Annual Photography Competition
Celebrating the strength of indigenous culture.
Sinchi’s annual photography competition provides a unique opportunity for visual story tellers around the world to be recognised for their talent and commitment to the preservation of culture and indigenous rights. The competition is judged by world acclaimed photographers Jimmy Nelson, Wayne Quilliam and respected editor Laura Beltran Villamizar.
The aim of the competition is to celebrate the strength and beauty of indigenous culture through visual storytelling. This can be inspired by many things from activism, relationship to nature, spirituality, community, everyday life to art, music and cultural practice.
Each year participants are invited to submit up to 6 photos with accompanying captions and welcome submissions from both remote and urban indigenous communities.
The challenge is for all of us to care enough about what lies outside our own world, so we can recover what is nearly lost…
The submission period for each year is April 1st to the 30th June. Entrants under 18 years must have the permission from their legal Guardian. The cost is 10 euros per submission which can include up 6 photos in a series or as part of a story. If you would like to submit but the cost is prohibitive, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and explain your circumstances.
Winners & Prizes
Winners are announced each year on 15th August.
Our distinguished jury select an overall competition winner, 3 x runners up and an Artistic Merit Award (for the best individual photo). Prizes for the 2018 competition, will be announced in February 2018.
‘I would like to share a dream with you. This dream takes place at the Standing Rock nation near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers. I’m camping with thousands of people and next to me is my beautiful partner with our 7 month old son. We had just drove our vehicle for more than 1400 miles from Los Angeles. While we participated in a prayer, an auntie walks up to me with a red bundle of tobacco and says “Go offer it to them” their story is important…’
Continue reading and meet the runners up on the 2017 winners page.2017 Winners