Allard Prize Photography Competition 2021 (CA$1,000 Prize)

Application Deadline:May 1 2021 at 11:59 PM

The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Allard Prize Photography Competition 2021 (CA$1,000 Prize)

Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally.


The Competition is only open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry (“Entrants”). Members of the Allard Prize Photography Competition Jury, the Allard Prize Committee and the Allard Prize Advisory Board are not eligible to participate during their terms as Jury, Committee or Advisory Board members and for one year following the end of their terms.

(a) Photographs that violate or infringe upon another person’s copyright are not eligible.
(b) Entrants may submit up to a maximum of four photographs in each cycle of the Competition. Submission of more than four photographs may result in all photographs submitted by the Entrant being declared ineligible.
(c) Entrants represent and warrant that:
i. the individual(s), situation, context and location in and of the photograph are accurately represented in the Entry;
ii. no individual was harmed in order to obtain the Entry;
iii. recognizable individuals or groups are unlikely to risk reprisals, violence or rejection in their communities as a result of exposing their identity or personal story through the publication of their image;
iv. when possible, permission to photograph was sought and received from all vulnerable recognizable subjects, such as children or disempowered individuals, depicted in an Entry; and
v. no payment or other form of compensation was provided to subjects in exchange for their photograph or consent.


  • Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months. Winning entries will be archived as a past winner on the website afterward.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Allard Prize for International Integrity (“Allard Prize”) Photography Competition 2021

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