Moscow International Foto Awards

Early Bird Deadline: January 1, 2016

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.

MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating an ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.



Moscow Professional Photographer of the Year

$3,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy


New Talent of the Year.

$1,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy


Moving Images Category Winner.

$500 cash prize and MIFA trophy


First Place Category Winners Pro & Non-Pro: Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Fine Art, Nature, People. $100 cash prize each


-    Works will be showcased in Best of Show exhibition in Moscow, Russia 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 80,000

-    MIFA certificate of achievements



$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.


$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.


$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.



Advertising: Beauty, Fashion, Music, Product, Self-Promotion, Travel/Tourism

Architecture: Bridges, Buildings, Cityscapes, Interiors, Industrial

Book (Searies only): (Can be published or Mock-up, Series only, Cover plus 6 pages) Documentary, Fine Art, Nature, People

Editorial: Conflict, Environmental, Photo Essay (Searies only), General News, Personality, Political, Sports

Fine Art: Abstract, Collage, Landscape, Nudes, Portrait, Still Life, Special Effects

Nature: Aerial, Flowers, Landscapes, Panoramic , Pets, Seasons, Sunset, Trees, Underwater, Wildlife

People: Children, Culture, Family, Lifestyle, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Wedding

Moving Images: Abstract, Collage, Essay, Documentary, Nature, Other

Portfolio Awards (Series of 10 of your best images): Advertising, Fine Arts, Wedding, Personal Work


Only digital submissions are permitted and image files must be no longer than 1000 pixels on the longest side 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 old.



Professional (those who earn, the majority of their income from photography), emerging, and student photographers are invited to submit their work. MIFA is open the photographers from all over the world.



Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by MIFA shall carry the photographer's credit line.


Visit the FAQ page for more information.