Sarajevo Photography Festival

accepts submissions in the following categories:


This category is focusing on the human element, photographs where people are the focus, whether a single person or a group. It can be images that tell a story about a people and their culture and traditions, or artistic images capturing the personality of a person or group of people, self-portraits included.
This category can include photo series (up to 4 photos) or a single photo submission.


This category includes beauty, photographs of models and clothing, street fashion, nude, abstract, etc. It is open to show photographer’s creativity in the widest sense.
This category can include photo series (up to 4 photos) or a single photo submission.

Landscape/urban landscape

This category is for photography that is devoted to displaying natural elements such as landscapes, wildlife, plants, and close-ups of natural scenes and textures. Aerial, underwater and wildlife included. Apart from natural landscapes, this category also includes urban sceneries, city landscapes and architectural details and textures.
You may apply with a single shot in this category.


Images capturing people in situations, real-life events, and the art of daily living in an artistic manner. The primary goal is to tell stories about people's lives or to inspire people at different times. It covers multidisciplinary genres of photography.
In this category, you may apply with a single shot photo.

Documentary photography (series)

Straightforward and accurate representation of people, places, objects and/or events. This category allows a photo series from 4 to 6 photos that fit together as a meaningful whole. The category includes photos of events, news, sports, photos with a social message…
Photos in this category should include a brief description.

Conceptual photography

This category may include elements of any photographic genre, photos that express an idea, a message, or an emotion through the image and the technique used to create it. Special emphasis is placed on the originality of the technical solution and innovative composition where the intention is aesthetic, revealing the subjective, creative vision of the artist. It can include photos that have been digitally manipulated, abstract images, and any photography which falls outside the scope of the above categories.
This category can include editorials up to 4 photos or a single shot.


Featuring people and activities relating to wedding or engagement ceremonies, celebrations or traditions. It can include portraits, as well as documentary photography related to wedding.
Single photo application.

Mobile phone photography

All images created on mobile phone. No limitation on the topic.
You may apply with a series (up to 4 photos) or a single shot in this category.

Image Requirements

Please submit your images using the format listed below, any images that do not adhere to the following format will not be accepted as submissions.
We accept images created on filmdigital camera or your mobile phone, in any orientation such as square, portrait, or landscape. JPEG file types only. Maximum file size 10MB. Minimum dimension of 4000 pixels on the longest edge, 300dpi. Photos must have EXIF, except analog.
All entries must be original photographs taken by the participant, and must not have been altered or enhanced by any form of AI technology.