Moscow International Foto Awards


The Competition: The Moscow International Foto Awards (MIFA) is an annual competition that invites professional, non-professional and student photographers to participate in their contest. Its mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from all over and introduce them to the creative community in Russia.

Categories: There are eight categories that photographers can submit their images to:
Advertising–Beauty, Fashion, Music, Product, Self-Promotion, Travel/Tourism.
Architecture–Bridges, Buildings, Cityscapes, Interiors, Industrial.
Book–Documentary, Fine Art, Nature, People.
Editorial–Conflict, Environmental, Photo Essay, 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, Lifestlye, Portrait, Self-Portrait, Wedding.
Moving Images–Abstract, Collage, Essay, Documentary, Nature, Other.

Prizes: The Moscow Professional Photographer of the year will receive USD 3000 (approx. Rs. 1,80,190).
The Moscow Amateur Photographer of the Year will receive USD 1000 (approx. Rs. 60,060). Besides this, the winner will also have their work exhibited in the Best of Show exhibition in Moscow, showcased on the main page of the website, published in the gallery exhibition catalog, amongst others.


Entry Fee: Professional photographers will have to pay USD 30 (approx. Rs. 1800) per series and USD 10 (aaprox. Rs. 600) per additional category.
Non-professional photographers will have to pay USD 15 (approx. Rs. 900) per single image, USD 20 (approx. Rs. 1200) per series or USD 10 per additional category.
Students on the other hand will have to pay USD 10 per single image, USD 15 per series or USD 5 (approx. Rs. 300) per additional category.

Deadline: 31 May 2014.

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