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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© 2019 by Bar-Tur Photo Award

Image: Cowley Boys FC. Photo courtesy of 2012 Bar-Tur Award Winner: Paul Greenleaf


The Bar-Tur Award has two categories: Student and Professional.

As a Student or Professional you may enter images into one or both of the 2019 Bar-Tur Photo Award themes (Unity in Diversity/ The Chris Wainwright Award for Climate Change).

You should enter via the Bar-Tur Photobook website: Enter Now


Definitions of a student and professional are listed below:


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. 

Students on short courses are not eligible to apply in the student category.

Entry is free of charge to enter up to 10 submissions.



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 professional photographer. 

Entry is $30. You can enter up to 10 submissions. 


Submission Deadlines:

Award Opening: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Award Submission Deadline: Friday 31st May 2019, 11:59pm GMT

Shortlisting notification: Monday 17th June 2019

Winner and Highly Commended Announcement: Friday 5th July 2019


Read more about our Terms & Conditions here.