15th Year of the Photo Biennale "ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE 2015" Opened


     Preparations of the 15th year of the international photo biennale „ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE 2015“ at Strakonice are again in full swing. The biennale is a traditional significant event dating back to 1970 renewed after a 20 years pause in 2011. Thanks to ample support, this year ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE biennale will write another chapter of its renewed history. The exhibition of best photographs is scheduled to take place at the end of the year starting from 5. 12. 2015 to 30. 01. 2016 in the representative premises of the Strakonice castle. The biennale is a challenge for amateur and professional photographers from around the world who deal with the topic of woman and show her in all situations she may appear in during her life. In addition to the traditional categories of women and act, this year there will be two new open competition categories – coloured and monochromatic photograph of any photographic topic/genre. The total number of prizes to be awarded is 62 including the Grand Prix of the city of Strakonice. The competition deadline for the submission of photographs is 5. 10. 2015. Only digital format photographs will be admitted for the competition.


     The international biennale ŽENA / WOMAN STRAKONICE 2015 is being prepared under the auspices of the city and municipal culture centre of Strakonice and international and national photographer associations FIAP, IAAP and ČFFU. Photographs will be admitted in compliance with the competition terms and conditions that are available at www.zenastrakonice.cz including other information, photographs, catalogues and videos from previous years. This year, we have launched our new web site www.zenastrakonice.eu designated primarily for photographers from around the world, i.e. for the submission of photographs. If you wish to follow current information, become our friend at www.facebook.com/zenastrakonice.


     The international jury will choose photographs in all competition categories in October 2015. The opening ceremony will be held on Saturday, 5. 12. 2015, 2:00 p.m. in the Knights´ hall of the Strakonice castle and the best photographs can be seen at an exhibition to be installed in the beautiful environment of the Maltese hall and the U kata hall of the Strakonice castle from 5. 12. 2015 to 30. 1. 2016.