We are very pleased to announce that our annual documentary photography competition, Vienna International Photo Awards 2013 – VIPA for short – is now open for entries. The VIPA mission’s is to draw more attention to documentary photography in Austria and worldwide. Ever since we have established the first edition, VIPA has become one of the leading documentary photography contests. We wanted VIPA to be different as we focus on a niche between press and art photography that is often lost sight of. The uniqueness of documentary photography lies in its rendering of a wide variety of themes, its distinct image characteristics and the plurality of perceptions in a way not found in press photography or art photography.
For VIPA 2013, we have 3 submission categories: Professional, Amateur, Smartphone
The competition will be judged by an international panel of prestigious museum curators, gallery directors, and fine art photographers: Antoine D’Agata (France), Catherine David (France), Jean-Baptiste Joly (Germany/France) Thomas Köhler (Germany), Laura Serani (Italy) and Anna Zekria (Russia)
New !!! This year, VIPA is also launching a live competition named Pict of the Week. Photographers are invited to submit one single image every week. Each Saturday, a gallery of the selected photos will appear online and submitted to public voting. The most voted photo will be published in VIPA catalogue and will be part of the finalists exhibition in Vienna.
Contest Prize & TERMS
Amateur = Prize of 3.000 EUR
Smartphone = Prize of 2.000 EUR
Besides the total value of 9.000 EUR in money prizes the short-listed winners will be able to take part in a group exhibition in Vienna as well as in the publication of VIPA’s official catalogue. The awards ceremony, the presentation of the official catalogue as well as the opening of the group exhibition will be held during the last quarter 2013 in Vienna.
ELIGIBILITY: International / 18+ Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.
COPYRIGHT: The contestant will have full copyright of his/her own photographs
USAGE RIGHTS: Entrants whose submissions are accepted for exhibition grant VIPA the right to use their images for the purpose of marketing the exhibition, marketing related programs, and subsequent display on the VIPA website and Facebook official page, unless indicated otherwise.