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News Photo Awards 2020 – Overcoming COVID

TASS News Agency is hosting an International Professional Photo Contest dedicated to overcoming the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The contest is devoted to the coronavirus pandemic that broke out in 2020 and aims to laud the significance of the work of photojournalists who demonstrated professional heroism during the COVID-19 outbreak.

There are two nominee categories in the contest: the “Single Photo” category and the “Photo Series category.” Moreover, the jury members will pick the best snapshot from all those submitted and that one will be awarded the Grand Prize. The winners of the “Single Photo” and “Photo Series” categories will get $3,000 each. The Grand Prize winner will get $10,000.

Overcoming COVID in 2020 has become a challenge for billions of people all across the globe regardless of their occupation or social status. The pandemic has affected all areas of our lives, becoming a series of trials and tribulations for many professionals, including photographers.

Far behind hospital front lines and on deserted city streets, photojournalists have been striving to capture the most vital moments of the global fight against coronavirus. Their work is as essential as that of other professionals, who have to battle a pandemic of this magnitude. Thanks to their images, they have frozen in time how our lives have dramatically changed over a short period.

Not only does this contest seek to preserve such a unique moment in world history, but it is devoted to those who witnessed these unparalleled, poignant, and at times heartbreaking episodes impacting people’s lives.

Any snapshots that are somehow related to the COVID-19 pandemic can be submitted. They would have had to been taken between December 2019 and the date for submitting the photos to participate in the contest. Only original (source) images taken using a camera with minimum exposure compensation, color correction, and cropping are permitted.

Joining the contest is free of charge and any photographer working for or collaborating with the media can take part in it.

Winners will be announced on 11th March 2021 – the anniversary of the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization.