The contest is organised by Leica Camera AG.
Entry submissions must be a self-contained series of images in which the photographer perceives and documents the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creative, groundbreaking and innovative.
Photographers must submit a series of minimum 10 and maximum 12 photographs taken in 2017/2018 or long-term projects containing at least one photo from 2017/2018.
Only one entry per photographer is accepted.
• The winner of the main category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award” receives a cash prize of 25,000 €and in addition a Leica M camera and a lens worth 10,000 €.
• The winner in the category “Leica Oskar Barnack Award Newcomer” receives a cash prize of 10,000 € and a Leica M camera and lens worth 10,000 €.
• Ten finalists will be awarded each with a cash prize of 2,500 € for their series.