News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID

Best photo dedicated to overcoming COVID to vie for $10,000


Overcoming COVID in 2020 has become a challenge for millions of people all across the globe. It has also become a professional challenge for photographers. Deep in hospital ‘red zones’ and on deserted city streets, photojournalists have been striving to capture the most vital moments of the global fight against coronavirus. Their work is as essential as that of other professionals, who have had to battle a pandemic of this proportion.

The contest is devoted to the coronavirus pandemic that broke out in 2020 and aims to laud the significance of the work of photojournalists who demonstrated professional heroism during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The jury will select the best snapshots and determine the winners — they will be announced on March 11, 2021 — the anniversary of the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization.

There are two nominations under the following categories: one for "Single Photo" and the other for "Picture Series". The jury will also select the best snapshot out of all those submitted, and that one will be awarded the "Grand Prize".


Grand Prize - $ 10 000

Main prizes:
Single Photo category $ 3 000
Picture Series category $ 3 000


Any professional photographer working for or collaborating with the media can take part in it

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By submitting the Application for participation in the Photo Contest, Participants agree to the License Terms and Conditions and all Contest Documentation, and from the date of submitting the Application and uploading a photograph to the Website, they grant the Organizer a simple (non-exclusive) license to use the photographs for the Photo Contest-associated purposes.