Bird in Flight Prize 2019


Bird in Flight Prize

Bird in Flight Prize

Deadline: August 12, 2019
Entry fee: €15
Prizes: €2,000, Panasonic Lumix GX9 camera, Participation in the Exhibition

The concept of the Bird in Flight Prize is to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards. Our contest is not about photoprojects that cater to the existing general demand. It’s about discovering new ways to tell a story using the means and tools of photography. We encourage artistic freedom and diversity therefore we don’t impose time constraints upon our participants. We do not limit them in their choices of subjects and creativity methods. We also allow image editing as well as the usage of other images [as long as the copyrights are being observed].

The jury of the Bird in Flight Prize ‘19 include photographers, artists, curators and photo editors from Amsterdam, Paris, Zurich and Chiang Mai.

The shortlisted projects will be published on the Bird in Flight site and showcased at the exhibition at the Set art space located in Kyiv [Yaroslaviv Val Street, 14A] in October 2019.


First prize is €2000

The jury will select one winner out of the ten participating photographers from the shortlist.

Nomination Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award

This nomination will consist of 30 photoseries selected by the editorial board of Bird in Flight. A winner will be chosen by open voting through the contest website.

The prize is a Panasonic Lumix GX9 camera.

Portfolio review

Fifteen participants will receive a rare opportunity to get in-depth reviews of their work by the jury board members Antoine d’Agata, Ola Lanko, Dmitry Kostyukov, Salvatore Vitale or Vlad Sokhin.

Participation requirements

  • We only accept photoseries of 5-12 photographs. If needed, authors may choose to Upload any other media file [not to exceed 200 megabytes combined].
  • Photographers from all over the world are welcome to participate.
  • All are welcome to apply more than once or as many times as you’d like.
  • Technical requirements: we accept images of up to 5 megabytes in size, formatted as .jpg or .png24.
  • Photos, collages and all other images must be copyrighted by the applicant [or a copyright should be duly acquired in a legal manner].
  • Application fee is 15 euros.
  • Submission for the portfolio review selection costs extra 5 euros.



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