The contest is organised by Leica Camera AG.
Photographers are asked to submit a self-contained series of minimum 10 and maximum 12 photographs that document the interaction between man and the environment with acute vision and contemporary visual style – creatively and innovatively. Only one entry per photographer is accepted.
• The winner of the "Leica Oskar Barnack Award" will receive a cash prize of 25,000 € as well as a Leica M camera and lens worth approx. 10,000 €.
• The winner of the "Leica Oskar Barnack Newcomer Award" will receive a cash prize of 10,000 € and also a Leica M camera and lens worth approx. 10,000 €.
• The other ten finalists will each receive a cash prize of 2,500 €.
Entries will be accepted between March 1st and April 15th, 2016.