Getty Images has announced a new photo contest, which is aimed at promoting photographers who enjoy taking portrait images, with a first prize of $10,000.
Getty Images says that it is the leading provider of award-winning photography and video content. The company says that the most prestigious photographers choose to license their work through its platform and, in order to recognize their work, the company has decided to launch a new photo contest for portrait photographers.
Getty Images launches Portraiture Photography contest for portrait photographers
The new Portraiture Photography category will be a part of the Grants Program and this year will be the first time when it will be included in the aforementioned competition.
The award offered by Getty Images will go by the name of “Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize”. It will be given for “excellence” in portraiture, one of the most common forms of photography.
Only emerging photographers are eligible for the prize
However, not all photographers will be eligible for the competition. The contest rules say that only rising lensmen can submit images as their professional experience must not stretch beyond the past five years.
This means that all photos who have been in the business for less than five years can submit their images to the judges’ panel.
Speaking of which, the judges list will consist of renowned photographer Peter Lindbergh, Buzzman founder Georges Mohammed-Chérif, Polka Magazine founder Alain Genestar, La Lettre de la Photographie founder Jean-Jacques Naudet, and Glamour director of photography Laurence Vecten.
Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize consists of $10,000 award
The company says that users will be able to submit their portrait photos beginning of June 13, while the entries will be closed on August 5. Users will be able to upload their photos directly on Getty Images Grants’ website.
Judges are expecting to see between 10 and 20 portraits from each photographer, as well as a biography and description of their work.
The winner of the Contour by Getty Images Portrait Prize will receive $10,000 and the winner will be made public in October 2013. Moreover, the winner’s work will be featured at the Polka Galerie in Paris.