The Prix Elysée is one of the world’s most prestigious photography awards, with a prize of CHF 80,000. Its aim is to support the photographic production of a mid-career artist. Thanks to this financial support, the artist can develop an original project on the theme of his or her choice.
The call for entries for the Prix Elysée 2025 is open from November 10, 2023 to January 28, 2024 on Picter.
Founded in 2014, the Prix Elysée is the result of an exclusive partnership between Photo Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier. The eight nominees will be announced in June 2024, and the winner will be chosen by an international jury in 2025.
Who is the Prix Elysée for?
The aim of the Prix Elysée is to raise the international profile of a promising photographer, recognized in his or her own country, and to provide substantial financial support for an ambitious project. Photographers who have built their careers on exhibitions and publications, but who have not yet benefited from a mid-career retrospective, are eligible. Photographers must be recommended by a recognized professional in the field of photography or art (gallery, publishing house, etc.).
How to apply?
Entries can be submitted from November 10, 2023 to January 28, 2024 on the Picter platform. Instructions and prize regulations are available in English and French at prixelysee.ch
How does it work?
Eight nominated photographers are selected on the basis of the quality of their applications. Each nominee receives a contribution of CHF 5,000 to further his or her research. Photo Elysée announces the selection of the eight artists nominated for the Prix Elysée 2025. The winner is then chosen by a jury of international experts and receives CHF 40,000 to complete the project. A further CHF 40,000is dedicated to promoting the project (publication and/or exhibition).