Bird in Flight Prize is an international award for innovative approach to telling a story through a photograph, organized to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards. Our contest is not about photoprojects that cater to the existing general demand. It’s about discovering new ways to tell a story using the means and tools of photography. We encourage artistic freedom and diversity therefore we don’t impose time constraints upon our participants.

Photographers from all over the world are welcome to participate, the choice of theme is unrestricted.


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. 


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Contest Prize & Terms & Prize Details


– 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.

– Fifteen participants will receive a rare opportunity to get in-depth reviews of their work by the jury board members.

The Malta International Photo Award is back with its Spring 2019 Edition, featuring 3 new categories, €27,000 Total Cash Prize, and more!