Entries for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award are now open to all professional photographers announced Tudortech, the sole distributor of Lecia products of digital camera’s in South Africa earlier this week.
Photographers wishing to take part may submit their photographic projects online between 15 January and 1 March 2013. Although entries are not open yet, those wishing to entercan download the entry forms before the start.
The winner of the 2013 Leica Oskar Barnack Award will receive a Leica M camera with lens worth approximately R115 000 in addition to a cash prize of R57 000. A second honour in the course of the competition will be awarded in the category ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award’, for (prospective) professional photographers aged 25 and under. The winner of the first prize in this section will also be awarded a Leica rangefinder camera complete with lens. The awards will be presented in the course of the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie photography festival to be held in Arles, France from 1 to 7 July 2013.
Full entry conditions can be found on the competition website linked above.