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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019

Close on March 15, 2019
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019
Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019
Territory: Worldwide
Theme(s): Several categories
Eligibility: Open to all
Entry: $30
Prize: Cash Prize
The 18th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you. The main goal of the AWARD is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography. Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings

Within the framework of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO 2019, the city will host KOLGA AWARD the best photo selection exhibition on May 3-10, 2019 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics.

This year's categories include:
1. Documentary Series
2. Reportage
3. Conceptual Photo Project
4. Best Shot
5. Best Portrait
6. Mobile Photo Series

The KOLGA AWARD prize fund is 7 500 USD.

The winners in the first three categories will get 1500 USD each. As for the Best One Shot and Best Portrait categories winners will get 1000 USD each, Mobile Photos Series category winners will get a 500 USD.

Kolga Newcomer Photo Award will be given to a young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo series will be chosen among best series in the following categories: Reportage, Documentary Series and Conceptual Photo Project. This award should be established and given to the best photo series of young participants of the photo contest. The winner of this category will receive 500 USD.

Special Prize for Georgian photographers: Internship at the international photo agency Prospekt in Milan. This award will be given to the Georgian photographer whose photo series will be chosen by Prospekt Photo Agency from the following nominations: Documentary Series, Reportage, Conceptual Photo Project and Mobile Photo Series.

Eligibility:
Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because we would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions. You are free to choose the subject of your photo projects.

Requirements:
Photos uploaded under Documentary Series, Reportage and Conceptual Photo categories should be a series of a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos. You may enter a maximum of one entries/series in each category. One Shot category participants can upload a maximum of five photos. For Mobile Photo nomination the participants can upload photos for one shot category (max. 5 photos) and one photo series (a minimum 6 photos to maximum 12 photos). Applicants can participate in any or all categories announced (altogether 58 photos can be uploaded).

Should you have any additional questions, please contact us at: contest@kolga.ge

The names of the winners will be revealed by the international jury members:
George Schaub - Editor (USA)
Howard Bossen - Professor of Photography and Visual Communication (USA)
Tina Schelhorn - Curator Galerie Lichtblick + Kolga Tbilisi Photo (GER)
Michael Kirchoff - Photographic artist (USA)
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