KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award 2020

Winners will be announced in August 2020


17th KAUNAS PHOTO festival invites photographers to submit works to the 10th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award.


The topic is „Peripheral Visions“ aiming to see what is on the margin, just across the window or the border that we can or cannot cross, to discover the spaces, places, lands, areas that usually were in the periphery of the vision. The thematic scope includes self-isolation and things it changed in our habits, attitudes, undermined topics around obvious things, trends beyond the mainstream. The festival invites to rethink what in 2020 became important, what was less so, what was taken for granted, or simply undermined until now.
Photographers of all ages and backgrounds, from all parts of the world, can submit their works. Both documentary and constructed, geography-based, and idea-driven works, works produced during the pandemic and in the recent years are welcome.


KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award will honor 8 Finalists with a group exhibition, while the Winner will get a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery, and a 2500 EUR monetary prize.


Open Call provides opportunities for Photographers to be selected for the festival exhibition and projection program. KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Finalists and all artists, selected via KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Open Call for the exhibitions, will be offered artist fees.


KAUNAS PHOTO festival opening events will start on September 3, 2020, with KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Exhibition. Festival's events and outdoor exhibitions will run until the end of October.

General Submission

Please submit from 12 to 15 photographs that work well together either as (1) a visual narrative or (2) a group linked by theme or style.

Entry deadline

July 30, 2020

Entry fee

25 EUR for up to 15 images