Date/Deadline: 28 Oct, 2020

Every person on every continent has been affected by COVID-19. But as the world reels from the devastation caused by this unprecedented crisis, how much is known and documented about the grave and far-reaching repercussions on the lives and livelihoods of millions of people?

COVID-19: The Bigger Picture uses the power of photography and journalism to bring to the world’s attention stories of how most vulnerable to the pandemic are being impacted – stories that are often untold or overlooked.


Could your picture tell a thousand words? Then the camera is in your hands. Our photo competition is open to anyone with a passion for turning the lens on the real lives behind the headlines, and an ability to capture the most powerful images of the pandemic’s impact on everyday people.

You don’t have to be a photographer or a journalist to apply; we’re calling for all visual storytellers to capture the untold consequences of COVID-19 on people’s lives and livelihoods.


Winners of the Award will receive photojournalism masterclasses delivered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s world-leading trainers. Participants will hone their existing story-telling skills as well as build on them through tailored workshops and mentoring. They will also each be offered the opportunity to work alongside the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s news team on a story that will be shared via the Foundation’s global distribution network.

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