Storytellers: Documentary/Narrative Photography

Storytellers, presented by PDN, is a photography contest that provides a platform for all types of narrative photography, from documentarians bringing important context to contemporary history, to photographers finding interesting stories to tell in their own backyard.


Entrants must be 18 years or older.


April 3, 2017


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  • One Grand Prize Winner:

A $2,500 award

A $500 B&H gift card

Coverage in PDN's Photo of the Day

  • A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership

First-Place Winners:

$250 B&H gift card

A one-year PHOTO+ Basic Membership

  • ALL WINNERS will be recognized in the July issue of PDN and in an online gallery.

Entry Fee:

$30 per entry

(A series of 4 to 10 images or 1 multimedia piece)

Receive a 30% discount on submissions with a PHOTO+ membership.


Digital images should have a long dimension of at least 2,000 pixels and be saved at 300 dpi (around 7" or larger) jpeg. We recommend the uncompressed file size not be larger than 4 megabytes to ensure a fast upload experience. We can accept images that are up to 50 megabytes (uncompressed) if you do not have the ability to downsize the images (uncompressed is the size you see in Photoshop's "Image Size" display which represents the count of pixels in the image: It is not the file size on your computer's hard drive viewable on your desktop). Images may be color profiled in sRGB, Adobe-1998, or not color-managed.

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