International award targets young artists
One of the most prestigious annual international photography awards is this year encouraging younger folk to participate, with a new category for up-and-coming photographers.
For its 2015 programme, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award now includes a newcomer prize for photographers aged 25 and under looking to establish a professional career, with a prize of €5000 ($7785) plus a Leica rangefinder camera and lens.
The newcomer prize is in addition to the main Leica Oskar Barnack Award, which this year has the biggest attached prize so far, comprising €25000 and Leica M-System equipment valued at €10000 (for a total value of about $55,000).
To enter photographers must submit a portfolio of up to 12 images showcasing “unerring powers of observation” in demonstrating the relationship between man and the environment.
Submissions can be made now at leica-oskarbarnack-award.com, and are open until March 1.