Bird in Flight launches international photo contest with award of €2,000

Photo works will be judged by the panel of photographers, curators and publishers from Ukraine, Latvia, the Netherlands, Canada and South Africa.

Online magazine Bird in Flight launches a photography contest Bird in Flight Prize. It is an international award for innovative approach in creating a photo story. We are not looking for the conventional photo projects that adhere to societal norms and expectations. Our goal is to find new storytelling ways and approaches.

Participants are not restricted in terms of the subject matter, tools and methods of their work with the imagery. We allow post-editing and usage of other copyrighted images. Applications will be accepted over the course of two months. Deadline is 9 Sept.

Each applicant may apply more than once, with unlimited number of photoseries – each must consist of at least 5 and up to 12 photographs. Media attachments are permitted, if the author considers it a vital part in representation of the project. There are no thematic restrictions. The application fee is 10 euros.

The panel of the judges include Maarten Schilt (the Netherlands), founder and director of independent publishing agency Schilt Publishing; Donald Weber (Canada), renown photographer who is also a professor on the faculty of the Royal Academy of Art in the Hague; Arnis Balčus (Latvia), photographer, teacher, chief editor of FK Magazine, and director of festival Riga Photomonth; photographer and artist Sasha Kurmaz (Ukraine); photographer and artist Roman Pyatkovka (Ukraine); independent curator and author Hester Keijser (the Netherlands); photographer and artist Roger Ballen (the South African Republic).

The finest photo pieces will be published in Bird in Flight and displayed at the exhibition which will take place early November at the Photo Kyiv Fair, a partner of the Bird in Flight Prize. The first prize winner will be awarded €2,000.

There will also be a separate prize in nomination of the Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award, organized in partnership with Panasonic. The editors of Bird in Flight will select 30 photoseries to qualify for the award. The author of the best project will be chosen by open voting through the website of the competition. Winner will receive camera Panasonic Lumix G9.

If you’d like to learn more about the rules of the contest as well as how to apply, please visit the Bird in Flight Prize website.

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