Sleeping one more hour or living one more hour?
Concours photo de la 25e heure © Julien Bolle
1er prix © Ernest-August Tischenko

As the third component of the Planche(s) Contact Festival, the Mondaine 25th hour is an annual contest aiming to capture, while wandering and observing the city at night, the transition to winter time, from midnight to midnight. For its 7th edition, and for the first time in collaboration with Mondaine watches, 205 photos, that is to say 45 more than in 2015, have been captured in the night from Saturday October 29th to Sunday 30th, from12 am to 1 am. During the prize ceremony, Bettina Rheims, President of the jury, has invited the participants to come back with even more people, to be even more creative and crazy: “Be completely foolish, that’s the most entertaining part. This contest is an opportunity to express fantasy, ideas, to dream about this city we love so much”.

Rewarded creativity
Mondaine and the Comité PATA France, partners in 2016 of the Mondaine 25th Hour offered exceptional awards – including two Paris-Shanghai or Paris-Beijing round-trip aeroplane tickets, Mondaine watches and clocks, a weekend at La gascilly during the Photographic festival - along with the budget allocated by Réponses Photo, partner of this contest since its creation.

2e prix © Sophie Libermann
3e prix © Daniel Lengaigne
1er prix © Ernest-August Tischenko

The jury of the Mondaine 25th hour contest


Bettina Rheims, President
Isabelle Huppert, actress
Marin Karmitz, founder of the MK2 company
Philippe Augier, Mayor of Deauville
Serge Bramly, writer
Héloïse Conesa, curator in charge of contemporary photography at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France (BnF) in Paris
Thierry Consigny, publiscist
Babeth Djian, Director of Numéro magazine
Alain Genestar, Director of Polka magazine
Thierry Grillet, Director of the B.n.F cultural action
Didier Mouchel, former Project manager in charge of photography at the Pôle images de Haute-Normandie
ean-Jacques Naudet, Director of L’Oeil de la Photographie magazine
Pascal Michel, Representative of the Mondaine watch brand in France
Didier Quilain, President of the Olympus France
Jaime Serrano-Guerra, President of the PATA France Committee
Renaud Marot, journalist of the Réponses Photo magazine
Aurélie Tisseyre, Director of the VU Agence & Galerie