Photojournalism / Documentary

Storytelling at its finest. Join the ranks of six years of entrants with your finest newsworthy and timely images.

Competition Deadline - October 12th

Official Rules




A winner will be awarded for both Single and Series Categories

A Belair Film Camera from Lomography

$400 Cash Award for Curator's Pick in Singles and Series

Gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral during FotoWeekDC 2015

Work Featured in Washington Post's IN SIGHT Blog

Two Tickets to the FotoWeek DC Opening Celebration

Online Galleries on



Single Image

1-4 images – $12/image
5-9 images – $10/image
10+ images – $8/image


Up to 6 images - $40/series




Josh Cogan

An Emmy-winning photographer and anthropologist whose work focuses on documenting vanishing cultures and exploring social issues through photography and new media. Most recently he was on assignment with the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage doing asset collection for the Smithsonian’s upcoming Folklife Festival on the mall this summer. Cogan’s work has also appeared in the New Yorker, GQ, Washington Post, National Geographic and the New York Times.


Molly Roberts

A photographer and photography editor, currently Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine, with 25 years experience in the magazine publishing world. She is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights.She recently created the non profit organization HumanEYES USA to use powerful imagery to bring attention human rights issue in the USA.

Kathryn Keane

As Vice President of Exhibitions at The National Geographic Society, Kathryn oversees the National Geographic Museum and it's extensive network of traveling exhibitions and global museum partnerships. Each year, National Geographic features exhibitions, live events and programming with some of the world's finest photojournalists. For over 125 years, National Geographic's has used the power of photography to illustrate the pressing issues facing our planet and to celebrate the world and all that's in it.