Alfred Fried Photography Award for Best Picture on Peace 462 views

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UNESCO, in partnership with the organisers, are inviting amateur and professional photographers from around the world to submit photographs for the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2019, and children aged 14 and below, to submit photographs for the Children Peace Image of the Year for 2019. All entries must capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.

The award ceremony will be held at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on 12 September 2019, ahead of the UN International Peace Day.


The top 5 entries will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. The winning picture will be on display for 1 year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. All submitted images have the chance to take part in international exhibitions.

The winner of the Children Peace Image of the Year will receive a prize of €1,000. The winner and his or her parents are invited to the award ceremony in Vienna. If a photo group wins, 1 member of the group and his or her parents are invited to the ceremony. But all top 20 photos in the Children Peace Image of the Year competition will be shown. The best pictures will be exhibited across the world.

All winners will be invited to Vienna to the award ceremony at the Austrian Parliament on 12 September 2019.


The Alfred Fried Photography Award is open to all professional and amateur photographers from anywhere in the world.

Entries for the Children Peace Image of the Year must depict what peace looks like. Children are asked to give their imagination free rein and allow their positive attitude to be visible in the photos.

Contestants may submit several photographs as individual submissions without an overall theme or they can submit up to 20 photographs as 1 story. More than 2 photographs that share a theme or concept and title constitute a story. Digital submissions must be saved as .jpg, with a size between 2000 pixels and 3000 pixels on the longest side. The maximum file size is 2 MB. Images must not include any embedded marks, logos, names or borders. Digitally manipulated images are accepted. The photographs must not be older than 3 years and for each submission (single image or story), there must be a caption in English of maximum length 2000 characters.

Contestants may submit photographs that have won an award or been entered in another competition.

The jury will judge the photographs on artistic merit, originality, subject and style.


Entries are to be submitted online by 2 June 2019.

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