Terms and conditions / FAQ

You will find the additional terms and conditions of the „Children Peace Image of the Year“ at the bottom of the page

What kind of photographs is the Jury looking for?

Please read the text „Why we need the Global Peace Photo Award“ in our „About“-Section. It should give you a good idea of the award’s philosophy.

Here you will find answers for frequently asked questions about conditions, technical issues, copyright, fees …

Who is awarding the Global Peace Photo Award?

The Global Peace Photo Award is awarded by Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with Photographische Gesellschaft, (PHG)UNESCOAustrian ParliamentAustrian Parliamentary Reporting Association, International Press Institute (IPI), World Press Photo Foundation, POY LATAM and LensCulture
Edition Lammerhuber is an Austrian publisher, based in Baden near Vienna, dedicated to photography and to the interpretation of science and art. 
The Photographische Gesellschaft, (PHG) is the longest-standing photographic society in the German-speaking countries and the second-oldest in the world. 
It was founded on 22 March 1861 by Anton Georg Martin at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

Who can submit images to the Global Peace Photo Award?

The Global Peace Photo Award is open to all photographers from anywhere in the world. 

How do I submit photographs for the awards?

You upload digital files via the submission page. 

What size should the digital files be?

Digital submissions must be saved as .jpg, with more than 3000 pixels on the longest side. Images must not include any embedded marks, logos, names or borders. 

Do you accept digitally manipulated images / AI generated images?

Photographs that are part of a reportage on a topic must not be manipulated in a way that changes the meaning of the picture. For other entries, we accept digitally edited images and photo montages if they serve to explore a theme creatively. All digitally edited images must make clear what has been done to them in the captions that accompany the images. 

The Global Peace Photo Award is a photo award. The jury retains the right to exclude AI-generated images from the competition.

Is there any entry fee for a submission?

No, there is no entry fee! 

Can I enter more than one photograph?

Yes, you may enter several photographs as individual submissions without an overall theme. Or you can submit up to 12 photographs as one story. 

What counts as a story?

More than five photographs that share a theme or concept and title. Your work will be judged as a whole, not as individual photographic entries. 

Is there a limit to the number of entries I can submit?

No, you may submit as many entries as you wish. 

Is there a time limit within which the photographs should have been taken?

Yes, your story must not be older than three years at the time when the call for entry opens. 
In case of long term projects, at least 2/3 of your work must not be older than three years at the time when the call for entry opens.
Since our entry-system checks the age of every image individually, you may have to change the date of some submitted images. This is allowed as long as you state the correct date in the image description.

Can I submit a photograph that has won an award or has been entered in another competition?


How do I submit my entries?

You upload your entry as a .jpg file or files. You can make changes to your entries or delete them at any time prior to the deadline. You need to finalise and submit your entry before the entry deadline. 

Do I have to write a caption for my images?

For each submission (single image or story) you must have a caption in English, maximum length 2000 characters. Please keep your text as short as possible, jurors like short, essential texts! 

I want the jury to view my images in a defined order, how can I achieve this? 

You can order your images in your image overview. 

What is the copyright policy and how can the Global Peace Photo Award use my photos?

By taking part in the photo competition, you confirm that you are the originator and the copyright holder of the submitted photographs and that the individuals shown in the photos have given consent for a public presentation. The photographer always retains the copyright of his/her image. The partners of the Global Peace Photo Award (see below) have the right to use your submitted images for marketing and promotional activities directly related to the Global Peace Photo Award, without any remuneration being due. These activities include, but are not limited to  publications, exhibitions, catalogues, and public screenings. For such usage the photographer will always be credited. This use of the photos by the organizer and the partners is non-exclusive and non-commercial. This means that the participant may continue to use the photos, and that the organizer or the partners does not pursue any commercial aims with the submitted photos. Please make sure you flag your images with your copyright in the metadata. Please note that if your entry wins or is shortlisted, your images will be published online, so please remove any confidential information from the metadata before you upload the images.
If chosen, the participant may be asked to supply high resolution image files. Additionally, by entering, each entrant grants to the partners of the Global Peace Photo Award the unrestricted right to use all statements made in connection with the Contest, and pictures or likenesses of Contest entrants at their sole discretion.  

What is the final deadline?

We accept entries to the Global Peace Photo Award until 21 May 2023, 11:59 PM CET.
For the Children’s Peace Image of the Year we accept entries until 21 May 2023, 11:59 PM CET.

How will the photographs be judged?

The jury will judge the photographs on artistic merit, originality, subject and style, based on the theme of peace. 

How do I know if I have won an award?

We will notify award winners by phone or email right after the jury meeting on 30 June 2023. 

Additional terms and conditions for the „Children Peace Image of the Year“.

By taking part in the photo competition, I/we confirm that my/our child is the originator of the submitted photographs and that the individuals shown in the photos have agreed to a public presentation. By taking part the participant and/or its legal representative grant the organizer the right to publicly present the submitted photos in connection with the photo competition. In using the photo(s) the organizer will name the participant and the competition. The right of use is unlimited in terms of time, space and medium.

Technical questions? Please contact picter support support@picter.com. Any other questions? Please send your questions to contest (at) friedaward.com (in English or German). We will answer them as soon as possible.

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