The Lumix Festival confers awards in several categories to young, socially committed visual journalism of the 21st century which actively examines political, cultural, social, ecological and technological processes. The focus is directed at journalistic, transmedia narrative formats and current perspectives of the documentary.
On the occasion of the 7th Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalism, we invite young visual journalists to take part in the competition for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. Two further projects will be distinguished, each with an honourable mention and 1,000 euros. In addition, we will confer the Lammerhuber Award, the UmweltDruckerei Sustainability Prize and the HAZ Audience Prize on photo series selected from the exhibition. For the most outstanding multimedia web story, Panasonic will in 2020 again confer the Lumix Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.
The best projects in both categories (Picture Series / Photo Story and Digital Storytelling) will be presented at a total of 80 exhibitions during the Festival.