Its time to get creative folks, the Watch Photo Awards have launched and are available here
The contest is an international contest that runs monthly rounds and themes running between May and October 2018 (this year). Prizes include international exposure with published media partners and an overall a weekend for 2 in a 5 star stay in Geneva (very cool prize).
The Watch Photo Awards are the first annual international watch photography competition open to amateur watch lovers and professionals alike. Every month from May to October will have a different theme, and awards will be given to the photos that best meet the criteria of creativity, technical accomplishment and relevance to the theme.
Each month, the jury selects its ten favorite photos and publishes them. The audience then votes among the ten pictures of selected watches to win the author of the best a weekend for two in a 5-star in Geneva. All the winning photos will be published by our media partners, as well as being featured in a special exhibition at the end of the year in Geneva, before travelling to other cities.
The sponsor for the May competition is the Grand Hotel Kempinski
And it gets better,
“An exhibition at the Geneva Museum of Art & History”
On the occasion of the Geneva Watchmaking Grand Prix, the winning photographers will receive an invitation to attend the preview of the commemorative exhibition of 60 winning photos. The best photo of the year will be decided by a separate public vote. The winner will be awarded the WPA trophy, and will be invited to sit on the panel for the following year.
There are some excellent Judges for this year.
The jury members for 2018 are: Pierre-André Montjovet (watch collector, financier and globetrotter), Denis Hayoun (specialist watch photographer and founder of Diode studio), Marie de Pimodan (watch journalist), Edouard Haegi (watch and car photographer with an interest in vintage watch auctions) and Brice Lechevalier (founder and editor-in-chief of GMT, CEO of WorldTempus).
and the 2018 winner gets to be a judge in 2019 – how cool is that.
The theme for this month is ‘The Blue’
The photographed watch must be a mechanical watch (automatic or manual), unless it is a ladies’ watch, in which case quartz is permitted. It has to be blue (dial and / or case / bezel) or on a blue background.
So good luck people, I hope your going to enjoy this as much as I am.