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selected views : katapult - photography competition in the German Rhine/Main region and announcement for the no. 11 edition

selected views and Wolkenkratzer presents “katapult“ – the competition that supports professional photography in Germany’s Rhine/Main region. The competition is open to photographers who are under the age of 35 and work in the Rhine/Main region, or are in the midst of their studies or apprenticeship in the area.

The competition aims to draw the public’s attention to high quality professional photography and the creative value of this discipline. In addition to this, it aims to aid young talents make their first steps towards a rewarding career.

Both event organisers highlight the importance of the practical aspects of the competition, which is also particularly reflected in the choice of awarded pieces. In addition to the prize in the awards ceremony – the first distinction comes with 2,000 Euro in prize money – the first ten are also given the opportunity of presenting their work to professional clients in a portfolio show. The best pieces are published in a book and on the selected views website.

Furthermore, a photograph is selected from all the of the leading ten photographers and then shown in an exhibition which is open to the public.

“katapult“ is supported by countless renowned businesses. The closing date for entries is 6 November 2009. The prize will be awarded at the end of November 2009. Photographers in the Rhine/Main region can take part by going to www.katapult-rm.de.

In addition to this, selected views’ no. 11 is on the starting line. This edition is aimed at professional photographers in the European area, with a free choice of subject. It will be available in European agencies in January 2010.

The judging of the work by an independent group of editors, will guarantee for both a selection and environment, which is not steered by commercial aspects. This issue will also once again include up to six so-called “favourites”.

Deadline: 12 November 2009.
The group of editors will be judging from 20-22 November 2009.
The book will be published in January 2010.

Feel free to send in several images or series for the selection process. To get the competition announcement or more exact details send an email or enter online at www.selectedviews.de.

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