Leica Women Foto Project Award 2023

One winner in each region will receive: $10,000 USD


The Leica Women Foto Project serves to empower the female perspective and its impact on today’s visual stories. We believe the shape of a story is reactive to the storyteller’s perspective, developing a narrative that too often is reflective of individual truths. The Leica Women Foto Project encourages diversity and inclusion in visual storytelling to amplify voices typically underrepresented in photography, discovering the breadth of shapes formed by a single story.​ Conceived in 2019, the initiative has evolved to offer cash awards, mentor ship and business opportunities and Leica equipment to serve the female perspective in the world of photography.

The theme of this year's award is a personal photo project that bears witness to humanity, expressed through the female point of view. Submit 10 images made between 2019 – 2022. Submissions can be made on any camera make and model. Owning a Leica camera is NOT required. Smartphone photography is NOT allowed. Applications will be judged by three categories Quality of Photography, Dedication to the Medium, and Sophistication of Project.


One winner in each region (United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, Canada) will receive:
• $10,000 USD
• Leica SL2-S camera and Leica Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70 f/2.8 ASPH lens


The Contest is open only to individuals legally residing in the fifty (50) United States, United Kingdom, Mexico, or Canada (excluding residents of the province of Québec), in each case who are at least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of entry in the Contest.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Entrant retains all ownership rights as he or she may have in the Submission


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