2010 Photo Contest
Theme: "What makes a circus a Circus?"
Russian Chapiteau Captures Top Prize in Photo Contest
Monte-Carlo, Monaco (31 August 2010) The overall winner of the Fédération Mondiale du Cirque’s 2010 photography contest selected by Federation Honorary President H.S.H. Princess Stephanie of Monaco is an extraordinary photograph of a circus chapiteau, or “Big Top”, taken by Ms. Elena Frolova-Trufanova, a professional photographer from the Russian Federation. A total of 55 amateur and professional photographers from 16 countries competed in the contest, responding to the question: “What makes a circus a Circus?” Ms. Frolova-Trufanova’s photograph, featuring Rosgoscirk’s chapiteau at Victory Park in Moscow, captures the tent and the rays of the sun in a way that emphasizes the magic of circus.