Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award 2021

Following the expressed wishes of Yannis Behrakis and with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Athens Photo World contributes to the elevation, support and reinforcement of the work of photographers and photojournalists. The aim of this award is to help these photojournalists pursue their vision.

For the third consecutive year, the 15,000€ Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary body of work created after January 2018. A new judging committee is appointed every year, under the permanent chairmanship of Elisavet Saridou Behrakis. For this year, the members of the committee are Steve Crisp, Jerome Delay and Kelli Grant.

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Interested parties are requested to submit a portfolio of up to 24 photographs, explanatory text and a brief resume. The winner of the Yannis Behrakis Award for 2021 will be announced by Elisavet Saridou Behrakis and Fabio Bucciarelli, winner of the 2020 YBIPA Award, at the closing event of APW 2021 on May 30 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center.



  • The prize money is 15,000€
  • The award winning photographic project will be exhibited during Athens Photo World 2022 as a solo exhibition of the photographer.
  • No entry fee


The competition is open to any professional photographer / photojournalist, regardless of nationality and place of residence and work.

Eligible Regions: Open for all.

Application Process

  • Apply online through the given link.
  • For profile:
    • Address
    • Biography with up to 1500 characters
    • Last name
    • First name
    • Phone
  • For upload:
    • 1 to 99 projects per submission
    • 1 to 24 images per project
    • File type must be JPG
    • At least 3000px on the long edge
  • Description:
    • Project title
    • Project description
    • Project year
    • Project location

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Application Deadline: April 21, 2021 (52 Days Remaining)

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