14th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE
Lithuanian Press Photographers Club is pleased to announce the 14th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE, which is going to take place in Fall of 2020.
A PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WEEKEND will be held in Vilnius (preliminary September / October). It will consist of presentation of the Festivals’ finalists and the award ceremony for the winners, as well as a conference on ‘Photojournalism Boundaries’.
The main part of the festival VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE is the Contest THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. Press photographers from all over the world are eligible to apply, but note that Festival's contests accept only of photo stories. This Contest is the flag-bearer of the Festival, aimed at promoting the real essence and meaning of photojournalism. The photo stories must consist of between 5 and 16 pictures created in the past į years (2016 - to date). The best five to seven photo stories selected by an international jury will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the journal Photo Circle.
THE DEADLINE for The Circle of Life Contest is 14th JULY 2020. Please register to upload images online at http://contest.photocircle.lt/en . Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in File info modified with Photoshop or Photo Mechanic. The long edge of the picture must be in the range of 3000 to 4500 pixels.
Festivals’ VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE Contest HOMEWORK – for photographers under 30 years old – will also be organised. The contest accepts only of photo stories. The topic of this year’s HOMEWORK Contest is ’SELF ISOLATION‘. The Tutor and Judge of this contest is Thomas Borberg. For the past 15 years, he has been working as a teacher of photojournalism, an examiner at the Danish School of Photojournalism, and as a visiting lecturer at many universities. He has also worked as photo editor for numerous book projects and a jury member for national and international photo contests, including the 2016 and 2018 World Press Photo Contest. In 2009, he was appointed Politiken’s photo editor-in-chief. He will take part in the Photographers’ Weekend and will comment on the results of this Contest. The best three to five stories will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the journal Photo Circle.
THE DEADLINE for HOMEWORK Contest is 14th JULY 2020. Please register to upload images online at http://contest.photocircle.lt/en . Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in File info modified with Photoshop or Photo Mechanic. The long edge of the picture must be in the range of 3000 to 4500 pixels.
For the participants of both contests we offer the guidelines of the World Press Photo (WPP): Entry Rules, Code of Ethics and description of manipulation. The guidelines are for the photojournalism Festival and the contest. Participants may be asked to present additional information and files for the Contest Verification Process. In the Contests, only pictures created since 2016 are eligible, unless they are part of a long-term project, then the case is going to be examined separately.
Photographers whose pictures are exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal are going to be provided with a free two-night stay in Vilnius during the Photographers’ Weekend. The nominees for the winner of The Circle of LifeContest (at least five people) and the nominees of the Homework Contest (at least three people) will have their travel expenses covered by the organisers up to 200 Euros (tickets must be booked only by the organisers). The organisers of the Festival have the right to exhibit the selected works during the Festival and publish them in the Photo Circle journal without paying a fee to the author (or/and a third party). All possible income from the sale or subscription of the journal will go to the Festival’s education programme. Presenting their works for the Contest, photographers express their acceptance of these terms of participation in the Festival. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius,
Lithuanian Press Photographers Club
Jonas Staselis +37069921807
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