SDN & ZEKE Magazine 

Announcing the 2023 ZEKE Award for Systemic Change

Photo by Kiliii Yuyan
Photo by Kiliii Yuyan. Co-winner of 2022 ZEKE Award for Systemic Change.
 


ZEKE Award for Documentary PhotographySDN is proud to partner again with the Foundation for Systemic Change for the second year. SDN will award two photographers the ZEKE Award for Systemic Change and a $2,500 honoraria to recognize their outstanding visual stories documenting systemic changes leading to sustainable solutions to important issues affecting the world today. We are particularly interested in the threat to democracy and solutions to this global crisis as well as related issues including human rights, global health, climate change, migration and refugees, conflict, race and gender, reproductive rights, sustainable farming practices, and others. We look to photographers to educate us as to what issues are most pressing and the change that is being done.

Begin Accepting Entries: November 10, 2022
Deadline for Award Entries: January 21, 2023
Entry Fee: $25 through Dec. 31.  $30 from January 1 through deadline. 

Up to 30 images can be submitted and all submissions include a free exhibit on the SDN website for one year.
Scholarships available. Click here for details

Click here to for complete award rules and requirements and to enter.
Already a member of SDN and ready to enter? Click here or just login to your account and get started.


Awards

Two First-Place Winners will receive the 2023 ZEKE Award for Systemic Change

  • $2,500 cash prize
  • Featured in the Spring 2023 issue of ZEKE magazine.
  • Featured in exhibitions of ZEKE Award winners. Exact venues to be determined.
  • Featured in in SDN's email Spotlight sent to SDN's 8,500 members and on SDN's home page, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Honorable Mentions

  • Presented in the Spring 2023 issue of ZEKE magazine.
  • Featured in exhibitions of ZEKE Award winners. Exact venues to be determined.
  • Featured in in SDN's email Spotlight sent to SDN's 8,500 members and on SDN's home page, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram feeds.

Other benefits of submitting your work to the ZEKE Awards

  • Even if you don't win, your work will be eligible for publication in all future issues of ZEKE magazine.
  • Select work is featured in SDN's social media feeds.
  • All entries remain live on the SDN website for one year and can be renewed. 
  • SDN periodically does other special online publications, including InFocus, that your work is eligible to be featured in.
     

Click here for complete award rules and requirements and to enter.
Already a member of SDN and ready to enter? Click here or just login to your account and get started.