Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Award 2022

The 15,000€ cash prize will be awarded

Athens Photo World, after the expressed wish of Yannis Behrakis and with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is organising for the fourth consecutive year the annual “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award.

Over three decades Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Yannis Behrakis , (1960-2019) bore witness to some of history’s most iconic moments and documented the mass movement of people in three continents, driven by his desire to show the world what was happening in war zones and countries in crisis.

The Award in his memory contributes to the promotion, encouragement and upgrading of the work of photographers and photojournalists, so that they can continue to produce their dedicated work and vision.

A new jury is appointed every year under the permanent chairmanship of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis. For 2022 the committee consist of Corinne Dufka, Yunghi Kim and Dusan Vranic.

Those interested are requested to submit a portfolio of up to twenty-four (24) photographs, an explanatory text and a brief bio note. The winner of the “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award for 2022 will be announced by Elisavet Saridou Behrakis, at the closing event of APW 2022 on May 29, 2022 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.

More information on Terms and Conditions and the Frequently Asked Questions, below. Participation in the “Yannis Behrakis” International Photojournalism Award contest is free.


The 15,000€ cash prize will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary work created after January 2018. The awarded project will be exhibited at the next Athens Photo World at an individual exhibition of the photographer.


The competition is open to any professional photographer / photojournalist, regardless of nationality and place of residence and work.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

By submitting their photos to the APW contests, participants agree to grant APW free of charge the right to use the photo exclusively for the promotion of the contest in all media, social media and press releases. APW guarantees to mention the full name of the chosen contestant when used in its promotional material.


Documentary Photojournalism