AGORA Awards 2019 will reward the best image of the year with $25,000 – the largest amount given out yet.
Unlike any other contest, the AGORA Awards will recognize the single most voted photo of the year, without any photography genre categories. The contest will run throughout 2019: submissions will be open until the 31st of July and people will vote for the best of 50 finalists during the month of September. The winner will be announced in November during an offline event and streamed live to the world.
AGORA is on a mission to democratize photography, so that anyone can participate by downloading the app and sharing their best shots. With the rise of smartphones everyone now has access to a camera and can share their unique point of view with the rest of the world. With over 2 million users in 193 countries, photographers and amateur photographers everywhere have already uploaded more than 6 million pictures to the platform.
AGORA launches a new photo contest every week, seeking the best photos of universal concepts such as #Love, #Landscape and #Friends of each year.
The app is free, and it is available on the App Store and Google Play. In order to enter you need to install iOS (iOS 9.0 and above) or Android app (Android 6.0 and above).
The most voted photo of 2019 on the app will take home the grand prize
The grand prize $25,000
Entry deadline: 31st July 2019
Winner announced – November 2019
Image requirements: JPEG format; 72 dpi; Grayscale or RGB profile; under 2 MB in file size; longest dimension under 1200 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels; No Watermarks
Since ancient Greece the Agora is synonymous with freedom, democracy and exchange. In AGORA images they are working to democratize the world of photography and video because they believe that everyone’s unique point of view deserves to be shared.