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Call for entries for the Bird in Flight Prize photo contest announced


The prize is 2000 euros. Antoine d’Agata among the judges. 


The second call for entries for an international award for innovative photography has been opened. 


A member of Magnum Photos Antoine d'Agata (Paris), a member of the Unseen advisory committee Emilia van Lynden (Amsterdam), YET Magazine editor-in-chief Salvatore Vitale (Zurich), artist Ola Lanko (Amsterdam), photographers Dmitry Kostyukov (Paris), and Vlad Sokhin (Chiang Mai) are on the panel of the contest judges. 


Photographers from all over the world are welcome to participate in the Bird in Flight Prize, the choice of theme is unrestricted. Deadline for applications is 12 August 2019. Winner announcement and award ceremony will take place on 11 October 2019 in Kyiv. 




The main prize is 2000 euros.

Ten best projects will be published by Bird in Flight and displayed at the exhibition at the Set art space in Kyiv in October.

In the special nomination of the Panasonic Readers’ Choice Award the editors of Bird in Flight will define the shortlist of 30 photo series. The author of the best project will be chosen by open voting through the website of the competition. The prize is a Panasonic Lumix GX9 camera.


Portfolio review


Fifteen participants will receive a rare opportunity to get in-depth reviews of their work by the jury board members coming to Kyiv: Antoine d’Agata, Ola Lanko, Dmitry Kostyukov, Salvatore Vitale or Vlad Sokhin.


Submissions are accepted on the contest website



Bird in Flight Prize is an international award organized to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards. The contest is not about photo projects that cater to the existing general demand but about discovering new ways to tell a story.


Bird in Flight Prize was launched in 2018. Last year's winner was Valentine Bo with “Your next step would be to do the Transmission” project. Projects of the photographers from the Netherlands, Armenia, Poland, Greece, Ukraine, Russia, and the USA were on the shortlist that was determined among 375 applications from 49 countries. You may check the finalists of last year on the Bird in Flight website.


Bird in Flight is an online magazine published since 2014. It covers the trends in contemporary photography and publishes the works of authors from all over the world. 


Contest website: prize.birdinflight.com

Images: google drive link

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