The 11th annual Nice PhotoMarathon takes place throughout Nice on Saturday, 11th June, running from 9am to 9pm.

The Nice PhotoMarathon is one of the most anticipated events on the local Niçois photographic calendar, throwing down an interesting challenge to photographers of all ages and abilities – take 12 photos on 12 different themes in a 12 hour period! Easy, huh?

Participants are encouraged to use their imagination and their creativity in capturing the best shots, and may use either digital or film media to do so.

Nice PhotoMarathon 2016
The event is organised by Le SeptOff, who have been at the helm since the get go, and have grown the PhotoMarathon into the success that it is today.

There are some great prizes on offer for the winners of this 11th edition of the PhotoMarathon. The categories include the Grand Prize Winner, the Public’s Choice winner. and the winners of each of the 12 individual themes.

This year, the Grand Winner will receive a Pentax K-50 camera with an 18-55mm zoom lens, courtesy of Arta Photo. The Pentax K-50 DSLR Camera features a 16.3 megapixel APS-C sized CMOS sensor and PRIME M image processing engine to produce high quality imagery while delivering fast performance throughout the entire camera system.

Nice PhotoMarathon 2016 1st prize Pentax K-50
Other prizes include a dinner for two at the Château Eza Restaurant, photo albums courtesy of Picthéma, two meals for two at M Pizza in Nice, and a workshop on how to use a dark room, courtesy of Uni-Vers Photo.

Other Partners of the Nice PhotoMarathon include the Conseil Général, JJ Photo, the Ville de Nice, and of course the association which organises the event every year, Le SeptOff. The organisers also recognise the support of the Court Circuit Café and the Kiosque Tintin, who offer both a central meeting place, and also feed the participants!

The contest is limited to 200 participants, and photographers of all abilities and ages are welcome to enter.  Registration costs €20, and the registration form is available on the official event website.

Nice PhotoMarathon 2016
Happy snapping, Nice!

JJ Photo
2, descente du Marché
06300 Nice

Tel: +33 (0) 4 93 80 06 18

(Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 7pm)


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Lead image © Mario Calvo; all other images courtesy Nice PhotoMarathon


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