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"French Winter" Photography Contest

"French Winter" Photography Contest

Published on December 17, 2012
Submissions Accepted Through Jan. 19 for Winter Photos "With a French Touch".

The Embassy of France is now accepting submissions in its first-ever photography contest.

The theme? "French Winter."

Send us your best winter photo—with a French touch. Even if you’re not in France, try to find something around you that reminds you of France. Show us the beauty of the U.S. landscape and of French-American friendship. Be creative!


- Best Photo
- Jury’s Selection
- French-American Friendship Prize
- So French!
- Funniest Photo
- Best Composition
- Most Creative
- Best Colors
- Black and White
- Best Landscape Photo

Details and instructions

- The 10 best photos will be printed and displayed as part of a temporary exhibition at the Embassy of France.
- The "Best Photo" will be featured temporarily as the "cover" of the Embassy of France Facebook page at
- The winners of the other categories will each receive a "grab bag" with a variety of France-related goodies from the Embassy of France.
- All photos should be sent to All photos must be sent in .jpg or .jpeg form.
- Address all contest-related emails with the following subject line:
French Embassy Photography Award – First name – Last Name
Please include the date and place of the photo taken. Include full postal address in email. Other commentary may be included but should not exceed two (2) lines.
- The contest is open to all amateur photographers living in the United States or in France.
- Submissions are limited to two (2) photos per participant.
- Participants must hold the rights to the photo(s) submitted and obtain permission of any and all persons who appear in the photo.
- In entering the "French Winter" photo contest, participants give to the Embassy of France the authorization to use and reproduce their photos.
- No explicit or inappropriate content.
- No commercial content.

Submissions will be accepted through January 19, 2013.

Winners will be announced and contacted beginning January 23, 2013.

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