Human Nature 2016

Groupe Photo Média International, La Maison du développement durable and Euréko invite you to participate in the seventh edition of the photo journalism contest Human nature. The contest is part of the Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, International Meeting of Photojournalism.

The theme, Human nature, proposes a look at the way Man, in the largest sense of the word, can be influenced by his environment, that is to say by the conditions, both natural and cultural, that make up the frame of his life and that are susceptible to have an impact on him.

The winning photos, which are chosen by a jury, will be exhibited during the Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay from November 2th to November 27th, 2016. They will also be presented at the Maison du développement durable in Montreal. Participants must submit their photo journalism entry, which should include a minimum of 20 photos, before July 31th, 2016 at midnight.


  • Proposed competition for photographers of all nationalities.
  • The deadline is July 31th at midnight.
  • For the application, your photographs must have a height or width of 1500 pixels, resolution must be 72 DPI in jpg format.  For exemple, a photo in landscape orientation will have a dimension of 1500 px by 1000 px.
  • An introductory text must accompany your entry (minimum 1 paragraph).
  • The file name must be identified as follows: LastName_firstName_01.jpeg.
  • The photographer should be the sole owner of copyright material. Proposed reportage must contain a minimum of 20 photographs illustrating the theme of the competition.
  • Winning photographer authorizes Zoom Photo Festival / Saguenay Photo and Media International Group to use without compensation and unlimited photographs, only for purposes of the festival and its promotion.
  • The winner will be unveiled (e) for Zoom Photo Festival / Saguenay.
  • The reportage will be exhibited from November 2th to November 27th, 2016 during the Saguenay Zoom Photo Festival, international meeting of photojournalism and at the Atrium of the Maison du développement durable competition partner.

You must send your files (in one zip file if possible) by using our WeTransfer Page

Take note that the winner will have to submit their photographs in high resolution (300 DPI) with a minimal height or width of 3000 pixels. Photographs will need to have IPTC Metadata duly completed with captions in English and French.



Call for applications – Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay 2016

Zoom Photo Festival is looking for different photographic reports and topics for its seventh edition to be held in Saguenay from 2 to 27 November.

This international call for applications is open to professional photographers and photojournalists of all nationalities. There is no theme. To participate, please send your application before 31 May 2016.

Send us in a file or folder : 

  • your contact information
  • a small bio (in french or english)
  • a short description of your subject (in french or english)
  • 25 photos
  • 1500 pixels width or height
  • captions are optional but welcomed (in french or english)

All text will need to be available in both French and English if we select your application.

Your application must be sent using this web page:

We will only keep the information in your files, so make sure to include them in your documents and not in the WeTransfer message.

Please note that this call is different from the Human Nature photo contest. The photo contest is open to both the general public and professional photographers. If you are an amateur or professional photographer and have worked around our contest theme, we invite you to participate in the contest. More information on the Human Nature contest page.

Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay, international meeting of photojournalism was born in 2010. This first Canadian festival dedicated to photojournalism was established by the International Group Photo and La Pulperie de Chicoutimi, Musée du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, from a concept by photographer Michel Tremblay.

International Photo Media Group (IPGM) is a non-profit organization (NPO) whose mandate is to promote photography. To do this, IPGM offers various products to reach professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts of photography.

Zoom Photo Festival Launches Wide View, a new publishing platform

Wide View presents a unique perspective on contemporary issues brought to life by photojournalists from here and elsewhere. This new tool from Zoom Photo Festival is a publishing platform that will evolve over time and provide new resources for photojournalists so they may tell their stories in their own way.

More information to come. In the meantime, check out the first story by photographer Roger Lemoyne: The Wave.