Apply to the Lucas Dolega Award 2017 (Prize of 10,000 Euros and lots more)

Apply to the Lucas Dolega Award 2017 (Prize of 10,000 Euros and lots more)

Deadline: October 30, 2016

The sixth edition of the Lucas Dolega Award is now launched! The Award aims at rewarding a photographer who, through his or her personal commitment, involvement in the field, as well as the quality of his or her work, will have been able to testify to his or her attachment to the freedom of information. Participants will have to present a report on the coverage of any event relevant to the defense of freedoms and democracy, a conflict (civil or military wars, riots, attacks or public demonstrations), a revolution, a natural or sanitary disaster, and/or their consequences on civil populations.


  • The Award will reward a photographer with an endowment by Olympus of 10,000 Euros, an exhibition in Paris, and a publication in the Reporters without borders album. The award ceremony will take place at the Mairie de Paris, in January 2017.


  • Open to all professional freelance photographers, without age or country restrictions.

Application Process

Begin applications here.

Documents required for a participation file :

  • The participation form
  • The signed award rules
  • 1 ZIP with:
    • the pictures;
    • 1 biography in French or English in text format;
    • 1 portrait (jpg);
    • 1 description of the story in French or English in text format

The participation file should be addressed without acknowledgement of receipt, before October 30, 2016 at midnight:

One ZIP archive per entry
Email: [email protected]

For more information, visit Lucas Dolega Award.