A creative challenge

The Syngenta Photography Award is an invitation to create images that make people stop and think. The Open Competition invited all photographers aged 18 or over – whether amateur, professional, or student – to visually explore this year’s theme Scarcity–Waste through compelling images.


All entries were judged by a distinguished international panel chaired by the author and curator William A. Ewing. The jury selected the 3 finalists in the Open Competition for their impressive quality and captivating interpretation of this year’s theme “Scarcity-Waste”. Winners will be announced in March 2015 at an Awards ceremony and exhibition at Somerset House, London.

The jury awards three prizes in the Open Competition:


  • 1st prize: US$5,000
  • 2nd prize: US$3,000
  • 3rd prize: US$2,000

The winners will have their work featured in The International New York Times as well as showcased at an exhibition at Somerset House, London, in March 2015.