GPC – Photography Competition & Exhibition 20162016-11-18T21:20:30+00:00

GPC – Photo Competition and Exhibition 2016

Join our first photography competition with your best 3 photos and get exhibited at the Images de Marque gallery in the old town.

Gallerie Image de Marque

You don’t have to be a famous (or rich!) photographer to exhibit your photos in a gallery:)

Our partner Images de Marque Gallery is opening its doors to Geneva Photo Club to exhibit YOUR PHOTOS from Sep 1 to Sep 12.

Time to show off your photos!


Sep 1st Thu Evening: Vernissage (rsvp on facebook)

Sep 12th Mon Evening: Closing Party & Awards.

Address: Gallery Images De Marque, 12 Grand-Rue, 1204 Genève

Who can join: This competition is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals based in Geneva region.

Price:  40chf / photo (20chf / photo if you are previous student) to cover the costs of printing and the gallery rental.
Every person who joins the competition will get a 40chf discount (20 for previous students) to use for a future photography training by Geneva Photo Club (*).

How will it work?

Send your photo(s) before Aug 20th

A panel of Geneva Photo Club instructors will select 50 best photos from your submissions.

The selected photos will be printed (30cm x 45cm) and offered for sale in the gallery during the exhibition. The remaining photos will be shown in the next room.

Every visitor to the exhibition will vote for their top 5 photos during 12 days.

Top 5 best photos chosen by these votes will receive fantastic awards from our sponsors during the closing party of the exhibition on Sep 12th evening.

How to apply?

Deadline: Aug 20th midnight


Sponsors and Prizes


During the exhibition, the visitors will vote on your photos. Based on these votes, the owners of top 5 photos will win the following prizes from our sponsors:

Event Main Sponsor: Leica Store Genève

Leica Store Genève


Elinchrom ELB 400 Hi-Sync Go To Portable Flash Set worth 1750chf

Specifically designed for photographers who like to travel light but packing enough power to overpower the sun.

By and Elinchrom Switzerland – our recommended suppliers for all studio equipment.


FujiFilm-XT10-18-55-Black-250Fujifilm XT-10 kit with XF 18-55mm black worth 1200.- CHF

Small, simple to use and offering exceptional image quality. The FUJIFILM X-T10 turns any trip, whether in everyday life or to the other side of the world, into the ultimate photo opportunity.

Offered by Fujifilm Switzerland.


Compagnon - The Backpack

Worth 559.-CHF
Finally the glorious blend of compagnon bull leather and genuine Scottish waxed canvas has been introduced to both shoulders.
A photo backpack that’s an ideal compagnon on your way to the office, on a hike or during a photo shoot.
Highly functional design, clever & handy details, dapper look thats simultaneously urban and adventurous.

Manfrotto Tripod & Head

Worth: 469.- CHF

Manfrotto MK055XPRO3-3W 055 Kit Aluminium 3-Section Horizontal Column Tripod with 3-Way Head

The key feature of the 055XPRO3 is its 90 Degree Centre column mechanism, which allows the column to be extended vertically as normal, or horizontally. The horizontal column mechanism is housed within the tripod’s top casting for compactness, but it is easily and quickly extended whenever you need it.

Subligraphie HD metal print 80cm x 60cm

By Images De Marque – our recommended supplier for all your prints in Geneva.


Subligraphie HD metal print 60cm x 40cm

By Images De Marque – our recommended supplier for all your prints in Geneva.

Interested in sponsoring this event or Geneva Photo Club? Contact us at


  • No watermarks / copyright signs should be visible.
  • There is no theme required for your photos – you can send your top 3 photos. For the exhibition, we will sort the winner photos based on themes.
  • If you have a person clearly identifiable in your photo, you need a model release to offer it for sale. You can still submit your photos for the competition, and you can still win the prizes. Example in english and in french.
  • Maximum 3 photos per person.
  • Ideally full size, minimum 2000 pixels wide long edge. Accepted formats: JPG, PNG, TIFF. Color space: sRGB.
  • You will always keep the rights for your photo. We will not use it for any commercial purposes.

GPC Facebook Group – Monthly Photo Challenge Winners

What happens next?

After Aug 20th deadline, our instructors will get together and vote on your photos. Based on this voting, 50 photos will be selected for printing and the owners will be notified.

The winner photos will be printed on fine art paper (30cm x 45cm) and will be glued on Dibond for hanging. During the exhibition, they will be offered for sale at any size and or any application (HD metal prints, acrylic glass, etc).

If your photo is sold, the gallery will handle all the printing and you will get 50% of the sale price. If your photo is not sold, you will keep your print.

During the exhibition, visitors will be able to vote on their favourite photos. Based on these votes, we will determine the winner photos who will get prizes from our sponsors.

The remaining photos will still be shown in a separate room and will be able to get visitors votes during the exhibition.


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(*) Valid for 1 month, excluding 3h workshops. Only one discount possible per person (40chf or 20chf). Cannot be combined with another promotion.