Winners of the Pollux Awards: The Juror of the 16th Pollux Awards will select two Winners, one Photographer in the Professional Section and one Photographer in the Non-Professional Section.
Fully-paid Solo Exhibition: The Gala Awards will organize a solo exhibition for each of the above mentioned two Winners in the respective sections (Pro and Non-Pro) taking care of all exhibition expenses, including printing and framing of up to 20 photographs each. The exhibition will be held in the FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in late 2021 (date may change and is yet to be decided according to the sanitary conditions). A curator designated by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards will assist the Winners in the selection of the work to be exhibited and will take care of the exhibition setup.
Travel & Lodging honoraries: The two winners in Pro and non-Pro sections will receive -on top of the fully-paid solo exhibition- US$1,500 each to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend the opening reception.
Gallery Representation: A consignation representation contract for 18 initial months with the gallery FotoNostrum will be offered to the two overall winners.
Exposure in Artsy and Artnet: Represented artists will be exhibited online for sale in Artsy and Artnet. Both sites attract 5.5 million unique visitors each month. In 2018, were the top-ranking art marketplace on Google with visitors from more than 160 countries.
Collective exhibition of category winners and category honourable mentions: The Jurors will also select winners, runners up, and honourable mentions in all categories. All these selected photographers will be invited to exhibit in a collective exhibition in a space contiguous to the solo exhibition of the two overall winners. In the collective exhibition, the exhibition organization and venue costs will be borne by The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards. At the same time, the exhibitors will be charged for printing and framing as well as setup costs (hanging, labelling, and insurance) in the amount of $280, approximately, per piece. By participating in this award, artists acknowledge that they will be charged for the printing in case of participating in the exhibition and that for that purpose will have to submit high-resolution files of 300dpi suitable for fine art printing. Optionally, with lower charges, those artists selected for exhibitions will be able to send framed prints ready to hang, or prints to be framed by the organizers of the exhibition.
Images of all awardees (Winners, Runner Ups, and Honorable Mentions) will be exhibited online in The Gala Awards’ website during a minimum of two years.
Virtual Gallery: Those images will also be exhibited in the virtual gallery of FotoNostrum: https://fotonostrumvirtual.com
www.thepolluxawards.com
Closing date – March 7, 2021
Prize pool – Fully paid solo exhibition + travel and lodging expenses for Pro and non. Pro overall winners.
Entry fee – US$48 until January 26; $60 thereafter
Eligibility – Worldwide Pro and non Pro Photographers
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – All submitters warrant that they own the work submitted and that they have the exclusive copyright. The Gala Awards recognizes that the author retains full ownership of the image copyright
Usage Rights policy – Submitters warrant that their photographs may be reproduced for the purpose of marketing and promoting The Gala Awards’ competitions and Awards, as well as in catalogues, posters, postcards, publications, and on the Internet. Such use is granted for no more than two years after the announcement of the works selected in this competition. Such use is granted without any payment to the photographer or featured models. Photographers will receive credit with each use and allow The Gala Awards to sublicense their photographs to the press for reproduction in connection with The Gala Awards’ competitions and awards