fotoforum Award

Show your best landscapes photos in the international fotoforum Award!


With over 18,000 submissions, the fotoforum Award is one of the most successful photography competitions. Prize money totalling more than €20,000 will be conferred in 2016.

The qualified jury of experts will meet six times a year, once for each issue of the fotoforum magazine, to review the works submitted for the respective award theme. You will see the winning photos in every issue of the fotoforum magazine and online in the Top 12. At the end of the year, all participants will receive a high quality printed catalogue featuring all the winning entries and a selection of the photos submitted, sent free of charge.

The current topic is »Landscapes« (Deadline: 1 August 2016). You can send in 4 pictures and split them to the following categories:
- Landscapes in light
- World of mountains
- Cultivated landscapes
- At the water

There are six Awards with six recurring topics every year:
- Architecture (till 1 October)
- Animals (till 1 December)
- People (till 1 February)
- Plants and Mushrooms (till 1 April)
- Experimental (till 1 June)
- Landscapes (till 1 August)


In every award round (6 times per year), the winners get altogether 3.400 €. It is split up in:

Individual ranking:
1st place: 300,- € in each category
2nd place: 200,- € in each category
3rd place: 100,- € in each category

Group ranking:
1st place: 500,- € per round
2nd place: 300,- € per round
3rd place: 200,- € per round

The winners of the annual ranking await attractive material prizes:
- Canon EOS 7D MK II
- Olympus OM-D E-M5
- Nikon D5500
- Panasonic G70
- Pedalo Bike Trip
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Berlebach Tripod
- Hensel Integra Mini-Kit 300 Studio Flash
- SilverFast & PrinTao 8
- Workshop with photo artist Martin Timm
- Datacolor Spyder5Studio


Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The photos will be published free of charge exclusively within the scope of reporting, press releases and self-marketing via and for the fotoforum Award, in "fotoforum" magazine and its online media, in the competition catalogue and calendar, as well as exhibitions and audio-visual presentations of the fotoforum Award. No other publication will take place unless by agreement with the photographer(s) concerned.


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