The participation in PORTRAITS Hellerau Photography Award starts with the submission of the artwork and the payment of the attendance fee. That attendance fee is calculated per picture or per series of up to ten photographs, respectively. However, photographers may submit multiple artworks or series by paying the respective fee per artwork or series.

The artwork itself may not contain any written information about the artwork. Photographers confirm that they are at least 18 years old.

From the submitted artworks the jury will choose works for the PORTRAITS exhibition. Photographers of the chosen artworks will be informed via e-mail and have to send in the prints via mail/courier for the exhibition on their own expense. Alternatively, they are offered the possibility that their artwork is printed for free, and transported for free via a sponsoring (more information on that will follow). The awards will be presented on 8 February 2018 during the opening of the exhibition in HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden.

The following prizes will be awarded:

  • 1st prize: 5,000 EUR
  • 2nd prize: 2,000 EUR
  • 3rd prize: 1,000 EUR
  • 4th prize: A six-week artist’s residency at HELLERAU – CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Recourse to the courts is not allowed.

In the event of any difference of interpretation between the German and English versions of these Terms and Conditions, the German version is definitive.

Employees of HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, the Kunstagentur Dresden, members of the jury and all sponsors and supporters may not participate in the competition.

Photographers entering the competition warrant that the photograph is their own artwork, and they are the sole owner of its copyrights. Photographers warrant that their artwork is made in respect of all further rights including moral rights, the rights of the people, names, trademarks, designs or works of art that are part of the photographs, and that no further permissions are required to deliver these agreements.
Photographers warrant that they have full permission to enter and reproduce an image of the persons featured in the photograph.
The photographers agree that the artworks submitted may be exhibited in the PORTRAITS 2018 exhibition at any venue. The Photographers permit the organiser of the competition to use and
reproduce the submitted artworks for internal realisation of the competition. This permission does not extend to commercial uses. For the commercial use of the selected artworks and the appearance in the catalogue, the Photographers and the organisers will sign a separate contract. The photographers agree unconditionally that their artwork may appear in all media worldwide in journalistic and documentary works in direct connection with PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Award. The processes of the competition may be filmed, and entering the competition constitutes agreement for a portrait to be included in such filming, whether broadcast or not.