Grand Prix

About the competition

Grand Prix is a competition which gives photographers an opportunity to present their works during Fotofestiwal. We award artists of exceptional personality and projects that present daring ideas. The competition is open and does not impose any restrictions related to topics, age or place. The jury consists of experts from the greatest photography media and institutions.


  • PLN 10.000 – MAIN PRIZE,
  • exhibition of finalists’ works during FOTOFESTIWAL in Łódź (over 20.000 viewers),
  • slide shows of finalists’ works during international photography festivals,
  • authors of the best projects will be invited to free of charge participation in portfolio review.

This year, we have revceived over than 500 applications. The jury chose 10 finalists whose exhibitions will be presented at Fotofestiwal and 10 applicants whose projects will be presented during the night slide shows in the urban space. Moreover, 22 photographers were invited to participate in the portfolio review.

Application process to Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2018 starts in the second part of 2017.

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Grand Prix 2017 Finalists

Alexandra Lethbridge

Other ways of knowing

Dominika Gęsicka

This is not real life

Zeng Ge


Oliver Tooke

Untitled Syria Project

Viacheslav Poliakov

Lviv - God’s Will

Jury Grand Prix 2017

Emma Bowkett

Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine, Port Magazine

Krzysztof Candrowicz

Fotofestiwal, Hamburg Triennial of Photography

David Fathi

photographer, winner of the Grand Prix Fotofestiwal 2016

Marta Szymańska

Fotofestiwal, Archeology of Photography Foundation

Sayaka Takahashi

PGI - the photo gallery in Tokyo



Dominika Gęsicka

This is not real life


Patrick Willocq

I’m Walé, respect me


Karl Burke

The Harvest of Death, v.2


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