BarTur Photo Award is a not for profit organization that aims to find, support and recognize the best contemporary photographic talent. The award is looking for work that is unique, compelling and inspiring. To be judged by a panel of industry leaders.

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Image: Born to Run. Photo courtesy of Bar-Tur Award Winner: Ashima Mehra

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Why Enter?

 

This year’s award has two cash prizes; $10,000 for the winning professional entry and $3,000 for the winning student entry. There will be four Judges’ Choice Awards and a total of 12 Highly Commended Awards.

An important aspect of the Award is the endorsement of the quality of work selected for the exhibition and prizes by a world leading panel of judges who are drawn from across a wide spectrum of the professional photography industries and therefore Winners, Judges’ Choice and Highly Commended applicants will receive feedback from the judging panel.

 

There will be four exhibitions of the Winners, Judges’ Choice and Highly Commended work in Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin and New York throughout 2020. The BarTur Photo Award will also create a permanent online gallery that will feature the Winners, Judges’ Choice and Highly Commended work.

 

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Entry Criteria & Fees

 

BarTur Photo Award is a non-profit organization. All funds received go towards the production and promotion of the call and following events, as well as the promotion of the artists and their works.

The BarTur Award has two categories: Professional and Student

Professional: To enter this competition you should be practicing in the art of photography in either a professional capacity or trying to establish yourself as a photographer. Entry is $20. You can either enter 1 images, or you can enter a picture-story (up to 5 images). You can submit up to 5 additional entries, for $20 each.

Student: To enter this competition in the ‘Student’ category you should be currently enrolled at a further education or higher education institution anywhere in the world studying an accredited degree course. You can be part time or full time.

The application form will ask you which institution you are studying at, what course you are studying and what year you will graduate. Entry is free of charge. You can enter either 1 images, or you can enter a picture-story (up to 5 images). You can apply only one time.

Admission Fees: BarTur Photo Award is a non-profit organization. All funds received go towards the production and promotion of the Award as well as the promotion of the winning artists and their works.

 

Submission Deadlines:

 

Award Opening: Monday 23rd September 2019

Award Submission Deadline: Monday 23rd December 2019, 11:59pm EST (New York Time)

Shortlisting notification: Thursday 6th February 2020

Winner and Highly Commended Announcement: Thursday 21st February 2020.

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