Ending Soon – Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017

An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images.

Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and innovative. Only one entry per photographer is accepted.

Entries will be accepted exclusively as online submissions between March 1 and April 10, 2017.

The winner of the main category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” receives a cash prize of 25,000 Euros and in addition a Leica M camera and a lens worth 10,000 Euros. The winner in the category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” receives a cash prize of 10,000 Euros and a Leica M camera and lens worth 10,000 Euros. In addition to these two categories, ten finalists will be awarded each with a cash prize of 2,500 Euro for their series.

 

An international jury awards the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images.

Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and innovative. Only one entry per photographer is accepted.

Entries will be accepted exclusively as online submissions between March 1 and April 10, 2017.

Prizes:

The winner of the main category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” receives a cash prize of 25,000 Euros and in addition a Leica M camera and a lens worth 10,000 Euros. The winner in the category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” receives a cash prize of 10,000 Euros and a Leica M camera and lens worth 10,000 Euros. In addition to these two categories, ten finalists will be awarded each with a cash prize of 2,500 Euro for their series.

Eligibility:

competition is open to any (prospective) professional photographer aged 25 or under at the time of entering.. The competition is not limited to photos taken with Leica cameras. The camera system used is not a criterion. Only one submission per participant is permitted.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

(1) In the event that I reach the final round of the twelve best submissions, and in the event that I am awarded the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Award Newcomer”, I hereby authorize Leica Camera AG and third parties appointed by Leica Camera AG, unlimited as to time, territory and content, irrevocably and also royalty-free,

  • to use my photos for press, marketing and communication purposes in connection with the competition for the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Award Newcomer” and the exhibitions planned afterwards,
  • to use, display or project my photos in the context of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Award Newcomer (e.g. in Leica Galleries, Leica Stores, at photo festivals, etc.) and the exhibitions planned afterwards,
  • to create the projection and to subsequently show the projection in the context of the “Leica Oskar Barnack Award / Award Newcomer” and the exhibitions planned afterwards worldwide, either through Leica Camera AG or through third parties (e.g. in Leica Galleries, Leica Stores, at photo festivals, etc.), also on the Internet,
  • to publish my photos in the magazine Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017, specifying the competition,
  • to produce my photos (in accordance with Leica Camera AG I may produce them myself) and curate them for an exhibition,
  • to display my photos, or to have them displayed, within the scope of exhibitions, specifying the competition,

Provided that, in each case, credit is given by stating either (i) my first and last name, or, if upon my explicit request, (ii) my pseudonym (artist’s name).

(2) Further, provided that I reach the final round of the twelve best submissions, I agree that the produced set of images (e.g. prints, edited photos) will pass to the ownership of Leica Camera AG and thereby become part of the historical Leica archive dedicated to the culture of photography. Leica Camera AG is not allowed to sell these photos.

Deadline:

Website: http://www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com/en/applying/contest-rules.html

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