Photo entries are invited from photographers for the bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, with an emphasis on themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, human rights, and anti-corruption efforts. The competition also welcomes entries depicting corruption and human rights violations in developed countries.
The Allard Photography Competition acknowledges photographic excellence that reflects the values of the Allard Prize, with adjudication by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, a retired professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
To participate in the Competition, applicants must submit their photograph and complete an online submission form, which includes a brief description (up to 1,200 characters) of the image and how it reflects the themes of the Allard Prize, such as courage and leadership in fighting corruption, promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, human rights, and anti-corruption efforts. Additionally, a brief biography of the Entrant is required.
The submission form can be accessed on the Allard Prize Photography Competition page on the Allard Prize website at http://www.allardprize.org/photography-competition. The photograph submitted should be in digital format, with the highest possible resolution. 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, white or black framing, and the file name should contain the photographer’s name.
By submitting an Entry, applicants grant the Allard Prize all necessary rights to the Entries for the purpose of the Competition, and no Entries will be returned. Entries can be submitted at any time, but to be included in a particular cycle of the Competition, they must be received within the designated entry period, which is specified on the Allard Prize Photography Competition page on the Allard Prize website. Illegible, incomplete, or damaged Entries may be disqualified.
The Allard Prize is not responsible for any loss, illegible, incomplete, damaged, or misdirected entries that may be disqualified, nor for any technical malfunctions or errors that may occur during the processing of the entries. It will not exchange any communication or correspondence with entrants, except with those who are selected as potential prize winners.
The winning photographer of each bi-annual competition receives CAD $1,000 and has his/her image featured on the Allard Prize website for six months. Winners are announced following submission deadlines on May 1 and November 1 and are promoted on the website’s galleries and social media channels. Winning entries are then archived on the website as past winners.
The complete terms and conditions are available for review on the Allard Prize website: https://allardprize.org/photography-competition/.