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FIPCOM, Call for Entry Until January, 31st 2014

PARIS, January 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --



We are pleased to announce the first edition of the FIPCOM Fujairah Photojournalism International Contest.

     (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131125/654561 )

More than just a competition, FIPCOM aims to help promote the cultural focus of Emirate of Fujairah cultural center (FCMA) at an international level and to motivate and honour photojournalists who take extreme risks to provide true images of current events to the public.

AFP-Services contributes to this aspiring project alongside partners such as the AFP, National Geographic, i-Télé, Nikon, Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, JC Decaux and Picto.

We hereby invite all photojournalists to sign up and send us their pictures at http://www.fipcom.net until January, 31st 2014.

The contest is structured around five categories: news, environment, sport, economy, feature ( Series of 5 pictures)

The winner, selected by a prestigious jury will be awarded the first FIPCOM trophy as well as prize money of 10.000 euros during the awards ceremony, which will be held on March, 13 2014.

The winner in each category will be awarded a medal and a Nikon D800 camera.

Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design will also open its doors to all the winners of the FIPCOM contest.

For the first edition, all laureates will exhibited in the fantastic setting of  Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design, an open stage for creation, dedicated towards cultural innovation. Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design offers its guests an incredible and original exposure from the stairways to the rootop, casting a new light on the images.

FIPCOM Exhibit at Les Docks - Cité de la Mode et du Design. March, 14 2014 - April, 14 2014. Open access.

About the FCMA:

The FCMA (Fujaïrah Culture and Media Authority) considers that culture is a fundamental foundational underpinning of society and aims to develop and expand the cultural and media life of the Emirate of Fujairah (UAE). THE FCMA set up several strategies such as a strengthening of the links for a cultural institution (on a local, arabic and international scale), the organisation of events (exhibitions, conferences or festivals) or help for projects and programms abroad. The FCMA encourages innovation and excellency in all cultural fields as well as arts. It is in this context that the FIPCOM photojournalism contest should be considered.

About AFP-Services:

AFP-Services, a subsidiary of AFP, created in 2004 and headquartered in Paris brings its news agency expertise to the world of corporate communications. With a global network of highly trained and experienced staff AFP-Services leverages its news agency quality, combined with wire-service speed, relevance and accessibility to create original, captivating, and effective content and events that ensure its clients stand out from their competitors.

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