Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award Opens for Women


Elisa Lees Muñoz, ED, IWMF

The Award is to recognize the importance of visual journalistic work that inspires everybody to take action and compels to better understand the world.

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting application for the 2021 edition of the annual AnjaNiedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award for women photojournalists from around the world.

It will honor courageous work that manifests in many different forms which may include, but not limited to, conflict or frontline reporting.

Winners of the Courage in Photojournalism Award will receive a cash prize of $20,000 and have their works showcased in Washington, DC. The IWMF will accept applications and third-party nominations in English, French, Chinese or Spanish. 

There is no minimum level of experience needed to apply, nor is working in a dangerous environment a requirement. The award is for those dedicated to journalism and passionate about its portfolio.

Applications are not accepted based on length of work or engagement in conflict areas. No matter the level of experience of an applicant, as long as she has a story to tell; she is dedicated to her work in journalism and passionate about her content she is encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants must sign up for a VISURA Basic/Free, Standard, Plus, Prime or Guild membership account to be able to submit application for for consideration. Each nomination and application must include candidate information, work samples made up of a series of 12 photographs, and a candidate/nomination statement.

Applications close on May 28, 2021.

For more information about the competition, go to: and to create account, visit