PDN Photo Annual

PDN Photo Annual

Opening: October 18, 2018
Deadline: February 4, 2019
Entry fee: single: $50, series: $60 (2-6 images), student single/series: $25
Prizes: $1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000, valuable prizes


  • Advertising/Corporate Work
  • Magazine/Editorial
  • Photo Books
  • Photojournalism/Documentary
  • Self-Promo/Websites
  • Personal Work
  • Stock Photography
  • Video/Multimedia
  • Student Work

Website: https://www.pdnphotoannual.com/

PDN Photo Annual 2018 Winners

© Adam Ferguson, Photographer of the Year Award, PDN Photo Annual
© Adam Ferguson
Photographer of the Year Award

From a series of portraits of 18 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram militants in Nigeria, then strapped with explosives and deployed on suicide bombing missions. Each girl found help instead of blowing herself up. This body of work accompanies interviews with each girl.



© Tariq Zaidi, Marty Forscher Professional Award, PDN Photo Annual
© Tariq Zaidi
Marty Forscher Professional Award

In their bid to host the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Brazilian authorities promised to improve life in Rio’s favelas, which consequently led to higher rents that have pushed their poorest residents out. In the Favela Mangueira, less than a mile from the Maracanã stadium, hundreds of families squat in empty buildings.



© Mushfiqul Alam, Marty Forscher Student Award, PDN Photo Annual
© Mushfiqul Alam
Marty Forscher Student Award

“The Great Exodus” documents the harsh conditions in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh. The government and military are working with UN agencies and NGOs to try and manage the humanitarian crisis, with refugee numbers soaring to 900,000. The Rohingya fear they will never be able return to Myanmar, where they have been brutally persecuted and their citizenship denied.



© Debi Cornwall, PDN Publisher's Choice Award, PDN Photo Annual
© Debi Cornwall
PDN Publisher’s Choice Award

Cornwall’s photographs offer a glimpse into the U.S. Naval Station in Cuba, known as “Gitmo.” Welcome to Camp America combines three bodies of work: one that shows residential and leisure spaces of both prisoners and guards; one that includes photos of gift-shop souvenirs meant to represent the commodification of American military power; and one series that follows men once held as accused terrorists, now cleared and freed, living in nine countries, from Albania to Qatar.



PDN Photo Annual 2017 Winners


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