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Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award

Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award 2021

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Applications are open for Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award 2021. The Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary body of work created after January 2018. The award winning photographic project will be exhibited during Athens Photo World 2022 as a solo exhibition of the photographer.

A new judging committee will be appointed every year, under the permanent chairmanship of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis. For 2021 the members of the committee are Steve Crisp, Jerome Delay and Kelli Grant. Interested parties are requested to submit a portfolio of up to 24 photographs, explanatory text and a brief resume. The winner of the Yannis Behrakis Award for 2021 will be announced by Elisavet Saridou Behrakis and Fabio Bucciarelli, winner of the 2020 YBIPA Award, at the closing event of APW 2021 on May 30 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Participation in the Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award contest is free.


The winner of this award will receive 15,000€


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

Eligible Projects

Any documentary/photojournalism project/body of work. The desired number of photos is 24. Fewer photos can be submitted as long as they create a complete photographic body of work.

Technical Specifications

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.

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Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline19 April,2021
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