Paul Picot Announces Online Photo Contest

Helmut Newton

Famed photographer Helmut Newton first worked with Paul Picot in the early 90s. To celebrate Newton’s legacy, Paul Picot is sponsoring an online photo contest. The brand is issuing a call to art aficionados to celebrate Newton’s work by interpreting one of his famous pieces with a fresh and innovative approach. Read on for full details…

Paul Picot has selected an original Helmut Newton image, and entrants are to reinterpret the image in their own way. The scope is broad and open to the imagination. The contest is open to everyone.

To view the original Helmut Newton image, and to learn more about the contest, visit In the menu in the upper left, click “Newton Photo Contest”. Note that the original Newton image selected by Paul Picot is tame by French standards, but some may find it a bit racy (if you know Newton’s work, this will not surprise you.)

Additional contest information and guidelines:

• Paul Picot began accepting entries June 15 and the deadline for submissions is August 31, 2010.
• Participants will submit their artwork to Paul Picot headquarters – see below for the e-mail address.
• Paul Picot plus other jury members will select the 20 best submissions from each country.
• Those 20 works of art will be shown on the Paul Picot website by country, and the public can vote online for their favorite (e.g. a citizen in Japan can only select from among the 20 photos submitted from Japan).
• The winner, chosen by the public, will receive a Paul Picot watch.

The Fine Print

• Each participant can submit only 2 works of art in each contest.
• More information about the contest is available at
• Technical requirements – images must be in digital format: only pdf or tif will be accepted
• Max 300 dpi, max 4 Gb
• Pictures must be submitted directly to Paul Picot via email to: [email protected]

Contest 1 – Timeline

June 15 – August 15: Artists submit their works via email to Paul Picot
August 15 – September 1: 20 best works of art are chosen by the jury
September: public votes for their favorite online on Paul Picot website
October 15: winner by country will be announced on the Paul Picot website

Paul Picot photo contest
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