PDN Storytellers
Total awards: 4250 €
Join 40 €

Info & Rules

Added by Sophia Brighton

Experienced photographer with over 15 years of shootings.

Contest info


Storytellers, presented by PDN, is a photography contest that provides a platform for all types of narrative photography, from documentarians bringing important context to contemporary history, to photographers finding interesting stories to tell in their own backyard.

Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for more than 30 years.

In addition to prizes of monetary value, our photo contests provide entrants with immeasurable exposure to leading creatives. Winners' galleries are published in PDN with additional print distribution to influential photo editors, creative directors and art buyers looking for new and established talent. PDN's family of photo contests covers a broad range of fields and experience, and has a reputation for prestige and value.

There are 5 categories for this contest:

  •  Current Events
  •  Daily Life
  •  People
  •  Environmental
  •  Multimedia

Enter today!

Number of winners







Documentary photography

Start date

1 July 2018  -  25 July 2018


1 July 2018  -  25 July 2018


26 July 2018  -  30 September 2018



ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER: A $2,500 award A $500 B&H gift card Coverage in PDN's Photo of the Day A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership FIRST-PLACE WINNERS: $250 B&H gift card A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership

General rules

  • Entrants in this contest must not be employees or direct family members of PDN and its affiliates.
  • International entries can be submitted.
  • An entry consists of a series of 4 to 10 images or 1 multimedia piece.
  • A photo series includes 4 to 10 images that convey a story around a particular theme.
  • Contestants may enter as many entries as they like.
  • Entrants can use images that have been entered or have won in other photo competitions including other PDN/Rangefinder/WPPI contests, as long as they have not been entered into this contest in a previous year.
  • The format for all digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 7"or larger) jpeg.
  • The uncompressed file size should not be larger than 4 MB to ensure a fast upload experience. If you do not have the ability to downsize the images, the maximum allowed size is up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed). Uncompressed is the size you see in Photosohop's "Image Size" display, it is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your dekstop.
  • Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.
  • There is no timeframe for when the photos must have been taken.


Age restriction: 18 / 100

Available for citizens: Worldwide