Call for Photos: Investigating Domestic and Dating Violence against Lesbians and Transwomen

We call upon professional and amateur photographers who are willing to investigate the topic of domestic violence between lesbians and dating violence against transwomen and to record the changes and evolution of various cultures in dealing with this topic in a genuine, vivid and profound way with the aim of enhancing mutual understanding and exchanges of human beings and promoting respect and dignity. More information about the project can be found at

The competition is open to everyone in the European Union except the members of jury and the staff of the Bleeding Love project. No entry fee is required for this competition.

Entrants are required to submit a single photo or short photo story/portfolio (up to 3 photos). The photos must be taken by the entrant himself/ herself, otherwise the entrant will be deprived of the right to win the prizes in the competition. There are no restrictions on entrants in terms of profession, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, country or region. However, to guarantee the fairness of the competition, personal information of the entrants should not be shown on the photo.

Entries are required to be submitted online in accordance with relevant requirements via the website with .jpg format, size between 1MB and 8MB. All information is required to be written in English only. Any legal responsibility relating to entries, such as copyright, right of reputation and portrait, right of privacy, right of trade mark, etc. will be borne by the entrants. Entry is limited to original works that have not formerly been displayed or exhibited.

Judging criteria will be the photographic technique, the documentary value and difficulty in photographing, and how and if the photos reveal the mission of the Bleeding Love project.

The first three photographers in ranking will be invited to attend the award ceremony at the final conference of the Bleeding Love project the 11-12 December 2015 at the University of Brescia (Italy). Winning photographers are required to buy the flight tickets from the photographers’ registered cities to the city where the awards ceremony will be held by themselves and at the lowest cost available. Accommodation will be provided by the organiser. Transport allowance will be given to the photographers within the regulated period after they arrive at the event venue and submit the signed paper flight itinerary or train ticket (Specific policy will be issued when the attendees are confirmed).

Photos must be submitted before November 15th, 2015 via the website above-mentioned. By November 30th, 2015, the jury will reveal the name of the three winning photographers and the results will be published on the website.