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Jury's Winner

$1.000 prize

Olga Volodina

Jury's Winner

$1.000 prize

Mehdi Mohebi Pour


About the author

Photographer based in Sari, Iran.

Interview with the winner

Who are you?

I am Mehdi Mohabipour, born in 1982 in Sari city, Iran. I have been a professional photographer for 8 years and I work with a local news agency. Personally, I love nature and wildlife photography, and environmental issues are very important to me.


How would you define your style?

I am self-taught in the field of photography and I entered the professional world with interest, practice and perseverance, and in the last few years I have been successful in dozens of international festivals and have received many awards, the most famous of which is the
Environmental Photographer of the Year award in 2022.


Tell us about your winning creation.

I have been photographing the Miankaleh wetland for five years and I have experienced many good and bad days. Unfortunately, this wetland is being completely destroyed and needs help. The issue of climate change and global warming is very important and is a serious threat.


Why do you like Agora Awards? 

I just got acquainted with your platform and I think the level of your work is very high and attractive and I am happy to be among your winners. Thank you for your efforts!

People's Winner

$1.000 prize


People's Winner

$1.000 prize

Qais Musafer


About the author

Photographer based in New Delhi, India.

Interview with the winner
Who are you?

I am Qais Musafer, born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1987. Studied photojournalism at Aina Photo Agency Training Center in Kabul in 2010. Worked as a photographer assistant at DHSA from 2012 to 2016, capturing images for media like Killid Magazine and Mursal Magazine. Due to security issues, I became a refugee and moved to New Delhi, India in 2018.


How would you define your style?

I would like to showcase the realities of my country through photography, including aspects like nature, culture, poverty, education issues, construction, destruction, children’s challenges, and women’s rights.


Tell us about your winning creation.

Thank you, Agora Awards, for selecting my photo as a finalist in #photojournalism2023. I am also grateful to all my friends who voted for my photo.


Why do you like Agora Awards? 

I have recently become familiar with your platform, and I must say the quality of your work is exceptionally high and attractive. I am delighted to be among your winners. Thank you for your efforts!


#Photojournalism2023 is a Photography Worldwide Award, which consists of two prizes of $1000 each: The People’s Prize and the Jury’s Prize. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of photojournalism, honoring those who have captured compelling images that tell powerful stories from around the world.

Accepted formats: .jpg

#Photojournalism #DocumentaryPhotography #PhotoReportage #Journalism #PhotoEssay #VisualStorytelling

Photo by @laven.ganza

Past award finalists


Prizes for the winner

People prize

People’s Prize

The winner artwork will get $1.000

Jury prize

Jury’s Prize

The winner artwork will get $1.000

Professional Jury

Chini Bolsón

Chini Bolsón

Photography has always been present in his life since he were a kid, now as a daily Street Photographer, to capture life as it is.

Nugroho Irianto

Nugroho Irianto

Mechanical engineer designer and commercial photographer based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Branden May

Branden May

Street photographer based in Atlanta with over 15 years of experience.

Barbara Balcells

Barbara Balcells

Communications Manager specialized in photography & cultural production.

Andika Oky Arisandi

Andika Oky Arisandi

Photographer from Indonesia who really likes environmental themes and portraits.

Agora awards: How it works

The Agora Awards are free for everyone to participate in through our app or website.
This is all you can do in Agora:


Upload your best creations, ideas or actions and share your unique point of view. Everyone can participate! 


Video, Music, Photography, Digital Art and everything you can imagine. All creations have a place in the agora awards.

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Vote for the best creations and empower people around the globe. Help others sharing their talent.

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Worlwide recognition, new opportunities and amazing prizes because of your unique talent.

About Agora

Agora is “The Worldwide Awards.” A tool to give visibility to the best worldwide creations, ideas, and actions. Everyone, everywhere, can participate for free in The Worldwide Awards and win recognition and prizes for their unique talent.

Agora is a system to create a better world with the most inspiring human activity. Because everyone is different, but together we win. Thanks for your collaboration.

Frequently asked questions

What are the Agora Awards?

The Agora Awards are The Worldwide Awards. Awards to give recognition, grants, and prizes to the best-talented people around the planet.

Each award has two winners:

  • Jury’s Prize: A professional jury invited specially to be the jury of a specific award.
  • People’s Prize: People worldwide vote in a fair and secure system, and the most voted creation will win the People’s Prize.
How can I participate?

The Agora Awards are free for everyone to participate through our app or website. You can participate with your creations, ideas, or actions, and win worldwide recognition and opportunities because of your unique talent. Also, you can vote and empower talented people around the globe!

What are the rules of participation
Requirements that the participating creation must meet:

  • Be an original creation of the author submitting it or the person submitting it owns the rights of the work.
  • That fits the theme of the award.
  • That has quality.
  • That does not contain explicit sex or violence.
  • That is respectful of human rights and the dignity of people, animals, and nature.
  • That is suitable for all audiences.
  • That respects cultures and differences.
  • Racism, xenophobia, sexism, speciesism, fascism, homophobia, and any form of intolerance are not welcome at Agora, a place for all those who respect the differences of each person and community.
Can I participate several times in an Award?
Yes, you can participate as many times as you want. However, you will have to use credits to upload more than one creation or wait until the indicated time when the first participation process is over to participate again. We have implemented this method to improve the quality of the participating works, it's an effective way to pre-curate content while providing opportunities for everyone.
How are the finalists chosen
Agora's curators' team chooses the finalist works from among all the participating creations. To make this selection, we take into account several criteria, such as quality, diversity, originality, beauty, the concept behind the creation, the message it conveys, technique, artistic quality, difficulty, social-political-cultural impact, the context and moment of creation, the global interest it has, the cultural value, the author's work, and other specific elements of each Award.
How do I know if I'm a finalist?
If Agora's curator team chooses you among the 25 finalists, you will receive an email from us informing you of this.
What are the prizes?
All awards have two prizes: People’s Prize (whose winner is chosen by Agora users from all over the world) and Jury’s Prize (whose winner is selected by a professional jury specialized in the theme of the award). Each award has a specific prize, which you will find in the information about each award.
How do the People’s Prize voting rounds work?
Once Agora's curator team selects the 25 finalists, they will show them to the public in 5 rounds of 5 finalists each. Each Agora user has 1 vote to choose their favorite creation in each round. In the last round, the 5 most-voted creations of each round (top 5) are submitted to a popular vote. From this final votation, we get the award's winner.
What are the credits for?
The credits are used to participate in the awards with more than one creation without having to wait for the time limitations to be removed. They can be purchased by clicking on the “credits” icon in your profile.

Terms & Conditions

  • The user who uploads the photo must be the author of the photo or have the intellectual property rights of the photo.

  • The author of the photo must have the image rights or consent of all the people who appear on it.
Terms and conditions
  • Agora may use any material that is added to the contest for promotional purposes.
  • Stolen photos, third parties, pornographic content or that violate human rights or the dignity of people are not allowed.
  • Uploading photos that are not allowed may result in the deletion of the user account and, if the law is violated, the complaint to the relevant authorities.
  • Agora reserves the right to remove any image that does not comply with the terms and conditions.
  • Neither AGORA nor the application has any relationship with Apple Inc. or any other company. Apple Inc. and any other company are completely released from any responsibility for the creation and computer development of the Application.


Giving hearts is the best way to help the creations participating in an Award to become finalists. In fact, a percentage of the selection of finalist works has to do with the number of hearts that each work receives.

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