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Apply now for the Leica Women Foto Project!

© Maggie Steber

© Maggie Steber

Leica USA launched the Leica Women Foto Project, a programme dedicated to promoting diversity and female perspectives in photography.

As part of the programme, three female photographers will be awarded a 10,000 US-dollar grant to pursue a personal project; in addition, each grant recipient will receive a one-year loan of a Leica Q. Events such as workshops will also form part of the new initiative.

The Leica Women Foto Project Award is open to legal U.S. residents aged 21 and over. Candidates are asked to submit a series of 10 images from a personal project (including at least 4 images created in the period from 2018 to 2019), captured with a digital or film camera of any make, model or brand. Entries must be complemented by a 500-word proposal offering a description of the project.

Submissions close on 29 August 2019. For more information, click here.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018 | Call for entries

© TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

© TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

The prestigious international photographic competition staged by Leica Camera AG enters the next round. From 1 March to 5 April 2018, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25 will be able to submit entries for the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award online.

The awards for the winners in both categories of the 38th Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be presented in the course of a formal prizegiving ceremony in Berlin. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ is one of the segment’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of 2,500 euros.

Submit your application now! Deadline is April 5, 2018. For more information click here.