30.05.2014 - UNESCOPRESS

Call for submissions: Best picture on peace for Alfred Fried Photography Award

© Marcus Reichmann - In 2013 Marcus Reichmann received a Fried Award Medal for his work 'A place to be'

Calling all photographers! The Alfred Fried Photography Award, honoring the world’s best picture on the theme of peace, is now open for submissions. The Award welcomes entries from all over the world, whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world, and the idea that our future must be based on peaceful coexistence.

The deadline is midnight, Central European Time, on 5 September 2014. The five best entries will receive the Alfred Fried Medal. From these five works, one will be selected as the peace image of the year, including a cash award of € 5,000 and a display at the Austrian Parliament for a year. 

Presented annually on 21 September, the UN International Peace Day, the Award is offered by the Photographische Gesellschaft, (PHG) and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the the International Press Institute (IPI). The Award is named in honor of Alfred Hermann Fried (1864-1921), an Austrian pacifist and author who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1911. 

For UNESCO, art is a powerful force for peace. It refashions the world and creates it anew, opening spaces for dialogue and understanding. Photography can strengthen a global culture of peace, by capturing, conveying and uniting the world around the dream of peace we all share. 

To submit your photos, and for additional information, please visit the official website of the Alfred Fried Photography Award: http://www.friedaward.com/index.php/faq




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