Regard d'auteur

Photo contests

PHOTO CONTEST | NEWS 2021

The year 2021 is off to a strong start with many new features concerning the competitions organized by the RA team.
Overall, the contest rules are getting stricter with several additions to the rules:
- only photos from 2020 or 2021 (unchanged)
- only photos that have never been rewarded in an RA competition (new)
- only original photos (no copy of a photo of an already awarded colleague)
- authentic photos: it is no longer possible to modify by retouching more than 30% of the photo (new)

Also in terms of the organization of photo competitions, several new features :
- 12 competitions during the year : 12 possibilities to stand out and earn points
- a wedding contest AND a portrait contest every month (separated as usual)
- A rigorous organization: participation at the beginning of the month (2 weeks) then results published at the end of the month (except for January the time of the implementation).
- Thousands of euros up for grabs: 2,000 euros in cash prize for the Photographer of the year, visibility subscription, training places, partner gifts
- Creation of the Regard d'author Trophy which will be awarded during an awards evening (if this is possible in terms of health)
- Creation of the summer champion's trophy (ranking on July 1, 2021) which will be awarded during the BODAF conferences in Barcelona
To find out more, go further down the page (below the TOP 10 display) to find out more about these new features and participate in round 1 of the competitions!

Photo competitions are open to all professional wedding and portrait photographers.

A new international competition is organized every month, open to French and English speaking photographers: in France and all over the world! Competitions are organized alternately on the theme of marriage and then portrait. Photos are sent as digital files: silver photos are not accepted unless they are digitized.

Is this your first competition? We offer each participant 5 credits to send their first images! Click on the competition you like and follow the instructions displayed.

How photo contests work ?

A jury made up of photographers recognized by their peers rates each image and designates the winners.
10 winning photos are designated in each competition, they are rewarded with endowments from our official partners, in the form of gifts or a voucher.

The different levels of rewards in photo contests

The most beautiful photos selected by the jury receive various distinctions: the first selection obtains a challenger badge, then an Honorable mention in the second selection round. A 3rd round designates the finalist photos receiving awards. The best images in all categories are finally distinguished "Masterpiece", the highest and most precious international award.
A public prize will also soon be available to reward the photos receiving the most votes.

Publication of photo contest results

The competition results are published on this page shortly after each competition! A trophy is currently being created, it will reward the best photographer in the competitions, all themes combined, who will thus be named "photographer of the year" during the awards ceremony. The prize list since the creation of the competitions is available via the complete classification. Each month and also during the award ceremony, exceptional prizes will be offered by the official partners of the competition: Dreambookspro, Pixellu Smartalbum and Smartslides.
Thanks to them for their endowment !

The themes of the photo contests

Different competition themes are offered for each edition (at least): this ranges from the classic competition theme (pregnancy photos, birth portraits, couple photoshoot, etc.)
to more daring themes (special black and white, the look, moments on the spot, etc.).

First participation in the photo competition

Are you a professional photographer? Would you like to participate in a photo competition?

Registration for the competition is free and you will be able to benefit from 5 free credits for your first participation in the competition.
There is no limit to the number of photos.

How to participate in the Regard d'auteur photo contest

As soon as a photography competition is open, all you have to do is click on "enter the competition" and send us your best shots!
You will of course have taken care to check beforehand that you have the consent of the people photographed to use their image (see Image rights) in photo contests. You will be able to consult the contest rules and make sure to send their photographs before the deadline! Organizing a competition is not like organizing a game on Facebook: Regard auteur, organizer of the competition, first of all wanted to make it open to all professionals, whether it is a new business or experienced photographers. Amateur photographers cannot participate.

Discover the new contest themes available and participate by uploading your best images. The photographs awarded by the contest jury will be part of our next Collection.

Contests Date Participants
Portrait 2021 | first collection Du 08/01/2021 au 22/01/2021 202 participant(s) Rating in process
Wedding 2021 | first collection Du 08/01/2021 au 22/01/2021 121 participant(s) Rating in process

The TOP 10 | Regard d'auteur photo contest

Alison Bounce

Alison Bounce

France

505 scores

Patrick Lombaert

Patrick Lombaert

France

437 scores

Gaelle Caré

Gaelle Caré

France

360 scores

Arnaud Chapelle

Arnaud Chapelle

France

334 scores

Catherine Hudson-Paturet

Catherine Hudson-Paturet

France

325 scores

Lisa Tichané

Lisa Tichané

France

250 scores

Magali Tinti

Magali Tinti

France

225 scores

Bazin Isabelle

Bazin Isabelle

France

217 scores

Delphine Denans

Delphine Denans

France

207 scores

Véra Cavaciuti

Véra Cavaciuti

France

204 scores

Results of the Regard d'auteur contest

Contests Date Participants
Portrait | collection 15th Du 10/12/2020 au 30/12/2020 187 participant(s) See results
Wedding | collection 14 Du 19/11/2020 au 09/12/2020 203 participant(s) See results
Portrait | 13th collection Du 19/10/2020 au 13/11/2020 388 participant(s) See results
Wedding | collection °12 Du 30/09/2020 au 17/10/2020 166 participant(s) See results
Portrait | collection n°11 Du 21/07/2020 au 21/08/2020 174 participant(s) See results
Mariage | collection °10 Du 25/05/2020 au 20/06/2020 243 participant(s) See results
Portrait | collection n°9 Du 12/05/2020 au 24/05/2020 461 participant(s) See results
Concours spécial confinement Du 25/04/2020 au 08/05/2020 186 participant(s) See results
Mariage | collection n°8 Du 31/03/2020 au 18/04/2020 220 participant(s) See results
Portraits | collection n°7 Du 24/02/2020 au 08/03/2020 218 participant(s) See results
Mariage | collection n°6 Du 21/01/2020 au 09/02/2020 147 participant(s) See results
Portrait & Mariage | collection n°5 Du 21/10/2019 au 30/11/2019 166 participant(s) See results
Mariage collection n°4 Du 24/06/2019 au 30/07/2019 117 participant(s) See results
Mariage collection n°3 Du 11/02/2019 au 25/02/2019 127 participant(s) See results

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