The World.Report Award 2013

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The Festival of Ethical Photography wants to bring the general public close to ethically significant contents using photography as communication and knowledge means, and to offer different nuances of the fine relationship between ethics, communication and photography. The Festival has come to the attention of the public thanks to the quality of the exhibitions and the participation of worldwide known photographers present in previous editions.

The awards will give attention to works focusing on people and their social and cultural stories; public or private, minor or crucial, big human tragedies or petty daily stories, changes and immutability.


  • Master Award: This session is open to all photographers, with no restriction of any kind. The prize will be of 5,000 Euros.
  • Spot Light Award: This session is open to all photographers who did not receive one of the following awards before the 1st of April 2013: World Press Photo, W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, Pulitzer Prize and POYi Picture of the Year, with exception for the multimedia category. The prize will be of 2,000 Euros and a Nikon D600 (body only). The photographers, who apply to this session, can also apply to the Master Award session.

Both the awarded projects will be exposed during the fourth edition of the Festival which will be in Lodi in October 2013.

The projects submitted must be in the field of social photojournalism and/or documentaristic: The stories of men, the events of society and the changes of humanity. Reportages must consist of min 15 and max 30 images, in colour or black&white, and will have to form a focused and meaningful story. The assessment of the jury will award the ability of the photographer to build a narrative and emotional story with a compelling series of images. Post-production is allowed as long as nothing is added or removed to and from the original RAW file. Image cropping is allowed. Any other kind of manipulation of the images will not be accepted.

Image requirements: JPG format; no more than 1080 pixels on the shortest dimension; 72dpi.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website.


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