Open-call 2020
We are happy to announced an open-call for participation in PRAFOTA project photography contest and digital storytelling.
Photography Award
PRAFOTA award in category "Photograhy" invites Belarusian authors and author collectives working in documentary genre or experimenting with art forms within photography to apply for the contest in two nominations:

• Documentary Photography
• Art Photography


The international jury will compose a long list of 15 photographic projects and a short-list of 7 projects for each nomination. The winner in each nomination will be awarded the Grand Prix.

Learn more about the contest terms and jury members.
Digital Storytelling
PRAFOTA award in category "Digital Storytelling" invites Belarusian authors and author collectives experimenting with mixed digital technologies to apply for the contest. The award will be given in two nominations:

• Documentary Digital Project
• Art Digital Project


The international jury will compose a long list of 15 digital projects and a short-list of 7 projects for each nomination. The winner in each nomination will be awarded the Grand Prix.

The projects which belong to one of the following types are eligible for participation in the category "Digital Storytellig":
— linear project;
— non-linear project;
— interactive project.

Learn more about the contest terms and jury members.
Prafota Mission
We advocate for the creation of a single competitive space for communication and for enhancing visual literacy of people who practice and show interest in photography.

We focus on the development of Belarusian photography by raising the standards of contemporary documentary and art photography in Belarus. Stimulating public interest in photography, we strive to create favorable conditions for the free exchange of information and opportunities for the growth of an active and effective interaction of Belarusian photographers, critics and photography amateurs.
Jury:
Anna Shpakova
Jury chairperson. Independent visual editor, cultural producer, and educator
Dimitri Beck
Director of photography of Polka (magazine, gallery, factory)
Enrico Stefanelli
Artistic director Photolux Festival, photojournalist
Carol Körting
Photo editor Leica Fotografie International magazine
Antonina Stebur
Curator, researcher
Digital Storytelling Jury:
Charles-Henry Frizon
Producer, partner at Upfront agency
Olga Kravets
Documentary filmmaker and photographer at NOOR
Sergey Karpov
Director of multimedia projects at Takie Dela
To learn more about the contest terms and jury members check the corresponding pages Photography Award and Digital Storytelling.