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The Photographic Museum of Humanity Grant is an international photography contest that aims to finance selected photographers and bring recognition to emerging talents.
How to participate
Submit a series
Present a series of maximum 15 photos accompanied with an explicatory text in English. If you want to present a series that you have already uploaded that features more than the maximum number allowed, you will be asked to select a maximum of 15 photos.
Be awarded
Our international jury will award with a cash grant the three most compelling works. A New Generation Prize will also be given to a photographer under the age of 25, and a number of honorable mentions will be awarded.
Submissions open on December 2nd, 2014 and will close at midnight on Februrary 24th, 2015 GMT.
Winning the PMH 2014 Grant has been a great motivation to continue with my work and further develop my search within the documentary photography genre. As well as receiving worldwide visibility across PMH’s media’s, my winning series Will They Sing Like Raindrops or Leave Me Thirsty has also been introduced to the South American photography community courtesy of a wonderful exhibition at the Paraty Em Foco festival in Brazil.
Max Pinckers, 1st Prize winner of the PMH 2014 Grant
1st Prize
2nd Prize
3rd Prize
New Generation Prize
Honorable Mentions
Official Certificate of Honor
Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the “Photographic Museum of Humanity 2015 Grant” (“PMH 2015 Grant” or “Contest”).

This document defines the Terms and Conditions that govern your use of the PMH 2015 Grant webpages.

These Terms and Conditions apply between You, the User, and Photographic Museum S.r.l. (“Photographic Museum”, “the organizers” or “we”), the Italian based corporation that owns and operates the website, and all other related sites and services with the Photographic Museum of Humanity trademarks.

By clicking the “Submit to Grant” button in the last step of the PMH 2015 Grant Series submission process, you have officially participated in the PMH 2015 Grant, and you hereby acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Please be sure to read and understand these Terms and Conditions before applying to the PMH 2015 Grant.


The PMH 2015 Grant opens on December 2nd, 2014 at 12:01 am Greenwich Medium Time (GMT) and ends at midnight on February 24th, 2015 (GMT). Winners will be announced within 45 days after the deadline or extended deadline date at

Participants must be at least 18 years old on the date of entry. Each participant can submit only one Series, defined as a set of photos built around a concept or a topic, often intended to tell a story. The Series, which must feature no less than 6 photos and no more than 15 photos, will be judged by the PMH 2015 Grant contest Jurors. The photos must have been shot after January 2010. The details below indicate the PMH 2015 Grant Prizes, and the Jurors that will award them:

a) PMH 2015 Grant 1st Prize: $2,000
b) PMH 2015 Grant 2nd Prize: $1,000
c) PMH 2015 Grant 3rd Prize: $500

To be awarded by Jurors: Christopher Anderson, James Estrin, Arianna Rinaldo and Roberto Huarcaya

d) PMH 2015 Grant New Generation Prize: $500

To be awarded by Jurors: Myriam Meloni, Ignacio Colo, Alejandro Kirchuk and Nicolas Janowski.

e) PMH 2015 Grant Honorable Mention

To be awarded by Jurors: Christopher Anderson, James Estrin, Arianna Rinaldo, Roberto Huarcaya, Myriam Meloni, Ignacio Colo, Alejandro Kirchuk and Nicolas Janowski.

Winners will be announced on within 45 days after the deadline or extended deadline date.

You agree to be bound by these Official Rules. The decisions of the Jurors are final on all matters relating to the PMH 2015 Grant.

PMH 2015 Grant is void where prohibited.


By clicking the “Submit to Grant” button, you have officially participated in the PMH 2015 Grant, and you hereby acknowledge and agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

You also acknowledge and agree that once you have clicked “Submit to Grant”, and have therefore submitted a Series to the PMH 2015 Grant, you will not be able to:

a) delete the submitted Series from the website
b) delete/add one or more photos from/to the submitted Series
c) change the photos comprising the submitted Series
d) change the order of the photos, the Series title or the Series description

from the date you submit the Series to 60 days after the PMH 2015 Grant deadline or extended deadline.

If the photograph contains any material or elements that are not owned by the entrant and/or that are subject to the rights of third parties, and/or if any persons appear in the photograph, the entrant is responsible for obtaining, prior to submission of the photograph, any and all releases and consents necessary to permit the publication, exhibition and use of the photograph in the manner set forth in these Terms and Conditions without additional compensation. If any person appearing in any photograph is under the age of majority in their state/province/territory of residence, the signature of a parent or legal guardian is required on each release.


Photographic Museum commits to credit the due amount to the winners within 60 days after the winners have been announced, provided that the winner communicates via email to Photographic Museum (i) valid bank account details and (ii) a copy of his/her ID within 30 days after the winners have been announced.

Photographic Museum is committed to crediting author copyrights. When You submit photographs to the Photographic Museum of Humanity website, You remain the copyright owner of the photographs You submit to Photographic Museum of Humanity websites and Photographic Museum of Humanity does not claim ownership of photographs You submit to the Photographic Museum of Humanity Services.

Photographic Museum does not retain the right to use your images uploaded or displayed on the site for any commercial or promotional use, outside of the Photographic Museum websites and Photographic Museum official Facebook Page, without your prior written consent.

To learn more about the copyrights treatment please visit our website’s Terms and Conditions at


By clicking the “Submit to Grant” button, you submit the selected Series to the PMH 2015 Grant and you make the following representations and warranties:

a) You can lawfully enter into contracts under applicable law and you are at least 18 years old.
b) You have obtained and have copies of model releases from all subjects depicted in the photograph(s) you submit to the PMH 2015 Grant, and such persons voluntarily consented to publication and/or dissemination of their likeness for all legal purposes. Upon our request you will provide a copy of the model release from any subject depicted in your photo(s) to Photographic Museum.

Neither Photographic Museum, nor their associates, affiliates or partners, assume any responsibility for photos submitted in violation of these Terms and Conditions. Images that demonstrate violations on copyright and/or competition policies will be removed & disqualified by Photographic Museum after due investigations.


By participating, entrants agree to release, discharge, and hold harmless Photographic Museum and each of their respective partners, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising agencies, agents and their employees, officers, directors, and representatives from any claims, losses, and damages arising out of their participation in the PMH 2015 Grant or any PMH 2015 Grant-related activities, and the acceptance and use, misuse, or possession of any potential gain on the fine art print of a winning photo hereunder.

The organizers assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or delay in operation or transmission; communications line failure; theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to Contest entries or entry forms; or alteration of entries or entry forms. The Organizers are not responsible for any problems with or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, human errors of any kind, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrants’ or any other persons’ computers related to or resulting from participation, uploading, or downloading of any materials related to this Contest.


You acknowledge and agree that these PMH 2015 Grant Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy, as well as any claim that might arise between you and the Photographic Museum of Humanity, shall be governed and interpreted according exclusively to the law of the State of Italy. You further acknowledge and agree that the courts of Bologna, Italy shall be the exclusive forum where you agree to resolve any claim, cause of action, or dispute between You and the Photographic Museum of Humanity arising out of or relating to this Agreement.


If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, bugs, worms, trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the organizers that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Contest, the Organizers reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Contest.


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Bologna, Italy - December 1st 2014