2022 Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Competition (15,000€ cash prize)

مسابقة Yannis Behrakis للتصوير الصحفي وجوائز مالية بقيمة 15 ألف يورو

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The Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Competition call for application is open now! The Award in Yannis Behrakis’s memory contributes to the promotion, encouragement, and upgrading of the work of photographers and photojournalists so that they can continue to produce their dedicated work and vision.

Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Competition 2022 Details

Athens Photo World, after the expressed wish of Yannis Behrakis and with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is organizing for the fourth consecutive year the annual “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award. Over three decades Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis, (1960-2019) bore witness to some of history’s most iconic moments and documented the mass movement of people in three continents, driven by his desire to show the world what was happening in war zones and countries in crisis.


Those interested are requested to submit a portfolio of up to twenty-four (24) photographs, an explanatory text and a brief bio note. The photos are submitted in jpeg format, at 72dpi and 3000 pixels on their large side. In case of qualifying for the finalists, the jury reserves the right to request the RAW (original) files. The submitted photos must have been shot within the previous four years (from January 2018 onwards). However, a maximum of 6 photographs of the project that have been shot at a previous point in time may be included in the entry. The topic of the of the project is any documentary / photojournalism project.


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  • First name
  • Last name
  • Gender
  • Address
  • Country of residence
  • Nationality
  • Biography with up to 1500 characters
  • Phone
  • 1 to 99 projects per submission
  • 12 to 24 files per project
  • Allowed file types: JPG
  • At least 3000px on the long edge
  • Project title
  • Project description
  • Project year
  • Project location
  • Image title
  • Image description
  • Image location
  • Image country
  • Image date


Who can enter the competition?

The competition is open to any professional photographer/photojournalist, regardless of nationality and place of residence, and work.

Competition Entry fee

The Competition is free to enter.

Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Competition Prizes

The 15,000€ cash prize will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary work created after January 2018. The awarded project will be exhibited at the next Athens Photo World at an individual exhibition of the photographer.

Application Guide

For this photography competition, Photographers are encouraged to submit entries following this link.

Competition Deadline

The registration period ends on Sunday, April 10, 2022, at 23:59 Athens time, 20:59 GMT, 16.59 ET The winner of the “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award for 2022 will be announced by Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, at the closing event of APW 2022 on May 27, 2022, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link. Check other prizes and contests following the International Competitions category

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