За наградата „Анастас Карастоянов 2018”

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR A NATIONAL PRIZE IN Black and White Photography “Anastas Karastoyanov”

Municipality of Samokov officially announces international Black and White photography COMPETITION for the National Prize “Anastas Karastoyanov”. The competition is free to enter and open to all professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.
The organizers cover all expenses for copying the selected photographs, which will be exhibited during the awarding ceremony.

Black and white photographs in the categories listed below are allowed to participate in the competition:

  • Portrait
  • Nature
  • Street photography
  • Sport
  • Act photography
  • Experimental photography

Every participant can enter no more than 5 photographs in each category.
A jury of 5 professionals appointed by the Mayor of Samokov Municipality ranks the photographs:

  • Prof. Doctor Atanas Kanchev
  •  Associate Prof. Peter Abadjiev
  • Associate Prof. Nikola Lautliev
  • Milan Hristov
  • Vladimir Georgiev

The prizes of the competition “Anastas Karastoyanov”:

  • Statue “AnastasKarastoyanov” – Winner / First place
  • Diplom / Certificate – all participants
  • First place - 1000 BGN or 500 Euro
  • Second place - 500 BGN or250Euro
  • Third place - 300 BGN or 150 Euro

Please send the photographs in a digital format to the following e-mail: photographysamokov@gmail.com

    • photographs should be JPG files;
    • the print files should have an ICC profile attached, maximum quality, minimum compression, dimensions – min. 200 DPI and 3000 pixels on the long side;
    • the photographs sent should meet the technical print criteria A3+ (33/48 cm)


Every single photograph should have the following information:

  • name of the work / username;
  • information about the author;
  • first name, family name ;
  • phone number and e-mail;
  • short CV

Deadline for submitting the entries: 15th October 2018

The official awarding ceremony of the National prize for photography “AnastasKarastoyanov” will be held during the final exhibition on 22 November 2018 in the Art gallery “Prof. Vassil Zahariev” in Samokov.

Every participant should own the copyright of his entries for the International photography competition organized by the Municipality of Samokov.
The organizers are not responsible for violation of the copyright. The responsibility lies with the participants.
By submitting the photographs the author gives the organizer the right to use them for free for promoting the competition, inclusion within the catalogues, calendars etc., with no commercial purposes.

The participation itself shall be deemed an official understanding and acceptance of the terms and conditions above.