Allard Photography Competition Seeks Applications

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The Vancouver, Canada, based Allard Prize Foundation is inviting applications from interested persons from around the world for its bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize. The Allard Prize is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. 

The Allard Prize is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Entries that stand a chance of winning should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti- corruption generally. The award also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.

Application is open to any individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of sending entry. Members of the Allard Prize Photography Competition jury, the Allard Prize Committee and the Allard Prize Advisory Board are not eligible to participate during their terms as jury, Committee or Advisory Board members and for one year following the end of their terms.

Applicants are encouraged to submit digital photographs at the highest resolution reasonably possible. Horizontal images should be at least 1180 pixels wide and vertical images should be at least 740 pixels tall. The photograph should have no borders and no white or black framing with the file name containing the name of the photographer.

Interested applicants must upload their photograph and complete the online submission form including a brief description (up to 1200 characters) of the photograph, describing how the photograph reflects the themes of the Allard Prize of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency. accountability and the rule of law or of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally; and a brief biography of the applicant.

For more information and to apply, please visit: https://www.allardprize.org/photography-competition.

Winners are selected twice a year, shortly following the submission deadlines of May 1 and November 1. Winning photographs are announced on the Foundation galleries page and promoted on its social media channels.