The Syngenta Photography Award is an international competition that seeks to stimulate dialogue around key global challenges through powerful photography. This year’s theme is Grow-Conserve. As the world’s population continues to increase, so does the tension between our growing demand for more food, energy and resources, and the protection of our planet. How can we manage economic, social and technological growth in a way that supports the needs of today as well as for future generations? Bold and transformative action is needed.
Through compelling imagery, the Syngenta Photography Award aims to draw attention and stimulate dialogue around key global challenges. The award offers photographers an international platform for their work and also provides the opportunity to explore issues of global significance.
- The Professional Commission
The Professional Commission invites professional photographers to explore the theme of the Award through a compelling series of 5-10 images and a creative project proposal of a maximum of 500 words that considers the theme in a more in-depth way for a commission worth $25,000.
- The Open Competition
The Open Competition invites photographers aged 18 or over – whether amateur, professional, or student – to visually explore the theme of the Award through compelling images. Photographers are asked to submit between 1–3 images.
Three prizes are awarded in the Professional Commission category:
- First prize: US$15,000, plus up to US$25,000 for the commission project
- Second prize: US$10,000
- Third prize: US$5,000.
Three prizes are awarded in the Open Competition:
- First prize: US$5,000
- Second prize: US$3,000
- Third prize: US$2,000
Open to photographers worldwide.
Application Deadline: August 22, 2016
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