COVID-19: The Bigger Picture Photo Competition

COVID-19: The Bigger Picture Photo Competition

Deadline: October 28, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: masterclass, certificates

Could your picture tell a thousand words? Then the camera is in your hands. Our photo competition is open to anyone with a passion for turning the lens on the real lives behind the headlines, and an ability to capture the most powerful images of the pandemic’s impact on everyday people.


The Award is open to all people with an interest in photography, may the extent of their interest be professional, amateur, journalistic, a hobby, opportunistic or even accidental. All entries should focus on the theme of the human impact of COVID-19.

The Award is open only to those who are at least 18 years of age on the last date for entry.

Entry Requirements

  • Entrants may only submit 1 (one) Photograph comprising a single image.
  • A collage or photography series will not be accepted.


  • Mike Kubzansky
    Chief Executive Officer, Omidyar Network
  • Michael A. McCoy
  • Lynsey Weatherspoon
  • Antonio Zappulla
    Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation
  • L. Kasimu Harris


Awards will be given for the three best photographs. The winning entries will be those that, in the opinion of the competition judges best visually capture the human impact of COVID-19 in its myriad forms.

  • Winners will be granted attendance to an online photojournalism masterclass run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This masterclass will allow the Winners to enhance their skills as well as identify how to best capture images to tell stories.
  • Each Winner will also each be offered the unique opportunity to work alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news team on a piece of photojournalism content selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that will be shared via the Reuters wire, a global distribution news network.
  • All the recipients of the Award (the “Winners”) will receive an Award certificate.


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