Fashion and dress codes

photo contest by the Fondation Alliance française

From 24 April to 26 June 2017

The Fondation Alliance Française has launched its yearly international photography contest! The theme this year is: “Fashion and Dress Codes”.

As many other Alliances Françaises in the world, the Alliance Française in Belgium takes part in the contest and will introduce the photos of its local winner to the Fondation Alliance Française for the final stage of the contest. Eventually the jury of the Fondation Alliance Française will select the photo contest winner whose name will be published before 31 December 2017.

Find out more about the final jury here!

Prizes: a trip to Paris and international coverage!

The winner selected will be awarded travel and expenses for a one-week stay in Paris. Some of the photos submitted by the finalists and the grand prize winner, selected by the jury, will be exhibited in a group exhibition in famous Parisian spaces (Espace culturel Louis Vuitton, galerie agnès b., galerie de la Cité internationale des arts, galerie Taïss, galerie Arcturus). The exhibition will then travel around the world in the Alliances Françaises.

A photo book of the contest is published every year and the contest partners make sure the contest is known thanks to publications in newspapers such as Courrier International and Photo magazine, which will feature a special edition on the contest in 2017.

The calendar

  • Launch of the contest: April 2017
  • Selection of the photos by the jury: November 2017
  • Exhibition Opening in Paris: November to December 2017
  • Exhibition World Tour: December 2017 to December 2019

Send two photographs before 26 June (midnight) to: culture(at)

Application criteria 

  • Be major legally
  • Be an amateur photographer
  • Send original and not previously published photos
  • Send two photos only
  • Participants shall transfer to the Fondation Alliance française exclusive usage rights

Read the contest rules
Download the registration form