June 18-July 18


Amateurs, students or professionals, open your eyes and show us your appealing, extraordinary, poetic perspective on your island! What makes your island special?

The pictures should engage with the theme and can be posted online (Facebook and Instagram) through the hashtag #MyIslandFSF or sent directly via the e-mail at myislandfsf@gmail.com.

The submission deadline is Sunday July 11.

The results will be announced Sunday July 18.

Terms and conditions

If published on social media:

  • The photograph needs to be tagged “#MyIslandFSF”. Images submitted without tags may not be considered for prizes.

  • The photograph needs to be published on Instagram or Facebook.

  • The account needs to be public for the photography to be visible.

If sent via e-mail:

Send the images on JPG or PNG format to the e-mail address myislandfsf@gmail.com.


Any unique image from any camera is eligible to enter this category. The contest is open to all amateur and professional photographers residing in Sri Lanka or the Maldives. You must be responsible for having taken the image submitted. It is your responsibility to ensure that all necessary permissions are obtained from any person featured in a photograph. Copyright will remain with you as the photographer. However, by entering this competition, you agree to the French Embassy and its partners using your images for possible exhibition, publication or promotional use.


The Jury will be composed of:

H.E. Eric Lavertu, Ambassador of France

Stephen Champion, Professional photographer

Azara Jaleel, Editor-in-chief, ARTRA Magazine

Aurelia Collard, Cultural Attachée, Embassy of France

A representative from Publicis Sri Lanka

The judges will be vigilant to the following: respect of the theme, use of both basic and special technique, composition, originality, subject, overall effect.



Grand prize for Best Photography:

1 night for 2 persons at a selected Jetwing hotel and the printing on archival matt paper and framing of your photography in 16x24’.*

* For the Maldives, the hotel night would be replaced by a nice dinner for two persons at Ratatouille restaurant, Hulhumale.

2nd prize:

The printing on archival matt paper and framing of your photography in 16x24' and a selected photography book.

3rd prize: 

The printing on archival matt paper and framing of your photography in 16x24'.

4th and 5th prize:

The printing on archival matt paper of your photography in 16x24'.

ARTRA Magazines will also be gifted to the winners!

Organized with the support of: