It’s DONE!! I just submitted eleven photographs to the International Photography Contest, sponsored by Les Alliances françaises de Nice, Rio, and Venice. At first, I was told – one photo. That changed to ten. I submitted eleven. We’ll see what happens. For those who just tuned in, let me explain.
The Carnival of Nice, one of the largest carnivals in the world and the highlight of the French Riviera in winter, took place this year from the 11th of February until the 25th – 15 days. There were seventeen tanks, some with a height of twenty meters that told the story of the King of Energy. Activities took place on three Saturdays, two Tuesdays, two Wednesdays, and one Sunday. On Saturdays, Wednesdays, and Sunday, there was a Battle of Flowers. On the first two Saturday and Tuesday nights, they lit up Corso Carnavalesque. On the third Saturday night, they incinerated the King. Even though I did not go to the activities, I felt the excitement. Thus, when asked by my school – Les Alliances françaises de Nice – to enter its international photo contest, I said yes.
The contest started February 11 and will end March 10. Participants must send one or several photos made during the Carnival to the Alliances françaises of their city, which will then select ten winning photos to present to an International Jury. The International Jury will select the three winning photos. Winners will be announced on May 19. Judges are looking for 1) relevance to the contest subject; 2) the choice and the originality of the subject and the point of view adopted; 3) the quality of photos – framing, originality, treatment of light, aesthetic considerations; and 4) compliance with the technical specifications mentioned above. First prize is 1500 euros; second is 700 euros; and third is 300 euros.
I submitted eleven photographs, posted below. Thank you very much to the friends who helped me with the selections – especially to Carole at Maxwelton. Wish me luck!