The FreeLens Award for Young Photojournalism

FreeLens, the biggest German organization of photojournalists, offered the FreeLens Award for the Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism. The prize endowed with EUR10,000 goes to the most impressive work of all festival exhibitions. Furthermore two »Honorable Mentions« including prize money of 1,000 euros each will be awarded. All three honored photographers will be invited to Hannover to be a guest of the festival.

The winner of the prize will be chosen by a six-person jury made of declared experts of the photojournalism scene: Thomas Hoepker (Magnum Photos) as jury president, Ruth Eichhorn (GEO), Christian Pohlert (F.A.Z.), Peter Bitzer (laif), Søren Pagter (Danish School of Journalism, Århus) and Lutz Fischmann (FreeLens). The granting of the FreeLens Award will be on Saturday, 19th of June, during the closing party.

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