Follow the Palace on Instagram @chateauversailles and be part of the photo contest!

The fourth competition is being held in Winter, from the 1st to the 31st of December 2016. Participants can post their photos with the hashtag #VersaillesWinter or #VersaillesHiver.

A photo competition in four seasons

The Palace of Versailles and its Estate offer constantly changing perspectives. The alleys, parterres, colours of the fountains and the light on the horizons are transformed with the changing of the seasons. The competition “A season in Versailles” is open to Instagram users all over the world to capture this transformation through their own vision and creativity, a far cry from traditional images of the Palace of Versailles.

  • from 1 to 30 April: #VersaillesPrintemps #VersaillesSpring
  • from 1 to 31 July: #VersaillesSummer  #VersaillesEte
  • from 1 to 31 October: #VersaillesFall #VersaillesAutomne
  • from 1 to 31 December: #VersaillesWinter #VersaillesHiver


Participants can enter one, several or all four competitions according to their inspiration by posting their pictures on their Instagram account.

A panel of judges, composed of Catherine Pégard, President of the Public Institution of the Palace, Museum and National Estate of Versailles, professional photographers from the Palace of Versailles and the Instagram team for @chateauversailles, will choose 5 winners for each season. The winning photos will be selected according to the following criteria: respect of the different themes (spring, summer, autumn, winter) and aesthetic of the images.



How to participate in the competition

How to participate in the competition

1. Follow the Instagram account: @chateauversailles 
2. Publish three photos maximum per season with the dedicated hashtags (#VersaillesWinter or #VersaillesHiver) and provide a title for each image posted.
3. Identify the Palace’s account in each photo.

The rules of the contest [In French]