PHOTEX is the annual photography exhibition of the Amicale Photo club at the European Patent Office in The Hague.

PHOTEX has been running for many years and allows for employees and family members to present their creative work to colleagues and friends.


The theme of PHOTEX 2017 is Reflections. Please, be reflective, watch reflections, make reflections, use mirrors, water, the sky, yourself and friends or whatever you feel like. Interpret ReflectionS in any way you like, be it literally, metaphorically, compositionally, technically, socially, linguistically, etc.

Whatever makes sense to you and helps you create your pictures is welcome! Other submissions are welcome, too.

PHOTEX 2017 will be on display from November 6 until December 1, 2017.

The deadline for submissions is October 6, 2017, now extended to the 3rd of November. Be aware that submissions after the 20th of October will not appear in the printed catalogue.

Participation is open for all Amicale members and family.

Vernissage: November 6, 2017; 17:00.


For submissions, please refer to the following page to upload your contributions.

Submitted pictures will be visible in due time in the PHOTEX 2017 Gallery.

Options for Delivery

There are two options for delivering the prints. In both cases they must be framed and/or ready to be hanged.

The first option is to deliver them personally to Till Schmitz’s office in the Main (look it up in the phonebook).

The second option, new to this year, is specific for prints ordered online, as long as they need no frame (for example alu dibond) or they come already framed  These (framed) prints can be delivered directly to the EPO.

To do so, first of all email DHPHOTO to inform about the incoming package and to avoid rejection. Second, the address should be filled in the following manner:

European Patent Office
Amicale Club: Photoclub
Room 02.35
Patentlaan 2
2288EE Rijswijk

The prints will be collected by the Photoclub and hanged for the exposition.