Bear Witness to Humanity
Share Your Story

The Leica Women Foto Project, a platform created by Leica Camera USA, encourages diversity and inclusion in visual storytelling, bringing to light the breadth of shapes formed by a single story.  The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to encourage photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a woman’s point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative. 

Leica Camera USA announces the third annual call for entries to its Leica Women Foto Project Award, in partnership with Fotografiska. This year, the brand’s initiative to promote diversity in photography expands to include an additional call for entries to the Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program by VII Agency, providing the resources to enrich the professional development of female photographers. 

Call for entries begins August 26 at 9:00AM ET and will close on October 8 at 11:59 PM ET at 11:59 PM ET. Candidates for the Leica Women Foto Project Award must be legal US residents and who are 21 years or older at entry. 

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Applications for the Leica Women Foto Project Award & Leica Women Foto Project x VII Agency Mentor Program can be submitted through the online registration form found on www.leicawomenfotoproject.com with terms and conditions. Leica Camera USA will announce the winners of the Leica Women Foto Project Award and the recipients of the Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program on March 8, 2022 via Leica Camera USA's website, newsletter, and @leicacamerausa on Facebook and Instagram.

Note: Applicants may apply for EITHER the Leica Women Foto Project Award OR the Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program and must indicate their preference within the application form. Recipients of the Leica Women Foto Project Award are not eligible for the Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program prize, vice versa.  All applicants must agree to the Official Award Rules prior to submission. View the Official Award Rules here.

Leica Women Foto Project Award
Win $10,000 & Leica SL2-S Camera Set

The Leica Women Foto Project Award will grant three photographers $10,000, a Leica SL2-S camera, and a Leica Vario Elmarit-SL 24-70mm each to help complete an in-progress, personal photo project that bears witness to humanity, expressed through the female point of view. Awardees will be featured in a 4-week exhibition at Fotografiska New York, to commence in 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a panel of renowned figures in the world of photography.

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Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program
Win Mentorship & Representation by VII Agency

The Leica Women Foto Project x VII Mentor Program will grant a total of three mentorships which include monthly one-on-one Coaching sessions by a VII Photographer, exposure on VII’s website, representation of Mentees by VII Agency, and a 12-month loan of a Leica Q2 camera. Candidates for this exclusive Mentorship Program must demonstrate a commitment to the profession of photography, have worked in the photo industry for four or more years, have worked on assignment, and has a published body of work. Candidates will be selected by members of VII Agency on the basis of quality of work, commitment to project, and vision of future success.

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Meet the Leica Women Foto Project Award Jurors

  • Official Award Rules: Submission Criteria

    Find out more about the submission criteria and guidelines listed in the official award rules. Read carefully through the award rules and get familiar with the winner selection process. 

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  • FAQ

    Are there any qualifications required to enter the contest? Is there any fee to enter the contest? You'll find those answers and more within the FAQ Section.

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