Alt. +1000 organized a competition that allows photographers under 40 years of age to exhibit their works in an exhibition space of the festival, to be offered financial assistance to produce their prints, to be published in the exhibition catalogue and to benefit from the festival publicity in the media and from a diverse group of visitors.

The competition launched in Spring 2012 was on the theme of altitude. All genres, all approaches and techniques were welcome : artistic, conceptual or documentary. The selection of the works were carried out by a jury of professionals: Lady Elena Foster, President of the Jury, Ivorypress (Madrid/London); Leo Fabrizio, photographer (Lausanne); Marc Feustel, curator, critic (Paris,; Winfried Heiniger, Kodoji Press (Baden) et Chantal Prod’hom, Mudac (Lausanne).

Five photographers were chosen from 111 portfolios:

WANG LIN (China) – Thirty Thousand Feet

PABLO LOPEZ LUZ (Mexico) – Terrazo

MAANANTAI COLLECTIVE (Finland) – High Latitude

CYRIL PORCHET (Switzerland) – Vertigo

VALENTINA SUTER (Switzerland) – Palace – Scenario of a High Society

The application procedures of the next competition will be published here in Spring 2014.

The competition Alt. +1000 received the support of the Foundation Engelberts for arts and culture.