Medphoto Award 2017-2018 / prize 3.000 euros


In its goal to discover and promote new photographers, MedPhoto Festival, will once again grant the MedPhoto Award, Greece’s first ever international photography prize.  After the 2016 Award Contest in which 200 photographers from 30 different countries took part, an open call for submissions begins this year in September 20th. The MedPhoto Award will be granted to a photography project (final or in progress) that will be selected by an international jury and the prize will come with a 3.000€ grant.

Top winner will be awarded 3,000€. Selected finalists’ works will be published on LensCulture.

Submission requirements

# A series up to 12 images 

# Supporting text of up to 300 words describing the concept and the purpose of the project

Entry dates: September 20 to December 17, 2017. Submission fee is 20 € and each applicant can only submit one project of up to 12 photographs forming a series.  The project submission will run through Lens Culture and the Award ceremony will take place in Rethymno (date and venue TBA). 

Jury Team

David Campany
photographer, teacher at the University of Westminster

Laura Serani
curator, author

Julian Baron
photographer, teacher, member of Blank Paper Collective

Aliki Tsirgialou
director, photograghy archive. Benaki Museum

Yorgos Karailias

Marina Paulenka
founder and artistic Director of Organ Vida – International Photography Festival


⎾The competition’s subject is open to participants. You can submit either a final or a project still in progress.⏌


1. All entrants agree that all photograph(s) submitted to the competition may be reproduced (with photographer copyright credit) and used to conduct and promote the competition. You hereby grant Medphoto with a right to use submitted photographs in the framework of such promotional activities.
2. Winning photographs may be included in the future in screenings, projections and publications. Medphoto will always notify the owner of the photograph before such an inclusion is made. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by Medphoto.




* Applications system hosted by LensCulture. Participants will be asked to sign in or create a LensCulture account before being able to apply