With vast amount of photo contests held annually, it is hard to spot the differences between them all. The Pride Photo Award manages to stand out easily by focusing on a very specific topic: sexuality and gender diversity. Photographers dealing with this interesting topic in their work, are welcomed to enter the contest.
The organisation of Pride Photo Award 2012 is looking for images that either focus on the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, or reflect as well as question the traditional views of masculinity & femininity. Last year’s main winner of the Prize Photo Award (which marked the first edition of the annual contest) was the Dutch Trea van Drunen, who’s striking image of a 12-year old transgender boy strongly makes you question the notion of identity.
The contest has been divided into four seperate categories: Documentary, Gender, an Open category, and one annually changing theme. The 2012 theme is ‘Chameleons/Double Life’. Photographers are invited to submit their work until June 30. For more information on the different categories and submission requirements, click here.
To view the article GUP featured about the Pride Photo Award 2011 click here.