BORN FREE – Mandela’s Generation of Hope

Winner 2019: Ilvy Njiokiktjien, The Netherlands

The Rugbywomen: Tackling Stereotypes

Winner 2019: Camilo Leon-Quijano, France

The Forest Orphanage

Winner 2019: Dilla Djalil Daniel, Indonesia

FridaysForFuture Climate Protest

Peace Image of the Year 2019: Stefan Boness, Germany

Le temps retrouvé

Winner 2019: Alain Laboile, France

Submissions closed

Thank you to everyone who submitted to the Global Peace Photo Award 2020. On 13 July 2020 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 17 September 2020.

We have received a record number of 19.711 images (versus 17.387 in 2019). 768 of them are from children.
Submissions came from 118 countries, most of them from Russia followed by China, India, Germany, Iran and USA.


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 will be invited to Vienna to the award ceremony at the Austrian Parliament on 17 September 2020.


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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