The Photo Award was founded in Sweden in the year 2008, with the purpose of enhancing journalistic photography, and to strengthen professional photography. It also aims to inspire young photographers and get more people interested in photography.
The founder of Photo Award is news photographer Jonas Lemberg, who seeks to assist photographers who work in covering injustice in the world.
Partners in The Photo Award are various Swedish companies such as Berns Salonger, Ord & Bild, MPEG and RMP.
Note: As a general comment, and as in the case of all similar contests, make sure you carefully read the terms and conditions, especially since misunderstandings between organizers and contestants can sometimes occur. Check the sponsors and the promoters. In this particular case, here's a clause anyone interested in participating may want to consider very cautiously:
You hereby grant The Photo Award a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence in each entry throughout the world in perpetuity in all media for any use directly or indirectly connected with the Contest.