The Professional Commission will invite professional photographers to explore a major global challenge through a compelling series of images and a creative project proposal.
Your vision, your story
We anticipate a wide range of creative responses to the theme – from hard-hitting photojournalism to fine art photography. The most important requirement is that your images tell powerful stories. You choose how to interpret the theme, which will be announced shortly – there is plenty of room for artistic freedom.
Connect with a global audience


All entries will be judged by a distinguished international panel chaired by the author and curator
William A. Ewing. They will award three prizes in the Professional Commission category: 


 1st prize: US$15,000

 2nd prize: US$10,000

 3rd prize: US$5,000


In addition to the monetary award, the winner of the first prize will receive a commission worth up to an
additional US$25,000
to explore the theme of the award in a more in-depth way.


The winners will have their work featured in the International New York Times and showcased at an exhibition at Somerset House, London early 2015.
Theme and jury of The Syngenta Photography Award 2014 will be announced on this website shortly.