Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism – FREELENS Award

Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism

The 5th LUMIX festival for young photojournalism is a bianual festival and will take place in June 15-19 2016 in Hanover, Germany.

All students and professional photojournalists under the age of 35 are welcome to submit their work for festival.

Only one reportage, essay or series (i.e. portrait series) with photojournalistic character can be submitted per applicant. The work shall consist of at least 15 to a maximum of 30 photographs.

A team of curators from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hannover and the photojournalist’s organization FREELENS will then choose the 60 works to be exhibited at the festival from the pool of submissions. Selected works will be automatically eligible to participate in the competition for the FREELENS Award.


The winner will receive € 10,000.

Furthermore two »Honorable Mentions« including prize money of € 1,000 each will be awarded.


31st January 2016

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