The 11th European Month of Photography
is open for entries!

Sofia Month of Photography invites all artists, photographers and curators to submit their proposals for exhibitions or other photography-related events for the 2020 edition. We would like to introduce solo and group exhibitions or other events during the Festival, which will be held in June 2020. The theme of the edition is open. The exhibitions will take place at galleries and spaces provided by our partners in Sofia. The selected projects will be part of the program of the Festival and will be promoted among the general public, media, critics and curators.
The Month of Photography is organized for the eleventh year in a row by the Yanka Kurkchieva Academy of Photography Bulgaria (APB), a non-profit organization established in 1999. The association was created to support and preserve photographic art in Bulgaria and abroad. The mission of the Festival is to provide a platform for photographic events, to popularize Bulgarian photography, to encourage young talents to present their work, to display works by renowned authors to the general public, to engage practicing photo professionals and the public in dialogue about the media, its past, present and future.
Beginners as well as experienced photographers, amateurs and professionals, photographers of all ages, levels and interests are welcome to participate in the Festival. The Month of Photography aims to inform, educate and inspire those who love photography.
The aim of the Board of Directors of the Academy of Photography is to provide a venue for the most interesting events and valuable photographic projects for 2020. We look forward to seeing and will be pleased to review all the proposals received.
We thank all participants in the previous editions of the Festival, as well as our partners, without whom the past ten editions would not have been possible.
Along with this invitation, we would like to add that again we are relying on our partnership with UniCredit Bulbank – without them, the Festival will not enjoy such scale and recognition. We thank them again for their longstanding support. By tradition, the UniCredit Studio Gallery will present one of the approved projects. And with that, some young author will get their good start and debut in the art of photography.

General Terms:

Deadline for the submission of projects -  1 March 2020
Judging – 6 March 2020

Only accomplished projects will be accepted.

Generally, the European Month of Photography does not fund printing and preparation of the exhibits. We provide location, audience, distribution, poster and invitation, coverage at the official site and further contacts in Bulgaria and abroad. We could support through funding certain outstanding projects. The results from the selection of projects for events and locations, submitted for consideration for the current edition, will be announced after March 10, 2020. All who have submitted official application through the online form at the site will be personally informed of the results in due time by the e-mail, through which the application had been registered. We accept proposals on any type of photographic events: exhibitions, lectures, discussions, creative workshops and other ideas you believe may correspond to the concept of the European Month of Photography.
The authors of approved projects, accepted for participation in the official programme of the 11th edition, with the very application through the online form and the upload of the required files declare that they agree with the following:

„Declaration of Agreement to participate in the European Month of Photography 2020“

I/we (in case of a team) as participant/s shall assume the obligation to use the approved templates for posters and invitations of the APB, as well as to explicitly announce in all their media coverage that the exhibit/event is part of the 11th European Month of Photography 2020 organized by the Yanka Kurkchieva Academy of Photography Bulgaria (APB). Yanka Kurkchieva Academy of Photography Bulgaria (APB) is a non-profit association and the European Month of Photography is not a trademark, registered for commercial purposes and in the sense of the commercial interpretations of the media, references to it shall not be removed from publications and broadcasts on the basis of restrictions in mentioning commercial trademarks.

To apply, you have to send us complete information on the project by filling in the form at this address: (application form for events)

If you avail of a suitable location in Sofia or another venue in the country, you can propose it for participation in the European Month of Photography 2020. In case the location is approved, you will be provided audience and one or several events in June and after that period.
To apply for location, please fill in the form at this address:
(application form for locations)