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The 2019 EyeEm Awards represents a distinctive platform for global creative talent to get discovered. Open for all photographers and creative thinkers, EyeEm’s annual photo awards has been created with one purpose – to showcase groundbreaking photography from emerging artists.

Upholding the title of the largest photography competition in the world since 2015, The 2019 EyeEm Awards features 10 categories, including 3 new additions, that will push the boundaries of visual storytelling.

Submissions open until July 26, 2019.

The shortlist will be announced in early September, and
all winners will be announced at Berlin Photo Week, taking place in Berlin October 11-13, 2019.

The Foodie

The table - a place for community, conversation and creativity. A platform for discussion and direction. Food has evolved into a tool for expression and food-focused experiences are breaking the mold of the traditional dinner plate. Food can be a tool for shaping our inspiration and creating new connections. The Foodie is centered around new colors, textures, compositions and contexts waiting to be explored.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Traveler

The stories that will challenge preconceptions and break the concepts of distance, The Traveler highlights the work of pioneers choosing to discover untouched corners of the world and new angles of much-loved locations. Celebrating natural wonders, awe-inspiring global events or your local neighbourhood we are calling travelers to find unique travel stories, communities and paths are shaping our world.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Street Photographer

The sound of late night adventures seamlessly echo through the bustle of a new day on streets around the globe. Living reflections of the individuals shaping our cosmopolitan hubs. Street photography is about transforming everyday moments into captivating visual stories. Whether it be moments of contemplation, exploration or vibrant contrasts, The Street Photographer is an opportunity for skilful pursuit of stories shaping our urban narratives.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Great Outdoors

The earth is a beautiful, vast, crazy, wonderful place full of the most incredible landscapes. Whether it’s rolling hills or intense mountain ranges; calm lakes or crashing ocean waves; deep forests or volcanoes -  share your best photos of the world’s terrain.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Minimalist

Understanding the critical principle that at times less is more is the backbone of creativity. The Minimalist is about stripping away all the noise and refocusing your lens onto the details that will speak for themselves. Strong visual storytelling comes from an ability to highlight key elements in an image without compromising on the narrative. How can you use less to say more?

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Portraitist

Have you ever seen an image of a person and instantly wanted to be their friend? Or maybe you simply wanted to know their story. Great portrait photography can evoke emotions and feelings in us about people we’ve never met.  This category challenges you to share human connection with us. Make us feel curiosity, wonder, friendship, love or empathy with a person in an image.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Architect

The built environment - lines, shapes, and spaces that can bring us together. When carefully designed, space can provide a shelter or a stage for communities to flourish. It can also act as a tool for separation or a platform for a stronger sense of self. The Architect is your opportunity to see beyond the four walls and capture the perspectives that come from spaces we have built, nurtured or destroyed.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Creative

This one's for the digital artists. The Creative is challenging you to share your best Photoshop edits, or even generative AI photography. What does your world of creative compositing look like?  
Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your compositing work and the processes behind it. Please explain the piece and the assets you used in the caption.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Photojournalist

Photojournalism is arguably the most powerful form of photography. It’s all about the stories behind the images - the most emotional, exciting, devastating and monumental moments have been documented by photojournalist throughout history. We want to see your powerful stories.
Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your work and the story behind the images. Please explain the story in the caption.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

The Mobile Photographer

EyeEm began as a mobile photography community in 2010, with one of the world’s first mobile photography competitions. The community has since grown to become one of all devices and models. To pay tribute to our roots, we’re introducing a mobile photography category for the first time. Submit your best images shot and edited on any smartphone device. **Important: Photos must be shot on mobile only for consideration. If the meta-data is stripped from the image we cannot consider it for the finalist selection.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

Adam Wibowo

The Foodie

The table - a place for community, conversation and creativity. A platform for discussion and direction. Food-focused experiences are breaking the mould of the traditional dinner plate and food has evolved into a tool for expression, inspiration and new connections. The Foodie is about capturing the new colors, textures, compositions and contexts waiting to be explored.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

Md. Enamul Kabir

The Traveler

Stories that will challenge preconceptions and break the concept of distance, The Traveler highlights the highs and lows of the journey. Whether it be the discovery of awe-inspiring, untouched destinations or finding new angles of much-loved locations we are calling pioneers to hit the road and find the unique travel stories, communities and paths that are shaping our world.

Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your work and the story behind the images. Please explain the story in the caption.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

Hom Mali

The Street Photographer

Street Photography can capture the living reflections of the individuals shaping our cities. Transforming everyday routines into captivating visual stories through an eye for detail and split second reactions.
Whether it be moments of contemplation, exploration or vibrant contrasts, The Street Photographer is an opportunity for skillful pursuit of stories shaping our urban narratives. Absorbing the unexpected, unconventional and humorous moments of life that catch your eye.

Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your work and the story behind the images. Please explain the story in the caption.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

Johannes Hulsch

The Great Outdoors

The earth is a beautiful, vast, crazy, wonderful place full of the most incredible landscapes. Whether it’s rolling hills or intense mountain ranges; calm lakes or crashing ocean waves; deep forests or volcanoes - share your best photos of the world’s terrain.

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Submission deadline:

July 26th

Olya

The MINIMALIST

How do you bring life to your favorite things? True inspiration is evoked in an artistic mind when you possess complete control over the objects that interest you, their composition and lighting. Still life photography is the depiction of inanimate subject matter, giving you full control over arrangement of design elements and use of props. Because you directly influence the creation process, we want to see still life images that reflect your true creativity and artistic style as a photographer.

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Submission deadline:

July 31st

Phamnguyenn

The Portraitist

Have you ever seen an image of a person and instantly wanted to be their friend? Or maybe you simply wanted to know their story. Great portrait photography can evoke emotions and feelings in us about people we’ve never met. This category challenges you to share human connection with us. Make us feel curiosity, wonder, friendship, love or empathy with a person in an image.

Submit Now

Submission deadline:

July 26th

Olivier Morisse

The Architect

The built environment - lines, shapes, and spaces that can bring us together. When carefully designed, space can provide a shelter or a stage for communities to flourish. It can also act as a tool for separation or a platform for a stronger sense of self. The Architect is about seeing beyond the four walls to capture new perspectives of the spaces we have constructed, nurtured or destroyed.

Submit Now

Submission deadline:

July 26th

caterina theoharidou

The Creative

This one's for the digital artists. The Creative is challenging you to share your best Photoshop edits, or even generative AI photography. What does your world of creative compositing look like?  

Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your compositing work and the processes behind it. Please explain the piece and the assets you used in the caption.

Submit Now

Submission deadline:

July 26th

Thomas Dworzak

The Photojournalist

Photojournalism is arguably the most powerful form of photography. It’s all about the stories behind the images - the most emotional, exciting, devastating and monumental moments have been documented by photojournalist throughout history. We want to see your powerful stories.

Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your work and the story behind the images. Please explain the story in the caption.

Submit Now

Submission deadline:

July 26th

Hatsuki Oku

The Mobile Photographer

Photojournalism is arguably the most powerful form of photography. It’s all about the stories behind the images - the most emotional, exciting, devastating and monumental moments have been documented by photojournalist throughout history. We want to see your powerful stories.

Tip: To increase your chances, upload a photo series. We would also like to hear more about the inspiration behind your work and the story behind the images. Please explain the story in the caption.

Submit Now

Submission deadline:

July 26th

Our Prizes

Get Published and Win Gear

The Photographer of the Year will receive a trip to Berlin for Berlin Photo Week,  a feature in EyeEm Magazine and more. All winners and finalists will get featured, exhibited and published on a global scale.

The Grand Prize

Win a trip to the 20I8 Awards Ceremony in Berlin and receive personal mentorship from a renowned photographer, and serve as EyeEm's Ambassador for the following year.

Get Published and Win Gear

The top shortlisted talents will be published in a special edition EyeEm publication, to be distributed worldwide. Additionally, each of the nine category winners will win gear.

Get Exhibited at Berlin Photo Week

Join industry leaders, influencers and creatives for a week of creative exhibitions, talks and hands-on workshops. It's all happening at Berlin Photo Week – and you’re invited!

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