New Writings Award application form 2017

A partnership between French association FreeLens and Zoom Photo Festival in Saguenay (Canada) and Transizioni Festival (Italy), the New Writings Award calls for short multimedia pieces, sound slideshows, video works, or photographic short films.

The call is open to all genres of photography practices, students, and dedicated amateurs. They are invited to submit a short and creative multimedia piece composed of stills, videos, texts and audio with a duration of under 4 minutes (recommended). The theme is open.

One project will be awarded with a 1000 Euro prize and will be presented during the Saguenay ZOOM Photo Festival, along with 10 other selected projects. Travel to Saguenay, Quebec (Canada) and accommodation will be provided by the festival. The awarded piece will also be streamed on the web.

Be creative!

Submission period : July 24 to September 10, 2017

For this first step, public link to your project (no WeTransfer or password). Your project must be subtitled in English or French according to the language of origin. You can access here the application form.

The winning project will be awarded with

  • A 1000 Euros grant
  • A maximum of 1100 Euros will be spend by the festival to pay for travel and accommodation of the winner to Saguenay, Canada.
  • A projection of the project on, October in Saguenay, Quebec, Canada and in Transizioni Festival, Italy during the Festival.

The jury will also select 10 exceptional submissions, which will be projected during the ZOOM Photo Festival in Saguenay and Transizioni Festival during the Festival in Italy. To apply, fill-in the application form below, after reading and agreeing with the rules of the award.

Further informations can be found on the and


Photo : Civilians escape from a fire at a house destroyed by the air attack in the Luhanskaya village by Valery Melnikov

Call for Applications – Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay 2017

Zoom Photo Festival is looking for different photographic reports and topics for its eight edition to be held in Saguenay from October 18  to November 12.

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 using the form bellow before 5 march 2017.

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.

Please note that this call is different from the Human Nature photo contest. This Call for Application is only open to professionals.  If you are an amateur or professional photographer and have worked around our contest theme, we invite you to participate in the Human Nature photo 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.

The Call for applications had ended. Thank you.

L’édition 2016 de Zoom Photo festival Saguenay est terminée

L’édition 2016 de Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay est terminée.

À nos partenaires, aux photographes, aux bénévoles, à tous ceux et celles qui ont participé aux activités du festival et qui ont visité nos expositions.

À tous un immense merci.

Nous sommes déjà à préparer la 8e édition de Zoom Photo Festival Saguenay qui aura lieu du 18 octobre au 12 novembre 2017.

Surveillez nos réseaux sociaux qui vous informeront sur les dates d’appel de dossiers et sur les prochains reportages diffusés sur « Wide View », un nouvel outil de publication de Zoom Photo Festival qui présente un regard inédit sur des sujets contemporains mis en images par des photojournalistes d’ici et d’ailleurs.

À très bientôt

Michel Tremblay