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Photojournalists Invited to Enter International Competition

PARIS–The Emirate of Fujairah, in partnership with National Geographic France and AFP, is launching its second international photojournalism competition.

Photojournalists across the globe are invited to register and propose their photos on the Fujairah International Photojournalism Competition (FIPCOM) website  ( from January 1 until February 28, 2015.

The competition is organized around four categories: News Single, News Report, Sports Single, Sports Report. (More information of these four themes can be found here.)

The overall winner of the competition will win the FIPCOM Trophy and first prize of €15,000 (U.S. $18,200) during a ceremony which will be held at l’Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris in September 2015.

Winners from each of the four categories will receive a certificate and €3,000 ($3,650). Each winner will also receive a Nikon Coolpix A camera.

L’Institut du Monde Arabe will host the winners of the FIPCOM competition during an exhibition planned in September 2015.

Take your chance; send your best photos!

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Trained journalist Jean-Pierre Vrignaud, 49, started his career in the french dailies Ouest-France (regional) and Liberation (national) before working in magazines. He was copy editor for Rebondir magazine and books (careers and jobs), deputy editor-in-chief of Max Magazine (lifestyle for men), and a contributor to Science & avenir (pop science), Quo, 60 millions de consommateurs, L’entreprise en solo, Courrier Cadres, and Paris Match. In 2004, he joined Prismamedia for Ça M’intéresse Magazine, and was in charge of the Culture sections. In 2010, he took part in the launch of the magazine Ça M’intéresse Histoire, where he now holds the post of Deputy Editor-in-Chief. In September 2013, he was also named editor-in-chief of National Geographic France.

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