Festival for Young Photojournalism Hanover Call for applications

The Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover testifies the power which photojournalism has
in our image-oriented world, adding fundamentally to our perception of mankind in all its facets. It contributes to the education and sensitization, touches people emotionally and lets them share.
competition rules
Applicants can be young photojournalists, photographers, students of Photography and trainees who are not older than 35 when sending their application. Unlike the last time, applicants can only apply personally.
Per applicant, only one reportage, essay or series (i.e. portrait series) with photojournalistic character can be submitted. The work shall consist of 15 to 30 photographs. Group works will not be accepted. The work may already be published or awarded at other festivals, but this is no precondition. Works which have already been sent in to the last Festival for Young Photojournalism in Hanover are however not allowed.
Applications are accepted from 1st November 2011 until 29th February 2012, application forms are activated during this period. After the registration, applicants have 5 days to upload their photographs in low resolution (4×6.5in at 200dpi) – but the upload has to be finished until 5th March 2010. Then the photo series will be sifted and archived until the curation takes place. A team of curators of the organizers – from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover and the photojournalist’s organisation FreeLens – will then choose the 60 works to be exhibited from the total of all works handed in, which will automaticly participate in the jury voting for the FreeLens Award. Applicants will be informed whether their work will be featured at the festival during the following weeks. The team of curators reserves the right to change the order of the photographs or not to select single images of a work for the exhibition.
All selected works and captions are to be uploaded to the server of the festival office as printable high resolution files. From these files, the exhibition prints will be printed in the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hanover in first class gallery quality. The prints will be destroyed after the festival. The photographers don´t have to pay for the prints and therefore can’t claim the handing-over of the exhibition prints.
More on: http://www.fotofestival-hannover.de

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