Word.Report Award – Documenting Humanity 2015
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.
Sessions and Awards:
- Master Award: This section is open to all photographers, with no restriction of any kind. Reportages must consist of min 20 and max 40 images. The prize will be of 6,000 Euros.
- Spot Light Award: This section is open to all photographers who did not receive one of the following awards before the 1st of April 2015: World Press Photo, W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography, Pulitzer Prize, POYi Picture of the Year and World.Report Award, with exception for the multimedia category. Reportages must consist of min 20 and max 40 images. The photographers, who apply to this session, can also apply to the Master Award session. The prize will be of 3,000 Euros.
- Short Story Award: This section is open to all photographers, with no restriction of any kind. Reportages must consist of min 5 and max 10 images. The prize will be of 1,000 Euros and a Nikon D610 (body only).
- The awarded projects will be exposed during the sixth edition of the Festival which will be in Lodi in October 2015.
Judging criteria: 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: black and white or colour pictures; JPEG format; sized to shortest dimension at no more than 1,280 pixels (72dpi) with a compression degree of 10/12or 90/100. Winners will need to provide high resolution images.
Submit digital images on a CD or DVD by mail. Reportages must consist of min 15-max 25 images. The series of images will have to form a focused and meaningful story.