Athens Photo World Award
Athens Photo World Award
Submissions open until Sunday 19 November 2023
Athens Photo World, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, is organising for the fifth year the annual Photojournalism Award for professional photographers living and working in Greece and/or Cyprus.
Athens Photo World will award a 2,000€ cash prize to an ongoing or complete project of photojournalism or documentary photography, created after January 2019.
The finalists will have the opportunity to be part of a future mission of the Greek Department of Medecins Sand Frontieres.
The third finalist will receive photographic equipment from Galaios Photostore
Always aiming to promote the work of photographers and photojournalists, and familiarise the public with contemporary photojournalism and its contribution to recording history as it is written, APW contributes in its own way to encouraging and enhancing their vocation and their ability to remain committed to their work and vision.
The awarded photographic project will be exhibited at the next Athens Photo World at an individual exhibition of the photographer.
A new jury will be appointed every year. For 2023 the panel consists of photographer Nikos Pilos, photographer Katia Christodoulou and photographer and artistic director of Photometria Festival Panagiotis Pappas.
Those interested are invited to submit a portfolio of twelve (12) photographs, explanatory text and a brief resume.
Finalist will be announced on Sunday, December 3rd, 2023. The time and place of the announcement of the winner will soon be determined.
Participation in the Athens Photo World Award contest is free.
Winners of the previous editions of the Athens Photo World Award contest are:
2019: Yiannis Antonopoulos / Southeast of Eden
2020: Dimitris Michalakis / 42 Days
2021: Dimitris Tosidis / Diava, nomadic pastoralism in mountainous Northern Greece
2022: Michalis Patsouras / Still Human
Terms and conditions
About the candidates
All photojournalists living and working in Greece and/or Cyprus are eligible to enter the contest regardless of their nationality except for members of APW organising team, interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing
sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing
Caution: the photographer’s name must appear only in the submission email, BUT not appear in the File name, the caption or any other information of the pictures submitted
Technical specifications for submitted photos
The photo must be an original creation and not a composite. Only single exposure and single frame pictures will be accepted (multiple exposures, polyptychs, stitched panoramas, either produced in-camera or with image editing software etc will not accepted)
With their participation, the photographers guarantee that they are the copyright owners of the submitted photos and that they maintain all the rights arising from their intellectual property.
The participant must certify and warrant if asked that the submitted photo(s) does not violate the rights of a third party or any copyright. In the event of a proven intellectual property conflict between the participating photographer and a third party, participation will be considered null and void.
APW is not responsible for intellectual property violations that might have resulted through the submissions of photos.
Captions can be written in Greek and/or English language
Photos submitted should be 2000pixels on their long side.
Should the project be selected in the three finalists, RAW files may be asked
Judging and notification of selected photographers
After the contest closes on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 23:59 Athens time, 20:59 GMT, qualifying photos will be judged on adherence to the contest challenge through its message clarity, composition and overall presentation. The jury’s decision is final. Any attempt by a participant to influence the result or subvert the photo competition will lead to immediate disqualification.
If an entrant is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made to do so, APW reserves the right to offer the prize to the next best entry.
Rights and ownership
By submitting their photos to the APW contests, participants agree to grant APW free of charge the right to use the photo exclusively for the promotion of the contest in all media, social media and press releases. APW guarantees to mention the full name of the chosen contestant when used in its promotional material.
APW reserves the right to modify or cancel the contest or any of the arrangements, schedules, plans or other items directly or indirectly related to the contest, at any time if extreme circumstances (e.g. earthquake, war, terrorist attack, pandemic) make such decision necessary.
The personal information provided to APW by the entrants shall only be used for the sole purposes of this contest. All participants are entitled to access, cancel, oppose and rectify the details about the personal data (such as names, addresses, etc.) by editing their submission at any time.
Participation in the contest, in no manner constitutes an endorsement or support by APW of the entrants’ views or aims. Candidates shall not advertise or otherwise claim to have obtained any such endorsement or support. APW name and logo are the property of APW and should not be used in any manner whatsoever without the prior consent of APW. APW must approve in writing any statement, advertisement, press release or similar communication in any media, relating to candidate’s participation in the competition.