Accademia Apulia UK Launches 'Migration, Stories of a Journey' International Photography Award (€ 1,000 cash prize)

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Accademia Apulia UK is pleased to announce the opening of submissions for their 2011 Photography Award.

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Accademia Apulia UK launches 'Migration, Stories of a Journey' International Photography Award

‘Migration, Stories of a Journey’ is aimed at promoting emerging photographers of all nationalities based in the European Union whose work explores the lives and development of migrants worldwide.

The fundamental principle of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”, however whilst for many migration is a positive experience, many others endure human rights violations, exploitation and xenophobia.

The focus of this award is to highlight migrants’ struggle and difficulties as they seek a better life in their adopted country. 

Entrants will be assessed by leading figures in the fields of Photography and Journalism:

Barbara Roche - Migration Museum Project
Diane Smyth - British Journal of Photography
Jennifer Francis - The Royal Academy of Arts
John Ingledew - University of Gloucestershire
Lucilla and Fabrizio Barbieri -  Coppi Barbieri
Stefano Tura – RAI
Steve Macleod – Metro Imaging
Susan Jenkins - The Art Newspaper

The Award is under the patronage of Amnesty International, the British Council, the European Commission's Representation in the UK, and the International Organisation for Migrations.


Three finalists will be revealed on 10 January 2012 and the winner on 10 Feb 2012. Their works will be showcased in a group exhibition curated by Elisa Canossa at the Royal Horseguards in London. The three finalists will be flown in as guests of Accademia Apulia for two nights. The winner will also receive € 1,000 cash prize.

Entries opened on 18th October 2011 and are free. The closing date for entries is 30 December 2011. To enter the competition please visit
Editor’s Notes

Launched in October 2008, Accademia Apulia UK is a non-profit organisation based in London, which aims to foster a cultural and professional exchange between communities across Europe. Our commitment to nourishing an international artistic dialogue is reflected in the Accademia Apulia Photography Award – an art prize designed specifically to encourage and celebrate emerging artists.

The project has been sponsored by Belluzzo & Associates, Gattarella Resort, Metro Imaging, Publiglobe, The Royal Horseguards and Terra Vergine.

‘Migration, Stories of a Journey’ has been reported on Italian TV news (Telenorba 24) on 11 November 2011. The news report is available to view at

Joy Evans

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