The HOMEWORK Contest 2023

Dear Colleagues,

Lithuanian Press Photographers Club is pleased to announce the 17th International Festival of Photojournalism VILNIUS PHOTO CIRCLE.

A PHOTOGRAPHERS’ WEEKEND will be held in Vilnius in Fall of 2023. It will consist of presentation of the Festivals’ finalists and the award ceremony for the winners, as well as a conference The Boundaries of Photojournalism.


Festivals’ Contest HOMEWORK  

is for photographers under 30 years old (born 1993 or latter). 


The contest accepts only photo stories. The author can submit up to two photo stories to this Contest.


The topic of this year’s HOMEWORK Contest is 

"BORDERS, BOUNDARIES, FRONTIERS" (* description below)

The Tutor and Judge of this contest is Patrick Wack )


Our main sponsor FUJIFILM has provided the first prize for Homework contest.

The winner will receive a Fujifilm X-S20 + Fujinon XC15-45



31 JULY 2023 (23.59 CET) - THE DEADLINE for HOMEWORK Contest


Please register to upload images online at (please copy this address and paste it to the browser if it doesn‘t open directly). 
A participant can submit two photo stories for this contest. One photo story can contain up to 12 photos. Pictures (for upload) must be JPEG with captions in their respective File info fields completed using Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or Photo Mechanic. The description of the series must be provided as the caption of the first picture. The long edge of the picture must be between 3000 - 4500 pixels, JPEG file no bigger than 4,5 MB.


For the participants of all Festivals’ contests we offer 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 2018 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. For the nominees for the winner of the Homework Contest (at least two people) organisers will cover their travel expenses up to 200 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: or mobile phone +37069921807.


Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius,
Lithuanian Press Photographers Club

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They can be geographical, political, ethical, technological or even psychological. Some are meant to disappear, others should remain. This theme should work as a platform for photojournalists to explore what divides us, what restrains us inward or pushes us outward. Similar in meaning but also vastly different, they can embrace geopolitical works dealing with imperialism as much as intimate projects dealing with one’s soul.