Through compelling imagery, the Syngenta Photography Award aims to draw attention and stimulate dialogue around key global challenges. The award offers photographers an international platform for their work and also provides the opportunity to explore issues of global significance.


The Syngenta Photography Award is designed for both professional and amateur photographers. There are two categories – the Professional Commission and the Open Competition – with US$65,000 in prizes, including a professional commission with a grant of up to US$25,000.


Why has Syngenta created the Syngenta Photography Award?

Photography has the capacity to transcend language barriers and communicate directly to people around the world, regardless of their culture and perceptions. The Syngenta Photography Award invites photographers worldwide to be a part of a creative dialogue about our changing planet, using their diverse and compelling imagery to draw attention to some of the greatest global challenges.


The increasing strain mankind places on land, water and energy resources to grow food, while simultaneously supporting booming urban populations, is unprecedented. Our future depends on finding solutions to these challenges. At Syngenta, we don’t have all of the answers. Instead, we must work together with our partners and stakeholders to find solutions.


This is why, through the Award, we invite everyone to take part in an important dialogue about our changing planet.It is our firm conviction photography can play a vital role in addressing these challenges, as well as provide strong imagery for key societal issues. We hope this dialogue will be inspirational and helpful in finding ways to create a more sustainable future.


What is Syngenta’s contribution to sustainability?

Syngenta is committed to making a measurable contribution to sustainability in order to tackle the food security challenge. We are already using our planet’s resources 50% faster than it can take and something needs to change. With The Good Growth Plan, Syngenta has committed to make a deep, lasting and positive impact on the farmers and rural communities who provide the world's food security and the long-term sustainability of our planet. Check out Syngenta’s Good Growth Plan.