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We’re incredibly thrilled to introduce you to The 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards today. Together with a world-renowned jury we’re searching for the most awe-inspiring images from a new generation of photographers.

Get started right now: submit your images to the 2014 EyeEm Awards.

The EyeEm Awards: Bigger, bolder, better!

It seems like lightyears have passed since we launched the very first EyeEm Awards in 2010. Our original idea was simple: we wanted to give mobile photography a platform and showcase the world’s best mobile images in an exhibition. A few hundred people submitted their work, and we exhibited the 20 finalists in Berlin and New York. It was an incredible achievement. Good times.

Since then, photography has changed a little. What started with a group of people in 2010 has grown into an incredible community of image creators that are shooting & sharing millions of photos every day. Photography connects each of us like never before. The 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards are here to celebrate this art form and find the talents that will shape the visual revolution. It starts now.


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Aik Beng Chia

A world-renowned jury & an exhibition that travels the world

To give your images the recognition they deserve, we invited some of world’s most renowned experts in photography, tech, art, culture and media to help us judge these extraordinary new talents. Among these industry leaders are Anna Dickson, director of photography at the Huffington Post & AOL, Stephen Mayes, former CEO of VII photo agency, Ben Lowy, photojournalist and Magnum Fund winner, Olivier Laurent, editor of TIME magazine’s Lightbox and more absolutely amazing experts.

They will judge 10 different categories, ranging from portrait to street photography, and photojournalism to architecture to fashion. The finalists will be unveiled this September at the first-ever EyeEm Festival in Berlin, and the Exhibition will travel the world with stops in New York, San Francisco, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. Winning images will also be published in the EyeEm 2014 book that will be available worldwide.


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Win a trip to Berlin and be part of the 2014 EyeEm Festival

Now there’s something else we want to tell you. The grand prize winner will be named EyeEm Photographer of the year, and win 2 round-trip flights & accommodation to attend the EyeEm 2014 Festival in Berlin. We’ll get you and your best friend on a plane, fly you here and make sure you have the time of your life.

Taking place in September 12 & 13, this is going to be a huge celebration where community members, photography enthusiasts and opinion leaders from the image, tech & media space come together for two days full of workshops, keynotes, panel talks & screenings challenging the present & future of photography.

Oh, and there’ll be one spectacular party of course. Save the date.

Now it’s your turn.

Submit your images to the 2014 EyeEm Awards to go global and get discovered. Round 1 with the first 3 categories are open now:

The Portraitist – 2014 EyeEm Awards
The Explorer – 2014 EyeEm Awards
The Illusionist – 2014 EyeEm Awards

All categories, infos & updates on The 2014 EyeEm Festival & Awards can be found via awards.eyeem.com.

We’re looking forward to seeing you there!