The first stage - submission, free of charge.
Any professional photographer / artist using photography from Baltic States, Europe and other continents can be KAUNAS PHOTO STAR, yet he /she must be committed to travel to Lithuania, if selected to the second stage - portfolio reviews. The competion is open to all themes, styles, approaches, yet we expect series of photographs and picture stories only in sets of 20-30 images, which can be from two different bodies of work. We are looking for new and fresh, preferably unshown and unpublished photography. The KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY, venue of the exhibition of the winner, is vast, and needs to be filled with a consistent body of high quality works. Therefore we kindly ask not to submit single images or parts of small series, regardless of how beautiful or powerful they are.
Submissions by e-mail only to: firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail subject: KAUNAS PHOTO STAR_Name_SURNAME
E-mail should include: a) 20-30 jpg images, b) CV 150 words max, c) artistic statement 100 words max and d) filled, signed and scanned entry form in jpg or pdf (on page 3). Attachments: loose files or ZIPs.
File specifications: 1200 px on the longer side. RGB, JPG only, JPG quality – 90%.
File naming: Name_SURNAME_Title-of-the-series_Place_year_01.jpg
What not to send: Power Point, TIF, PDF or other types files, except of JPG. For sequencing of images, use file numbers as shown. No packages sent by mail, will be considered or returned.
Deadline for submission – July 15, 2010
Pre-selection of 50 candidates will be made by the board of curators of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and announced on July 19, 2010 by email to pre-selected candidates and on www.kaunasphoto.info
Second stage – portfolio reviews
Portfolio review for photographers is the best way to be noticed by the professionals of the photo art business, collect feedbacks and eventually proposals of promotion, publishing, exhibitions, acquisitions.
KAUNAS PHOTO festival will offer a chance to 50 pre-selected photographers to meet distinctive representatives of galleries, museums, magazines of photography from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other European countries in one place. Second stage participation fee is 50 EUR. Payment details will be announced to pre-selected photographers. Photographers must do their travel arrangements at their own cost. KAUNAS PHOTO festival web site will provide travel tips to Lithuania and links to best hotel deals.
The Winner and Special Mentions
The winner will be distinguished by portfolio review jury panel. The portfolio reviews will be held in Kaunas on September 10 and 11. The works of the 50 candidates will be celebrated and projected in the Night of Photography at KAUNAS PHOTO festival on September 11, 2010. During this event, the winner and special mentions will be announced. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR portfolio panel or its individual members will select special mentions and awards, such as: solo exhibition at the FK gallery in Riga (Latvia), portfolio presentations at FOTO magazine (Lithuania), FOTO KVARTALS magazine (Latvia), CHEESE magazine (Estonia) etc. The KAUNAS PHOTO STAR winner's exhibition will be shown in September 2011. KAUNAS PHOTO festival will undertake the winner's return flight costs, hotel accommodation, transportation of works. However, if the elected KAUNAS PHOTO STAR will not originate from within Europe, the festival might undertake only part of return flight expenses.
Organizers of KAUNAS PHOTO festival and KAUNAS PHOTO STAR competition
VšĮ Šviesos raštas
Kaunas Branch of Union of Lithuanian Art Photographers
Download PDF with Guidelines and Entry form