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38th Annual Leica Oskar Barnack Award

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From March 1st through April 5th 2018, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers up to 25 years old will be able to submit entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award. The competition calls for the submission of self-contained series, between ten and a maximum of twelve images, in which the photographers perceive and document the interaction between man and their environment in a creative and ground-breaking style.  Last year’s competition attracted over 2,700 entries from 104 countries.

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Leica Camera Announces Entry Dates for the 38th Annual Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Beginning March 1st, professionals and up-and-coming photographers can submit their entries to the prestigious photographic competition

February 1, 2018 — The internationally-acclaimed photographic competition hosted by Leica Camera today announces submission dates for the 2018 Leica Oskar Barnack Award. From March 1st through April 5th 2018, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers up to 25 years old will be able to submit entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award online for the opportunity to have a light shone on their impressive work. The competition calls for the submission of self-contained series, between ten and a maximum of twelve images, in which the photographers perceive and document the interaction between man and their environment in a creative and ground-breaking style.  Last year’s competition attracted over 2,700 entries from 104 countries.

The winners in both categories of the 38th Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be flown by Leica Camera to Germany to be presented their awards during a formal ceremony in Berlin in front of hundreds of influential people in the photography community. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ is one of photography’s most influential competitions, providing photographers significant resources to continue pursuing their passion and for younger photographers, an opportunity to jumpstart their professional photography careers. The winner in the main category will be honored with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment, both a camera and lens, valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honored with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten additional competition submissions will each receive a 2,500 euros prize. The portfolios entered by all finalists will be displayed on the www.leica-oskar-barnack-award…. website and in the magazine published specially for the competition.

Series of photographs captured in 2017 and 2018, or work from long-term projects including at least one photograph made in this timeframe are eligible for submissions. The photographs are not required to be captured with a Leica camera to be considered for the awards. Entry forms and the terms and conditions of entry will be available from the competition website at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award…. beginning on March 1st.

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