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"THROUGH THE EYES OF VAN GOGH"

VINCENT VAN GOGH PHOTO AWARD

Powered by Rotary Club Nuenen – the Netherlands


Head Sponsor:

With Thanks to :

van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam

van Abbe Museum – Eindhoven

Visit Breda

Provincie Brabant

Gemeente Nuenen

Vincentre – Nuenen

van Gogh Village

Chris Eeuwhorst

for their valuable support & advice

AWARD INFORMATION

AUGUST  31 : Announcement of the 50 nominated photo’s

The nominees will be directly informed by E-mail by the organisation

SEPTEMBER 15 : Announcement and disclosure of the winning photo’s

during the official opening of the outdoor exhibition 17.00 hour at the  Vincentre in Nuenen.

The winners will be notified well in advance by E-mail by the organisation

THEME  for 2017 : HUMAN NATURE – through the eyes of Vincent van Gogh

All entries will be judged by our professional independent judges.

If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere!  
(Vincent van Gogh)

Let the theme ‘Human Nature’ inspire you in a contemporary way.
Think out of the box, just like Vincent used to do. Surprise everyone!
Let the camera be your paint brush and participate in this contest!

ALL 50 WINNING ENTRIES will be published in the on-line Winner Gallery and from
September 15 until October 8 – 2017, be exposed during a outdoor exhibition in the
historic City center of Nuenen – The Netherlands, where Van Gogh created most of his works

THE OUTDOOR EXHIBITION

From September 15 to October 8 – 2017, all winning entries will be exposed during an outdoor exhibition in the center of the city of Nuenen – the Netherlands.
The approx. 50 winning entries will be located at strategic locations related to Vincent van Gogh’s period in Nuenen – the Netherlands, where he created most of his works.
Walking through the historic center of Nuenen, the visitor will step into the world of Van Gogh and enjoy the Photo Exhibition at the same time.

THE EXHIBITION LOCATIONS

PARK – VAN GOGH MONUMENT

NUNE VILLE

OLD LINDEN TREE

VAN GOGH CHURCH

ROOSDONCK AREA

ROOSDONCK MILL

WEAVER COTTAGE

CITY HALL

OUR JUDGES

Milou Halbesma

Milou Halbesma

Sector Director - van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam houses the largest collection of art works by Vincent van Gogh in the world. The permanent collection includes more than 200 paintings by Vincent van Gogh, 500 drawings and more than 800 letters. The museum also presents exhibitions on various subjects from 19th-century art history.

Anastasia van Gennip

Anastasia van Gennip

Business Director - van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven

The Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven is one of the first public museums for contemporary art to be established in Europe. The museum’s collection of around 2700 works of art includes key works and archives by Lissitzky, Picasso, Kokoschka, Chagall, Beuys, McCarthy, Daniëls and Körmeling. A source of surprise, inspiration and imagination for visitors, partners and participants.

Brendan de Clercq

Brendan de Clercq

Photographer and mixed media artist, Amsterdam

Brendan de Clerq, born in 1964 in Dublin, is an professional Irish/French photographer and mixed media artist. His work is characterized by powerful imaginary with a clear emotional expression. His portfolio is a direct reflection of himself. His earlier work was dark and full of contrast as currently it’s more vibrant and capturing light. He is inspired by the creative world around him.

John Geven

John Geven

Founder / Owner - John Geven Studio’s, Nuenen

John Geven Studio‘s has a divers portfolio of customers ranging from Multinationals to celebrities, sports-clubs and private persons. Together with his team, John has a clear own signature when it comes to professional photography. In 2007 his works were exposed in the exposition ’From Hero to Zero‘ in the ’Oude Kerk’ in Amsterdam, followed by the exposition at the Technical University of Eindhoven.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION’S

For retrieving the answer :
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WHAT IS AN ENTRY?

An entry consists of one, two or max. three digital image(s).

WHAT DOES THE "HUMAN NATURE" THEME INCLUDE?

It actually is a very broad theme.

Photography is a very popular and fast growing kind of art.
– What would Vincent van Gogh have photographed if he lived today?
– Where would he travel to photograph if distances didn’t matter?
People and Nature, in any form and capacity, were his main sources of inspiration.
Light also played a major role in his paintings. Vincent had the ability to capture light on the canvas in a miraculous way.
In fact photography is nothing more than painting with light. 

The  possibilities are endless!! Be inspired by our theme, with your images!

There is no need to refer to-, or incorporate Vincent van Gogh or Nuenen in the photo(s).
The title of this event is a tribute to Vincent.
He recorded with a brush, what he saw and experienced.
You can do this through the lens of the camera, because maybe your picture hangs in the living and working world of Vincent in his period in Nuenen!

Let your inspiration as a photographer take its course.

HOW ARE THE ENTRIES JUDGED?

All entries will be judged by our professional independent judges.

Judging is subjective, however we have a few simple guidelines for putting together your entry.

  • Make sure it’s strong on its own. It should relay the story, moment or concept you want to convey.
  • Trust your instincts, but also ask the advice of those you trust.
    Sometimes you need another opinion to improve your edit.
    Ask someone with a good eye, be it another artist, or a creative who has experience in the field.

IS THERE A TIME FRAME FOR WHEN MY PHOTOS MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN TO QUALIFY FOR THIS AWARD?

No, there are no time frame restrictions for this award.

WHAT FORMAT SHOULD I SAVE MY DIGITAL IMAGES?

Each digital image should be send without edges, watermarks or logo’s in JPG format of minimal 3,000 pixels (longest side) 300 dpi and with a file size of at least 2 MB  and preferably not more then 4 MB.
Images may be color profiled in RGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.

The filename consist of your (registration) name, followed by the title of the photo, the date and place – when/where the photo was made and the photo number (1,2 or 3). Example : Me-Nature02.12.2016-Amsterdam1

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES THAT I CAN ENTER?

No, you may enter as many entries (of max. three digital images) as you like.

I HAVE ENTERED MY PHOTO IN ANOTHER COMPETITION. DOES THIS DISQUALIFY MY ENTRY?

No, we allow images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions, including other contests.

SHOULD I WATERMARK MY IMAGES?

No, we will appropriately credit all winning photographers.

WILL MY IMAGES BE SOLD?

No. You retain copyright to your photograph and we will not sell your photo entry for a fee.
All entries will be posted online so that viewers may view all entries.
Winning entries will be used in connection with the promotion of the Award for a period of 24 months from the date winners are notified.

WHEN WILL THE WINNERS BE ANNOUNCED?

Winners will be contacted in September 2017 and the winning entries will be exposed during the one month outdoor exhibition in October 2017
Please do not call or e-mail about the status of your entries.

DO YOU  STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

Please email us at: info@vincentvangoghphotoaward.com

OUR SPONSORS

HEAD SPONSOR

Profoto was founded in Stockholm in 1968 by photographer and engineer Eckhard Heine and photography equipment retailer Conny Dufgran. Their relationship Began When Conny solar Eckhard a flash unit That did not work. Annoyed with the faulty unit, Eckhard went home to invent a new type of flash. He Returned a couple of weeks later with a superior unit. A few years after That, Eckhard and Conny exhibited the first Pro-1 generator at the Photokina tradeshow in Cologne. It was an instant success. Profoto was born. With a bang.

Today, our products are used by the best in the industry. Whether it be on a billboard or in a fashion magazine, there’s a good chance That the image you are looking at was created with the help of our lights. But eventhough we Continuously refine and improvement our equipment, we stay true to Eckhard’s and Conny’s ideals.

We Still Believe That A Light Shaping Tool Should feel right, sound right and be aesthetically pleasing. Just like the painter’s brush or the musician’s instrument, its shape Should Reflect its function. We will never let technology rule over the artist. Our tools are not Obstacles but lighting solutions, Designed to help you turn your ambition into reality.

Weblink: www.profoto.com

ABOUT US

Rotary Club – Nuenen

As Rotary Club Nuenen we are part of Rotary International, an international service organization of 1.2 million neighbours, friends, and community leaders who come together to create positive and lasting change in our communities.
Our differing occupations, cultures, and countries give us a unique perspective.
Our shared passion for service helps us accomplish the remarkable in providing humanitarian services, encouraging high ethical standards in all vocations, and to advance goodwill and peace around the world.

OUR CHARITIES

THE ENTRY FEES OF THE VINCENT VAN GOGH PHOTO AWARD WILL BE DONATED TO THE FOLLOWING TWO CHARITIES:

END POLIO NOW

Rotary, along with our partners, has reduced polio cases by 99.9 percent worldwide since our first project to vaccinate children in the Philippines in 1979. Rotarians have helped immunize more than 2.5 billion children against polio in 122 countries. For as little as $0.60, a child can be protected against this crippling disease for life. We are close to eradicating polio, but we need your help the close the final gap.

The ‘STICHTING LEERGELD’ Foundation

More and more children in the Netherlands are, for financial reasons, not able to participate in activities that are normal for their peers. They often literally stand on the sidelines. The ‘Leergeld’ Foundation wants to prevent the social exclusion of these children by allowing them to join!

The 94 local ‘Leergeld’ foundations, jointly operating in 250 Dutch municipalities, offer these children in the ages of 4 to 18 years, the opportunities to participate in in- and of out-of-school activities. It can involve children activities in the fields of education, sports, culture or welfare activities, such as participating in school trips, music lessons or joining a sport- or scouting club. With this ‘Leergeld’ offers them a platform, in order for them flourish, develope knowledge and skills and gain self-esteem.

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