The Vienna International Photo Awards, or VIPA for short, mission is to draw more attention to documentary photography in Austria and worldwide. Ever since we have established the first edition, VIPA has become one of the leading documentary photography contests.
VIPA focuses on the niche between press and art photography that is often lost sight of. The uniqueness of documentary photography lies in its rendering of a wide variety of themes, its distinct image characteristics and the plurality of perceptions in a way not found in press photography or art photography.
Submissions will be judged in 3 categories: Professional, Amateur & Smartphone. Theme is free. Besides the total value of 9.000 EUR in money prizes, the short-listed winners will be published in the VIPA’s official catalogue and take part in a group exhibition in Vienna.