2023 Fotofestival Lenzburg photography competition with prizes

Fotofestival Lenzburg photography competition with prizes

The Fotofestival Lenzburg photography competition call for applicants for 2023 is now open! Fotofestival Lenzburg is pleased to announce the open call for the 6th edition of Fotofestival Lenzburg.

The competition is open to all types of photography and is aimed at photographers from near and far. A distinguished international jury will select the projects that show a deep understanding of the theme “SYNTHESIS” and exhibit a unique artistic style.

Fotofestival Lenzburg photography competition 2023 Details

From its very beginnings, the Fotofestival Lenzburg has considered itself a kind of laboratory for possible syntheses in terms of content and form, positions and practices, expertises and publics.

Synthesis is a process that enhances something by combining multiple elements. Yet, the resulting ensemble is greater than its individual parts – not because the individual parts don’t matter or don’t matter equally, but because they fundamentally do.

In this respect, they can think of a photo festival also as the result of many collaborating hands and contributing minds. It is something that is formed from different ideas and by joint acts of transformation. But above all, a festival is the coming together of many photographic positions. And creating a space for lively exchanges.

Under their chosen title of SYNTHESIS they are delighted to invite all of you to contemplate with us possible topics and images for the next edition of Fotofestival Lenzburg.


As in previous years, there are two different categories; single images and projects.

Category Single Images: The Open Call for Single Images will follow in the fall.

Projects Category: The top five projects will be evaluated. One project will be awarded with the Jury Award, which is endowed with 1’500 CHF.

Who can enter the competition?

All Swiss and international photographers and artists working with photo-based media.

Competition Entry fee

The cost for participating is €23. 

Fotofestival Lenzburg photography competition 2023 Prizes

Thanks to the support of the BAT Foundation, with this edition the Festival launches the new program “Bold and Talented”, which in a second phase will offer the selected artists the opportunity to realize the submitted project in the form of an exhibition, together with the Festival team and young talented curators.

This program will begin at the end of August 2023, with a start-up weekend, for all artists and curators, to discover the festival and its locations. It will be an occasion for reflecting on the thematic through the participation of guest experts and brainstorming for the upcoming edition.

All five exhibitions will be shown during the next edition of the Fotofestival Lenzburg, starting at the end of May 2024.

Additionally, one artist will also have the opportunity to further develop, implement and/or complete his/her contribution during a two-week stay in August 2023 in their artistic residency Lenzburg.

The artistic residency includes free accommodation for the artist and optionally for an adult companion and a maximum of two children in the Müllerhaus residence for two weeks in August 2023, travel expenses (up to CHF 200) and a small stipend (CHF 500).

Application guidelines

Please submit 5 to 15 images and a short description of the project.

The Fotofestival is happy to share its value with institutional, technical and cultural partners. They appreciate your interest in collaboration or support. Please send an email to info@fotofestivallenzburg.ch and they will get in touch. Thank you!

Application Deadline

The deadline for submission is the 7th of June 2023.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link.

Check other prizes and contests following International Competitions category

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