“Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award
Athens Photo World, after the expressed wish of Yannis Behrakis and with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, contributes to the promotion, encouragement and upgrading of the work of photographers and photojournalists, so that they can continue to produce their dedicated work and vision.
For the fourth consecutive year, the 15,000€ “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary work created after January 2018.
A new judging committee will be appointed every year, under the permanent chairmanship of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis. For 2022 the members of the committee are Corinne Dufka, Yunghi Kim and Dusan Vranic.
Interested parties are requested to submit a portfolio of twenty-four (24) photographs, explanatory text and a brief resume.
The winner of the “Yannis Behrakis” Award for 2022 will be announced by Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, at the closing event of APW 2022 on May 29th, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.
Participation in the “Yannis Behrakis” Award contest is free.
Terms and conditions
About the candidates
All photojournalists and photographers are eligible to enter the contest regardless of their nationality and residence except for members of APW organizing team, interns, contractors, sponsors, or an immediate family member of any of the foregoing
Caution: the photographer’s name must 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 only in English language
Judging and notification of selected photographers
After the contest closes on Sunday, April 10, 2022 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.
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