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Tamas Dezso

About the Competition

BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe. We acknowledge the power of even a single photograph to greatly influence an audience, and how the artistic eye of the photographer behind the camera can interpret a scene in so many creative ways. We know that every image has a story to tell, and this is the place to tell it!

The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the world to take part and enter their work.

Budapest International Foto Awards is a sister competition to both the Moscow and Tokyo International Foto Awards. Take a moment to check out these affiliated competitions and increase your exposure around the world by submitting your work there as well.

Awards and Promotion

BIFA Photographer of the Year (Selected from First Place Category Winners, Pro)
$3,000 cash prize* and BIFA trophy

BIFA New Talent of the Year (Selected from First Place Category Winners, Non-Pro)
$2,000 cash prize* and BIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners–Pro and Non-Pro
Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Events, Fine Art, Nature, People, Portfolio, Science

$200 cash prize* (Paypal or Amazon gift card)

* Note: Cash prizes are not cumulative. There will be only one cash prize per winner, and the highest prize applies. So the winner that is awarded “Photographer of the Year”, for example, will only receive the $3,000 cash prize for that title, and not the $200 cash prize for their Category Winner title. First Place Category Winners can only receive one $200 cash prize, even if they win the title in multiple categories.

First Place Main Category Winners Pro and Non-Pro will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

–    Work exhibited in Budapest and beyond
–    Work showcased on the main page of our website
–    Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 120,000 in BIFA Community
–    Printable BIFA certificate of achievement
–    Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

Other Winners ( Gold / Silver / Bronze) & Honorable Mention
Winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the year in addition to the following benefits:

–    Feature winning images in the online gallery exhibition
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 120,000 in BIFA Community
–    Printable BIFA certificate of achievement
–    Winner’s Logo to be used online and on printed materials

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Winners benefits

Budapest International Foto Awards winners receive significant international publicity and exposure. In contrast to many other photography awards, all the associated perks of winning BIFA are included in the entry fee. We provide extensive media exposure through our magazine and newspaper partners distributing and promoting winners works.

Benefits
Photographer & New Talent of the Year
1st place category Winners
2nd place category Winners
Other winners
Every Entrant
BIFA Trophy
Cash Prizes
Photos showcased at Winner Exhibition (printed)
Photos showcased at Winner Exhibition (projection)
Mentioned in winners press release distributed to magazines, blogs and partners
E-newsletter announcement to over 120,000 subscribers
Dedicated social media posts
Winners Badge
Winners' Certificate (online)
Exposure at online winners' exhibition
Invitation to BIFA exhibition & networking event
Publicity benefits from extensive awards communication campaign
Share your submission feature - engage with the global photo community

 

Eligibility
The BIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals; amateur and student entries will be judged against other amateur and student entries.

Entry Fees

Professional:
$20 per single image
$30 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
30% off per additional category, if the same entry is submitted to multiple categories at the same time

Non-professional: 
$15 per single image
$20 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
30% off per additional category, if the same entry is submitted to multiple categories at the same time

Students: 
$10 per single image
$15 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
30% off per additional category, if the same entry is submitted to multiple categories at the same time

Portfolio Category: Entry fee for the Portfolio Category is $50

Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and promotion are all free of charge.

Deadlines:

  • 10% Early Bird promotion until 15th of May 2019
  • 5% Early Bird promotion until 15th of June 2019
  • Submission Deadline 5th of August 2019
  • Final Deadline 21st of September 2019

Submission Guidelines
Only digital submissions are permitted. Images must be saved as .jpg, at 72 dpi, and minimum 1000 pixels on the longest side. Each file can be no larger than 4 MB.

You may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you see fit. You can also submit as many entries in as many categories as you like. All photographs should be no older than 5 years.

Who Is Eligible?
We define Professional as those who earn the majority of their income from photography.
Emerging and student photographers are also invited to submit their work. BIFA is open to photographers from all over the world.

Use and Ownership of Images
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by BIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

Winners will be announced 30-45 days after the final deadline.

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