Hellerau Photography Award 2018

7000 euro in cash prizes

  • Deadline: 12 November 2017
  • Entry fee: A fee of 20 EUR will be charged per submitted single photograph; for each series of up to ten photos, the participation fee is 30,- EUR. Photographers are allowed to submit any number of single works or series.
  • Website: http://www.portraits-hellerau.com/en/

Nestling behind the Heller hills near Dresden, Hellerau became the first German garden city. It was here, in the middle of nowhere, that Heinrich Tessenow’s monumental Festspielhaus was opened more than a century ago. Up until World War I it attracted famous artists from all over the world, including Mary Wigman, George Bernard Shaw, Franz Kafka, Oskar Kokoschka, Sergei Diaghilev and many more.


• 1st prize: € 5,000
• 2nd prize: € 2,000
• 3rd prize: € 1,000
• 4th prize: a six-week artist’s residency at HELLERAU – Center for the Arts


The competition is open to analog as well as digital portrait photographs or photographic series dealing with the topic of »PRESENCE«, and depicting “pictures of people” in the widest sense, ranging from nude studies to group photographs.

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