“The State of the World” is a new special contest of PX3 (Paris Photo Prize), to share important global stories, eyewitness accounts as told through the lens of the photographer; stories both happy and sad, inspiring and shocking, gentle and brutal; stories to focus your eyes and mind on issues that are current and crucial in our world.
We live in an era where we have faster access to information than any previous generation and limitless amounts of knowledge at our fingertips, and yet it is harder than ever for us to discover the truth.
We are connected to the Internet 24 hours a day but we are more disconnected than ever from our fellow-human beings and the really important issues that affect our world. We are bombarded with an avalanche of opinion polls, fake news, and propaganda till it becomes almost impossible to distinguish fact from fiction and we forget what true storytelling looks like.
With “The State of the World”, our goal is to bring uncensored news, directly from photographers witnessing events with the guarantee that they are not manipulated by the mainstream media or sensationalized for profit.
Steve McCurry is the head Jury of “The State of the World’, looking for powerful stories to share and selecting the grand Winner amoungt the 6 categorie winners.
Photo series categories:
• Political impact
• Social documentary
• Environmental issues
• Heroes among us
• What a wonderful world
Awards and Prizes
Submitted images will be viewed and judged by our distinguished panel of Jurors and entries will compete for $4,000 in total cash prizes. The Grand Winner will be selected from the category winners – meaning that the winning photographer will get the Category Winner Award and the Grand Winner Award as well. Photographers of all levels of expertise are welcome to enter.
Grand Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000
Category winners will each receive a cash prize of $500
Winners of the “State of the World” competition will be part of the annual Paris Photo Prize exhibitions taking place in Paris, at Espace Beaurepaire, in July 2019.
Click here to view 2018 selected “State of the World” series
Each entry is $35 (USD). Photographers may submit an entry for consideration in multiple categories with a 20% discount per additional category. Please note that to take advantage of this offer, photographers must select multiple categories at the initial time of entry. Images submitted as separate entries (separate payment) are subject to the full fee.
Professional and Non-Professional $35 per series.
Unlike the annual Prix de la Photographie de Paris ( PX3), there are no separate categories for professional and non-professional / student photographers.
Note : A series consists of a maximum of 8 images sharing a common theme and a single title. A series will be judged as a whole, not individually, ensure that all images in the series work together. The first image should be the best/strongest in the series.