01.06. – 17.06.2021
I Open Call Announced
Participants are eligible to take part in online and offline workshops. Competition is divided into two age categories: age 16 to 19 and 20 to 35 years. You can submit your works in the following category: single image and a series of images. Single Image: Portrait, Landscape, Street photography, Document and Creative and Series of Images.
Read Terms and Contitions​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
On-line workshop I 
(open for No Borders Award Participants)
The online workshop lead by international experts in photography is designed to broaden knowledge about culture and photographic language, get to know experts and other photographers form Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep. and Ukraine.
Workshop Leaders: Štěpánka Bieleszová, Pavel Breier, Tomoya Imamura, Olena Sokalska, Katarzyna Zolich
10:00 - 10:45 Štěpánka Bieleszová (Czech Rep.) Creative Photography
11:00 - 12:00 Pavel Breier  (Słovakia) Landscape
12:00 - 13:00 Tomoya Imamura (Hungary) Portrait
13:00 - 14:00 Olena Sokalska (Ukraina) Street Photography
14:00 - 15:00 Katarzyna Zolich (Poland) Documentary Photography
15:00 - 16:00 Open questions
18.06. – 30.09.2021
II Open Call Announced
(open for No Borders Award Participants)
Participants are eligible to take part in portfolio reviews, meetings and other awards excerpt Workshops.
15.09.2021 - Application form submissions
30.09.2021 - Final works submission
Paper Beats Rock Workshop
B&B Gallery of Photography, 1 MAJA 12, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
 Redakcja BB, ul. Krasińskiego 5a, Bielsko-Biała, Poland​​​​​​​
The international self-publishing workshop is a unique formula designed for No Borders Award. Participants worked with photobook creation from scratch, including craft, design, editing and its function. 
Finalists of the competition (selected by the international jury)  were offered an exclusive, 4-day workshop led by Katarzyna Zolich and Alicja Jakimów. Participants were introduced into the main phases of preparing an art publication, from the moment of
thinking of projects through the edition stage to choosing formats and papers. They were working on producing a coherent body of visual work, learning storytelling and editing. The workshop resulted in dummies of photo-books. 

Created dummies were presented during the FotoArtFestival. 
Workshop Leaders: Katarzyna Zolich, Alicja Jakimów

24.06.2021 13:00 - 19:00 Introduction, Photobook production lecture, Participants' presentations
25.06.2021 13:00 - 19:00 Sequencing and photo editing, Group and individual work on storytelling 
26.06.2021 9:00 - 17:00 Photobook design, Indesign introduction 
27.06.2021 9:00 - 15:00 DTP and design of participants' dummies

10.10.2021 Dummy presentation during FotoArtFestival Opening
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On-line workshop II
The online workshop lead by international experts in photography is designed to broaden knowledge about culture and photographic language, get to know experts and other photographers form Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Rep. and Ukraine.
Workshop LeadersLucia Benicka, Olena Sokalska, Tomoya Imamura, Katarzyna Zolich, Dawid Tesinsky
10.10. a.m. - 11.10. a.m. Lucia Benicka (Slovakia)
11.15. a.m. - 12.15. a.m. Olena Sokalska (Ukraine)
12.15. a.m. - 1.15. p.m. Tomoya Imamura (Hungary)
1.20. p.m. - 2.20. p.m. Katarzyna Zolich (Poland)
2.30 p.m. - 3.30. p.m. Dawid Tesinsky (Czechia)
3.30. p.m. - 16.00. p.m.
06.2021/ 07.2021/ 08.2021/09.2021/10.2021
On-line Portfolio Reviews
Category: Landscape, People, Document, Street, Creative
An online Portfolio Review is an event dedicated to wide public. It will be a video conversation prepared by the Partners in order to createa wider understanding of a subject, taking into consideration different perspectives. Partners will mostly talk about photographs received during an open call. They will discuss specifics of the medium on individual photographs that has an enormous educational impact onaspiring photographers. The Portfolio Review will be in the form of preprepared videos, which will be premiered each month. 
Portrait, Tomoya Imamura
Series of Photographs, Katarzyna Zolich
Street photography, Igor Manko
Landscape, Creative photography, Lucia Benicka
Documentary, David Tesinsky​​​​​​​
Portfolio review: Portrait
by Tomoya Imamura
Portfolio review: Series of Photographs 
by Katarzyna Zolich
Part 1
Part 2:
Portfolio review: Street photography 
by Igor Manko
Portfolio review: Landscape and Creative photography by Lucia Benicka
Portfolio review: Documentary
by David Tesinsky
Part 1
Part 2
9 – 10.10.2021
Portfolio Review
 for selected participants during the FotoArtFestival
Reviewers: Katarzyna Zolich, Pavol Breier, Dawid Tesinsky, Tomoya Imamura, Igor Manko
Award Ceremony
Adress: AULA, Modrzewskiego 12, Bielsko-Biała, Poland
Slideshow and meeting with the finalists and jury members during opening ceremony of the FotoArtFestival. Award Ceremony took part during the opening weekend. Finalists have met with the reviewers and jury members to discuss their work. The winner of this edition Zsófia Sivák form Hungary was awarded with a production of her Solo Exhibition with a catalog.

Lear more about FotoArtFestival
No Borders - Travelling Open Air Exhibition
 Poland, Slovakia, Czech Rep, Hungary.
Meet our Partners

9.10. - 24.10.2021 - Plac Chrobrego, FotoArtFestival, Poland
6.06 - 15.06.2022 - Central Park, The Spiš Artists’ Gallery (SK)
16.06. - 20.06.2022 - Kultura FM, Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic

The jury:
Lucia Benicka (Slovakia)
Michaela Kocurkova (Czechia)
Tomoya Imamura (Hungary)
Olga Sokalska (Ukraine)
Katarzyna Zolich (Poland)
Participating Artists:
Barbara Adamek (PL), Eshter Asszony (SK), Mirka Baklíková (CZ), Tadeáš Bednarz (CZ), Xeniya Brik (PL/UA), Szalma Boglárka (HU), Agnieszka Bukowiecka (PL), Jessica Ciupa (PL), Jakub Dobek (PL), Anna Gajewszky (SK), Adam Gara (HU), Barbara Grubka (PL), Paulina Hankus (PL), Lujza Hevesi-Szabó HU), Marcin Idźkowski (PL), Patryk Janota (PL), Adrienn Józan (HU), Roxane Juhász Unheimlich (HU), Sophia Kalinowska-Werter (PL), Agata Kaputa (PL), Marta Kocoń (PL), Agnieszka Krzywdzińska (PL), Yehor Lemziakov (UA), Lukas Mach (CZ), Michał Maciejewski (PL), Katarzyna Main (PL), Marlena Masłowicz (PL), Mateusz Matuszczak (PL), Wioletta Mazur (PL), Brieuc Le Merle (UKR), Magdalena Mogielnicka (PL), Paulina Deptuła Monarit (PL), Monika Mrońska (PL), Martyna Nitkowska (PL), Ilka Olajos (HU), Mariusz Pietranek (PL), Paulina Pior (PL), Filip Piotrowicz (PL), Anna Potocka-Piotrowska (PL), Lev Sapega Svetlovsky (UKR), Yana Sidach (UA), Zsófia Sivák (HU), Paulina Skonieczna (PL), Václav Sobek, Aga Socha (PL), Sebastian Stokłosa(PL), Lujza Hevesi-Szabó (HU), Noémi Szécsi (HU), Katarzyna Ślesińska (PL), Małgorzata Wakuluk (PL), Marlena Wasłowicz (PL), Rafał Wekiera (PL), Adrianna Zok (PL)
9.10. - 24.10.2021 - Plac Chrobrego, FotoArtFestival, (Poland)
6.06 - 15.06.2022 Central Park, The Spiš Artists’ Gallery (Slovakia)
16.06. - 20.06 - Kultura FM, Frýdek-Místek, Czech Republic
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