Photo Competition – Thomas Reuters Foundation

Deadline: 28 October 2020
Open to: all people with an interest in photography
Benefits: free photojournalism masterclasses


Could your picture tell a thousand words? Then the camera is in your hands. The photo competition is open to anyone with a passion for turning the lens on the real lives behind the headlines, and an ability to capture the most powerful images of the pandemic’s impact on everyday people.

The main objectives of the Award are:
– Encouraging awareness of the human impact of COVID-19 by leveraging and scaling the crucially informative role of citizens reporting on these issues;
– Shedding light on the many underreported dynamics relating to COVID-19; and
– Motivating citizen journalists and photography enthusiasts to report on the human impact of COVID-19.


  • The Award is open to all people with an interest in photography, may the extent of their interest be professional, amateur, journalistic, a hobby, opportunistic or even accidental. All entries should focus on the theme of the human impact of COVID-19.
  • The Award is open only to those who are at least 18 years of age on the last date for entry. Proof of age may be required.
  • Photographs submitted may be published or unpublished. All Photographs must be original (meaning not using third party copyright materials) but can be pre-existing or created especially for this Award.


  • All the recipients of the Award (the “Winners”) will receive an Award certificate.
  •  Winners will be granted attendance to an online photojournalism masterclass run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. This masterclass will allow the Winners to enhance their skills as well as identify how to
    best capture images to tell stories.
  • Each Winner will also each be offered the unique opportunity to work alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news team on a piece of photojournalism content selected by the Thomson Reuters Foundation that will be shared via the Reuters wire, a global distribution news network.


For more information please visit the official website.