November 24th 2019.





Lucas Dolega Award 2020: 9th Edition

The Lucas Dolega Award is open to all freelance professional photographers, without age or country restrictions. The participation is free.

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Participants will have to present a report on the coverage of any event relevant to the defense of freedoms and democracy, a conflict (civil or military wars, riots, attacks or public demonstrations…), a revolution, a natural, ecological or sanitary disaster, and/or their consequences on civil populations.

Opportunity Focus Areas:

  • Photography.

Required Languages

English or French.

Eligible Countries


Program Period

 The award ceremony will take place at the Mairie de Paris, in january 2020.

Eligibility Requirements (Criteria)

  • The competition is open exclusively to professional freelance photographers of all nationalities, without age restrictions. The term freelance is defined as a non-staff photographer, i.e. a photographer who does not work full time and exclusively for a press organization.
  • Each Participant is allowed to submit several photographic reports up to three reportages. There should be one participation file (the Entry) per reportage. Each photoreportage will have to be completed between November 1st, 2018 and November 24th 2019.

Opportunity Cost


  • The Lucas Dolega Award will reward a photographer with a endowment by La Saif of 10.000 Euros, an exhibition in Paris, and a publication in the Reporters without borders album.

How to Apply

First Step: Entries have to be sent via Internet (via WeTransfer) and the following elements are mandatory:

  • A selection of 10 to 20 numbered pictures following the order of the story (01_name.jpg, 02_name.jpg…), in .jpg, 300 DPI (max 3Mb per photo), including basic IPTC information:
    • Caption (who, what, where, when, why).
    • Date.
    • Country.
    • Name of photographer.
    • Credit.

Second Step: Prepare the following:

  • The completed entry form signed by the participant. Entry form is available here.
  • The executed copy of the present terms and conditions.
  • A text in either french or english that introduces the reportage (300 words max).
  • A biography (300 words max).
  • A portrait (jpg).

Third Step: The Entries must be sent ONLY with WeTransfer, to the following email address: (

Note: Each Entry must have its own ZIP file, with all the elements required.

For more information, check the link here.

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This Scholarship Published by:
Hesham Galal / Egypt

Reviewed by” Eman Fadel Ali / Egypt
MARJ3 Intern
MARJ3 Scholarships team