BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope

Winner 2019: Ilvy Njiokiktjien, The Netherlands

The Forest Orphanage

Winner 2019: Dilla Djalil Daniel, Indonesia

Le temps retrouvé

Winner 2019: Alain Laboile, France

The Rugbywomen: Tackling Stereotypes

Winner 2019: Camilo Leon-Quijano, France

FridaysForFuture Climate Protest

Peace Image of the Year 2019: Stefan Boness, Germany

Submissions closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Global Peace Photo Award 2021. On 19 July 2021 the shortlist will be announced and the winners will be informed by e-mail or phone. All winners will be invited to Vienna to the award ceremony at the Austrian Parliament on 21 September 2021.

Submissions came from 114 countries, most of them from India followed by Russia, USA, Germany and Iran.


The Global Peace Photo Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives. The award goes to those photographs that best express the idea that our future lies in peaceful coexistence.


The top five listed photographers will be awarded the Alfred Fried Peace Medal. The Peace Image of the Year will receive €10,000. 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).

Award Ceremony

All winners of the Global Peace Photo Award 2021 will be invited to Vienna to the award ceremony at the Austrian Parliament on 21 September 2021.

Due to the pandemic, there was no award ceremony in 2020.
The Winners of the 2020 contest will be announced and honored in an outdoor ceremony at the Festival La Gacilly-Baden Photo on 19 July 2021. The laureates have already been invited to come to Baden.


All entrants will have the chance to take part in worldwide exhibitions.

The Global Peace Photo Award (formerly the Alfred Fried Photography Award) is organized by Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG), UNESCO, Austrian Parliament, Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association, International Press Institute (IPI), German Youth Photography Award and the World Press Photo Foundation.

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The Global Peace Photo Award is supported by Edition Lammerhuber, GEWISTA, Megaboard, Vienna Insurance Group, Fleming’s Hotels Vienna, Alte Spinnerei, Cyberlab and FOTO objektiv.

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