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Budapest International Foto Awards


Budapest International Foto Awards is an inspirational community that recognises the power and influence of photography in shaping how we see the world. We are here to nurture creative expression and support photographers who have important stories to share through their images.

BIFA’s mission is to promote the work of professional and emerging international photographers to the fast-growing artistic community of Budapest, putting them in the spotlight and providing them with a great platform to showcase their work.

We encourage all photographers to participate–professional, amateur and student–to share your unique talent and vision with the world, and win prizes, awards, and recognition.




BIFA Photographer of the Year (Selected from First Place Category Winners, Pro)
$3,000 cash prize* and BIFA trophy

BIFA New Talent of the Year (Selected from First Place Category Winners, Non-Pro)
$2,000 cash prize* and BIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners–Pro and Non-Pro
Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Events, Fine Art, Nature, People, Portfolio, Science

$200 cash prize* (Paypal or Amazon gift card)


The BIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals; amateur and student entries will be judged against other amateur and student entries.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Any images that you submit to BIFA may be used in promotional material related to the award (in social media, newsletters, on the BIFA website, etc.) but never for any other purpose than the promotion of the Budapest International Foto Awards. You retain the copyright for your images and you will always be credited accordingly if your image(s) are used for this purpose. This includes media and press announcements in the case of your being awarded a prize in the competition and in the process of publicizing and promoting the BIFA winning works . If we are contacted by outside media or press who wish to use BIFA winning images in relation to promoting the BIFA awards, we retain the right to provide them with a BIFA Press Pack (which includes low-res files of all winning photographs) for publication online or in print, provided both the photographer and BIFA are credited accordingly and the publication directly references the BIFA awards. If higher resolution images are needed in the case of a print publication, the photographer will be contacted directly. Your images will never be released or allowed to be used for any purpose NOT specifically relating to the BIFA photography awards.


Architecture Black and White Documentary Fine Art Nature Other Photojournalism People