THE THEME: Life in Confinement

Due to the spread of the Corona virus, about 3 billions people worldwide are currently living under confinement.
In Switzerland the confederation officially request that people strictly restrict their movements and stay at home. You may not be able to go out as much as you would like to or usually do in the next few weeks so we adopted the contest theme to this very specific situation we are all living.
This quarter PICZ asks you to document your daily life during this unique period
we are living

The period we are currently living will make history and will be thought to future generations

The usual competition rule will be adapted as follow
  • Each competitor will post a maximum of 5 pictures that will form a consistent serie
  • The jury evaluation will be based on the whole series and not on a single shot
The goal here is not to be a breaking news journalist but to have a testimony of the situation we are all going through
PICZ reminds you that you should at all time comply with the Swiss Authority Guidances ( and that the goal here is not to take sensationalist pictures.


• Several weeks stuck at home in front of you
• You camera and lenses
• Some hydro alcoholic gel
• The aim to document the historical moment we are going through


  • Contest Opening: 1st of April 2020
  • Contest Closing: 30th of June 2020
  • Public Vote Opening: 1st of July 2020
  • Public Vote Closing: 15th of July 2020
  • Jury decision: by end of July 2020



  • One competition per quarter
  • Open to all photographers based in Switzerland
    • Free for Picz members
    • 5CHF for non-member
  • 1 series of 5 pictures / per participant

The juries

  • 3 professional photographers
    • 1 x jury prize
    • Jury composition -> check below
  • You!!!!
    • 1 x public prize
    • Electronic votes opens from 15/09 until 10/10
  • 2 prizes every quarter




Claudia Willmitzer

  • International photographer born in Germany
  • Graduated from the School for Artistic Photography Friedl
    Kubelkain Vienna
  • Published in different outlets including GUP, Yet Magazine,
    Mashallah News, plsMagazine…
  • Awarded with the Vivian Meyer Prize in 2016
  • Selected as participant in NOOR-Nikon Masterclass in 2017
  • https://www.claudiawillmitzer.com


Antoine Agoudjian

  • French photo journalist based in Paris
  • Started his career as assistant for Robert Doisneau then as official photographer of “Les Restos du Coeur”
  • Published several books on the exile including”Le feu sous la glace” (Edition Parenthèses), “Rêves Fragiles” (Actes Sud),
    « Istanbul peut-être” (Edition parenthese), “Les yeux brûlants” (edition Photopoche), « Le Cri du Silence » (Flammarion edition),
  • Collaboration with news papers including La Tribune de Genève, The Guardian, Le Monde, Le Figaro Magazine, L’Obs…
  • Awarded with the Bayeux Prize in 2017 (article in french)


Aurélie Amiot