The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition recognizes photographic excellence and reflects the ideals of the Allard Prize. It is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Photographers are therefore urged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.
Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months. Winning entries will be archived as a past winner on the website afterward.
How to Enter
To enter the Competition, Entrants must upload their photograph and complete the
online submission form including:
i) a brief description (up to 1200 characters) of the photograph, describing how the photograph reflects the themes of the Allard Prize of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability and the rule of law,
or of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally; and
ii) a brief biography of the Entrant. The submission form is located on the Allard Prize Photography Competition page on the Allard Prize website, at http://www.allardprize.org/photography-competition (photographs, descriptions and biographies shall together be referred to as “Entries”).
(b) Photographs submitted are to be digital photographs, submitted at the highest
resolution reasonably possible. Horizontal images should be at least 1180 pixels wide
and vertical images should be at least 740 pixels tall. The photograph should have no
borders and no white or black framing. The file name must contain the name of the
(c) By submitting an Entry, Entrants grant to the University of British Columbia (“UBC”)
all rights in and to the Entries required for the purpose of the Competition.No Entries
will be returned for any reason.
Visit the Official Website of the Allard Prize for International Integrity OFA for more information.