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2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition

2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition

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Photography 4 Humanity calls application for 2020 Global Photography Prize Competition.

The 2020 Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Competition will accept submissions from May 8, 2020 to August 31, 2020. The competition calls compelling, dynamic and impactful images that tell the story of the challenges facing those people living in human rights crisis zones as well as photos of hope that depict the heroes working to deliver solutions to the difficult realities in their regions.


  • The Global Prize Recipient will receive $5,000 USD
  • The Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists’ photographs will be exhibited at the United Nations Headquarters in NYC and Fotografiska New York


The Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists are announced annually on December 10th – UN Human Rights Day. Along with a $5,000 USD cash award, the Global Prize brings a large amount of industry recognition, prestige, and exposure for the winning photographer as well as the human rights issues depicted in the images.

In addition to the United Nations Gallery, as part of an exciting new partnership announced in 2020, the Photography 4 Humanity Global Prize Recipient and Top 10 Finalists will also have their work exhibited at Fotografiska New York in recognition of UN Human Rights Day – December 10th.


  • Candidates must be at least 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • All entries must be submitted between May 8, 2020, 12:00 AM EST, and August 31, 2020, 11:59 PM PST.
  • All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures, or victories in ways small and large.
  • Must include title, date, location, description, and photographer name of each photograph submitted.
  • All images must have been taken between September 1, 2019, and August 31, 2020.


Refer to Terms & Conditions for more information.


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline31 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerPhotography 4 Humanity



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