The international sports photography competition
The competition therefore enables professional sports photographers around the world to submit their best photos in the 6 available categories: action, news articles, the unusual/humour, portraits, extreme sports and non-stadium.
The winner of each category will receive a prize of €1,500 and the main prize winner will receive €5,000.
Images illustrating the intensity of a sporting moment. This can be any sporting event such as the Olympic Games or a competition at a local school. The key is to capture a strong emotion, a dramatic look, a moment of extreme tension, etc.
The societal aspects of sport cover numerous topics: politics, the role of women in society, children, cultural traditions, drug use, training, fanaticism, money and hooliganism, as well as the discovery of practices specific to certain countries, etc. Entrants are asked to submit around 10 images illustrating the nature of their chosen topic and portraying the work involved, i.e. the reporter’s vision.
Photos may illustrate strange and unfamiliar cultural sporting traditions or simply an inappropriate, quirky, surprising or funny aspect of the shot.
A close-up shot of a person’s face captured during a sporting event, showing them in action during a moment of exertion, joy or disappointment, or in silence in a changing room or stadium tunnel, etc., with emphasis on their facial expression.
High-risk sports linked closely to nature (surfing, speed flying, mountain biking, etc.). Photos in this category must be of sporting practices where natural forces play a prominent role and sportsmen and women compete against them (the wind for free-falling, deep water for diving, huge waves for surfing, mountains for mountaineering, etc.).
All sports practised away from dedicated premises (recreation ground, beach, etc.). The photographer’s ability to take a surreptitious glance at a moment (as a nod to the humanist photographers Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau or Elliot Erwitt for example) will be assessed.