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Kolga Tbilisi Photo Award 2020


This year, for the nineteenth time, the Kolga photo contest is held. This year's nominations are: Documentary series, Reportage, Conceptual photo project, One best shot & Mobile photo best Shot. The prize pool is $ 6,500. The winners in the first three nominations will receive $ 1,500-1,500 each. The best shot nomination winner will receive $ 1,000 and author of the best mobile photo category will receive $ 500. The KOLGA NEWCOMER PHOTO AWARD is presented to a young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo will be selected from documentary, reportage and conceptual photo projects. The modest aim of the award is to facilitate professional development of young photographers and help them to pave the way in the world of photography.




Entry fees will be used for the winners’ prize fund – 6500 USD.
The winners in the first three categories will get 1500-1500 USD each. As for the Best One Shot winner will get 1000 USD, Mobile Photo - one shot category winner will get 500 USD.

Kolga Newcomer Photo Award will be given to a young photographer under the age of 25, whose photo series will be chosen among best series in the following categories: Reportage, Documentary Series and Conceptual Photo Project. This award should be established and given to the best photo series of young participants of the photo contest. The winner of this category will receive 500 USD.


The contest is open to all photographers worldwide. There are no age restrictions.

Copyrights & Usage Rights:

Copyright remains with the author. Chosen photos will be exhibited on May 1, 2020 in Tbilisi at the KOLGA AWARD exhibition and will be printed in a Photo Week annual catalogue. The photos might be featured in Kolga Tbilisi Photo advertising campaign and printed media. All the shortlisted projects will be kept on our web-page.


Conceptual Documentary Photojournalism