Winners Announced!

Winners can download their certificate by “your entries" section in your user panel.

If you think your photos are Minimalistic, there is a category for everyone and this competition is an excellent way to get exposed to industry professionals

It’s well worth the price of entry for photographers at any stage of their career.

The MPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.

It doesn't matter if you are a fine art photographer, street, landscape, architecture, etc. As long as you take minimalistic or abstract photos, you are eligible to enter our contest.


Win 2000$ and international recognition in the prestigious Minimalist Photography Awards. The winners will receive the title: Minimalist Photographer of the Year and cash prizes.


Your photos will be judged by industry professionals

Enrico Stefanelli

Enrico Stefanelli

Founder of Photolux Festival

Founder and artistic director of Photolux Festival the biennial of photography in Lucca. He has curated several exhibitions and the exhibition “Cadets” of Paolo Verzone for “Les Rencontres de la Photographie” in Arles.

Heidi Romano

Heidi Romano

Independent Curator & Art Director

Heidi Romano is an independent curator and art director, working in the wider field of photography & design - from printed matter to exhibition design, storytelling and digital media.

Douglas Beasley

Douglas Beasley

Owner and Publisher: S H O T S, Magazine

Doug has recently become the owner and publisher of Shots Magazine, A quarterly independent journal of fine-art photography, Now in it’s 32nd year of publication.

Annette Fausboll

Annette Fausboll

Founder of Ugly Duckling Projects

Curator and Exec Producer of Ugly Duckling Projects, she brings 2 decades of representing award-winning photographers across Asia Pacific.

Luca Venturi

Luca Venturi

Founder and Art Director of Siena Awards

Luca Venturi, Founder of Siena International Photography Awards (SIPA) is an award-winning photographer and deeply involved in Siena's famous Palio tradition.

Florian Kazimirski

Florian Kazimirski

Art Director at Galerie Minimal

As the Art Director of Galerie Minimal, Florian Kazimirski is responsible for the exhibition design, artist selection and visual storytelling of the gallery.

Regina Maria Anzenberger

Regina Maria Anzenberger

Director of Anzenberger Gallery

Artist, curator, founder and director of the AnzenbergerAgency and Gallery. She has been director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival (2013-2017).

Milad Safabakhsh

Milad Safabakhsh

Chief Editor, B&W Minimalism Magazine

Milad Safabakhsh is an Iranian multiple award-winning photographer and also Founder and Editor in chief of Black and White Minimalism magazine.

Minimalist Photography Awards - Annual Book

The work of the first, second and third place winners (together with further entries that the judges feel are worthy of commendation) will be published in the Minimalist Photography Awards annual book.

All names of the Honorable Mention winners will also be included in the book.


You can also order the previous edition of MPA book.

MPA annual book

"Nothing is ever the same twice because everything is always gone forever, and yet each moment has infinite photographic possibilities." - Michael Kenna

The Minimalist Photography Awards' Exhibition

Our curatorial section will select 15 photos from the pools of  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners to be exhibited in an exclusive show at Galerie Minimal Berlin

Galerie Minimal Berlin

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