The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography is a $14,000 grant awarded by PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund for excellence in the field of photography. The award was founded in 2016 with the aim of creating an international platform for dialogue through the language of photography. All submissions are reviewed anonymously by an international panel of leading professionals, giving each participant an equal opportunity to win. Of the bodies of work submitted, 20 are chosen each year to participate in that year’s International Photography Festival as part of the Meitar Award Finalist Exhibition. From among those 20 finalists, the award winner – announced during the Festival – receives a cash prize as well as funding for a solo exhibition at the next International Photography Festival. The 2018 Meitar Award Finalist exhibition will also be exhibited at the international Head On Festival in Sydney, Australia, in May 2019
Submissions for the 2019 Meitar Award will open June 2019.