This year's IAFOR Documentary Photography Award has been announced, along the theme of Justice.
In January 2015, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) announced the launch of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award – an award which seeks to promote and assist in the professional development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists.
The theme of this year’s award is “justice”, launched “in the hope photographers will submit work that explores justice from a variety of perspectives.”
The award partners with photography institutions including World Press Photo, University of the Arts London and British Journal of Photography, among others, and is judged by leading professionals in the field of documentary photography and photojournalism, including Founding Judge Paul Lowe (Panos Pictures/University of the Arts London), Ed Kashi (VII Photo Agency) and photographer Simon Roberts.
Winners will be announced this summer at The European Conference on Media, Communication and Film, running from July 11 to July 14, 2016, in Brighton, England.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive £1,000 cash award, acceptance into the Metro Imaging Mentorship Programme, and a nomination by World Press Photo for the Joop Swart Masterclass.
The winner’s photography will be exhibited in the UK and Japan, and they will be invited to an IAFOR conference in Asia, Europe, the Middle East or North America.
Each applicant may submit 10 to 20 images related to the award theme, either in the form of a photo-essay or as a collection of single images.
Applicants must be younger than 31 years old on June 1, 2016 or are enrolled in part-time or full time education on June 1, 2016.
Photographs must be submitted via the online submission system on the submission page. A username and password are required to enter the award. It’s free to enter.
More information is available here.