The Syngenta Photography Award is an invitation to create images that make people stop and think. In the Open Competition, photographers aged 18 or over – whether amateur, professional, or student – are invited to visually explore the theme of the Award through compelling images.


Photographers are asked to submit between 1–3 images.


All entries are judged by a distinguished international, panel chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing. The jury selects the 3 finalists in the Open Competition based on the quality of their work and their interpretation of the theme.


Three prizes are awarded in the Open Competition:


  • • First prize: US$5,000
  • • Second prize: US$3,000
  • • Third prize: US$2,000