Index World Press Photo
January 2006 | Edition Three     



Agenda is a new section for issue three of Enter in which we plan to let you know about a selection of the countless contests, awards, grants, scholarships and other developmental schemes available to photojournalists.

Not every event and opportunity can be mentioned by any means that would take a separate magazine.

Here, we have chosen some that have deadlines for entries between the publication of this edition of Enter and the next.

But if you know of an interesting competition, event or opportunity coming up later in the year especially in the southern hemisphere - please email us by clicking here

If you are a young photojournalist recognized by the judges of a major competition it can certainly help your career.

Abir Abdullah from Bangladesh gained an honorable mention at the end of the Gordon Parks award this year, with the image in the column to the right on this page.

"This doesn't change anything extraordinary in terms of getting assignments," says Abir.

" But it is a kind of recognition as a photojournalist and I feel it demonstrates that we in the majority world have the talent to win in this West-dominated photo competition."

Awards, Competition and Contests

Photojournalism grants, scholarships, fellowships and assistance

Festivals

The photo taken by Abir Abdullah from Bangladesh which gained an honorable mention at the Gordon Parks award this year. It shows rescue workers recovering the dead body of six-year-old Jayanta Nag from the rubble of a century-old building which collapsed at night in Shankharibazar, Dhaka. More than a hundred people lived in the six- storey block - nineteen died and many more were injured in the accident. The image also won the second prize in the Unicef Photographer of the year 2004 and third place in the NPPA Best Magazine Photojournalism category award last year in the USA.
Copyright Abir Abdullah.

If you know of an interesting competition, event or opportunity coming up later in the year especially in the southern hemisphere - please email us by clicking here.


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