The Meitar Award is an international prize awarded for excellence in the field of photography, an initiative of PHOTO IS:RAEL, a non-profit community and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund.
Now on its 3rd year, the Meitar Award is awarded to a photographer whose work has demonstrated excellence in the field of photography.
Following the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, this year’s award process will feature a unique format that will adhere to the necessary restrictions without compromising its goal of supporting excellent photographers and the stories they tell, which are now more important than ever.
➜ You may submit 1 entry only.
➜ You can submit 6-12 images.
➜ Applications must be submitted in English.
➜ All images must be in JPEG/JPG format, at least 1000px on their long side and no bigger than 2MB each.
➜ There is no restriction to submitting work that has already been part of other photo competitions.
➜ Any manipulation of the photo is possible.
A professional panel of judges, international professionals who specialize in the field of photography books, will review all award finalists and will select a photographer who demonstrates thought, quality, originality, and excellence in photography, as well as the potential to create a comprehensive body of work suitable for publication as a book. The jury will choose the body of work which in their opinion has the potential to form a part of an upcoming solo exhibition.
The 20 finalists will be selected for a group exhibition at the International Photography Festival, which will take place in November 2020 in Tel Aviv.
The registration fee is $35.
This photography award is open to any photographer.
This year’s winner will receive a $20,000 grant for the publication of a professional photography book through BLOW UP PRESS, a Warsaw-based boutique publishing house. The winner will be announced in November 2020, and the book will be published and launched in November 2021 at the 9th International Photography Festival. During the course of that year, the winner will work on the production of the book together with PHOTO IS:RAEL’s Chief Curator and BLOW UP PRESS’ Head Designer. The book will then be distributed through various professional platforms around the world. The winner will also receive royalties from the sale of the book.