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Professional Photo Contests

Deadline: April 18, 2021
Athens Photo World Award 2021
Athens Photo World (APW), with a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is, for the third year, organizing the annual Photojournalism Award for professional photographers living and working in Greece and/or Cyprus. APW will award a 5,000€ cash prize to an ongoing or complete project of photojournalism or documentary photography, created after January 2018. Always aiming to promote the work of photographers and photojournalists, and familiarise the public with contemporary photojournalism a
Deadline: April 18, 2021
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award
Athens Photo World (APW), upon the expressed wish of Yannis Behrakis and with the lead support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), aims at supporting and highlighting the work and vision of Greek and international photojournalists. For the second consecutive year, the 15,000€ "Yannis Behrakis" International Photojournalism Award will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary work. The winning project will be presented at next year's APW festival with an individual ex
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Arab Documentary Photography Program
The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Prince Claus Fund (PCF) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in partnership with the Magnum Foundation in New York, USA, launched the Arab Documentary Photography Program (ADPP) in 2014. The ADPP is a program jointly funded by AFAC and PCF (in the framework of the Fund's Mentorship Awards), targeting creative documentary photographers in the Arab region. Selected grantees receive production support in the amount of $5,000 USD to produce long-term cr
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Prix HCB 2021
Presented by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, the HCB Award supports the creation of a photography project which could not be achieved without this help. It is intended for a photographer who has already completed a significant body of work, close to the documentary approach. The candidate must be supported by an institution - museum, gallery, independent curator, publisher, etc. The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros. The winner'
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the acclaimed photographer Dorothea Lange and writer and social scientist Paul Taylor. In 1941 Lange and Taylor published An American Exodus, a book that renders human experience eloquently in text and images and remains a seminal work in documentary studies. Like Lange an
Deadline: May 15, 2021
Women Photograph Project Grants
Women Photograph Project Grants These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Howard Chapnick Grant 2021
In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund established the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management. The Grant was established to honor the memory of Howard Chapnick, and to acknowledge the value of his enormous contribution to photography. As president of the photo agency Black Star, Chapnick was responsible for making and maintaining a network of photographers around the world. He mento
Deadline: May 30, 2021
W. Eugene Smith Grant
The W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography is presented annually to a photographer whose past work and proposed project, as judged by a panel of experts, follows the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's concerned photography and dedicated compassion evidenced during his 45-year career as a photographic essayist. This Grant is designed to help a photographer begin a photographic project or help complete an ongoing photographic project. The Judges will be looking for a photographer whose propos
Deadline: May 31, 2021
The Guardian Project
The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce the Guardian Project, an open call supporting Pathshala/South Asian Media institute. The Lucie Foundation will be donating 50% of the profits received to support the ongoing efforts of their educational programs in photography, film and multimedia journalism. Based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Pathshala /South Asian Media institute targets promising young photographers of the region. Though an initial quota has been kept for women and people from marginalized c
Deadline: June 07, 2021
Prix Bayeux for War Correspondents
Photo, radio, television and written press reports on a conflict or news event relating to the fight for freedom and democracy must be submitted before the 7th June to be considered for the 2021 selection. They must have been made between the 1st June 2020 and the 31st May 2021. There is a € 7,000 grant to be won in each category. THE YOUNG REPORTER'S AWARD In 2021: the category will be written press. Since there is a different category according to the years, the presented story must h
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