Lucas Dolega Photography Award 2020

Deadline: 24 November 2019
Open to: freelance professional photographers
Benefits: The award includes 10.000 EUR, an exhibition in Paris, and a publication in the Reporters without borders album


The ninth edition of the Lucas Dolega Award is now launched! The Lucas Dolega Award is open to all freelance professional photographers, without age or country restrictions. The participation is free.

Participants will have to present a report on the coverage of any event relevant to the defense of freedoms and democracy, a conflict (civil or military wars, riots, attacks or public demonstrations…), a revolution, a natural, ecological or sanitary disaster, and/or their consequences on civil populations. The award ceremony will take place at the Mairie de Paris, in January 2020.


The LUCAS DOLEGA AWARD is intended for freelance professional photographers. It aims to support and accompany photographers with important stories elaborated under risky conditions in order to ensure the communication of free and independent information to the public. The Award aims at rewarding a photographer who, through his or her personal commitment, involvement in the field, as well as the quality of his or her work, will have been able to testify to his or her attachment to the freedom of information.


The Lucas Dolega Award will reward a photographer with an endowment by La Saif of 10.000 EUR , an exhibition in Paris, and a publication in the Reporters without borders album.

 How to apply?

For more information, and to apply please visit this website.