Allard Photography Competition

Deadline: 1 November 2021
Open to: individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry
Benefits: various prizes


The bi-annual Allard Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design.

Photographers are encouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the rule of law, and of human rights and/or anti-corruption generally. We also particularly welcome entries that depict corruption and human rights violations in the developed world.


  • The Competition is only open to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their country of residence at the time of entry (“Entrants”).
  • Members of the Allard Prize Photography Competition Jury, the Allard Prize Committee and the Allard Prize Advisory Board are not eligible to participate during their terms as Jury, Committee or Advisory Board members and for one year following the end of their terms.


(a) Up to six photographs may be selected as a winner in each cycle of the Competition. Each winning Entrant will receive (i) CA$1,000 (ii) his/her winning photograph featured on the website, (iii) inclusion of his/her name and a brief description of the photograph on the Allard Prize website, and (iv) inclusion of the photograph in the website’s archive as a past winner.
(b) The winning Entrant(s) will be contacted by the Allard Prize with instructions on how to claim the prize.
(c) Prizes must be accepted as awarded and cannot be transferred, assigned, or substituted. The Allard Prize reserves the right in its sole discretion to modify a portion of the prize if it cannot be awarded for any reason.
(d) The Allard Prize shall not assume any liability for lost or misdirected prizes


For further information, please visit the official website.