Regard d'auteur

Photo contests


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Also in terms of the organization of photo contests, there are several new features :

- 12 contests during the year : 12 possibilities to stand out and win points
- a wedding or portrait contest every month
- A rigorous organization: participation at the beginning of each month (2 weeks) then results published at the end of each month (except for January, the time it takes to set up).
- Thousands of euros at stake: 2000 euros cash prize for the Photographer of the Year, visibility subscription, training places, partners' gifts
- Creation of the "Regard d'auteur" trophy which will be awarded during a ceremony of rewards (if this is possible regarding the covid situation)
- Creation of the Summer Champion Trophy (ranking as of July 1, 2021) which will be awarded during the BODAF conferences in Barcelona
To learn more, go to the bottom of the page (below the TOP 10 display) to discover in details these novelties and participate in the next round of competitions !

Photo competitions are open to all professional wedding and portrait photographers.

A new international competition is organized every month, open to French and English speaking photographers: in France and all over the world! Competitions are organized alternately on the theme of marriage and then portrait. Photos are sent as digital files: silver photos are not accepted unless they are digitized.

Is this your first competition? We offer each participant 5 credits to send their first images! Click on the competition you like and follow the instructions displayed.

How photo contests work ?

A jury made up of photographers recognized by their peers rates each image and designates the winners.
10 winning photos are designated in each competition, they are rewarded with endowments from our official partners, in the form of gifts or a voucher.

The different levels of rewards in photo contests

The most beautiful photos selected by the jury receive various distinctions: the first selection obtains a challenger badge, then an Honorable mention in the second selection round. A 3rd round designates the finalist photos receiving awards. The best images in all categories are finally distinguished "Masterpiece", the highest and most precious international award.
A public prize will also soon be available to reward the photos receiving the most votes.

Publication of photo contest results

The competition results are published on this page shortly after each competition! A trophy is currently being created, it will reward the best photographer in the competitions, all themes combined, who will thus be named "photographer of the year" during the awards ceremony. The prize list since the creation of the competitions is available via the complete classification. Each month and also during the award ceremony, exceptional prizes will be offered by the official partners of the competition: Dreambookspro, Pixellu Smartalbum and Smartslides.
Thanks to them for their endowment !

The themes of the photo contests

Different competition themes are offered for each edition (at least): this ranges from the classic competition theme (pregnancy photos, birth portraits, couple photoshoot, etc.)
to more daring themes (special black and white, the look, moments on the spot, etc.).

First participation in the photo competition

Are you a professional photographer? Would you like to participate in a photo competition?

Registration for the competition is free and you will be able to benefit from 5 free credits for your first participation in the competition.
There is no limit to the number of photos.

How to participate in the Regard d'auteur photo contest

As soon as a photography competition is open, all you have to do is click on "enter the competition" and send us your best shots!
You will of course have taken care to check beforehand that you have the consent of the people photographed to use their image (see Image rights) in photo contests. You will be able to consult the contest rules and make sure to send their photographs before the deadline! Organizing a competition is not like organizing a game on Facebook: Regard auteur, organizer of the competition, first of all wanted to make it open to all professionals, whether it is a new business or experienced photographers. Amateur photographers cannot participate.

Discover the new contest themes available and participate by uploading your best images. The photographs awarded by the contest jury will be part of our next Collection.

Sorry! There is no contest for the moment.

Do you need help?

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