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April 18, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners of the Marai Photo Award competition.

The Marai Photo Award winner
Farshad Usyan
Title: The Pacifist
Peace does not only mean absence of war, it could also mean a safe environment, human dignity, right to education, right of expression, freedom of speech, freedom of choice and freedom of sexuality.

2nd Prize
Hoshang Hashimi
Title: Afghan Life in the Middle of Conflict
The struggle facing Afghans in their daily lives. Despite long-term instability, severe economic and infrastructure damage, they are still working, living and enjoying life.

3rd Prize
Mohammad Anwar Danishyar
Title: Bricks to Blackboards
The hard labour carried out by families dependent on rich owners of open-air brick factories, with their children's classrooms set up in the middle.

Winners will be presented with the awards at a ceremony in Paris.
The press release can be found here.

See Awards page

April 12, 2019
Due to a delay in the judgement process, the announcement of the winners of the Marai Photo Award, initially planned on April 2, will take place in a few days. We apologize for the inconvenience.
April 2, 2019
Winners of the Marai Photo Award were planned to be announced on April 2, but due to a delay in the judgement process, the announcement will take place around April 10.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
March 3, 2019
Entries are now closed. Thank you for your participation.
Feb 28, 2019
Registration is closed.
Feb 24, 2019
The registration deadline has been extended to February 28, 2019 (23:59 Afghan Time).
Registered photographers can upload or remove their photos and edit their photo stories until the submission deadline (March 3, 2019, 23:59 Afghan Time).
Feb 24, 2019
The Jury page has been updated.