News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID

News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID

Deadline: December 24, 2020
Entry Fee: Free
Prizes: $3,000, $10,000

Overcoming COVID in 2020 has become a challenge for billions of people all across the globe regardless of their occupation or social status. The pandemic has affected all areas of our lives, becoming a series of trials and tribulations for many professionals, including photographers.

Far behind hospital front lines and on deserted city streets, photojournalists have been striving to capture the most vital moments of the global fight against coronavirus. Their work is as essential as that of other professionals, who have to battle a pandemic of this magnitude. Thanks to their images, they have frozen in time how our lives have dramatically changed over a short period.

Not only does this contest seek to preserve such a unique moment in world history, but it is devoted to those who witnessed these unparalleled, poignant, and at times heartbreaking episodes impacting people’s lives.

Joining the contest is free of charge and any photographer working for or collaborating with the media can take part in it.

All photos taken between December 2019 and the date of submission of the photo for participation in the Photo Contest may be used in the Photo Contest.


  • Single Photo
  • Picture Series

The jury authorised to evaluate the contestants’ works includes the international team of honored photojournalists, industry leaders and representatives of world-renowned media – Reuters, Associated Press, TASS, AFP,Kyodo News, ANSA, PA Media, NOOR photo agency.


  • Grand Prize: $10 000

Main prizes:

  • Single photo category – $3,000
  • Photo series category – $3,000

Winners will be announced on March 11, 2021 – the anniversary of the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization.


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