With the final submission deadline less than two weeks away (June 1, 2016), we are delighted to confirm that this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will be judged by the following leading industry professionals:

Learn more about our Judges

Winners will be announced at The European Conference on Media, Communication & Film in Brighton, England (July 11 – July 14, 2016).

How to enter the 2016 IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

The final submission deadline is midnight on June 1, 2016 (Greenwich Mean Time – GMT).

Applicants must be younger than 31 years old on June 1, 2016 OR enrolled in part-time or full time education on June 1, 2016 (proof may be required).

The theme of this year’s award is “Justice”. We hope that the broad nature of this theme will encourage photographers to submit work that explores justice from a variety of perspectives.

Each applicant may submit 10 to 20 images related to the award theme, either in the form of a photo-essay or as a collection of single images.

In support of up-and-coming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.

Photographs must be submitted via the online submission system on the submission page. Registration is required to enter the award.


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Special thanks to our supporters British Journal of Photography, World Press Photo, University of the Arts London, Think Tank Photo, Centre for Documentary Practice, RMIT University, Medill School of Journalism and MediaStorm. Read more about our Supporters.

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Thaddeus Pope

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Thaddeus Pope is the Director of Design, Media & Marketing for The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Creative Director of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award.