HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo Wins the 2020 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press. 

The book HABIBI, is a chronicle of a love story set in one of the longest and most complicated contemporary conflicts, the Israeli-Palestinian war. It follows families in Palestine with men serving long sentences in Israeli jails, who smuggle sperm and use in-vitro fertilization to have children.  Most media depict Palestine as a war zone. HABIBI takes a purely humanistic approach to one non-violent response to oppression.   ORDER HABIBI HERE


The Award:

The annual FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo recognizes a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault on human dignity. The selected project will be published as part of a series of FotoEvidence books dedicated to long-form projects of documentary photographers working in the humanistic tradition. 

The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two selected finalists will be exhibited during the 2021 World Press Photo Exhibition in conjunction with the launch of the book  in Amsterdam. 

Submission Requirements:

•    Professional, amateur photographers and photographer’s collectives can apply for the Book Award.
•    Submit up to 15 images from one project. If you are selected for the Book Award you will be asked to submit 100-120 photographs on the same topic.
•    $50 entry fee, payable to FotoEvidence during the online entry process.

Please review the World Press Photo Contest Code of Ethics and ensure your work is consistent with their provisions before submitting your application.

The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo is governed by FotoEvidence's terms and conditions.  Please review the terms and conditions before submitting.  During the submission process you will be asked to confirm that you have read and agreed to the terms and conditions

If you experince dificulties submitting your work please contact technical support at Nabeel@fotoevidence.com

How to Submit:

To enter the Book Award register here.

Once your registration has been confirmed, you will be asked to provide the following:

•    Up to fifteen photographs with titles and captions. Photographs without captions in the file info field will be rejected.
•    Each image should be 72 dpi and 1024 pixels on the longest side. (The system will reject bigger files). 
o    RGB mode
o    JPEG format
o    Maximum quality
o    Filename: LastnameFirstname_title e.g. SmithJohn_Refugee
•    A statement of up to 250 words about your work in word document. Please list any exhibits, awards or previous publications of the work you are submitting. Let us know if the work was comisioned or produced in collaboration with NGO or other organization.
•    Resume/CV in a word document .Please include in the Bio file your current phone number and email address.
•    $50 entry fee, payable to FotoEvidence during the online entry process.

If for some reason you are not able to pay the entry fee please write a letter explaining your circumstances to BookAward@Fotoevidence.com. Include in the body of the email an explanation of your situation, a description of your project three to five images or link to your work. The images should be 72 dpi and 1024 pixels the longest side. If we find your project strong enough you will be allowed to enter the competition without paying the required fee.

Photographers may submit two separate portfolios of up to 15 images each. A separate application and entry fee is required for each entry.

By submitting your images for the FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo you agree to the terms and conditions. Please check the box that indicates you have read and understand the terms and conditions.

For problems with Book Award submission, contact:


Deadline and Timeframe:

Submissions for the 2021 FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo start October 1st, 2020 and must be received by midnight (E.S.T.) on October 10th,  2020. Submissions received after October 10th, 2020 will be considered for the following year’s Book Award.

Awards will be announced by February 1, 2021.

Usage Rights

Copyright and ownership of photographs remain with the photographer/photographers at all times. All entrants agree to grant FotoEvidence and World Press Photo permission to use submitted work for promotional purposes in any electronic media, printed materials, or advertising. All published images will be credited with the photographer’s name. Entrants also agree to allow their images to be reproduced in third-party newspapers and magazines (printed and electronic) solely for the purpose of promoting the work, the photographer, FotoEvidence, the Book Award and the World Press Photo Foundation.

The Book Award prize winner agrees to the publication of their photographs as a FotoEvidence book under the terms of the FotoEvidence book contract.

FotoEvidence will collaborate with the photographers on editorial decisions in the development and publication of the book. Photographers will receive 25 complimentary copies of the book.

Important Notes:

FotoEvidence reserves the right to reject entries that are not submitted properly. Submissions should come directly from artists or organizations. No exceptions will be made for late submissions.