Sinchi Photography Competition 2018Competition Opens on June 1st

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 cultural diversity.

The theme for the 2018 competition is cultural practice. This can be inspired by anything from customs, events, spirituality to community and artistic expression. Our judging panel will be looking for clarity of expression, overall artistic impression and potential social impact.

Participants are invited to submit individual images or a series featuring up to a maximum of six photos with accompanying captions. We welcome images from both remote and urban environments and this competition is not limited to indigenous culture.

“The challenge is for all of us to care enough about what lies outside our own world.”

Entry Information

Entry period runs from June 1st to August 1st, 2018.
Entry costs  €5.00 per individual photo or €10.00 per series of images.*
Winners will be announced on October 15th, 2018.


•  Documentary Series (up to six images)
•  Portrait (singular image)
•  Artistic Merit (singular image)
•  Indigenous Artist of the Year

* All submissions fees are donated in to the Sinchi Fund, which provides grants to indigenous storytellers. If you not have the financial means to enter, please email and we’ll be happy to consider complimentary entrance.

Entry opens June 1st 2018

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Awards & Prizes

2017 Photography Competition Winners