LUMIX Festival for Young Visual Journalism 2020


Thursday , 31 October 2019

31st January 2020

Who may enter
The competition is open to photojournalists no older than 35.

The LUMIX Festival for Young Photojournalism is a biennial photography festival in Hannover, Germany. The 7th edition of the festival will take place from 24-28 June 2020. 

Core elements of the festival will be the competition for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, and the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros. In the past, 1,200 photographers from 80 different countries have applied for these two prizes. 

There are two categories:

• FREELENS Award – you may submit only one series of photos created after 1 November 2017. The project must comprise at least 12 photos, but no more than 30. 

• LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award – submissions for this competition can be digital stories or documentaries that consist primarily of photographs or moving pictures and are available online. This includes web videos, multimedia reportages, interactive slideshows, 360-degree videos and VR apps as well as Instagram stories and YouTube series.

Entry fees
The competition is free to enter.


The winner will receive €10,000.
Two honorable mentions worth €1,000 each will be awarded.
Lammerhuber Photography Award – €5,000 for the best story from everyday life.

• LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award
The winner will receive €5,000.

Competition website
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