, members of the Jury, and the media will be present.

About Prix Virginia:

The Prix Virginia is the first international prize awarded every two years to a female photographer; the Virginia Prize is aimed at any professional photographer, of any nationality, regardless of age. It rewards photographic work outside the press and advertising orders never exhibited in France. Renewed at each Prize, the Jury is made up of 8 personalities from the artistic world.

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