PRIZES

The final list of prizes offered for the 2018 award will be confirmed here shortly. Prizes may vary from those displayed below.

Grand Prize

*To be eligible to receive the $500 grant and scholarship, the Grand Prize Winner is required to give a presentation of their work at the conference. The offer only applies to IAFOR’s MediAsia (Japan), ACAH (Japan), EuroMedia (UK) or CITY (UK) conferences.


Second Place


Third Place


Honourable Mentions


PRIZE DETAILS

Cash Prize
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000 GBP from The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) as a contribution towards the completion of a body of photographic work.
IAFOR Grant & Scholarship
The Grand Prize Winner will also receive a grant of up to $500 USD towards airfare and accommodation, and a scholarship to cover full conference registration fees for the IAFOR conference at which their work will be showcased. To be eligible to receive the $500 grant and scholarship, the Grand Prize Winner is required to give a presentation of their work at the conference. The offer only applies to IAFOR’s MediAsia (Japan), ACAH (Japan), EuroMedia (UK) or CITY (UK) conferences.

Metro Imaging Mentorship Programme
Since its inception a decade ago, Metro Imaging’s Mentorship Programme has had great success in providing talented emerging photographers with invaluable industry experience, exposure and inspiration, while helping them to refine and challenge their working practice. Over a 12-month period, Metro Imaging will work with our Grand Prize Winner to develop and support their practice by constructing a Mentorship Programme that best suits their needs, and introduce them to relevant industry experts to gain advice and build their network.

The Grand Prize Winner will also receive £1,000 GBP credit to spend on Metro Imaging professional photographic services such as scanning, printing and mounting.

Joop Swart Masterclass Nomination
The Grand Prize Winner of the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will receive an automatic nomination for a place on the Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam*. The final selection process takes place each year in April. The Joop Swart Masterclass has been organised by World Press Photo every year since 1994 and has established itself as one of the most prestigious events of its kind. Its goal is to bring together some of the most experienced individuals in photojournalism with 12 young, promising photographers to share and pass on their knowledge and experience.

*Winner must be 32 years old or younger in the year the masterclass is held.

MediaStorm Multimedia One-Day Workshop
The Grand Prize, Second and Third Place Winners will receive tuition free access to a MediaStorm Multimedia One-Day Workshop in New York. MediaStorm’s one-day workshops provide participants an overview of multimedia storytelling approaches while engaging participants in discussion about the most appropriate ways to create a multimedia story. Through real world examples, Brian Storm will share tips and techniques to improve reporting, editing and distributing your multimedia project. Please note that attendees are responsible for their own transportation and accommodation during the workshop.
MediaStorm Online Training Videos
The Grand Prize, Second and Third Place Winners, and Honourable Mentions (if applicable), will receive free access to MediaStorm’s Online Training Videos.

MediaStorm online training videos provide essential tools and techniques proven to enhance multimedia production quality. Created from years of live training experience, the online training videos provide useful tips no matter what your role in today’s multimedia industry.

MediaStorm’s award-winning team of producers and cinematographers lead the online training videos with lessons learned from their experience producing multimedia publications and training groups and organisations around the world.

The MediaStorm online training video series now includes five modules. The Reporting and Post-production tracks teach the theory and skills needed to successfully create multimedia stories.

Think Tank Photo Backpacks & Shoulder Bags
The Grand Prize, Second and Third Place Winners and Honourable Mentions (if applicable) will all receive a Think Tank Photo camera bag as part of their prize package. The Grand Prize Winner will receive an Airport Advantage roller bag, Second Place will receive a StreetWalker v2.0 backpack, Third Place will receive a Exposure 13 shoulder bag, and Honourable Mentions will receive a Multi-Mount Holster 20 camera bag.

Exhibitions in Japan, Spain, USA and UK
The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award will also provide a platform for showcasing the winning photographers’ work. The photography of the winners will be exhibited at IAFOR’s international conferences in Japan, Spain, USA and UK. THINK, The Academic Platform, IAFOR’s online magazine, will publish the finalists’ work in a special series.
Invitation to an IAFOR Conference
The Grand Prize, Second and Third Place Winners will receive an invitation to an upcoming IAFOR conference of their choosing in Asia, Europe or North America. This invitation includes a waiver of registration fees, and a reservation for the conference dinner (accommodation and airfare are not included).

Sponsorship Opportunities

The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is always open to sponsorship offers from organisations who can contribute prizes in support of the development of emerging documentary photographers and photojournalists. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or to support this event, please contact Thaddeus Pope, Creative Director, IAFOR Documentary Photography Award (tpope@iafor.org).