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CALL FOR ENTRIES

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Pride Photo Award is calling for entries. This award, now in its fifth successful year, is dedicated to highlighting sexual and gender diversity. Photographers are invited to enter their work via the contest page before June 21st  with an option to submit in four categories: Gender, Single Images, Open and the theme category of the 2015 edition: Stories of Love and Pride. Entries in the theme category should be emotionally compelling stories. The 2015 Pride Photo Award theme calls for emotionally compelling stories. Either love stories about couples of which at least one of the partners identifies as LGBT, or stories about LGBT people who are proud to be themselves, whatever the rest of the world may say or do. The winning stories teach us the true meaning of Love and Pride. They go beyond a smiling couple holding hands, or people marching in a Pride parade.

First Place winners in each category and the overall winner will be flown to Amsterdam and accommodated at the beautiful Lloyd Hotel so they can attend the Award Ceremony on September 11th and the opening weekend.

Amsterdam’s stunning Old Church provides the venue where the one month exhibition of the winning series will be held. A selection of the photos will also be displayed on large photo panels throughout the city. Last year the exhibition had over 20,000 visitors and this year is expected to be even bigger. After this initial period the exhibition will travel around the Netherlands and maybe even abroad. In addition to the exhibition, the winning photos will feature in a virtual tour on our website. The exhibition will also tour the Netherlands later in the year.

The images will be judged by a jury of international photography experts, with their final decision being officially announced on 2th July 2015.
The contest starts on the 20th of April and ends on the 21st of June.

Pass it on! Please help share this fantastic opportunity with photographers working with gender or sexual diversity by forwarding this Call for Entries in your network!

The categories for 2014

Pride Photo Award is a contest for photos about sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity. We are looking for top quality photography on the following topics:

  • non-stereotypical images of gender, masculinity and femininity
  • the diversity of the LGBT community

Photos that fit these topics can be entered in one of four categories. Some photos will fit in more than one of the above categories. Any image can be entered in one category only.

The four categories for the 2015 edition of Pride Photo Award are:

STORIES OF LOVE AND PRIDE: 2015 THEME CATEGORY

The 2015 theme calls for emotionally compelling stories. Either love stories about couples of which at least one of the partners identifies as LGBT, or stories about LGBT people who are proud to be themselves, whatever the rest of the world may say or do.
The winning stories teach us the true meaning of Love and Pride. They go beyond a smiling couple holding hands, or people marching in a Pride parade. They show us intimacy, the deep and tender bond between lovers. They show us the courage to defy the pressure of society or family to adapt to norms and conventions; the strength and freedom that comes when you allow discover and embrace your true self and allow others the room to be themselves.

(c) Benedicte Desrus / SIFA Press

GENDER

This is a broad thematic category for photo series that show people with a gender identity that is different from the male/female gender stereotypes. We are looking for series showing that gender is not binary (man/woman) but a continuum with countless variations. Everyone has male and female sides to their personality. This category covers the spectrum of sexual identities and people who have both male and female physical characteristics.

BY01

SINGLE IMAGES

This is a new category. We are looking for single images, strong photos that convey the message of sexual or gender diversity in a single image.
Single images entered in any of the three other categories will automatically be transferred to this category.

Leon (c) Trea van Drunen

Leon (c) Trea van Drunen

OPEN CATEGORY

Photo series about sexual and gender diversity that do not fit in any of the above categories may be entered in this category.

From the Series

From the Series “At this moment, I want to be” (c) Yuan Yuan

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