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Fried Award Prize Doubled, Deadline Extended

Alfred Fried Award Winner 2014

The Alfred Fried Award prize amount was just increased to 10,000 euros, and the contest's deadline was extended to May 24, 2015. Kailash Satyarthi, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate, will give the Keynote Speech at the award ceremony.

Gerd Ludwig will be serving on the Jury for the Alfred Fried Photography Award for the second year in a row. The Fried Award is given annually by The Photographische Gesellschaft (PHG) in Austria and Edition Lammerhuber in partnership with UNESCO, the Austrian Parliament, the Austrian Parliamentary Reporting Association and the International Press Institute (IPI). The award recognizes the world’s best photograph on the theme of peace.

Submission for the award is free of charge. In addition to the award of 10,000 euros, the winning photograph will be displayed at the Austrian Parliament building for a year and will then be added to the permanent collection of the Parliament. The Alfred Fried Award Ceremony takes place this year on September 17, just before the UN International Peace Day.

For more information on the award and submission process, visit

Above: Photographer Emil Gataullin was the 2014 Alfred Fried Award winner for his work “Towards the Horizon.”

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