© René Clement, 2019
© Paul Kooiker, FFN 2019

Conditions for Participation


Photo Festival Naarden welcomes a variety of work from various cultural, artistic, social and political perspectives with an eye for the overarching theme of The Art of Living. All artistic directions of photography are permitted: moving image, installations, conceptual photography, etc. Interested photographers can make use of the open call. Photographers who are working on new work can indicate that they wish to submit it at a later date (no later than 30 April 2021). Photographers can use the upload page on this website to upload their work for review. The 'Open Call' for participation in the festival is subject to a number of conditions.

Diversity and inclusion

Photo Festival Naarden embraces equality of all and the principles of diversity and inclusion. The Photo Festival Naarden strives for equal access to art and culture for everyone. For Photo Festival Naarden the individuality of every human being is central, no matter which group identity someone counts him or herself to.


The selected work will be exhibited during the opening of the Photo Festival Naarden 2021: 3 July 2021 until 29 August 2021, and thus forms part of the Photo Festival Naarden 2021. The exact location will be determined later.

Submission period

Photographers can submit work from August 1, 2020 to April 30, 2021.

creation date

The work that is submitted is created after June 2019.

Who can submit?

Photographers wishing to submit work must meet the following requirements:

graduated from a recognized art or photo academy
and / or be a member of a professional association (like DuPho)
and / or have already participated in exhibitions and / or publications.

Registration procedure

The following steps are followed for a successful submission for the open call: 

  • First register your account
  • Receive the activation link in an e-mail
  • Activate your account
  • Login
  • Fill out your personal information
  • Upload your work 
  • Pay
  • Receive an confirmation e-mail
Selection procedure

Koos Breukel and Hedy van Erp will assess the works from 1 May 2021. All photographers who have submitted work will be informed of the opinion of the curatorial team about their work.

Should a photographer be selected, the curatorial team will personally contact you to make further agreements and draw up a contract. A separate page for each selected photographer will be created on the Photo Festival Naarden website.


By participating in the Photo Festival Naarden, each participant hereby grants the organisation of the Photo Festival Naarden the right to use photos with the names of the photographer stating the © (copyright) and information related to the work for promotional purposes for the Photo Festival Naarden.

Peripheral programming

Participating photographers can be asked to participate in the 'artist talks' as an extension of the peripherial program of the Photo Festival Naarden.


Registration for the open call and / or participation in the Photo Festival Naarden as an exhibitor implies the acceptance of these regulations and conditions.