The prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Awards are returning for the 36th time this year.
Now in its 36th year, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, an international photographic competition for professional photographers as well as up-and-coming photographers under the age of 25, continues its rich tradition in 2016 with numerous new features and significantly more attractive prizes.
The recipients of this year’s Leica Oskar Barnack Awards will be honoured at an official prize-giving ceremony, to be held in Germany for the first time in many years. Furthermore, the prize value for the winner of the ‘Newcomer Award’ has been doubled to a total of 10,000 euros and, for the first time, the work of ten further entrants will be recognised.
The Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2016 competition is open for entries from 1 March 2016. Photographers interested in taking part can now submit their applications and photographic projects online, with a closing date of 15 April 2016. Terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded from http://www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com/
The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) with an additional value of 10,000 euros. The prize money for the Newcomer Award has been doubled this year: the winner in this category will receive a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also be presented with a Leica rangefinder camera and lens.
In addition to the main categories, a further ten photographers will be awarded cash prizes of 2,500 euros each and, for the first time this year, will also be recognised as being among the twelve best photographers in the competition. The portfolios of all the finalists will be presented on the web site and published in a special issue of LFI Magazine.