Open Call: Photography Award

BiF Prize ‘20: Award for unconventional photographers

August 30, 2020
BiF Magazine, online magazine about photography and visual culture

BiF Prize is an international photo contest that aims to support authors who think outside the box of traditional standards and search for new forms of storytelling.

Photographers all over the world are welcomed to participate. The choice of theme is unrestricted. To apply, an author should submit a photo series (from 5 to 12 images) and, if needed, add other media attachments.

The main prize is €2 000. Best projects will be chosen by the international jury board: curators, photographers, artists, and photo editors from the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, Poland, and Sweden.

— The main winner will receive a €2 000 prize.
— Ten best projects determined by the judges will be published on Bird in Flight.
— A special prize in the nomination of the Samsung Readers' Choice Award (its winner will be determined by open voting) is a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.
— Another 25 applicants will receive a portfolio review by the jury. The portfolio review will be held online.

Jury board
1. Curator, director of photography at Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine Emma Bowkett (the UK)
2. Artist, redefining realness in the context of social identity and fashion, professor of photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) Ari Versluis (the Netherlands)
3. Curator, interested in contemporary documentary and original storytelling, artistic director of the international photo festival Cortona On The Move Arianna Rinaldo (Spain)
4. Photographer, founder of the Ukrainian Photography Alternative (UPHA) Misha Pedan (from Ukraine, based in Sweden)
5. Curator, head of the Dissemination Department of the Museum of Photography in Krakow Agnieszka Olszewska (Poland)
6. Photographer, Bird in Flight Prize ‘19 winner Shadman Shahid (from Bangladesh, currently based in the Netherlands)
7. Writer, teacher, photographer, focusing on domestic environment Colin Pantall (the UK)