Lagois Photo Competition 2023

Lagois Photo Competition 2023

Sustainable Living

Author: Tessa Breuer

Climate justice concerns us all. We all know that we cannot treat our planet carelessly. But how can we lead a socially and environmentally responsible life? Protect the environment and manage resources sustainably? Only by changing something together in order to enable sustainable living conditions for inhabitants of the Global South and future generations. Lagois Photo Competition 2023 is looking for outstanding photographic works on the subject of Sustainable Living.

The competition is worth € 5,000.–. They are looking for photo reports about people or groups who live climate justice. Small and big heroes, who are fearlessly committed to protecting the environment against global warming, taking responsibility, and driving social change.

Is the future green and the ecology blue? How can we save our Earth? Will artificial intelligence help us do that? We want to make the causes, consequences, and options for action for climate justice visible—be it the cultivation of regional food, the expansion of urban green spaces, or the production of sustainable products. Other topics include sustainable mobility, social justice, nature conservation, water, biodiversity, and upcycling.

Please note that only applicants residing in Germany can be awarded BUT the best photos of all applicants—no matter where they reside—will be presented in a traveling exhibition throughout Germany as well as in a book of photographs which will additionally be published on the subject.

The photo competition comprises two categories and addresses both professional photographers as well as youngsters aged 14 to 27 years. Closing date for entries is March 26th, 2023.

Furthermore, they award a promotion prize for a project that is not yet realized or completed. Closing date for the promotion prize is January 15th, 2023.

The best photos will be presented in a traveling exhibition throughout Germany, and a book of photographs will additionally be published on the subject.

The Regional Bishop for Munich and Upper Bavaria, Christian Kopp, is the patron of the competition. Cooperation partners are the Bavarian Protestant Youth (ejb), Mission One World, Oikocredit Germany, the environmental department of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria, the diakonia Bavaria, fair trade ConSozial, and the printing house Pigture.

Lagois Photo Competition has been offered every second year since 2008 by Evangelischer Presseverband für Bayern e.V., the Bavarian Protestant media association. The prize was named after the Bavarian priest Martin Lagois (1912–1997) who shaped Protestant media communication due to his efforts in media work.

Lagois Photo Competition 2023

Entry deadline: March 26th, 2023
Promotion prize deadline: January 15th, 2023
Conditions for participation can be found here

Lagois Photo Competition 2023