WIPO Photography Prize for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Youth 2023

Through this activity, we celebrate and make widely known the creativity of young members of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.

Participation encourages Indigenous and local community youth to convey an impactful message about their peoples, communities and culture through photographic storytelling.

The theme of the WIPO Photography Prize 2023 is How We Wear Our Culture Is How We Tell Our Stories.

We invite members of Indigenous peoples or local communities who are under 30 years old (on the closing date for submissions) to take and submit photographs that deliver an important message about their communities’ clothing.

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The photographs should be supported by a brief description of how the photograph relates to and expresses their feelings about the theme.

The winners will receive a variety of awards, including photography equipment with a total value of up to:

  • CHF 3500 (1st place)
  • CHF 2500 (2nd place)
  • CHF 1500 (3rd place)

To apply, fill in and submit an application form through the online submission platform by July 2, 2023.

For more information, visit the WIPO website.