Entering the contest is free and open for students, athlets, university professionals, hobby photographers and professional photographers.
All techniques are permitted and entries from any digital cameras, including smartphones, are accepted. There is no limit to the number of individual images each artist may submit. The image needs to be taken in the contest year.
The theme of the Contest is: “Fair Play in University Sports”. Photography should be artistic and related to the theme of the Contest.
§4. Photo file requirements
The photo cannot contain watermarks, copyrights or added logos. Winning entrants must be able to provide a high resolution digital file (the photo resolution should allow printing in a format of at least 30×40 cm).
You can submit your photo by filling out the registration form on this website or by posting your picture on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #PCUpic.
§6. Entry Deadline
The final entry deadline is December 31.
§8. Author Copyright
Author copyright. All entries must be an original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party. Each entrant retain the copyright of the submitted images. The entrant certifies the work as his own. By entering the Contest you grant the PCU Committee and its media partners the right for unlimited non-exclusive use for any material you submit, post, upload, email or otherwise transmit for promotional purposes and for reproducing free of charge.
§9. Data Protection
By entering this Contest, you are explicitly consenting to the personal details you have supplied, including email addresses, being held, processed and used by the Contest organizers for purposes associated with this Contest and exhibitions. You acknowledge and accept that entering this Contest means that the status and results of your entry may be made public. The participant guarantees that the submitted photo does not violate the intellectual rights of third parties. In the case of a claim by a third party, the participant is fully responsible for the photo. Photos of people should not violate their general personality rights.
SELECTION & AWARDS
In January the PCU Committee selects the best 10 photos which will be exhibited during the Photo Contest expositions. The Photo Contest Selection Commission appoints within these 10 photos the best, second best and third best photo. Decisions within the Selection Commission are taken by majority. In case no decision can be taken, the vote of the President of the Selection Commission is decisive. The photographers of the 3 best photos are rewarded financially.
- Chairman Selection Commission, Prof Dr. Herman Van Goethem (rector University of Antwerp)
- Member, Prof. Dr. Francis baron Van Loon (honorary rector University of Antwerp)
- Member, Peter Verboven (president PCU Committee)
The winning photographer will be honored with the Alain Verschoren Photo Contest Award. The award is named after Prof. Dr. Alain Verschoren, the first Chairman of the PCU Drawing and Photo Contests Selection Commissions, who passed away unexpectedly in 2020. He initiated the idea of the contests in 2016 as rector of the University of Antwerp.
- First place, Alain Verschoren Award, € 500,00
- Second place, € 200,00
- Third place, € 100,00
RESULTS GALLERY (2019-2020)
Photo Contest 2020
The finalists of the 2020 Photo Contest are exhibited during the 2021 expositions.
1st place, Alessia Berti (Lucca, Italy) | 2nd place, Sergey Vasiliev (Moscow, Russia) | 3rd place, Abril Paola Romero López (Puebla, Mexico)
The 2021 expositions exhibit the finalists of the 2020 Photo Contest.
3D virtual exhibition
22 May 2021 – 1 February 2022 | KUNSTMATRIX | Start Virtual Tour
12 May 2021 | Selection Commission | University of Antwerp Campus Middelheim
June 2021 | Panathlon Club Venice (depending on the Covid-19 situation)
October 2021 | Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation (depending on the Covid-19 situation)
29-31 October 2021 | University of Antwerp Hof van Liere
3-5 December 2021 | University of Antwerp Hof van Liere
CONTACT & REGISTRATION
CONTACT PHOTO CONTEST
+32 470 34 48 15
Submit your photo in the registration form below or post your photo on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #PCUpic. When using the registration form, you will receive an automatic email as confirmation.
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The University of Antwerp & Panathlon Photo Contest is a yearly event for university students worldwide, organized by the PCU Committee in cooperation with the University of Antwerp (Belgium). Sport, Fair Play and international interaction are considered within the University of Antwerp as highly important for the educational development of students. In addition the extensive international exposure granted by the photo contest is considered an important added value to co-organize the contest.