criteria for application/nomination

The calls for the award will be published on the democraSEE.photography website. The number of calls/awards will be ad hoc, up to three annual awards.

All photographers/ visual practioners can enter the award by application. Photographers/ visual practioners can also be nominated by the selection panel. Each call/award has a different selection panel. Nominees will be notified by Photo:.

Photographers must be citizens of Southern Africa. Citizens from the following countries may apply:

Angola
Botswana
Burundi
Comoros
DRC
Lesotho
Madagascar
Malawi
Mauritius
Mozambique
Namibia
Rwanda
Seychelles
South Africa
Swaziland
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Photographers must have resided in any of the above countries for at least six months in the last year.

There is no preference to any specific photography or multi-media practice. For democraSEE, photography is positioned as a wide field of image-making processes. The work and proposal must be relevant and outstanding. Application materials/data must not be older than 5 years. Applicants may apply with up to three different proposals. Each application must be treated separately with a distinctive proposal. Applicants may re-apply for a new call. Note that the criteria and process of each call is different. In limited cases Photo: will encourage unsuccessful applicants to re-apply by notifying them by email.

The shortlisted candidates will be announced to the media via Photo: media channels. Further information might be requested from and interviews (in person or online) will be conducted with shortlisted candidates. Candidates must be available to complete their projects within eight months.