© Wanda Tuerlinckx, FFN 2019
© Paul Blanca, FFN 2019


Submit until 30 april 2021

The Naarden Photo Festival invites professional photographers to submit work for the upcoming edition. By "professional photographers" we mean photographers who have a professional education in photography, who have had an exhibition and/or who are a member of a professional association (like DuPho). The festival invites photographers to connect with the central theme.


The festival shows photography that is true to the basic principles of beauty and artistry. It is precisely at this intersection of documentary and artistic photography that visitors can be made set to change or develop their views on current affairs. We challenge entrants not only to show traditional photography, but also to make choices in which the autonomous image stimulates and surprises the viewer.


The vacation in the title does not refer to the annual windlessness that offers physical relaxation and mental rest and cleansing. Instead of the state of rest that arises when the 'out of office'-reply is turned on, Permanent Vacation is an attitude to life and a strategy of independence.

Read here about the theme of FFN 2021


You need an account to participate. You can create an account here. You will receive an e-mail with the activation link. N.B. this e-mail may end up in your spamfilter - please check! After activation you can login and upload your info and work. An explanation of the registration procedure and the associated costs can be found on this page by clicking here.


A contribution to the costs of € 35.00 is requested for each registrator. Setting up and running a festival takes a lot of time and money. The FFN is a volunteer organization that is completely dependent on sponsor money, a number of subsidies and entrance ticketsale. It will not surprise you that it is not easy for the FFN to always complete the budget. So far we have succeeded, partly with your help. That is why we also ask for a modest contribution for registration this time. You will receive at least 1 free admission ticket, worth € 19.50.


The entries are selected by the chief curators Koos Breukel and Hedy van Erp, assisted by guest curators.

The guest curators are yet to be announced.