©BarTur Photo Award

The BarTur Photo Award celebrates photographers who challenge how we view the world

THE BARTUR PHOTO AWARD is open to those working in the fine arts, documentary, fashion, advertising, journalism and all other fields of photographic image making.  You can echo the achievements of those who came before us.  Or you can “push the envelope” with innovation.  Whether you are inspired by your personal experience or by the urgent issues of our time, you are invited to share your vision.

THE BARTUR PHOTO AWARD 2021 will open for applications on Thursday 22nd October 2020. On Wednesday 21st October we will be hosting our Annual Awards Gala for the 2020 Winners as well as launching our 2021 photo competition.  Sign up below to receive exclusive information about the BarTur Photo Award 2021.

Photo courtesy of Hossein Fatemi

About the Award

A key focus of the BarTur Photo Award has always been the immense power photography has in influencing the way that we understand and engage with the world around us. Using photography as a means to express ideas and values, the BarTur Photo Award 2020 will cross boundaries and help bring communities together.

Open to professionals and Students

THE AWARD calls on all PROFESSIONALS and STUDENTS to submit their work in two different categories with LARGE CASH PRIZE of $10,000 for professional photographers and $3,000 for students.
TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE AWARD the criteria of the competition, past winners or to submit your application choose one of the following options below.

This year's award is not yet open for submissions. If you would like to receive an update when entries are open please submit your details below.

 Courtesy of  Rory Doyle


This year we are eager to support photographers whose work illuminates one of these two themes: UNITY IN DIVERSITY or CLIMATE CHANGE.

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Courtesy of Raul Ariano


Our winning entries represent some of the very best photography in the world. Check out past winners below.

Courtesy of Nadezhda Ermakova


$10,000 Prize

The award calls on all professionals and students to submit their work in two different categories with a large cash prize of $10,000 for professional photographers and $3,000 for students.

Courtesy of Zula Rabikowska





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Courtesy of Maximilian Mann

Diversity of Photography approaches

The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions. At the same time, the Award embraces and reveals how our audience is engaging with new forms and approaches to image making in a technologically changing world. It demonstrates how they respond to and represent both their own personal contexts and some of the more pressing and dominant issues of our time. The anticipated range of work will represent fine art, documentary, fashion, advertising, journalism, and other genres of image making.