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Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018

Last date to apply

11 June 2018

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About Alfred Fried Photography

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 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 to 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.

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018

Event Date
Application Starts on 31 March 2018
Deadline for Photo Submission

11 June 2018

 Winning Images will be Announced Publicly

20 September 2018


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

Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 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
  • Jury's Special Award for the best single picture entry: 1,000 Euros
  •  Children Peace Image of the Year: 1,000 Euros
  • 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 20 September 2018

Alfred Fried Photography Application form and Process

Candidates need to submit their entries online for  Alfred Fried Photography Award 2018 by filling an online form. The Direct Link to apply for Alfred Fried Photography Award is given below. Click here to apply for Alfred Fried Photography Entry Form:

Click Here to Apply online

  • 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 for submission of entry form along with the artwork is 11 June 2018.

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 new jury members, Ms Stephanie Harke, Ms Kathrin Kosaca, Ms Magdalena Herrera, Mr Cyril Drouhet.

  • 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)

Alfred Fried Photography Competition Result 2017

Shortlist Alfred Fried Photography Award Medal

Shortlist Special Award of the Jury

A New Life For Indian Widows Xavier Zimbardo

Across the pond M Yousuf Tushar

Alive happily, alive strongly Zongren Xing

An Innocence that never dies Tomas Fernandez

Angels burned Younes Khani

Children at the window Songge Cui

Auroville I The Last Utopia David Klammer

Children have no choice John Wilhelm

Culture is future Gabriel Tizón

Class Mohammad Golchin

Farewell to the winter Vladimir Viatkin

Future Arthur Monteiro

Fields of Battle: 1914-1918 Michael St Maur Sheil

Happiness Daniel Saputra


Happiness Antonio Aragon Renuncio

Invisibles Andres Millan

Hope For Peace Yan Yang

Laughter and Love in Iraq - IMAGE 9 Tommy Trenchard

I CAN FLY Badru Sultan Katumba

Like a bird Johanna-Maria Fritz

JOY Dines Mukherjee

New sisters Carla Kogelman

Joy Of childhood Raju Ghosh

Nomad‘s Land Yoann Cimier

Lotus against violence Omar Havana

ON HIS OWN Pawel Franik

Marriage in wartimes in congo Bettina Flitner

Peace is the greatest thing! Cletus Nelson Nwadike

Peace for everyone Afshin Azarian

Poonam‘s Tale of Hope Alex Masi

Playing Kites I Made Dana

Quotidian Alain Laboile

Song for Peace Isabela Lyrio

Relics of the Cold War Martin Roemers

Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge Jonathan Bachman

Smiles in white coats Vladimir Viatkin

The Battle for Wits University Cornell Tukiri

Taking a Stand in Baton Rouge Jonathan Bachman

The joy of a grandfather and his grandchild Jinhui Hu

The Earths circle. Kolodozero Ekaterina Solovieva

Transition Songge Cui


White Flag Natasha Mandal



Unconditional Love Chris De Bode


Under the Same Sun Marinka Masséus


Untitled Lena Kaplevska


Waiting Jana Romanova


When the war is over Dmitry Kupriyan


Alfred Fried Photography Contact Details

Email: whatdoespeacelooklike@friedaward.com

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