All calls closed

The last call of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 for the Children Peace Image of the Year 2017 is closed. The call for children under the age of 14 under the umbrella of human rights activist Waries Dirie and Jan Schmolling, managing director of Deutscher Jugendfotopreis, was answered in 137 countries. 1.960 photographs have been submitted. Most images have been sent from Lithuania, Croatia, Romania, Ukraine and Germany.

In total did we receive this year 19.107 images from 165 countries.
THANK YOU ALL!
Announcing the shortlist 2017

The Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 received 4476 submissions with a stunning total of 17147 images!

Thank you!

The submitted images came from 122 countries. Top countries are: India, Germany, USA, Russia, Iran,UK, China.
In a first step the international jury created a shortlist of 28 entries.
In the course of the discussion the jury decided to add a separate single entry shortlist

In the jury meeting at the Austrian Parliament’s Palais Epstein on Friday, 14 July 2017, the jurors discussed which five shortlisted entries will be awarded the Alfred Fried Photography Award Medail. And finally, out of this five winners the overall winning image that will be named "World's Best Picture on the Theme of Peace" was defined. In addition the jury decided to honor the best single picture entry with a Special Award of the Jury. The winning images will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. The winner will receive € 10.000, the Special Award of the Jury will receive € 1.000 – sponsored by the phg (Photographische Gesellschaft).

The five winners were immediately informed by phone or e-mail and invited to travel to Vienna to attend the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 ceremony on 14 September 2017.

The winning images will be publicly announced on 14 September 2017.
Click here for the shortlist.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes International Institute for Peace Vienna

International Institute for Peace Vienna
and gratefully acknowledges its sponsorship for the Peace Image of the Year Award.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes VIG - Vienna Insurance Group

VIG Vienna Insurance Group

and gratefully acknowledges its sponsorship for the Children Peace Image of the Year Award.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new jury member, Lars Boering

Lars Boering is one of the most influential personalities in the world of photography and changed the face of the World Press Photo award since he became its managing director.

Awards

The winner of the Alfred Fried Photography Award will receive the sum of € 10,000. In addition, the top five listed photographers will be awarded the
Alfred Fried Peace Medal.
The winner of the Childen Peace Image of the Year will receive the sum of € 1,000

The award ceremony will be held at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna on 14 September 2017, days ahead of the UN International Peace Day.

The winning picture will be on display for one year at the Austrian Parliament and will be included in the permanent art collection of the Austrian Parliament. (click here). All submitted images have the chance to take part in international exhibitions.

Show us: What does peace look like?

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The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new jury member, Silvia Lammerhuber

Silvia Lammerhuber sponsored the award since the very first day in a very generous way. Without her the award would not have become what it is today. Thank you and welcome.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new partner, the German Youth Photography Award

German Youth Photography Award
and gratefully acknowledges its support in organizing the call for the "Children Peace Image of the Year". The German Youth Photography Award, initiated in 1961, is one of the most important photography contests for young non-professional talents in Germany, organized by the German Centre for Youth and Children's Films (Deutsches Kinder- und Jugendfilmzentrum - KJF). It will join the efforts of the Alfred Fried Photography Award calling on the children of the world to show us their hopes for a peaceful future.

We also thank Jan Schmolling, Director of the German Youth Photography Award for bringing his expertise to the jury which he will preside during the voting of the "Children Peace Image of the Year 2017".

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes Michael Pilz

Logo FREIMÜLLER / OBEREDER / PILZ
and gratefully acknowledges his sponsorship of the Alfred Fried Photography Award by providing legal advice.

The Alfred Fried Photography Award welcomes its new jury member

Waris Dirie

Waris Dirie © Desert Flower Foundation On Monday 7 November 2016, our 10th exhibition this year was opened at the UN in Geneva on the occasion of the Geneva Peace Week. Please see "exhibitions."

In his speech Lois Lammerhuber took the opportunity to announce that Ms Waris Dirie (Desert Flower Foundation) had agreed to join the Alfred Fried Photography Award jury and would take on the patronage for the so-called „Children Call“ planned for 2017, the "Children Peace Image of the Year".

A cheerful "chapeau!" and thank you goes to Mr Walter Lutschinger – co-founder of the Desert Flower Foundation – who made it all happen. He told Lois Lammerhuber that Waris had agreed to join our initiative "with joy and enthusiasm“. THANK YOU, dear Walter!

According to OOOM Waries Dirie is considered the number 13 of the 100 most inspiring people of our times. Click here for the list.

Photo © Desert Flower Foundation

Description

Peace and photography enjoy a special relationship. The work of photojournalists has always helped make people aware of the need for and rewards of a life of peace. Regrettably they usually achieved this with pictures of the opposite – war and hunger. The organizers of the Alfred Fried Photography Award 2016 call on the photographic community to focus on peace in the world and to communicate this strongly in the media and to the public at large.