The 7th edition of LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism is now accepting applications for 2020 edition of its photojournalism competition.
This festival attests to the power of photojournalism in our image-oriented world. Fundamentally influencing our perception of humanity in all its facets, photojournalism contributes to our education and sensitization, rouses our emotion, and enables us to share.
The LUMIX Festival honours, in several categories, young and socially engaged 21st-century photojournalism that actively investigates political, cultural, social, ecological and technological processes. The focus is directed at journalistic, transmedia narrative formats and current perspectives of the documentary.
There are two categories:
FREELENS AWARD 2020
In this category, each applicant may submit only 1 picture series. The project must comprise at least 12 photos, but no more than 30. Group projects are expressly permitted. The projects may already have been published or distinguished at other festivals.
Applications must include hi-res data (300 dpi) of the images, with complete captions and an exhibition text, as well as the author’s personal
An international team of curators will select the projects to be exhibited. These will automatically take part in the selection for the FREELENS Award, the Lammerhuber Photography Award, the Umweltdruckerei prize, the HAZ People’s Choice Award and any other prizes to be conferred.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING AWARD
Submissions for this competition can include slideshows, multimedia reportages, scrollytelling stories, web documentaries and transmedial storytelling concepts in keeping with the spirit of the festival.
Submissions for this competition can be digital stories or documentaries that consist primarily of photographs or moving pictures and are available online. This includes web videos, multimedia reportages, interactive slideshows, 360-degree videos and VR apps as well as Instagram stories and YouTube series. The online documentation of transmedial projects is also permitted. Written or spoken texts must be in either English or German. Submissions must be available via online links.
Each applicant or team may submit only 1 project in this category. The project may already have been published, shown, or distinguished.
Submissions must have been created after 1 November 2017. The projects may have been created either by individual authors or as collaborative works. It is possible to apply for both categories (Photo Series / Photo Story and Digital Storytelling). The best projects in both categories will be presented in 80 exhibitions during the Festival. The LUMIX Festival 2020 will take place in Hanover, from 24 to 28 June 2020. The content of the festival will be directed at young, socially committed visual journalism of the 21st century which actively examines political, cultural, social, ecological and technological processes. With the means of expression inherent to journalistic, transmedial narrative formats, the festival will focus on current perspectives of the documentary, understanding these as media of active participation in global debates.
There is no entry fee to participate!
Who can participate? ⇣
Photojournalists no older than 35 may submit their projects.