Photography Contest

Wellcome Photography Prize 2021

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Managing Mental Health, Fighting Infections, Health in a Heating World

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Open to all

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Cash Prize
The Wellcome Photography Prize 2021 will award 26,000 to photographers covering three of the most crucial health issues of this century: Managing Mental Health, Fighting Infections, Health in a Heating World. Professional, amateur, and student photographers around the world may submit single images or series of images for free through January 18th, 2021.

"Winning the Wellcome Photography Prize has been one of the most defining moments of my career to date," the 2019 Wellcome Photography Prize winner Erin Lefevre says. "The prize helped to financially support me during a very crucial time in my career, and after winning the prize, my work was introduced to a brand new international audience.

"Photography has the power to touch people's hearts and promote awareness in a way that no other medium can. When covering stories related to health, human rights, politics, etc., it's extremely important to have organizations like Wellcome that genuinely want to support photographers who are doing this kind of work for the right reasons."

As part of this year's awards, Wellcome, one of the world's leading researched-based charities, will offer 10,000 each to one series and single image winner, with 1,000 going to six nominees across the three categories.

The competition will culminate in an awards ceremony and exhibition in London, accompanied by international press coverage.