The Vienna International Photo Awards

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There is no specific theme, only documentary photography. The submitted pictures have to focus on documentary photo-reportages such as social, cultural, political or environmental issues.

The uniqueness of documentary photography lies in its rendering of a wide variety of themes, its distinct image characteristics and the plurality of perceptions in a way not found in press photography or art photography. We aim to salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talents, and to promote and enhance contemporary photography in Austria and all over the world.


  • Professional = Prize of 4.000 EUR
  • Amateur = Prize of 3.000 EUR
  • Smartphone = Prize of 2.000 EUR
  • The short-listed winners will be able to take part in a group exhibition in Vienna as well as in the publication of VIPA’s official catalogue. The awards ceremony, the presentation of the official catalogue as well the opening of the group exhibition will be held during the last quarter 2013 in Vienna.

Judges: Jean-Baptiste Joly, Antoine d’Agata, Catherine David, Thomas Köhler, Laura Serani, Anna Zekria

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: JPG format, 72 dpi, image width not to exceed 1024 pixels on the longest side.


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