The contest site will be open on 15 August 2019 and will close at midnight 31 August 2019.

We suggest that you plan in advance to submit your photographs in accordance with the different categories and not wait for the final days of submission. Meticulous editing of the photographs will affect the quality of the selection of the submitted works.

The categories of Local Testimony 2019:

  1. News – Major current events covered in the main media channels.
  2. Religion and Faith – faiths, customs, rituals and ceremonies.
  3. Society and Community – ways of life and struggles of diverse communities living in the local reality.
  4. Urbanism and Culture – art, design, architecture and street photography
  5. Sports – professional, competitive and amateur sports – athletes and their fans
  6. Nature and the Environment – photographs of nature, flora and fauna, alongside issues that relate to ecology and preservation of the environment.
  7. Long Exposure – a photo-narrative which has had time and documentary depth dedicated to it, creating an individual, expressive visual language. A series in this category should include 15 photographs. This category is only open to photographers with press cards or artist photographers.
  8. Video – short video clips produced between 2018 and 2019, that fall in line with the contest’s categories, which will be selected by the curator. The length of the video should not exceed 10 minutes, and the file’s weight should not exceed 200 MB.
    The films will be transferred through websites that transfer large files to: or as a link.


For Rules and Instructing Guide click here