Photo contest by Alliance Française de Pune

The Alliance Française de Pune is pleased to host, once again, the annual international photo contest organized by the Fondation Alliance Française in Paris. The purpose of this contest is to show the extent and the wealth of heritage, of contemporary creativity, and of innovations all over the world. Just like the last six editions, it aims to showcase the diversity of the world.

The theme for the 7th edition of this contest is “La Mode et les Codes Vestimentaires” – “Fashion and Dress Codes”. Participation in the competition is free and open to all non-professional and semi-professional photographers aged 18 and above (Photographers who are recognised for their artistic work and who make their living exclusively from it are not allowed to participate.)

How to participate

The rules and regulations are available on:

Prizes awarded:

The “Grand Prize Winner” will be invited to spend one week in Paris. Airfare (economy class round-trip), lodging (youth hostel category or the equivalent) for one week in Paris, and per diem at €40/day will be provided to the “Grand Prize Winner” by the Fondation Alliance Française.

Some of the photos submitted by the “Grand Prize Winner” and the “Finalists” selected by the jury will be exhibited in a group exhibition at a Parisian art space chosen by the Fondation Alliance Française and/or at the gallery of the Fondation.

All participants from Pune will win gifts from the Alliance Française de Pune for their participation. Last year, out of the 44 photos were selected, many were works of Indian photographers. One of the participants from Pune, Rashmi Alevoor, who illustrated the traditional Maharashtrian sport of Mallakhamb, was one of the finalists whose work had been selected by the Parisian Jury.