THE VIPA 2012 – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Deadline for Entry: April 30th, 2012
KUNSTNETZWERK (modern contemporary art gallery and network), Raed Bawayah (photographer), in
collaboration with « Eyes-On » European Month of Photography Vienna, are pleased to announce the
Open Call # 1st edition of the Vienna International Photographic Awards « VIPA 2012 » for
Participation is open to professional, non-professional and student photographers from any country.
Submission must be a single photo or a series, which focus on documentary photo-reportages such as
social, cultural, political or environmental issues.
Besides the total value of 7.000 EUR in money prizes the short-listed winners will be published in the
VIPAʼs official catalogue. The 3 finalists will take part in a group exhibition in November 2012 in Vienna
(during the European Month of Photography). The awards will be divided into three sections: 1st prize
(4.000 EUR), 2nd prize (2.000 EUR) and 3rd prize (1.000 EUR). The awards ceremony and the group
exhibition opening will be held on the 15th November 2012 in Vienna.
Winners will be selected by our panel of highly esteemed judges: Michael Ackerman (photographer,
U.S.), Raed Bawayah (photographer, PS), Carola Dertnig (lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in
Vienna, A), Thomas Licek (director of « Eyes-On » European Month of Photography Vienna, A),
Hannamari Shakya (curator and editor of Photo Raw Magazine, FIN), Horst Stasny (photographer and
Register online via the VIPA 2012 website: