Jan Šmíd

About the Competition

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS’ mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.

Earlybird Deadline:
Thursday, 20th December

Awards and Promotion

MIFA Photographer of the Year 
$3,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy

New Talent of the Year 
$2,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy

First Place Category Winners
$100 cash prize each, Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People,Professional and emerging/student. (Paypal or Amazon gift card) *One cash prize per entry only.

MiFA winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the following year in addition to the following benefits:
–    Work will be showcased in Best of Show exhibition in Moscow and beyond
–    Work showcased on the main page of the website
–    Published winning images in the gallery exhibition catalogue
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in MIFA Community
–    MIFA certificate of achievements and winner’s logo

Eligibility
The MIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals; emerging and student entries against other students / emerging.

Entry Fees

Professional:
$20 per single image
$30 per series ( 2-8 images with same theme)
$10 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories.

Emerging / Non-professional: 
$15 per single image
$20 per series (2-8 images with same theme)
$10 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Students: 
$10 per single image
$15 per series (2-8 images with same theme)
$5 per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories.
Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and publications are all free of charge.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Only digital submissions are permitted and image files must be minimum 1000 pixels on the longest side, 72 pixel/inch and saved as .jpg, in RGB format and not exceed 4MB per file.

You may enter the same photograph into as many categories as you see fit. You can also submit as many entries, in as many categories, as you like. All photographs should be no older than 5 years.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Professional – those who earn the majority of their income from photography
Emerging and student photographers are also invited to submit their work. MIFA is open to photographers from all over the world.

USE AND OWNERSHIP OF IMAGES
Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by MIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.

Winners will be announced 30-45 days after the final deadline.