Fight for peace and make a difference by participating in The Alfred Fried Photography Awards and Children Peace image of the Year in partnership with UNESCO and the Austrian Parliament. The winner will be awarded a Peace Medal in the Austrian Parliament in Vienna as well as 10,000€.
Both awards are now open for entries.
The Alfred Fried Photography Award
Open to all photographers around the world, amateurs and professionals.
The Children Peace Image of the Year
Open to children of the age of 14 and younger.
Entry is free of charge.
Entry deadline is 4 June 2017
The five best works of the Alfred Fried Photography Award and the winner of theChildren Peace Image of the Year will be honoured with the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal, the photographers will be invited to attend the award ceremony in Vienna on 14 September 2017, with travel expenses and accommodation paid.
The overall winner Peace Image of the Year will receive a cash price of € 10,000.
The Peace Image of the Year will be shown for one year in the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament.
The Children Peace Image of the Year will receive a cash price of € 1,000. The winner and his or her parents are invited to the award ceremony in Vienna. If a photo group wins, one member of the group and his or her parents are invited to the ceremony with travel expenses and accommodation paid.
The photographer always retains the copyright of his/her image. The partners of the Alfred Fried Photography Award have the right to use your submitted images only for marketing and promotional purposes directly related to the Alfred Fried Photography Award, always crediting the photographer. For instance: publications, exhibitions, catalogues, public screenings.
A great opportunity for any photographer to gain worldwide attention.
Works of the Alfred Fried Photography Award have been exhibited at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, at the Geneva Peace Week, at the Forum Austriaco di Cultura in Rome and the Maison du Jeune Citoyen at Schilitgheim, also the shortlisted images, plus 320 other remarkable works, have been put together in a 50 minute animation, shown 7 times a day on the DIGI-WALL at Vienna's main railway station, which can be seen by 18.000 travellers a day. The winners of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 are currently shown on 100 m2 big large format billboards, along the so called Südost-Tangente in Vienna where 180.000 cars pass by per day.
Winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award's world-best picture on the theme of peace 2016,
worth € 10000, is Helena Schätzle, Germany, with an image from her work "Devoted to Life"
Jury statement: Can they find peace?
The young German photographer Helena Schätzle, born in 1983, granddaughter of a Wehrmacht soldier, has approached this question carefully. In Israel. Life after survival. Life after having experienced physical torture, persecution, fear, violence and terror. Traumatic experiences returning even decades later. With depression, loneliness, sorrow.
Still – Helen Schätzle has found moments of deep feelings and love, moments of intimate happiness, moments of devotion and consolation. Moments of peace.
Awarded picture on the theme of peace 2016 - “Eclipse Time” by Boris Register, Russian Federation
Jury statement: However one only sees the ones in the light, not in the dark. Boris Register also sees the ones in the dark. Those who live far away from Moscow. Untouched by what is decided upon there. Are they at peace with their lives? They have no choice. Do they have fun? They try.
Awarded picture on the theme of peace 2016 - “I have a dream” by Chris de Bode, Netherlands
Jury statement: Opera singer, president, captain, pilot: this is what they want to be one day. Or truck driver, movie star, model. It is not known which of these dreams will come true. It is not even very likely that they will come true one day. But that doesn’t matter yet. Because they are children, and they should not be caught up in probability calculus.
Awarded picture on the theme of peace 2016 - “School for the less Fortunate by Altaf Qadri, India
Jury statement: New Dehli. A dirty square under a concrete bridge. Every morning, small groups of children come from a nearby slum. Most of them are barefoot, they bring brooms and torn mats along. They clean the square and sit on their mats. School begins. The teacher: a shop-owner. A man who himself was able to attend school for three years only. Now he helps those who would not know at all what it means to be able to become smarter. He has been doing this for ten years. In the morning before he opens his shop. Often also in the evenings.
Jury statement: A house that offers protection. Trees that bear fruit. A sun that is shining brightly, but does not burn. A hug. Peaceful slumber. Falling asleep safe and sound, not from exhaustion. This is how children could live. All children.
Winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award's world-best picture on the theme of peace, worth € 10000, is Patricia Willocq, Belgium, with an image from her work "Look at Me, I am Beautiful."
Jury statement: The reality of peace is the result of power, repression, intolerance, violence, death and destruction, the result of sententious words, hypocritically declared intentions, bilateral laws, glib agreements and declarations of peace often followed by diametrically opposed actions.
Winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award's world's best picture on the theme of peace, worth € 5000, is Emil Gataullin, Russia, with an image from his work "Towards the Horizon"
In 2013, one of the five Fried Award Medals, presented by the Photographische Gesellschaft and Edition Lammerhuber, went to Henning Bode for his work 'Gottfried'. In addition, Henning Bode received the Alfred Fried Photography Award worth 5,000 euros.
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