International youth photo award

We are announcing the winners of the International youth photo award! The jury consisting of Matija Brumen, Branimir Ritonja and Matej Sitar selected between more than 50 photographs from different European countries and chose three winners, who will receive prizes. Congratulations to the winners and a warm thank you to all participants. We wish you lots of fun and inspiration in your future creative work!

First prize: Špela Senica for the photograph “Only until here”


Second prize: Denis Shandro for the photograph “Dvojka”


Third prize: Barbara Lipičnik for the photograph “You are free. You are safe. Just do as I say.”


The winner of the first prize will receive a Nikon d3300 with a 18-55 mm lens.
The winner of the second prize will receive a photo-backpack Cullmann Trento Daypack IT.
The winner of the third prize will receive a coupon for a digital photography course.





We kindly invite all young people ages up to 19 to participate in the photo competition of the Foto festival Maribor and the project »Lessons from 1991: the rise of nationalism through the eyes of photo reporters«.

The theme of the competition is Borders. We are interested in how young Europeans, who have grown up with the disappearance of national borders, perceive borders and how they understand the current new rise of borders and fences in Europe. Young photographers can approach the topic from different perspectives and explore the many different kinds of borders they perceive around them. Photographs can be taken with photo cameras, smart phones, tablets…

All selected photographs will be exhibited during the Photo festival Maribor, as part of the photo projection in the quarry Pruh, a cultural space only a couple of meters from the border between Slovenia and Austria.

The winner will be selected by a jury and will receive a photo camera Nikon d330 with a 18-55 lens.

Please send the photographs to and enclose the following information:
– name and surname
– age
– country
– e-mail address

All young people up to 19 years of age can participate. Each participant can send a maximum of 3 photographs. Each photograph should be equipped with a title.

The deadline for the submission was postponed. Final deadline is 18.9.2016!

More information can be found on


Terms and conditions of the competition
The participants must be the sole authors and owners of the copyright of all images entered. With the participation they also state, that the right of others have not been violated. Each participant can participate with up to three (3) images. The organizers of the competition reserve the right to exclude all images, which are not in compliance with the call of the competition (in terms of content or technical unsuitability, noncompliance with deadlines, images that express intolerance, discrimination or hate speech). The received photographs and information will be used for promotional purposes of the organizers, but not for commercial purpose. The participants agree with the publication of their image in publications and on the website of the organizers of the competition. The participants will keep the copyrights of their pictures.


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