Opening: November 1, 2019
Deadline: January 31, 2020
Entry fee: Free
Prizes: €1,000, €5,000, €10,000, participation in the exhibitions
The LUMIX Festival presents and reflects young, socially engaged 21st-century visual journalism that actively investigates political, cultural, social, ecological and technological processes. With the modes of expression inherent to journalistic, transmedial narrative formats, the festival focuses on current perspectives of the documentary, understanding these to be media of active involvement in global debates.
Picture authors no older than 35 on the date of submission may participate in the LUMIX Festival for Young Visual Journalism. Submissions may be from either individual authors or teams of authors, provided most of the team members are no older than 35. Projects may be submitted only by the authors themselves.
Submissions must have been created after 1 November 2017.
The 80 best projects from the two categories (Picture Series and Digital Storytelling) will be presented in exhibitions throughout the Festival.
On the occasion of the 7th LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism, we invite young photojournalists to take part in the competition for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. Two further projects will be distinguished, each with an honourable mention and 1,000 euros. Furthermore, we will confer the Lammerhuber Award, the UmweltDruckerei Sustainability Award as well as the HAZ Audience Award for a photo series selected from the exhibition. For the most outstanding multimedia web story, Panasonic will confer the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.
The project submitted in this category must comprise at least 12 photos, but no more than 30. Group projects are expressly permitted. The projects may already have been published or distinguished at other festivals; however, this is in no way a precondition for participation.
Projects in this category will automatically take part in the competitions for the FREELENS Award, the Lammerhuber Award, the UmweltDruckerei Sustainability Award as well as the HAZ Audience Award.
Submissions for this competition can be digital stories or documentaries that consist primarily of photographs or moving pictures and are available online. This includes web videos, multimedia reportages, interactive slideshows, 360-degree videos and VR apps as well as Instagram stories and YouTube series.
Projects in this category will automatically take part in the competition for the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award.
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