Photography Competition

The Allard Prize Committee oversees the bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize.

The jury for the Allard Prize Photography Competition is currently comprised of members of the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

We are delighted to announce the winners of the May 2016 Allard Prize Photography Competition.

Congratulations to A.M. Ahad of Bangladesh, Giles Clarke of the United States of America, Valeriano Di Domenico of Switzerland, Andrey Lomakin of Ukraine, Jeff Topham of Canada, and Brecht De Vleeschauwer of Belgium for their winning submissions.

The Allard Prize Committee enthusiastically invites photographers to submit entries for the November 2016 Allard Prize Photography Competition. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the Rule of Law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. The Committee invites photographers who are observing human rights issues or witnessing leadership in combating corruption within their home countries to submit images of their experience. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.

Each winning entry receives:

  • CDN $1,000
  • Photograph featured on the Allard Prize website for six months
  • Inclusion of the photographer's name and brief description of the photograph on the website
  • Inclusion of the photograph in the website archive as a past winner