Submission Deadline: August 22nd 2016
Through compelling imagery, the Syngenta Photography Award aims to draw attention and stimulate dialogue around key global challenges. The award offers photographers an international platform for their work and also provides the opportunity to explore issues of global significance.
The Syngenta Photography Award is designed for both professional and amateur photographers. There are two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition – with US$65,000 in prizes, including a professional commission with a grant of up to US$25,000.
The Professional Commission invites professional photographers to explore the theme of the Award through a compelling series of 5-10 images and a creative project proposal of a maximum of 500 words that considers the theme in a more in-depth way for a commission worth $25,000.
All entries are judged by a distinguished international panel, chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing. The jury selects 3 finalists from the Professional Commission submissions based on the quality and technique of their work and the interpretation of the theme.
Three prizes are awarded in the Professional Commission category:
- • First prize: US$15,000, plus up to US$25,000 for the commission project
- • Second prize: US$10,000
- • Third prize: US$5,000.
The Syngenta Photography Award is an invitation to create images that make people stop and think. In the Open Competition, photographers aged 18 or over – whether amateur, professional, or student – are invited to visually explore the theme of the Award through compelling images.
Photographers are asked to submit between 1–3 images.
All entries are judged by a distinguished international, panel chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing. The jury selects the 3 finalists in the Open Competition based on the quality of their work and their interpretation of the theme.
Three prizes are awarded in the Open Competition:
- • First prize: US$5,000
- • Second prize: US$3,000
- • Third prize: US$2,000
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