In 2018, Ooshot launches the Ooshot Award, the first Prize dedicated to the photographic commission. This new Prize wishes to valorize the creative photographic commission, and thus to reinstate all its artistic legitimacy to this practice also defined as a creative territory.
This award will reward work done by a professional photographer on behalf of a client. It concerns all sectors where images are needed to serve a communication objective: corporation, institution, public authority, industry ..., whatever its field of application: fashion, advertising, beauty, still life, culinary, reportage / documentary, portrait ... The prize excludes the press/news photography.
The Ooshot Award will focus above all on the aesthetic and formal quality of the order. The Ooshot Award has been founded by Valérie Hersleven, head of Ooshot.com. Its Artistic Direction is driven by Fannie Escoulen, co-director of LE BAL from 2007 to 2014 and currently independent curator. A jury of professionals from the worlds of image, communication and business will come together to elect the winner, from a pre-selection of up to 25 finalists.
An endowment of 10,000 euros will be awarded to the winner of the Ooshot Award. This endowment will allow the award-winning photographer to pursue a personal project, whether ongoing or future work. Special mentions might also be awarded.
The winning photographic projects (winner + special mentions) will be exhibited during a special night in Spring 2019 in Paris. The production of the exhibition will be handled by Ooshot.
The Ooshot Award is sponsored by William Klein, internationally renowned painter, photographer and filmmaker, and author of many iconic advertising campaigns (film and photo) (Dim, Citroën, Naf Naf, Ricqlès ...).
Biography with up to 1500 characters
Country of residence
CV with up to 2000 characters (or PDF file)
1 to 6 projects per submission
0 to 15 images per project
File type must be JPG
At least 3000px on the long edge
The Ooshot Award selected thirty internationally recognized image-making experts to suggest a selection of photographers who have left their mark on commissioned photography during the last three years. But if one is not nominated by an expert one can also submit its work without this nomination. Any professional photographers can apply to the Ooshot Award (no age or nationality requirement).
An up-to-date CV.
Fannie Escoulen and Valérie Hersleven will select up to 25 finalists. Those 25 pre-selected photographers (finalists) will be required to send the following items by post before November 27 2018:
The final visual (s) of the communication campaign.