Voies Off Prize 2012

Deadline: 20 February 2012
Open to: All amateur or professional photographers, artists, associations, collectives, groups, galleries, agencies, or schools
Prizes: 2,500 euros


For the past 17 years, Voies Off has offered an alternative approach to emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions, and its areas of resistance.

Voies Off night projections during the opening week of the Rencontres d’Arles festival (first full week in July) have become an international reference for the discovery of emerging authors and the alternative venue that it creates for international photographic creation.

Year after year, the selected themes have met the evolutions of our contemporary world with a critical eye. Over twenty different nationalities are represented at each festival. Every year over sixty candidates are selected for the programme of the night-projections.

Every July, the Voies Off prize is awarded by a jury of renowned professionals to an artist for the clarity of his/her vision and the high quality of his/her work.


The current amount of the prize is 2,500 euros.


No restriction regarding age or nationality.

Participants in the Voies Off Prize are: all amateur or professional photographers, artists, associations, collectives, groups, galleries, agencies, or schools… using photography as their medium.


Participants will apply to the Voies Off Prize on-line here. From their usual browsers, candidates will fill out an on-line registration form, pay a 25 euros registration fee, then up-load their photographs using an access code that Voies Off will provide via email.

A jury composed of renowned professionals and the artistic director of Voies Off will choose the winner of the competitions among the
selected applications. The jury is sovereign in its decision that shall not be appealed.

Results will be emailed to the participants. No other form of communication will be used.

The result of the jury’s selection for the 2012 festival will be announced in May 2012. The winning portfolio will be announced in July 2012.

Deadline for applications is 20 February 2012.

For more information please read the Official call for the contest.

The Official Website

2 thoughts on “Voies Off Prize 2012

    1. Dear Arta,

      As it says in the Official call for the contest, in the Application procedure, "A series of 15 to 45 photographs: – jpg format at the highest quality (lowest compression) – about 1500 pixels x 2000 pixels (for projection purposes), resolution set at 72 dpi – RGB or Gray Scale, Unlocked files."
      So my guess is that you need to stay around these numbers. To be on the safe side, I would suggest that you contact the organizers and ask them your concerns. You can contact Christophe Laloi – Artistic director at festival@voies-off.com

      Kind regards

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