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The 2014 EyeEm Festivals & Awards

Celebrating real photography.

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The Awards & Exhibition

We’re looking for innovative and original photographers. Submit to one of 10 categories and your photos could travel the world in our Finalist Exhibition, opening in Berlin to kick off the EyeEm Festival.

And that’s just the beginning.

Submissions are now closed. Finalists will be announced August 26 on the EyeEm Blog.

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The Festival

This September, the first EyeEm Festival will explore key themes that define today’s photographic landscape.

From journalism to communication, business to art, look for inspiring keynotes, panel discussions and workshops led by industry visionaries.

We’ll also announce the winners of The 2014 EyeEm Awards with a big celebration.

The Awards

Your Skills. Your Genre. Your Move.

Together with a respected jury of photography leaders, EyeEm will honor those that challenge their craft and push the boundaries of their genre.
Our vision: To discover, support and promote a new generation of artists.

To Enter Your Work:
Find your category and upload your image to an EyeEm album using one category tag.
Do it again. Don't stop submitting.

  1. Submit Your Photos

    until August 1

  2. Judging Begins

    August 4

  3. Finalists Announced

    August 26

  4. Finalist Exhibition

    September 12

Enter the competition.
All you need is an EyeEm account.
It’s free.

  1. Download the app.
  2. Choose your category.
  3. Tag your category in the Share screen & upload your photo.
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The Jury

  • Anna Dickson

    Anna Dickson

    Photography Director, The Huffington Post

    Prior to her current gig, Dickson oversaw photography for iHeartRadio & the Music Festival. Credits include Guitar World Magazine, Popular Photography and Rolling Stone.

  • Rankin


    Photographer and founder, Hunger magazine

    Rankin co-founded Dazed & Confused magazine, and has an incredible portfolio featuring The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Kate Moss, Tony Blair, and The Queen. In 2011, the founded Hunger, a bi-annual mag for the culturally and visually hungry.

  • Rebecca Wilson

    Rebecca Wilson

    Chief Curator and Director, Artist Development at Saatchi Art

    Based in L.A., Wilson was Editor of Art Review and helmed London's prominent Saatchi Gallery before leading the charge at Saatchi Art, an online portal that allows global artists to upload and sell work.

  • Olivier Laurent

    Olivier Laurent

    Editor, TIME magazine’s LightBox

    Formerly an editor with the British Journal of Photography, Laurent has developed award-winning news coverage. He was also a juror for the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Prize and the Getty Images Grants for Editorial.

  • Louise Clements

    Louise Clements

    Artistic Director, FORMAT Photography Festival

    A curator/writer since 1998, Clements extensively reviews portfolios at festivals and galleries throughout Europe, America and Asia. She recently judged the WYNG Masters Hong Kong, Daylight USA and LensCulture FR awards.

  • Michael Shane

    Michael Shane

    Director of Operations, The Verge

    The portrait and editorial photographer blends stories of technology, art, science, and culture. He’s photographed almost everyone, from CEOs to celebrities to iconic tech thought leaders.

  • Paul Sunters

    Paul Sunters

    Senior Managing Photo Editor, WWF-Canon Global Photo Network

    Initially behind the lens before the picture desk at Getty Images, Paul's landed at Galapagos National Park Service before arriving at the WWF for Nature in 2006.

  • Caroline Kurze

    Caroline Kurze


    Since relocating to Berlin from Copenhagen in 2011, Kurze is the leader behind iGNANT, an interdisciplinary blog featuring creatives in art, design, photography and architecture.

  • Erik Kessels

    Erik Kessels

    Creative Director, KesselsKramer

    Kessels, also an artist, works with international clients and is an editor of the alt magazine Useful Photography. In 2012, he was named most influential creative in The Netherlands.

  • Alexandra Klasinski

    Alexandra Klasinski

    Business Development & PR, Photojojo

    Alexandra has spent over a decade in the photo and tech industry and specializes in marketing for young startups. Her talent is securing creative partnerships between artists and brands.

  • Chris Gampat

    Chris Gampat

    Editor in Chief, The Phoblographer

    Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief of the Phoblographer. He has worked for Magnum Photos, B&H Photo Video Pro Audio and leads photowalks around NYC with Reddit.

  • Kevin WY Lee

    Kevin WY Lee

    Creative Director & Photographer, Invisible Photographer Asia

    Lee is a photographer and creative director based in Singapore. In 2010, he founded Invisible Photographer Asia (IPA), an influential platform for photography and visual arts, and also started one of the region’s first photo book festivals.

  • Eugene Mopsik

    Eugene Mopsik

    National Executive Director, American Society of Media Photographers

    A photographer since the ‘70s, Mopsik has focused on corporate and industrial subjects to create successful images and campaigns, with clients including CIO Magazine, Mitsubishi/Fuso, and more.

  • Daniel Krieger

    Daniel Krieger


    Brooklyn-based Krieger is an award-winning food, restaurant and portrait photographer. Find his work in the New York Times,, Food & Wine, Bon Appétit and more.

  • Stephen Mayes

    Stephen Mayes

    Executive Director, Tim Hetherington Trust

    With 25 years of experience and as the former CEO of VII photo agency, Mayes has represented the world’s top photojournalists and served as Chair of World Press Photo competition. He knows talent.

  • Taylor Davidson

    Taylor Davidson

    Photographer and Investor

    Davidson is a venture capital investor and photography tech expert. He produces the newsletter Photo/Tech about photography, technology, and business. He is also a photographer whose work has appeared in The Economist, CNN, and Mashable.

  • Craig Steely

    Craig Steely

    Principal, Craig Steely Architecture

    With studios in Hawaii and San Francisco, his buildings have been described as true and unique hybrids of these two environments. He’ll judge the Architecture category.

  • Benjamin Lowy

    Benjamin Lowy


    Specializing in conflict and feature photography, Lowy was awarded the Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund to continue his work in Libya and won the International Center of Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Photojournalism.

  • Nigel Atherton

    Nigel Atherton

    Editor, Amateur Photographer

    Nigel studied photography at Plymouth College of Art & Design and the University of Westminster. In 2013, he was appointed Group Editor of the IPC Media photography magazine portfolio, including Amateur Photographer, What Digital Camera and Photo Technique.

  • Lars Dittrich

    Lars Dittrich

    Entrepreneur & Gallery Owner, dittrich & schlechtriem

    Lars Dittrich is an entrepreneur who opened his first gallery in 2006. Both a founder and investor of several successful start-up businesses, he is also one of the partners of Berlin-based art gallery dittrich & schlechtriem.

  • Sven Ehmann

    Sven Ehmann

    Creative Director, Gestalten & Curator

    Sven has edited over 70 books on contemporary visual culture, ranging from storytelling to bicycles and food. He’s curious about radical new forms of creativity and exploring the intersection between design, technology, and journalism.

Photo by Gen Sadakane

The Goods

Your Art. Your Reward. New Possibilities.

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The Big Win

One finalist will be named EyeEm Photographer of the Year and win round-trip flights & accommodation for 2 to attend the big Festival in Berlin.

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Get exhibited

The EyeEm Awards Finalist Exhibition will open in Berlin & travel the world.

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Get published

Finalists will appear in the EyeEm Best of 2014 photo book & get press from international publications.

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Get upgraded

Did someone say swag? Win cameras, hardware, photo gear and mobile accessories, like a new LG3 phone.

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Get connected

Lead the movement in a groundbreaking era of photography with fellow heavyweights.

The festival

Connect. Collaborate. Celebrate.

The inaugural EyeEm Festival is a massive 2-day celebration of the magic of photography and those who create it, live from Europe’s new hub for contemporary art and technology.

Through panels, hands-on workshops, and a finalist exhibition that will tour the global art world, the Festival will showcase the enormous potential of an emerging generation of photographers.

Oh, and there’ll be one spectacular party.
September 12 + 13. Berlin.
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