Photographers

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Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world

— Bruno Barbey

Challenge

Nomination Prize Pool:
$25,000
Select a task
1

Choose one of the topics for the task:

Reflection & sensuality

Sensuality, body aesthetics, a touch of eroticism - you convey all these through photographs that allow the viewer to enjoy viewing. Your task is to create a unique shot using reflection in any subject, object, in nature or during natural phenomenon, everything that you consider unusual or ordinary, but interesting.

Mastery of light

"Mastery of light is the main skill with which allows you to exhibit the beauty of the naked body." You are a photographer - at your disposal, you have all the wealth of light - the main tool for creating images. When capturing an impressive photo, you emphasize your impeccable ability to tame His Majesty the light, and the beautiful body, which is gracefully naked, will be only part of the composition.

Black & White

Two strong colors that contradict and complement each other at the same time. You show this emotionality and capture the breath of eroticism in the frame. And when shooting in a deep dark key, you can further narrow the frames and express the most intimate, concentrating all the viewer's attention on this, using such powerful tools in the photographer's arsenal as shadow, light and contrast.

2

Choose one of the official soundtracks to add to the video

Conditions of the competition

You must be over 18 years old

Register on the platform

Pay membership fee

Choose one of the official soundtracks to add to the video

All works must be created for the Art Erotic Challenge only, and must not be published anywhere else or submitted to other competitions.

Vertical video 9:16 up to 30 seconds or a photo

Tag three friends on social media under the created video or photo with a call to participate in the challenge

Subscribe to the award pages on social networks:

Add hashtag #aec_awards, #aec_photo

Experts

Niko Nikolas
Portrait photographer

Has been professionally engaged in photography since 2011. Member of the Union of Photographers of Russia. Finalist of HIPA 2019-20. Creator of the "Unbroken" photo project for the Russian Paralympic Committee. Speaker at the PhotoForum and PhotoVideoFest, the biggest photo and video events in the Russian Federation

Tatyana Ivanova
Photographer / videographer of the erotic-drama genre in black and white art photography.

More than 12 years in professional photography. Focusing on black and white photography and videography of the erotic-drama genre. Director of music videos. Conducts MK Russia and Europe.

Sean Archer
Art photographer

Two-time winner at "the Best of Russia" competition. The most popular photographer of the 500px.com website. Author of many covers of the thematic world press: Digital Photographer, Digital Camera, Digital SLR Photography, etc. Brand ambassador of Olympus in Russia since 2015. The global ambassador for Skylum Luminar since 2019.

Maxim Gustarev
Hyper-realistic genre portrait

Art photographer, instructor. 10 years in the photography. SIGMA Ambassador. Head of photography school MGS. YouTube blogger (100k audience).

Alex Talyuka
Fashion&nude Photographer

More than 12 years in photography. Playboy Magazine Official Photographer. Trierenberg Super Circuit Winner

Viktor Korneev
Fashion Photographer

Victor works with the largest modeling agencies in Russia (Avant, Modus, Look, Nik, RF), as well as foreign ones (WW, Silent, Metro, Monsters). Shoots for PlayBoy, Huf, Pmagazine, Nakid. He also works with such stars as Ravshana Kurkova, Pavel Volya, Laysan Utyasheva, DJ Smash.

Ave Repin
Digital artist

NFT artist, producer, photographer, co-founder of the AVE cultural movement

Oleksandr Nozdrin
Commercial photographer

16 times won, including Grand Prix, WPPI World Competition, USA Best Wedding photographer (according to the Association of Wedding Photographers of Russia)– 2009-2018 White Sposa Awards -Best Wedding Photographer 2017 Best Automotive Photographer of Russia - 2003

Evaluation Criteria

  • Compliance of the work with the declared topicChallenge description
  • Eroticism
  • Creativity
  • Uniqueness
  • The virality of the video
  • Compliance with video length and format requirements
  • Video / photo quality
  • Presence of editing effects

Prize fund

Guaranteed prizes

  • Access to private community and social platform at arterotic.org
  • Participate in voting
  • Opportunity to take part in weekly prize draws from organizers and partners
  • Access to exclusive masterclasses from experts and industry leaders
  • Weekly draw of up to $ 3000
  • 10% to 50% discount on works presented on the website as well as project merchandize

Semifinal

  • Prizes from partners and sponsors
  • Social media production
  • Opportunity to put your works on sale at the arterotic.org platfrom
  • Opportunity to submit your best works for auction at the arterotic.org platfrom
  • Individual collaboration conditions from project partners

Final

  • Participation in the unique collaboration reality project Art Erotic Fashion
  • Valuable prizes from partners and sponsors
  • Access to private private events
Nomination Prize Pool:$25,000
  • Production of limited edition large format posters
  • Publication of works in the commercial book of the project
  • Exclusive photo exhibition within the framework of "Crystal Fashion Week"

Partners

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