Syngenta has announced that the second Syngenta Photography Award is now open for entries. The Syngenta Photography Award aims to stimulate dialogue and create awareness around significant global challenges through powerful photography.
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The Syngenta Photography Award invites professional and amateur photographers from all over the world to submit applications in two categories – The Professional Commission and the Open Competition. The Award offers total prize money of $65,000, including a $25,000 professional commission. Images from the Award will be exhibited in March 2015 at Somerset House, one of London’s most celebrated arts and culture venues.
The theme of the second Award is “Scarcity-Waste”. It draws attention to arguably the greatest challenge the world faces: how can we ensure there is enough land, food and water for future generations? The resources we use and the waste we create today means we already need the equivalent of one and a half planets.
Entries will be judged by a distinguished international judging panel chaired by author and curator William A. Ewing: “I am delighted to have been invited to chair the jury sessions for the second edition of the Syngenta Photography Award,” said Mr Ewing. “As Chair of the jury for theinaugural Award, I was deeply impressed with the quality of the work submitted in both the professional and open categories. It was a particular pleasure to discover outstanding work by photographers I had not previously encountered.I look forward to a similar experience this time around.And it is a real privilege to be involved in the lively and intelligent discussions that characterize the Syngenta Photography Award jury sessions."
Mike Mack, CEO of Syngenta, said: “The success of the inaugural Syngenta Photography Award has demonstrated that photography is a powerful medium to foster a deeper understanding of global challenges, and has the ability to inspire us to find ways to create a more sustainable future.”
The application deadline for both the Professional Commission and Open Competition is September 15, 2014.
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