The categories for 2013

The four categories for the 2013 edition of Pride Photo Award are:


This is a broad thematic category for photos that show people with a gender identity that is different from the male/female gender stereotypes. We are looking for images showing that gender is not binary (man/woman) but a continuum with countless variations. Everyone has male and female sides to their personality. This category covers the spectrum of sexual identities and people who have both male and female physical characteristics.


This is a broad category for photos that document an aspect of sexual and gender diversity.  Documentary photography may include news photography and current topics that have been in the news between January 1st, 2011 and May 31st, 2013. Photos need not have been published.

Open Category

Photos about sexual and gender diversity that do not fit in any of the above categories may be entered in this category.

Extremely Normal: 2013 theme category

Extremely Normal is the antithesis to the media cliché that represents the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community with extravagant photos of drag queens or half-naked men dancing on a boat. The LGBT community is just as ordinary, exciting and conventional as everyone else. This year’s challenge is to make extraordinary photo’s of ordinary (LGBT) people. Photos of everyday life that grab you and will stick in your mind for days.


Some photos will fit in more than one of the above categories. Any single photo can be entered in one category only.


© Benedicte Desrus / SIPA Press

© Benedicte Desrus / SIPA Press

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.


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