Sponsorship and events


Prix HSBC pour la Photographie

For 23 years, the mission of the Prix HSBC pour la Photographie has been to help and promote the emerging generation of photographers.

It is an annual competition, which runs from September to October. There are no age or nationality criteria and it is open to any photographer who has never had a monograph published.

Each year an artistic advisor is nominated to give a fresh outlook and to shortlist around ten candidates who are then presented to the Executive Committee, which selects the laureates.

The prize for the two winning photographers includes:

  • Publication of each artist’s first monograph by the book publishing company Xavier Barral Editions.
  • The creation of a travelling exhibition of their works at four cultural venues in France and/or abroad
  • Help in promoting new works throughout the year, presented during the last stage
  • Acquisition of six works by laureates by HSBC France for its photographic collection

The next contest takes place from September 1st to October 31st.

For more information click here


2018 Winners

Antoine Bruy and Petros Efstathiadis were chosen by the Executive Committee as winners from the 12 artists selected by Raphaëlle Stopin, this year’s artistic advisor.

The committee also decided to give an exceptional prize, a Joy Henderiks Award, to Olivia Gay.

Read the press release

Visit the site to find the latest information: Prix HSBC pour la Photographie website

HSBC Laureates of Académie du Festival d’Aix

As part of its commitment to helping young talent, HSBC France provides special support to a selected group of students at the Académie du Festival d’Aix. Each year since 2006, the artistic director of the Festival has selected young musicians including singers, pianists, vocal coaches and chamber music ensembles to receive HSBC support.

Following their award, the HSBC Laureates of the Académie perform at venues across Europe (Opéra de Lille, Philharmonie de Paris) as well as at the Festival d’Aix itself. This creates a long-term artistic relationship with each and every one of them.

Since 2014, le Festival d’Aix and Outhere Music have also co-produced a series of recordings featuring a new generation of artists from the Académie.

For more information and to find out concert dates: www.festival-aix.com

PAD Paris

Since 2007, HSBC France has been the official partner of PAD Paris (Pavillon des Arts et du Design). This partnership allows customers access to a leading cultural event. PAD displays artworks ranging from the 20th century to the present day.

This partnership enables HSBC to give its clients access to an event that matches their cultural aspirations and gives them the opportunity to invest in pieces by up-and-coming artists that may, in time, come to be recognised and valued by collectors. The great diversity of the works presented at PAD, from the early 20th century to contemporary pieces, demonstrates a mindset shared by the world of design and HSBC: supporting human ambition and demonstrating internationally recognised expertise.

For more information: www.pad-fairs.com/paris/en/

Cité de la Réussite

As part of its commitment to education and supporting future generations, HSBC has been a partner of the Cité de la Réussite initiative for more than 20 years.

Created in 1989 at La Sorbonne, the Cité de la Réussite brings together students, politicians, businesspeople and thinkers to debate social issues. The Cité de la Réussite offers an opportunity for HSBC to create a lasting relationship with young generations.

A breakfast will be scheduled at the end of 2018 ahead of the 2019 edition of the Cité de la Réussite.

For more information: www.citedelareussite.com

HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series

Since 2010 HSBC has been the official sponsor of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. The series consists of 10 tournaments around the world.

Rugby Sevens is a variant of the sport involving teams of seven players.

HSBC has always given sport a prominent place in its partnership policy, supporting major international events including Wimbledon and the WGC-HSBC Champions golf tournament. Sports such as Rugby Sevens require qualities which reflect HSBC’s own values of being open, dependable and connected.

For the third consecutive year, one round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series will take place in Paris, from 8 to 10 June 2018.

For more information: www.worldrugby.org/sevens-series

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