Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2019

Leica Camera AG is pleased to announce the starting date of the submission phase of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) 2019: professional and up-and-coming photographers can submit entries to the international photographic competition at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com from 1 March to 1 April 2019. Up-and-coming photographers will be particularly pleased to hear that the age limit in this category has been raised. This year is the first time that up-and-coming photographers up to the age of 28 can take part in the Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer competition.

The international jury of experts will be choosing the twelve finalists for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ and ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer’ from all entrants whose impressive portfolios manage to stand out clearly from the work of other contestants. The members of this year’s professional jury are:

Karin Rehn-Kaufmann, Art Director & Chief Representative Leica Galleries International (Austria)

François Hébel, Director Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson (France)

Milena Carstens, Director of Photography at ZEITmagazin (Germany)

Max Pinckers, Photographer & winner of the LOBA 2018 (Belgium)

Steve McCurry, Photographer & founder of ImagineAsia (USA)

Taking part is worth the effort, as prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros make the internationally acclaimed Leica Oskar Barnack Award one of the segment’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category can look forward to a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of 2,500 euros. 

Submit your application from 1st March at www.leica-oskar-barnack-award.com

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