The Ooshot Award discovers and rewards visual content made for creative commissions.
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20 November 2018
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About

In 2018, Ooshot launches the Ooshot Award, the first Prize dedicated to the photographic commission. This new Prize wishes to valorize the creative photographic commission, and thus to reinstate all its artistic legitimacy to this practice also defined as a creative territory.

This award will reward work done by a professional photographer on behalf of a client. It concerns all sectors where images are needed to serve a communication objective: corporation, institution, public authority, industry ..., whatever its field of application: fashion, advertising, beauty, still life, culinary, reportage / documentary, portrait ... The prize excludes the press/news photography.

The Ooshot Award will focus above all on the aesthetic and formal quality of the order. The Ooshot Award has been founded by Valérie Hersleven, head of Ooshot.com. Its Artistic Direction is driven by Fannie Escoulen, co-director of LE BAL from 2007 to 2014 and currently independent curator. A jury of professionals from the worlds of image, communication and business will come together to elect the winner, from a pre-selection of up to 25 finalists.

What winners receive

An endowment of 10,000 euros will be awarded to the winner of the Ooshot Award. This endowment will allow the award-winning photographer to pursue a personal project, whether ongoing or future work. Special mentions might also be awarded.

The winning photographic projects (winner + special mentions) will be exhibited during a special night in Spring 2019 in Paris. The production of the exhibition will be handled by Ooshot.

SPONSOR OF HONOR

William Klein

The Ooshot Award is sponsored by William Klein, internationally renowned painter, photographer and filmmaker, and author of many iconic advertising campaigns (film and photo) (Dim, Citroën, Naf Naf, Ricqlès ...).

Timeline

Call for entries open
7 September 2018
Announcement of selected 25 finalists
November 2018
Submission deadline
20 November 2018
Winner Announcement
December 2018
Exhibition of the winner and special mentions
1 April 2019

Requirements

Profile

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    Birthday

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    Address

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    Biography with up to 1500 characters

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    Nationality

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    Country of residence

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    CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)

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    First name

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    Gender

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    Last name

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    Phone

Upload

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    1 to 6 projects per submission

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    0 to 15 images per project

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    File type must be JPG

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    At least 3000px on the long edge

Descriptions

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    Project year

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    Project description

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    Image year

How to Enter

The Ooshot Award selected thirty internationally recognized image-making experts to suggest a selection of photographers who have left their mark on commissioned photography during the last three years. But if one is not nominated by an expert one can also submit its work without this nomination. Any professional photographers can apply to the Ooshot Award (no age or nationality requirement).

Applicants will need to submit online:

  • 1 to 15 images produced as part of a photographic order made during the three years preceding the launch of the Prize (from 01/01/2015 to 31/12/2017).
  • An intention note (5-10 lines) describing the subject of the order and the name of the client.
  • The final visual (s) of the communication campaign.
  • A series of 5 to 15 images from another photographic project (personal series or commissioned work) to allow the jury to appreciate the personal work of the photographer.
  • An explanatory note of intent relative to the personal photographic project to be carried out as part of the Prize.
  • An up-to-date CV.

Fannie Escoulen and Valérie Hersleven will select up to 25 finalists. Those 25 pre-selected photographers (finalists) will be required to send the following items by post before November 27 2018:

PART 1: DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO DESCRIBE THE COMMISSIONED WORKS PRESENTED AS PART OF THE SUBMISSION:

  • Prints of the commisisoned works (one print per image) - 30x40 cm max (the same pictures as those proposed on: www.picter.com/ooshot/award-2018).
  • An intention note describing the subject of the commission and the name of the client.
  • The final visual (s) of the communication campaign.

Closed
since
20 November 2018
12:00 PM