Irina Unruh

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. Our affiliate competition, Tokyo International Foto Awards exhibits our winners’ work in Tokyo, Japan. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work.

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, and in the online gallery exhibition
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in MIFA Community
–    Online printable MIFA certificate of achievement
–    Winner’s logo to be used online and on printed materials.

Other Category Winners & Honorable Mentions

MIFA winners will enjoy extensive publicity throughout the following year in addition to the following benefits:
–    Work showcased in the online gallery exhibition
–    Press release and newsletter announcements to over 90,000 in MIFA Community
–    Online printable MIFA certificate of achievement
–    Winner’s logo to be used online and on printed materials

Winners Benefits

Moscow International Foto Awards winners receive significant, international publicity and exposure. In contrast to many other photography awards, all the associated perks of winning MIFA are included in your entry fee.  We provide extensive media exposure throughout our media partners.

Benefits
Photographer & New Talent of the Year
1st Category Winners
Other Winners
Every Entrant
MIFA Trophy
Cash Prizes
Winner Interview - pictures and quotes to be extensively communicated
Photos showcased at Winner Exhibition (printed)
Photos showcased at Winner Exhibition (projection)
Mentioned in winners press release distributed to magazines, blogs and partners
E-newsletter announcement to over 90,000 subscribers
Dedicated social media posts
Winners Badge
Winners' Certificate (online)
Exposure at online winners' exhibition
Invitation to MIFA exhibition & networking event
Publicity benefits from extensive awards communication campaign
Share your submission feature - engage with the global photo community

 

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)
30% off 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)
30% off 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)
30% off per additional category, if same entry is submitted to multiple categories

Portfolio category: Entry fee for the Portfolio Category is $50

Please note that there are no further fees for winners services. The award, winners packages and publications are all free of charge.

Deadlines

Early Bird deadline: 30th November 2018
Regular deadline: 28th of February 2019
Final deadline: 31st of March 2019

Submission Guidelines

Only digital submissions are permitted and image files are at least 1000px wide on longest side, no larger than 4MB per file and saved as .jpg, in RGB format.

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.