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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019

The 18th edition of Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for your work.

The main goal of the Kolga Award is to link international photography to Georgia and to local photography.

The prize fund for 2019 is $7,500 (US).

Announcement of the Photo Award worldwide intends to foster its international position. For the last several years the best photos of the contest were presented in Germany, Cologne, at Lichtblick Gallery and were shown projected in Arles and shown at Plovdiv Photomeetings.

Within the framework of Kolga Tbilisi Photo 2019, the city will host Kolga Award the best photo selection exhibition on 3-10 May, 2019 as well as several international and local exhibitions, series of workshops, lectures and portfolio reviews delivered by international professional photographers, curators and art critics.

This year’s categories include:

  1. Documentary Series
  2. Reportage
  3. Conceptual Photo Project
  4. Best Shot
  5. Best Portrait
  6. Mobile Photo Series

The winners in the first three categories will get $1,500 each, as for the Best One Shot and Best Portrait categories winners will get $1000 each. Mobile Photos Series category winners will get a $500.

Kolga Newcomer Photo Award will be given to a young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo series will be chosen among best series in the following categories: Reportage, Documentary Series and Conceptual Photo Project. The winner of this category will receive $500.

Participants are free to choose the subject of their works, because the organizers would like to attract photographers of all different ages, and those working with various styles. The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions.

The Award ceremony will be held on the 3rd of May 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2019 – Entry Fees

The fee is $30 for entering in all the categories.