PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Awards 2022

1st prize: EUR 5,000, 2nd prize: EUR 2,000, 3rd prize: EUR 1,000


Welcome to the eighth edition of the PORTRAITS – Hellerau Photography Awards. This year, we invite you to submit your latest and best photographic portrait series about our 2023 theme, »SURFACE«; however, we also re-introduced submissions with single portraits this year.

Our traditional exhibition venue, the Technical Collections Dresden, are a museum that also houses the vast collection of the former municipal Museum of Photography. Numerous solo exhibitions all over the city, including a new exhibition by our current artist in residence Svante Gullichsen (Finland) and a series of public events complete our competition program.

On these pages you are invited to find out more about the the competition that has led to exhibitions of works by more than 300 photographers from over forty countries and get inspired by our former prizewinners’ works. And – we very much look forward to your own submission, of course!


The prizes will finally be awarded at the vernissage of the finalist exhibition on March 16, 2023 (1st prize: EUR 5,000, 2nd prize: EUR 2,000, 3rd prize: EUR 1,000, residency prize: a residency at HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts).


Any person of legal capacity who has reached the age of 18 at the time of submission may be a participant in the contest.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

The participant agrees to the submission of their competition entry in the exhibition and unlimited temporal and spatial use in the context of PORTRAITS exhibitions.