Alfred Fried Photography Award

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017

Last date to apply

4 June 2017
19 June 2017

About Alfred Fried Photography

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 is a photography competition for amateur as well as professional photographers where they need to show through their photographs “What peace looks like?”

The intent of Alfred Fried Photography Award is to present human efforts to live together in peace and the quest for beauty and goodness in human lives.There is no entry or participation fee for the Award and it is open for people of all ages, races and origins without any discrimination.

The competition is also open for Children below 14 Years of age and for that they can participate in Children Peace Image of the Year.

Latest Update: The last date for photo submission is extended from 4 June 2017 to 19 June 2017.


Application Starts on 31 March 2017
Deadline for Photo Submission

4 June 2017 11 June 2017

19 June 2017


The winning picture will be displayed at The Austrian Parliament for a time period of 1 year.

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 is organised by UNESCO, Austrian Parliament, International Press Institute in association with The Photographische Gesellschaft.In 2014, 5271 images were submitted by 1549 photographers from around the world.

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Alfred Fried Photography Eligibility Criteria

Gender  Both
Region Global 
Class/ Age

Professional or Amateur photographers of any age 

Children below 14 Years

  • Nationality: The Award is open to contestants globally.
  • Proficiency: Amateur, as well as professional photographers, are entitled to entry in the Awards.
  • Time Limit for the Photograph: There is no specific limit on which the photograph must be clicked. 

Alfred Fried Photography Reward

First Prize: The winner of Alfred Fried Photography Award will get the following rewards:

  • Cash: A sum of 10,000 Euros. - The peace image
  • Display: The winning picture will be displayed at Austrian Parliament for one year and will be included in the permanent art collection of Austrian Parliament.

Other Prizes: Top 5 photographers will be awarded Alfred Fried Peace Medal.

  • Venue: The Award ceremony will be held in Austrian Parliament, Vienna on 14 September 2017

Alfred Fried Photography Application form and Process

Candidates need to submit their entries online on the official website of Alfred Fried Photography Award 2017 by filling an online form. Click here to apply for Alfred Fried Photography Entry Form

  • Theme: “What does peace look like?”
  • Specifications of the image
    • Format: JPEG
    • Resolution: 2000 pixels x 3000 pixels.
    • Size: Maximum 2 MB.
    • Exclusions: Image must not have any logo, names, borders or embedded marks in it.
    • Manipulated Image: Digitally manipulated images are accepted for the competition.

Number of Photographs that can be submitted

  • Individual Entries: Several individual photographs can be submitted for the contest.
  • Theme Based Entries: A series of 2 or more photographs related to a specific theme can be submitted, the images should be named with leading index number. You can submit up to 20 photographs as one story
  • Caption: A caption of maximum 750 words, need to be submitted along with each entry.
  • Submission Deadline: The last date of submission of entry form along with the artwork is 19 June 2017.

Note: Those pictures which already won any award or have been entered in other competition are entitled to entry.

Alfred Fried Photography Selection Process

Judging Panel: The Jury of Alfred Fried Photography Award constitutes some of the most reputed names in the industry with two new jury members, Mr Shen Che and Mr Hansjörg Hosp. 

  • Criteria: The artwork will be judged on the following basis
    • Artistic merit
    • Originality
    • Subject
    • Style.
  • Declaration of Result: The winners of the awards will be notified by email.

The Photographische Gesellschaft in partnership with  UNESCO, The Austrian Parliament, The Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and The International Press Institute (IPI) 

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