Cristina De Middel, 2020 winner

Participate in the Prix virginia 2024

Registrations are now closed

See you next November for the announcement of the 7th Prix Virginia winner


The Prix Virginia

– Awarded every other year, the Prix Virginia is open to all living women photographers, regardless of their nationality or age.

– Work done for commercial advertising or as an editorial assignment for an article will not be accepted.

– The photographs submitted must not have been published or exhibited in France heretofore. However, the artist may have already exhibited other works in France. However, the artist may have already exhibited other works in France.

– The photographers may apply directly or other professional experts (photo editors, gallery owners, photo agents, and such) may apply for them.

– The prize is not intended to finance the completion or the exhibition of a body of photographic work.

– Application to the prize is free of any cost.

– Any application which does not correspond to the conditions previously defined will not be submitted to the Jury.

Rights of use

The prize winner and the 10 finalists should email their photographic files in high definition (300 DPI, 30cm length) Association Sylvia S. can use these photographs to promote the Prix Virginia on its website, newsletter, social medias or through its partners or the medias. These photographs may be cropped or resized depending on the needs, in agreement with the photographer. All informative and promotional material during these exhibitions and publications must indicate: « © Prix Virginia 2024 »


– The Sylvia S. Association will award 10.000 € to the winner.

The Jury

– The jury consists of 8 recognized specialists working in the field of visual arts. All the jury members change with each prize year, except for the President.

– The Jury’s discussions and deliberations are private and reserved to Jury members.

– The Jury’s discussions and deliberations are private and reserved to Jury members.

– The President of the Jury chairs the discussion in the Jury and has a dominating vote.

– The Jury has the power to resolve any questions not already covered by these rules. In any given year, the Jury may also decide that none of the works submitted meets the criteria required and that therefore they will not award a prize.

– Besides the prize winner, the Jury also names as many as 10 other contenders whose photographic work they believe to be of particular value.

– The photographer who wins the prize cannot enter again at a later date, but all the other contestants are welcome to apply for the Prix Virginia again.


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January 8, 2024 to May 7, 2024: applications open. Entry can be modified until last day.
May 7, 2024, 23h59, GMT +01: Europe/Paris: applications closed. Entry can’t be modified anymore on this date.
November, 2024: official award ceremony. The announcement will be made during an online live audience according to terms communicated a few days before. The exact date will be communicated in due time on the site, social networks and via the newsletter.