Photoaid Contest 2011 “You Too A Photoreporter”

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Theme: “Inventing hope every day”

The competition is open to all those who love to tell stories through pictures, about people and their everyday lives. The given theme can be interpreted freely; the most appropriate language is the lively and dynamic language of reportage, enhanced by an optimistic, sensitive and respectful but concrete approach.


  • First place: The winner of the contest will have the opportunity to live a unique experience working alongside a Photoaid photographer during a mission abroad, to document one of Arché’s International Cooperation projects in Kenya. All travelling and living expenses will be covered entirely by Arché. The winner will also receive a NIKON – D300S professional digital reflex camera.
  • Second place: Scholarship for a course in Reportage named “Topic Session” organized by the Italian Institute of Photography (academic year 2011/2012).
  • Third place: Scholarship for a workshop on reportage in Tuscany organized by Photoaid.

Winners will be announced by 31 Octorber 2011.

You must submit 10 images accompanied by a brief description of the work submitted (title of the project and a comment of 15 lines max). Each competitor can only present one project.

Image requirements: JPG format, 72 dpi quality, maximum 1.024 pixel size.

Judging criteria:

  • Artistic quality
  • creative expression
  • ability to communicate social issues

Download Rules in PDF here (in English).


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