With the ambition to support in a long term view the emergence of artistic work LE BAL and ADAGP organise the third edition of LE BAL AWARD FOR YOUNG CREATION WITH THE ADAGP

This award is open to all photographers and/or videographers living in Europe and under 40 years of age. LE BAL will support the laureate in completing an already-initiated creative project over a two year period. Priority will be given to projects falling under the broad spectrum of the documentary image, still and motion, representing diverse world hypotheses, positions, and constructions of human experience.

The laureate will receive a grant of 20,000 euros to complete their project. In autumn 2021, the two years will culminate in an exhibition of the laureate’s work across the two spaces at LE BAL and a publication. The jury, chaired by Diane Dufour, director of the BAL will meet on October 18, 2019 and will distinguish the winner of the award and six favorites.

The laureate and special mentions chosen by the judging panel will enjoy two days of masterclasses in 2020 where they will meet 12 professionals and personalities from the world of visual arts (publishers, graphic designers, institute managers, critics, artists, collectors), to gain a better understanding of work issues and enrich their creative project.

The members of the jury for LE BAL Award for Young Creation with the ADAGP edition 2021 are : Hugues Aubry, sponsor for LE BAL Award for Young Creation ; Chantal Crouzel, headmistress and founder of the gallery Chantal Crouzel, Paris ; Sébastien Delot, head of Lille Metropolis Museum of modern art, contemporary art and Art Brut (LaM) of Villeneuve d'Ascq ; Marion Hilsen, delegate to the photography at the general Direction of artistic creation ; Philippe Ramette, visual artist, member of the ADAGP ; Sophie Ristelhueber, photographer ; Roger Willems, editor - head of ROMA publications ; Eva Wittocx, curator at M - Museum Leuven, Louvain, Belgium ; Diane Dufour, headmistress of LE BAL.


LAUREATE 2017 : Clément Cogitore
LAUREATE 2019 : Yasmina Benabderrahmane


Call for entries open : May 20, 2019
Submission deadline :  September 20, 2019
Judging panel session : October 18, 2019
Laureate announced : October 18, 2019
LE BAL exhibition and book publication : Autumn 2021

Practical info

LE BAL award for young creation with ADAGP is supported by :


Le Cercle des 100 Amis Mécènes du BAL and        

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Media Partner : Mouvement