Leica's Oskar Barnack photography Award opens March 1
Leica's Oskar Barnack Awards (LOBA) 2019 will open for entries tomorrow.
The international competition features two categories: the LOBA for professional photographers and the LOBA Newcomer for prospective professional photographers aged 28 or under.
An international jury will award the Leica Oskar Barnack Award to "professional photographers whose unerring powers of observation capture and express the relationship between man and the environment in the most graphic form in a sequence of a minimum of 10 up to a maximum of 12 images."
Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which "the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and innovative."
The winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive a cash prize of 25,000 Euros and a Leica M camera and a lens worth 10,000 Euros.
The winner of the “Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award” will receive a cash prize of 10,000 Euros and a Leica M camera and lens worth 10,000 Euros.
Ten finalists will also be awarded a cash prize of 2,500 Euros for their series.
How to Enter
- Visit the leica-oskar-barnack-award.com
- Read 'How to Take Part'
- Check 'Contest Rules and Terms & Conditions' for eligibility
- Entries will be accepted exclusively as online submissions between March 1 and April 1, 2019.
- Only one entry per photographer is accepted.
You can see previous winners of the Award at Leica.