Photo Suisse Contest : 2020

PHOTOSUISSE is an umbrella organisation of photo clubs from Switzerland. Currently there are 55 clubs attached and 130 individual members. PHOTOSUISSE organises yearly competitions, workshops and other activities.
The CERN Photo club is attached to PHOTOSUISSE and participates in the yearly competition on a volunteer basis.

What to Club offers to participants :
  • Submission expenses are taken in charge by the club up to an amount of 50 CHF (General Assembly Decision 2020)
  • Organisation done by the club. Responsible Contact Person : Andrea Musso, with psychological support of all committee members.
  • Possibility to submit the photo's to the club for review, feedback, ... Verify the calendar to know when that will be.
  • For all members of Photosuisse : the Photosuisse book, with all the selected photo's from the competition. 


Your Commitment :

  • To submit your choice of photos in due time
  • To prepare your photos on files and eventually printed (see contest rules).
  • To pay the annual membership for Photosuisse of 70CHF
  • To announce in due time if you wish to resign: the subscription is automatically renewed every year!


How to participate ?

Black and white

  • Maximum 4 printed images
  • Maximum 4 digital images
  • Maximum 2 portfolios of 5-6 images each (only printed)


  • Maximum 4 printed images
  • Maximum 4 digital images
  • Maximum 2 portfolios of 5-6 images each (only printed)

Are there any Categories ?

  • Landscape
  • Portrait
  • Nude
  • Sport
  • Nature 
  • Experimental
  • Architecture
  • Still life
  • Humour
  • Reportage
  • Street
  • Industry – Technology - Science

Note that you shall not choose a category as this is done by the judges. They will choose within the mentioned subjects.

How to submit your work ?

Printed images

  • If confirmed from last year: photographic paper minimum 250 g/m2 – maximum 3mm thickness
  • Minimum dimensions 30x40cm – Maximum 40x50cm (A3+ is the best option)
  • Title written on the back of the image – no other writings accepted
  • All printed images should be accompanied with a digital file in TIFF format – Longest side 3500px    

Digital images

  • All files shall be in TIFF format – Longest side 3500px

Deadlines ?

The deadline is not available yet, but last year it was July 1st

Therefore, I propose the following:

  • May 15th for submission (title and TIFF)
  • June 12th for shipping (i.e. all printings ready)

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