Capture the extraordinary experiences which are an essential part of travelling, the discoveries, the adventures which inspire us and makes travel thrilling and astonishing, the differences in the way other cultures live.
We ask you to introduce us to the people you encounter, showing us their lives and expressions from daily life: portraits or people in the context of their culture. Photographing people often requires interaction and communication with the subject and can, by its very nature, be intrusive. We want you to show us your skill at capturing people. Share images of individuals, groups, communities, people at work, leisure, and festivals, for example.
Capture those vibrant moments and express what nature means to you! Captivating images of wild places with a unique perspective, from expansive landscape vistas of forests, deserts and mountains to the micro habitats of plants and other flora. Images may include water environments of oceans, lakes and rivers with images taken above or under water including waves, tide pools and other water scenes.
Wildlife as a way to evoke the atmosphere and the sense of place and to convey how an animal is an integral part of its environment. Celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
We are looking for images that show the beauty and mysterious life underwater to learn more about marine animals, their habitat and their behavior thanks to your creativity and ability to document them.
We want to inspire people about the beauty of rivers, lakes and oceans.
From sporting events to personal fitness, we want to highlight the emotions of physical exercise and competitiveness. We want to showcase the most creative and captivating sports photography as an art form. We’re looking for defining action shots, decisive moments and displays of true comradery to help bring people closer the exciting world of action sports.
We ask you to capture the people and events that make the news, through single pictures documenting cultural, political, or social issues affecting individuals or societies; reporting on news topics and their aftermath; and documenting the impact of humans on the environment.
If you are creatively capturing the weird and wonderful moments of life as they unfold around you, we want to see your work! From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments. Life exists in the streets. Take us there.
This category seeks to recognize the art of captivating storytelling that resonates with audiences and leaves a lasting impact. This section aims to honor exceptional storytellers who have the ability to craft narratives that transport readers or viewers to new worlds, evoke deep emotions, and provoke thought-provoking discussions. Whether it's through conflicts, environment, nature, daily life, or any other theme, we are interested in stories that captivate, entertain, and provoke reflection on the human experience.
The stories submitted to the STORYTELLING category will be evaluated and awarded in three different sections: "General News," "Daily Life and Contemporary Issues," and "Nature and Conservation Issues."
This category is designed to challenge and inspire filmmakers at any stage in their careers to create compelling short documentary films. We are looking for films that showcase the diversity and beauty of life through various genres, including Photojournalism, Sport, Daily Life, Travel, Wildlife, and Nature.
We invite you to share your unique perspective and storytelling abilities as you explore the world through your lens. Whether you're a seasoned filmmaker or just starting out, we want to see your creativity and passion come alive on the screen.
Your film should be a visual and emotional journey that transports viewers to new places, exposes important issues, and captures the essence of life in its many forms.
Films should be five minutes or less, but don't let the time limit deter you from telling your story with impact.