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Also in terms of the organization of photo contests, there are several new features :

- 12 contests during the year : 12 possibilities to stand out and win points
- a wedding or portrait contest every month
- A rigorous organization: participation at the beginning of each month (2 weeks) then results published at the end of each month (except for January, the time it takes to set up).
- Thousands of euros at stake: 2000 euros cash prize for the Photographer of the Year, visibility subscription, training places, partners' gifts
- Creation of the "Regard d'auteur" trophy which will be awarded during a ceremony of rewards (if this is possible regarding the covid situation)
- Creation of the Summer Champion Trophy (ranking as of July 1, 2021) which will be awarded during the BODAF conferences in Barcelona
To learn more, go to the bottom of the page (below the TOP 10 display) to discover in details these novelties and participate in the next round of 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 | collection n°6 From 25/10/2021 to 26/11/2021 151 participant(s) In process of selection
Wedding 2021 | collection n°5 From 04/10/2021 to 22/10/2021 75 participant(s) Rating in process

The TOP 10 | Regard d'auteur photo contest

Cash, gifts from our partners and a maximum of visibility

Photo contests are one of the most effective tools to regularly improve your images, gain visibility and notoriety. For 2021, the RA team has concocted a new program for you: hand-picked juries and cash prizes.


Contests for all photographers, whatever their level

Photo contests are a booster for creativity

For new photographers who have recently become professionals, they are an excellent way to take a technical step in your images and understand what is expected from a professional photo. Whether it's a wedding or a portrait shoot (pregnancy, birth, family, etc.), the competitions will also allow you to stimulate your creativity by pushing your own limits. Receiving your first Challenger badges on your photos means being part of the top 10% of international wedding and/or portrait photographers. This will be the first big step to take!

Get more visibility with photo contests

For experienced photographers who have already obtained their first badges in photo contests, it is also a creative challenge to participate in contests to continue to progress and be part of the best. Photographers who receive an award for one of their images are part of the cream of the crop: the 2 to 3% of the best photos in the world in their field.

Each badge obtained in competition is the occasion of a lot of visibility: your entourage will certainly react to the photos posted on your networks and share them! Your new awards will also interest the local press who might write an article about your work. More and more photographers even end up being featured on the radio or TV news!

Photo contests, a priority to gain notoriety

Each new award received is another step towards victory. The most famous photographers compete for the highly prized Masterpiece badges. Media exposure is even more important for those who finish at the top of a competition round or in the final ranking at the end of the year: blog posts, press articles and job opportunities are multiplied tenfold when the communication is well done. Winning regularly in contests is an insurance to fill your order book in portrait sessions or wedding reports. It is also an opportunity to receive beautiful gifts and to participate in the award ceremony.

Rewards and gifts for the winners of the photo contests

Before talking about technical progress, visibility or notoriety, the photo contests allow you to win great gifts throughout the year.

Cash prizes for monthly and annual winners of photo contests

Here are the main gifts to win:
Gifts for each monthly photo contest (wedding or portrait)
- 1st place: 1 Free DREAMBOOKSPRO album in the amount of 150€ + Acrylic print ONELAB PRO 40x60cm 5mm + Free shipping
- 2nd place: 1 Free DREAMBOOKSPRO album in the amount of 100€ + Natural Wood frame ONELAB PRO  40x60cm + free Shipping
- 3rd place: 1 DREAMBOOKSPRO Print Box Groove 15x20 + 10 prints in passepartout + canvas ONELAB PRO 40x60cm Fineart + free Shipping
- 4th to 10th place: 50€ DREAMBOOKSPRO voucher


When a photographer finishes several times in the TOP 10, he only receives the rewards corresponding to his best ranking in this TOP 10.

Gifts following the final annual ranking of the photo contests

- International Photographer of the Year (2000 euros cashprize)
- 2nd Best International Photographer (1000 euros cashprize)
- 3rd Best International Photographer (500 euros cashprize)
- 4th to 10th Best International Photographer (100 euros cashprize)
- Best International Wedding Photographer (RA Membership Premium Status + 3cat Marketing Pack, value 1000 euros)
- Best International Portrait Photographer (RA Membership Premium Status + 3cat Marketing Pack, value 1000 euros)
- Best International Newborn Photographer (RA Membership Premium Status + Marketing Starter Pack, value 400 euros)
- Best International Maternity Photographer (RA Subscription Status premium + Marketing Starter pack, value 400 euros)
- Best international family photographer (RA Statute premium subscription + Marketing Starter pack, value 400 euros)
- Best international reportage photographer (RA Statute premium subscription + Marketing Starter pack, value 400 euros)
- Best International Couple Photographer (RA Membership Premium Status + Marketing Starter Pack, worth 400 euros)
- Best young companies (less than 5 years old): 1 day of training offered (value max. 400 euros)
- Revelations of the year: the best progression (RA Membership Premium Status + Marketing Starter pack, value 400 euros)

Results of the Regard d'auteur contest

Contests Date Participants
Portrait 2021 | collection n°5 From 05/07/2021 to 30/07/2021 128 participant(s) Published results
Wedding 2021 | collection n°4 From 01/06/2021 to 26/06/2021 66 participant(s) Published results
Portrait 2021 | collection n°4 From 03/05/2021 to 24/05/2021 208 participant(s) Published results
Portrait 2021 | collection n°3 From 01/03/2021 to 25/03/2021 179 participant(s) Published results
Wedding 2021 | collection n°3 From 01/03/2021 to 25/03/2021 66 participant(s) Published results
Wedding 2021 | second collection From 01/02/2021 to 16/02/2021 116 participant(s) Published results
Portrait 2021 | second collection From 01/02/2021 to 16/02/2021 184 participant(s) Published results
Portrait 2021 | first collection From 08/01/2021 to 22/01/2021 202 participant(s) Published results
Wedding 2021 | first collection From 08/01/2021 to 22/01/2021 121 participant(s) Published results
Portrait | collection 15th From 10/12/2020 to 30/12/2020 187 participant(s) Published results
Wedding | collection 14 From 19/11/2020 to 09/12/2020 203 participant(s) Published results
Portrait | 13th collection From 19/10/2020 to 13/11/2020 388 participant(s) Published results
Wedding | collection °12 From 30/09/2020 to 17/10/2020 166 participant(s) Published results
Portrait | collection n°11 From 21/07/2020 to 21/08/2020 174 participant(s) Published results
Mariage | collection °10 From 25/05/2020 to 20/06/2020 243 participant(s) Published results
Portrait | collection n°9 From 12/05/2020 to 24/05/2020 461 participant(s) Published results
Concours spécial confinement From 25/04/2020 to 08/05/2020 186 participant(s) Published results
Mariage | collection n°8 From 31/03/2020 to 18/04/2020 220 participant(s) Published results
Portraits | collection n°7 From 24/02/2020 to 08/03/2020 218 participant(s) Published results
Mariage | collection n°6 From 21/01/2020 to 09/02/2020 147 participant(s) Published results
Portrait & Mariage | collection n°5 From 21/10/2019 to 30/11/2019 166 participant(s) Published results
Mariage collection n°4 From 24/06/2019 to 30/07/2019 117 participant(s) Published results
Mariage collection n°3 From 11/02/2019 to 25/02/2019 127 participant(s) Published results

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