14th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE


Dear Colleagues,

Lithuanian Press Photographers Club is pleased to announce the 14th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE, which is going to take place in Fall of 2020.
A PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WEEKEND will be held in Vilnius (preliminary 2-3 October). It will consist of presentation of the Festivals’ finalists and the award ceremony for the winners, as well as a conference on ‘Photojournalism Boundaries’.


This year the Festival presents its new Contest - BALTIC PHOTO CIRCLE. We invite photographers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia to submit their photo stories on the topics of nature protection and climate change in the countries they represent.

This year only photographers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are eligible to apply for this contest. In the future, it is planned for the contest to be open to representatives from all the countries that surround the Baltic Sea.

Please note that the Festival's contests accept only of photo stories. The photo stories must consist of 5 to 16 pictures created in the past 5 years (2016 - to date). The best photo stories (up to three), selected by an international jury will be exhibited during the Festival and published in the journal Photo Circle. 


THE DEADLINE for the BALTIC PHOTO CIRCLE Contest is 31stAUGUST 2020. Please register to upload images online at . Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in File info modified with Photoshop or Photo Mechanic. The long edge of the picture must be in the range of 3000 to 4500 pixels.

To the participants of the contest we suggest to follow the guidelines of the World Press Photo (WPP): Entry Rules, Code of Ethics and description of manipulation. The guidelines are for the photojournalism Festival and the contest. Participants may be asked to present additional information and files for the Contest Verification Process. In the Contests, only pictures created since 2016 are eligible, unless they are part of a long-term project, then the case is going to be examined separately.

Photographers whose pictures are exhibited during the Festival and published in the Photo Circle journal are going to be provided with a free two-night stay in Vilnius during the Photographers’ Weekend. The nominees for the winner of BALTIC PHOTO CIRCLE Contest (at least three people) will have their travel expenses covered by the organisers up to 100 Euros (tickets must be booked only by the organisers). The organisers of the Festival have the right to exhibit the selected works during the Festival and publish them in the Photo Circle journal without paying a fee to the author (or/and a third party). All possible income from the sale or subscription of the journal will go to the Festival’s education programme. Presenting their works for the Contest, photographers express their acceptance of these terms of participation in the Festival. If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail: .


Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius,

Lithuanian Press Photographers Club