The FotoWeekDC 2016 Competitions have ended, stay tuned as we announce the winners in November!

Photojournalism / Documentary

Visual storytelling at its finest.  This category celebrates the photographer's ability to capture a moment that shares information and content beyond what its surface may suggest. 

Competition Deadline - October 9th

Official Rules




A winner will be awarded for both Single and Series Categories

$500 Cash Award for Curator's Pick in Singles and Series
Gallery shown at FotoWeekCentral at the National Geographic Museum during FotoWeekDC 2016
Two Tickets to the FotoWeek DC Opening Celebration
Framed print of winning image courtesy of Framebridge

Honorable Mentions will also have their image shown in the FotoWeekDC gallery at the National Geographic Museum and receive two tickets to the FotoWeekDC Opening Celebration.

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Single Image

1-4 images – $14/image
5-9 images – $12/image
10+ images – $10/image


Up to 6 images - $35/series




Sarah Leen

Director of Photography
National Geographic Partners

Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for the National Geographic Partners. For nearly 20 years prior she worked as a freelance photographer publishing 16 stories in the magazine. She joined the magazine as staff as a Senior Photo Editor in 2004. 

Leen graduated with a BA in Fine Arts in 1974 from the University of Missouri, Columbia and continued with graduate studies at the Missouri School of Journalism. Leen was the College Photography of the Year in 1979 and worked as a staff photographer for the Topeka Capital Journal and the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1988. 

Leen has won numerous awards for her photography in the Pictures of the Year (POYi) and the World Press Photos competition. In 2007 and 2008 she won first place Magazine Picture Editing Portfolio from POYi and second place in 2011. She has judged numerous contests including Pictures of the Year International, The W. Eugene Smith Grants and the Getty Images Editorial Grants and the World Press Joop Swarts Masterclass.

In 2010 Leen curated National Geographic’s Water is Life exhibit at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the Beyond the Photograph exhibit at the National Geographic Society headquarters in 2011 and The Power of Photography: National Geographic 125 Years 2013 at the Annenberg Space.


Jim Bourg

Editor in Charge: Washington
Reuters News Pictures

As Editor In Charge, Washington for
Reuters News Pictures, Jim Bourg has covered U.S. presidential politics as a wire service, newspaper and magazine photographer since the 1984 presidential campaign cycle.

He has traveled with all of the last four presidents and covered every presidential candidate who has run in the past 30 years.

Since 2004 he has been managing all of Reuters White House, Capitol Hill and U.S. political coverage and remotely live editing most of the major political news events covered by Reuters staff and contract photographers from coast to coast. 
Jim is also the current Vice President of the White House News Photographers Association.

Holly Garner


As founder of @IGDC, Holly has created a community of local photographers all working together to share their experiences and lives through the camera lens.

Founded in 2011, IGDC aims to encourage and nurture local photographers to pick up their cameras and explore the DMV area. Through instameets, photowalks, brand collaborations and daily features, IGDC believes in community first and in celebrating our great city and its citizens through photography.


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