2024 ZEKE Award Guidelines
We are happy to announce that we will be giving two separate awards.
1. ZEKE Award for Systemic Change
2. ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography
Each awardee will receive $2,500
Photo by Cinzia Canneri, 2023 ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography Winner
ZEKE Award for Systemic Change
SDN is proud to partner again with the Foundation for Systemic Change for the second year. SDN will award one photographer the ZEKE Award for Systemic Change and a $2,500 honoraria to recognize their outstanding visual stories documenting systemic changes leading to sustainable solutions to important issues affecting the world today. We are particularly interested in the threat to democracy and solutions to this global crisis as well as related issues including human rights, global health, climate change, migration and refugees, conflict, race and gender, reproductive rights, sustainable farming practices, and others. We look to photographers to educate us as to what issues are most pressing and the change that is being done.
ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography
SDN will award one photographer the ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography and a $2,500 honoraria to recognize their success in documentary visual storytelling about any subject matter with an emphasis on themes that affect the global community. Jurors will look at quality of the photographic images and accompanying text and how well the combination adds to our understanding of the issue.
It is not necessary to indicate which award you are applying to. The jurors will award one of each based on the work submitted.
Website open for submission: October 1, 2023
Deadline for submissions: January 15, 2024
Entry Fee: $30
Up to 30 images can be submitted and all submissions include a free exhibit on the SDN website for one year.
Scholarships available. Click here for details
Click here for complete award rules, requirements and to enter.
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Two First-Place Winners will receive
Other benefits of submitting your work to the ZEKE Awards