The Photographers Giving Back Photo Award was founded in Sweden in 2008. The purpose of this event is to enhance journalistic photography and to strengthen the position for the professional photographer. It is also intended to inspire young and new photographers and get more people interested in photography.

Both professional and amateur photographers are welcome to compete in The Photographers Giving Back Award. The third  contest opens in november of 2011.


Many photographers, if not all, have a wish to be part in changing the world to a better place. So do we! That’s why we have started the Photographers Giving Back program. This program will give donations to causes which reflect the spirit of the contest.

Donations to The Giving Back program will be greatly appreciated and will be given out.


The Photographers Giving Back Photo Award depends on contributions from sponsors and revenues from side projects. We look for partners that see a benefit in being a part of changing the world. Companys that are concerned of the brand value.

The contest would not be possible without our great partners.


Jonas Lemberg, a news photographer since 1991, started out with a wish to make a change and make the world a better place to live. Now, several years later, he has founded an organisation with a big wish to give something back; to the photographers who work hard covering events showing injustice around the world, and also to the people depicted in the photographs.