SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY EDITION

THE 10th POLLUX AWARDS

PLEASE READ THE RULES ENTIRELY, THEN CLICK HERE TO ENTER

As in the 9th edition, the 10th Edition of The Pollux Awards will be selecting Ten Recipients of the Pollux Awards to exhibit their work in London on Q2 2018.
(The finalists and winners of the 9th edition will be exhibiting on September 19-30, 2017 at the Framers Gallery in London).

TEN PHOTOGRAPHERS WILL BE SELECTED AS RECIPIENTS OF THE POLLUX AWARDS, PLUS CATEGORY WINNERS.


The POLLUX DECENNIAL GRAND PRIZE will be granted in this occasion, selected among the 10 recipients of the Pollux Awards.
The winner of the Grand Prize will be invited to exhibit and attend the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography to be held in Prague on September-October 2018. The Gala Awards will pay for her/his round trip couch ticket to Prague, and $1,000 for lodging expenses. The exhibition expenses will be borne by The Gala Awards.


The Gala Awards, organizer of the Pollux Awards, reserves the right to change the city of the Biennial in case of extraordinary circumstances. If Prague is changed by another city, the city of the venue will be always within Europe.

ELIGILIBILITY:
Worldwide. Professional and amateur photographers, and students, working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought. Traditional, contemporary, avant-garde, creative and experimental works that include old and new processes, mixed techniques, and challenging personal, emotional or political statements will be welcome.

Past winners of the Pollux Awards are entitled to enter.

SUBMISSIONS:
Series composed of 3 to 5 images.
A Series is a cohesive body of work, or a story teller, or individual images representing the work or trajectory of the artist, or individual current images, or excerpts of an ongoing project.

DEADLINE:
MAY 30, 2017 at 11.59 pm PST.

FREE ADDITIONAL SERIES:
Until April 25. Use code FREEADDSERIES when paying your entry fees.


IF YOU HAVE CHOSEN TO REGISTER NOW AND UPLOAD ON A LATER DATE BECAUSE YOU'RE ENTERING DURING THE EARLY BIRD PERIOD, WHICH ENTITLES YOU TO A FREE ADDITIONAL SERIES, OR JUST BECAUSE YOUR MATERIAL IS NOT YET READY, YOU MAY REGISTER NOW, AND YOU WILL BE RECEIVING A LINK TO UPLOAD YOUR SERIES IN A PRE-PAID FORM TO BE USED ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL DEADLINE.

JUROR:
Frank Meo, Photographers' agent and consultant.

Founder of thephotocloser.com, Frank advises and consulates with photographers from around the globe. His services include estimating and negotiating of behalf of photographers to ad agencies. Part of the photo closer offering is brainstorming that motivates and inspires photographer of all levels.
For 25 years, has represented fine art, commercial photographers as well as Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others. His photographers have work for every major newspaper, magazine and TV station around the globe.
Meo participates on various panels and workshops for: PhotoShelter, the International Center of Photography (ICP), The Eddie Adams Workshop,The Art Directors Club, Syracuse University and The One Club for Art & Copy, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and Advertising Photographers of America (APA), PDN Expo and Palm Springs Photo Festival. He was a nominator for the prestigious Infinity Awards in 2010. He was a judge for the Foto Week DC Awards, The Gala Awards, the PDN Photo Contest, Sienna Photo Awards, Moscow Photography Awards, Lucie Awards as well as many contests around the world.

AWARDS:
Ten Photographers will be selected as Recipients of the Pollux Awards and invited to exhibit their work in London on Q2 2018. Among the 10 photographers recipients of the 10th Pollux Awards, one will be selected as the Grand Prize of the Pollux Awards, and will be invited to exhibit and attend the 5th edition of the Biennial of Fine Art and Documentary Photography to be held in Prague on September-October 2018. The Gala Awards will pay for her/his round trip couch ticket to Prague, and $1,000 for lodging expenses. Grand Prize Recipient’s exhibition expenses will be borne by The Gala Awards.

Winners of each Category and selected Finalists will also be invited to Exhibit in London, Q2 2018, and in the 5th Biennial in Q3 2018.

ARTISTS NOTIFICATION:
JUNE 28, 2017

ENTRY FEES:
$60 for one Series (composed of 3 to 5 images)
$30 for each additional Series.
Free additional series until April 25, using the discount code FREEADDSERIES
 
There’s no limitation regarding the total of Series to be submitted and no restriction regarding the date images were taken. Images awarded in previous editions of The Pollux Awards cannot be submitted.

Series can be submitted to more than one Category at no additional cost.

RULES AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY:
(
Click here for a direct access to the Registration and Entry Form.)
By submitting to this Award you're accepting the General Rules and Privacy Policy.

Enter in two easy steps:

1.    Scroll down and read the rules and conditions of entry

2.    Fill out the Registration and Entry Form, Upload your images, and Pay the Entry Fees

CATEGORIES:
Images can be submitted to any or many of the following 16 categories:
(
any series can be submitted to several categories at no additional cost)
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE CATEGORIES DEFINITIONS

PORTRAITS
SELF PORTRAITS 
PEOPLE (includes Culture and Daily Life)
CHILDREN
EDITORIAL AND DOCUMENTARY
LANDSCAPES (includes Urban and rural landscape, as well as Seascapes)
STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
NUDE AND FIGURE
FINE ART 
STILL LIFE AND ABSTRACTIONS
ARCHITECTURE AND BRIDGES
FASHION AND ADVERTISING
SPORTS
NATURE
WILD LIFE
ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES (Includes Digital Manipulation, Collage)
CELL PHONE PHOTOGRAPHY (theme is open; image has to be originally taken with a cell phone; editing and processing is allowed)
OPEN THEME

Participant artists warrant that they are able to send high-resolution files (300 dpi) suitable for printing if requested.

IMAGE PREPARATION
(if you have any doubt, please email support@thegalaawards.com)

Prepare your images as required before beginning the submission process. 
Submissions should be done using the Entry and Registration Form.

Submitted digital image files must meet the following specifications:

- 8 bit JPEG files
- The maximum largest dimension should be minimum 1200 pixels, maximum 1800 pixels.
- Resolution of 72 dpi
- JPG quality of 7 or 8 (no tiff please, only jpg are accepted)

Label each file with your first name and last name, space, underscore, space, image title. Use only alpha-numeric characters (do not use: .:’”/?}{()[ ]+-=*&^ %$#@! and use no accents)

Please follow this type of labeling; wrong file labels without name and title won't be able to be uploaded in the data base.

EXAMPLE OF FILE LABEL OR FILE NAME:
For an artist called Jane Smith submitting a Series titled My Neighbors, with images named John, Susan, Lucy, Grandma, the file names will be:

Jane Smith _ Series My Neighbors _ John.jpg
Jane Smith _ Series My Neighbors _ Susan.jpg
Jane Smith _ Series My Neighbors _ Lucy.jpg
Jane Smith _ Series My Neighbors _ Grandma.jpg

If the series has no name, then instead of the name of the series just write Series Untitled 1, Series Untitled 2 (if submitting more then one, etc.)

If the images have no name, then write Untitled 1, 2, 3, 4… instead of the image name.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER ACCESSING THE REGISTRATION AND ENTRY FORM

(The payment of the Entry Fees  is done in the Registration Form, with Paypal Account, VISA or Master credit and debit)   

COPYRIGHT:

All participants of THE GALA AWARDS (TGA) competitions warrant that they own the work submitted and they have exclusive copyright. By submitting to this award entrants agree with these rules and conditions of entry.
TGA recognizes that the authors retain full ownership of the image copyright.

USAGE:

Participants warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting the Biennial and TGA contests, in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for not more than two years after the announcement of the awards, and without payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive photo credits with each use, and will allow TGA to sub-license their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with the contest and TGA exhibitions.

TGA will treat participant’s data confidential, and their email addresses or other personal data will only be used to contact the contestants, and will not be transmitted to third parties without explicit consent.

TGA has the right to reject and remove any entry that contains defamatory, obscene, or pornographic content, or that may be considered a criminal offence or violate any law.                                           

                                      
                                                   
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