KIU Photo Contest is organized with the support of Kutaisi International University. The main aim of the KIU Photo Contest is to support the development of photography in Georgia by promoting professional growth of young photographers by identifying, supporting and strengthening their careers. We invite professional and amateur photographers (citizens of Georgia) from 18 to 30 years to participate in the photo contest. KIU Photo Contest is funded by the International Charity Foundation “Cartu”.
The theme of the contest is “Georgia – Stories told with the images”. Participants are free in the interpretation of the topic and the aesthetics of the work. We encourage a creative approach.
KIU Photo Contest has three main categories: Professional Photographers, Amateur Photographers and One-Shot category. Our renowned jury will select three winners from each category who will receive cash prizes.
Only professional photographers are allowed to participate in the Professional Photographers category, while the Amateur Photographers category is open to amateur/beginner photographers. To participate in these two categories photographers need to submit their photo projects relating the theme of the contest. It is possible to submit an ongoing as well as completed photo projects (the project must be completed within the last 5 years). Participants are allowed to submit their series from any photography genre – such as documentary, conceptual or reportage. Each participant may only submit one photo project. The One-Shot category is open to professional and amateur photographers, who can submit up to 3 single photos.
Prizes for the winners in Professional Photographers’ category:
1st place – 10 000 GEL
2nd place – 7 000 GEL
3rd place – 4 000 GEL
Prizes for the winners in Amateur Photographers’ category:
1st place – 7 000 GEL
2nd place – 5 000 GEL
3rd place – 3 000 GEL
Prizes for the winners in One-Shot category:
1st place – 3 000 GEL
2nd place – 2 000 GEL
3rd place – 1 000 GEL
Looking forward to your best work!