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Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017

The international photographic competition for professional photographers and up-and coming photographers under the age of 25, continues its rich tradition in its 37th year. As in the previous year, the presentation of the awards to the winners in both categories will take place in the course of a gala event in Berlin. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ is one of the segment’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of 2,500 euros.

The invitation for entries for the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ 2017 begins on 1 March 2017. Photographers interested in taking part can now submit their applications and photographic projects online until 10 April 2017. The terms and conditions of entry can be downloaded from in time for the start of the competition.