Military Visual Awards MVA Logo 2020
Submission Deadline Extension: 1/15/2021 11:59 p.m. EST

The Best of Worldwide Military Media

Created in 2018, Military Visual Awards is intended to directly uphold the highest quality of military photography and videography while sustaining the credibility of all military visual journalists. It is designed to produce an extremely high level of productive and healthy competition amongst service members across the world. 

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Submissions Open: Dec. 14, 2020
Submission Extension
: Jan. 15, 2021
Judging: Jan. 28 – 31, 2021 (tenative)
Winner Anouncements: Day of Judging

Rules

  • Pictures must have been taken in 2020.
  • Videos must have been produced in 2020.
  • No more than 20 total entries per entrant.
  • Any person from any country is eligible to submit.
  • Single photographs can be entered into only one individual photo category.
  • (Does not include MVA Photographer of the Year)
  • Single videos can be entered into only one individual video category.
  • (Does not include MVA Videographer of the Year)
  • Photos submitted with watermarks will be disqualified.
  • Submission captions and/or metadata must not include entrant’s name.
  • Submissions must comply with the “MVA Ethics Statement”.

Rules

  • Pictures must have been taken in 2020.
  • Videos must have been produced in 2020.
  • No more than 20 total entries per entrant.
  • Any person from any country is eligible to submit.
  • Single photographs can be entered into only one individual photo category.
  • (Does not include MVA Photographer of the Year)
  • Single videos can be entered into only one individual video category.
  • (Does not include MVA Videographer of the Year)
  • Photos submitted with watermarks will be disqualified.
  • Submission captions and/or metadata must not include entrant’s name.
  • Submissions must comply with the “MVA Ethics Statement”.

Photographer of the Year

2019

Chris Hibben

Videographer of the Year

2019

Andrew Neumann

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MVA ETHICS STATEMENT:

We do not allow any sort of manipulation to the content of an image, except for the Illustration category. This includes Instagram-type effects or filters on photos taken with phones or other devices. Only basic color correction and cropping are allowed to maintain the integrity and ethical standards of the industry. Normal burning and dodging is acceptable, so long as not to eliminate or obscure subject matter. It is our responsibility as photojournalists to document and present images in an honest manner. As a result, the judging panel or members of the board may disqualify any images that do not meet the ethical standards put forth. We also reserve the right to request RAW files if the image is in question. Entrants are responsible for the integrity and public releasability of any and all parts of their submissions.

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