Applications are now open for the Allard Prize Photography Competition 2021. The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. They also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.
Winners are selected twice a year, shortly following the submission deadlines of May 1st and November 1st. Winning photographs are announced on theirr galleries page and promoted on their social media channels.
(a) Up to six photographs may be selected as a winner in each cycle of the Competition. Each winning Entrant will receive (i) CA$1,000, (ii) his/her winning photograph featured on the website, (iii) inclusion of his/her name and a brief description of the photograph on the Allard Prize website, and (iv) inclusion of the photograph in the website’s archive as a past winner.
(b) The winning Entrant(s) will be contacted by the Allard Prize with instructions on how to claim the prize.
(c) Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, or substituted. The Allard Prize reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify a portion of the prize if it cannot be awarded for any reason.
(d) The Allard Prize shall not assume any liability for lost or misdirected prizes.
The Competition is only open to individuals who have reached the
age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry (“Entrants”). Members of the Allard Prize Photography Competition Jury, the Allard Prize Committee and the Allard Prize Advisory Board are not eligible to participate during their terms as Jury, Committee or Advisory Board members and for one year following the end of their terms.
How to Enter
(a) To enter the Competition, Entrants must upload their photograph and complete the online submission form including:
i) a brief description (up to 1200 characters) of the photograph, describing how the photograph reflects the themes of the Allard Prize of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law, or of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally; and
ii) a brief biography of the Entrant.
The submission form is located on the Allard Prize Photography Competition page on the Allard Prize website, at (photographs, descriptions and biographies shall together be referred to as “Entries”).
(b) Photographs submitted are to be digital photographs, submitted at the highest resolution reasonably possible. 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 and no white or black framing. The file name must contain the name of the photographer.
(c) By submitting an Entry, Entrants grant to the Allard Prize all rights in and to the Entries required for the purpose of the Competition. No Entries will be returned for any reason.
(d) Entries may be submitted at any time but, in order to be included in a particular cycle of the Competition, must be received during the period designated for entry in such cycle as set out on the Allard Prize Photography Competition page on the Allard Prize website.
Entries may be declared invalid if they are illegible, incomplete or damaged.
(e) The Allard Prize is not responsible for lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged, or misdirected Entries, which may be disqualified, or for hardware, software, telephone or other technical malfunctions of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, or failed, delayed, incomplete, inaccurate or garbled electronic communications, howsoever caused including, without limitation, by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, or by any human error that may occur in the processing of the Entries.
Deadline: May 1, 2021.
For more information visit the Allard Prize Photography Competition.