PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards Call for Submissions

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The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work done by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide and awards prizes ranging from $2,000-$15,000. This year, for the first time in its history, PhotoPhilanthropy will offer a mobile photography award in addition to its traditional student, amateur, and professional category awards for most compelling documentary photography essays completed on behalf of nonprofits.

Submit your photo essay by November 15th, 2013.

Submission Details

The contest is open to all professional, amateur and student photographers regardless of age, gender, or nationality. Entrants under 18 years of age require the permission of a parent or guardian.

Photo essays must be entered into one of three categories. Two finalists in each category will also be announced.

  • Professional Photographer – $15,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography or has been professionally trained.
  • Amateur Photographer – $2,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.
  • Student Photographer – $2,000 Grand Prize: Any current student with less than two years of professional work including internships.

Full submission guidelines are available online.

About PhotoPhilanthropy

Our mission is to promote and connect photographers with nonprofit organizations around the world to tell the stories that drive action for social change. The PhotoPhilanthropy community is a place for photographers and nonprofit organizations to come together – to connect, to tell their stories, show their work, exchange ideas, find opportunities and research financial support for their efforts. Photography today is an accessible and universal tool with great impact. PhotoPhilanthropy offers a transformational opportunity to personally engage in these powerful and inspirational stories.