Photo Contest Categories

2019 Photo Contest categories


Contemporary Issues
Single pictures or stories documenting cultural, political or social issues affecting individuals or societies.

  • All pictures entered to the singles category must have been shot in 2018.
  • All pictures entered to the stories category must have been shot in 2017 or 2018. At least one picture in a story must have been shot in 2018 or first published in 2018.
  • Stories can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories ) that were shot in 2018 will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

Environment
Single pictures or stories documenting human impact, positive or negative, on the environment.

  • All pictures entered to the singles category must have been shot in 2018.
  • All pictures entered to the stories category must have been shot in 2017 or 2018. At least one picture in a story must have been shot in 2018 or first published in 2018.
  • Stories can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories ) that were shot in 2018 will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

General News
Single pictures or stories reporting on news topics and their aftermaths.

  • All pictures entered to the singles and stories category must have been shot in 2018.
  • Story entries can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories) will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

LongĀ­-Term Projects
A project on a single theme that has been shot over at least three different years.

  • Entries can contain between 24 and 30 pictures.
  • An entry must contain pictures from at least three different years, and a minimum of four pictures must have been shot in 2018.
  • All pictures shot in 2018 will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

Nature
Single pictures or stories showing flora, fauna and landscapes in their natural state.

  • All pictures entered to the singles category must have been shot in 2018.
  • All pictures entered to the stories category must have been shot in 2017 or 2018. At least one picture in a story must have been shot in 2018 or first published in 2018.
  • Stories can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories ) that were shot in 2018 will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

Portraits
Single pictures or stories of individuals or groups either in observed or posed portraits.

  • All pictures entered to the singles category must have been shot in 2018.
  • All pictures entered to the stories category must have been shot in 2017 or 2018. At least one picture in a story must have been shot in 2018 or first published in 2018.
  • Stories can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories ) that were shot in 2018 will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

Sports
Single pictures, stories or portfolios that capture individual or team sports.

  • All pictures entered to the singles and stories category must have been shot in 2018.
  • Story entries can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories) will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.

Spot News
Single pictures or stories witnessing news moments or immediate events.

  • All pictures entered to the singles and stories category must have been shot in 2018.
  • Story entries can contain between 2 and 10 pictures.
  • All pictures (single pictures and pictures within stories) will be eligible for the Photo of the Year award.
  • All stories will be eligible for the Story of the Year award.