Call for Entries: Bird in Flight

Bird in Flight


2,000 euros for your story: Bird in Flight is looking for unconventional photographers

Online magazine Bird in Flight launches a photography contest Bird in Flight Prize. It is an international award for innovative approach in creating a photo story.

The competition is organized in partnership with the Photo Kyiv fair and with the support of the Netherlands Embassy in Ukraine.

Photographers from all over the globe are welcome to participate. There are no restrictions when it comes to themes and subject matter.

Last day to apply is 9 Sept 2018.

Announcing of the winners and the award ceremony will take place on the 1st of Nov in Kyiv.


The main award of the Bird in Flight Prize is 2,000 euros.

Ten series from the short list will be featured on the website of Bird in Flight, published in the catalogue Photo Kyiv, and displayed at the exhibition which will take place at the Photo Kyiv fair event 1-4 Nov.

There will be a special nomination, courtesy of partner of the contest Panasonic. The winner will be determined by open voting through the website of the competition. Prize for this nomination will be camera Panasonic Lumix G9.


Ten participants will receive an opportunity to get the in-depth overview of their work by members of the judges' panel Roman Pyatkovka, Hester Keijser, and Donald Weber.  

Full list of the Bird in Flight Prize panel of judges

  1. Maarten Schilt, the Netherlands, a founder and director of Schilt Publishing.
  2. Hester Keijser, the Netherlands, independent curator, author.
  3. Arnis Balčus, Latvia, photographer, teacher, chief editor, director of Riga Photomonth Festival.
  4. Sasha Kurmaz, Ukraine, photographer, artist.
  5. Roman Pyatkovka, Ukraine, photographer, artist.
  6. Donald Weber, Canada, photographer, professor.
  7. Roger Ballen, the South African Republic, photographer, artist.


Bird in Flight Prize is an international award which was founded with the goal to support those photo artists who think outside the box of conventional photography and traditional artistic standards. This contest is not about searching for photoprojects that comply with acceptable norms and societal expectations. It is about discovering new ways to tell a story.  

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