Wednesday, 10 December 2014

French Entree Photography competition - Top 10 photo finalists

French Entrée Announces Top 10 Photos That Capture Essence of France  
From the horsemen of St-Rémy to the grandeur of Versailles, submissions reveal the vibrancy and majesty of modern France
Bath, 8th December 2014: Horsemen cantering through ancient streets of Provence, the mythical  landscape of St-Paul-de-Vence, and brooding pictures of Paris at night-time, are just some of the images shortlisted by French Entrée in its quest to find the photograph that sums up the essence of France in 2014.
Images from the UK, and across Europe, including Norway, Germany, and even from French nationals themselves, flooded into the travel and property specialist after it announced its 10th anniversary photography competition last month. The shortlist is published online, with a number featuring in the January/February print edition due out on 18th December.
The standard of photographs, which capture the heritage, countryside, not to mention the vibrant cities of the country, was incredibly high, according to Justin Postlethwaite editor of French Entrée, the online and print magazine for those interested in the culture and lifestyle of France.  
He says, “It has been extremely difficult to whittle down the entries because of the very high calibre of submissions, with a number not looking out of place in a professional gallery.  It has been an enjoyable and a slightly painful process because all of the images expressed a real love for France.
“Those that made it to the top 10 are both beautiful and technically very accomplished, having that certain je ne sais quoiwe were looking for on our new-look website, which is increasingly being accessed by readers using a tablet or smartphone.”
The shortlisted images are:
  • Promenade du Paillon, Nice, Summer 2014, Pia Jakobsen
  • St Paul de Vence, December 2012, Pia Jakobsen
  • Château Malbrey, southeast of Paris, 2014, Mike Rhodes
  • Louvre, Paris, September 2014, Lorraine Cosgrove
  • Confolens bridge at night, Laura Payne
  • Paris, August 2014, Frank Meitzke
  • Horsemen of St-Rémy de Provence, Brian Muir
  • Palace of Versailles, August 2014, Andy Lowe
  • Champs-Elysées, Anaïs Soury
  • Eiffel Tower, Anaïs Soury

 Visitors to French Entrée are being encouraged to comment on the shortlist, with the winner,  announced in the New Year, receiving an Olympus SH travel camera.  The winning image will be published in the March/April edition of French Entrée, which goes on sale in February.

All shortlisted images will also be publicised via French Entrée’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

For more information, or to use any  shortlisted images (with accreditation), contact Sarah Chidgey via