The international Kontinent Photography Awards are now open for entries. The competition honours the best of the photography world, providing global recognition and new opportunities for artists. In previous years, Kontinent has received submissions numbering in the thousands from more than 100 countries. Every year top professionals within industry come together to select the best photographers of the year. There are six main categories for the awards, incorporating Advertising, Fine Art, Editorial/Documentary and Nature.
This year, the judging panel is made up of photo editors from several major international publications, including Senior Photo Editor of Vogue Italia, Alessia Glaviano, and Photo Editor for The Wall Street Journal, Chelsea Matiash. Editors from other publications including The Independent, The Washington Post and National Geographic Magazine will also be among the 15 judges. Beyond the publishing industry, Dr. Michael Pritchard, Director General of the Royal Photographic Society will be on the panel. Before completing his PhD, Pritchard spent 20 years working as a photography specialist at Christies.
Past winners have signed contracts with art galleries and agencies, and winning works have been showcased in a number of eminent publications. This year, the winning photographers will receive monetary grants, book/magazine publishing, representation and product prizes from sponsors, in addition to presentation in an exhibition. Last year’s grand winner was David Oliete of Spain for his project The Human Tower.
The six main categories are as follows: Advertising – Single Image, Fine Art – Single Image, Fine Art – Projects, Editorial/Documentary – Single Image, Editorial/Documentary – Projects and Nature – Single Image. The deadline for entries is 1 May 2015. The Kontinent Photography Awards are open to all photographers from any country.
For more information, visit www.kontinentawards.com
1. David Oliete,The Human Tower, courtesy of