The Syngenta Photography Award

Final Call for Submissions to the Syngenta Photography Awards 2014

This is an open call to photographers of all skill levels, there is only one month left for you to submit images to this years’ Syngenta Photography Award, on the theme of Scarcity/Waste.

© Jan Brykczyński / The Syngenta Photography Award


We have already received an abundance of amazing images from both the Open Competition and Professional Commission but are always eager to receive more.


The final date for submissions is 15 September 2014


For the Professional Commission applicants are asked to submit a proposal for a commission project related to this year’s theme, together with a portfolio of 5-10 images. The winner will receive US $25,000 for the commission project plus a cash award of $15,000. The second and third placed photographers will receive cash awards of $10,000 and $5,000 respectively.

For the Open Competition (which is open to professional and amateur photographers ) applicants will submit 1-3 images. The prizes for the first, second and third place winners will be US $5,000, $3,000 and $2,000 respectively.


The award judges include:

William A. Ewing (Chair) – Curator, Photography Author, Director of Curatorial Projects at
Thames & Hudson Publishing (Canada)
Iatã Cannabrava – Photographer (Brazil)
Stephen Dunbar-Johnson – President, International, The New York Times (United
Ekaterina Inozemtseva – Chief Curator at Multimedia Art Museum (Russia)
Marcus Lyon – Photographer (United Kingdom)
Mike Mack – Chief Executive Officer, Syngenta (United States)
Liu Heung Shing – Photographer and Photo Editor (China)
Open Competition advisors:
Simon Roberts – Photographer (United Kingdom)
Malu Halasa – Writer and editor (Jordan / Philippines)

The shortlist of finalists will be announced at the end of November 2014. The winners will be announced at the Syngenta Photography Award ceremony in March 2015.


The Award is FREE to enter. Applications to the Syngenta Photography Award must be submitted by completing the online application form at