The 2017 EyeEm Awards Are Now Open!

By Jenna Black - 3 min read

Enter now for the chance to get exhibited, printed, and to win a trip to Berlin!

Today we’re launching the fourth edition of the EyeEm Awards – the world’s largest photography competition for new talents to get discovered.

Last year, theEyeEm Awards receivedover 270,000 submissions from more than 38,000 photographers around the world. The 2017 Awardswill feature five categories, with two new categories to be added later on, 100 shortlisted finalists who will get exhibited and published, five lucky winners and one Photographer of the Year, who will act as an EyeEm ambassador and representative for the following year.

The Categories

The awards are split into five categories that focus on five different aspects of photography. Simply choose one of the following and upload your photos to EyeEm using the tag “[Category Name] – 2017 EyeEm Awards”:

The Great Outdoors – 2017 EyeEm Awards
The Architect – 2017 EyeEm Awards
The Street Photographer – 2017 EyeEm Awards
The Photojournalist – 2017 EyeEm Awards
The Portraitist – 2017 EyeEm Awards

We’ll add two more categories later on, so stay tuned!

The Jury

An international and renowned jury of photo editors, curators and photographers will judge the Awards. They include:

• Anne Farrar, Photography Director, National Geographic Traveler
• Stephen Frailey, Chair, BFA Photography and Video Dept., School of Visual Arts; Fine Art Photographer; Editor, Dear Dave
• Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers Gallery London
• Clemens Poloczek, Founder, Ignant
• Toby Kauffman, Director of Photography, Refinery29
• Pete Brook, Independent Curator, Founder of Prison Photography
• Emma Lynch, Photo Editor, BBC
• Maciek Nabrdalik, Photographer, VII Photo Agency
• Elaine Li, Art Director, Ogilvy & Mather
• Zacharie Rabehi, the 2016 EyeEm Photographer of the Year

The Festival

The category winners and the EyeEm Photographer Of The Year will be announced at the EyeEm Festival. It takes place in Berlin on September 15-17 2017, and will be a three-day celebration of the future of photography, art and technology, including the 2017 Awards Finalists Exhibition.

We’ll announce further details on schedule and speakers very soon!

EyeEm Photographer Of The Year

You and a friend could win flights and accommodation to Berlin to attend the Festival and possibly teach a workshop there. You could also receive mentorship from renowned photographers, with the aim of kickstarting yourcareer and entering the professional realm. Previous winners David Uzochukwu, Porter Yates and Zacharie Rabehi received international acclaim, got published worldwide and signed contracts with photo agencies. You could be next!

How toSubmit

The Awards are free and open to anyone. You may enter via the free EyeEm iOS andAndroid app, or on the web. It’s free to submit and photographers are encouraged to enter as many photos as they choose. But before you do so, make sure to read the rules.

Important Dates

• Submissions open: May 2 2017
• Deadline for submissions: June 15 2017
• Finalists announced: July 2017
• 2017 EyeEm Festival: September 15-17 2017

Want more information? Head over to to find out more!

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