Activist Awards

The 2014 Activist Awards are now accepting entries. We invite all professional and emerging photographers who have collaborated with a nonprofit organization on a photographic project to participate in the 6th annual awards.


The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards identify outstanding work by photographers in collaboration with nonprofit organizations worldwide, with prizes ranging from $5,000-$15,000.

Since the inception of the Activist Awards in 2009, PhotoPhilanthropy has received work from more than 600 photographers in 90 different countries in collaboration with more than 450 nonprofit organizations.

Read about the winners and finalists of the 2013 Activist Awards here.

Categories and Prizes

Photo essays must be entered into one of two categories:

  • Professional Photographer –  $15,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who earns the majority of their living from photography.
  • Emerging Photographer – $5,000 Grand Prize: Any individual who does not earn the majority of their income from photography.

Entries are judged in two rounds by a distinguished Activist Awards Jury with the finalists and winners announced in March of each year. Judges for this year’s Awards will be announced in November 2014.

Nathan DaltonActivist Awards