„No Borders” – Photography Exhibition Award is an international competition for Emerging Artists from Poland, Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary and Ukraine. 

The competition will last for over 5 months and become a learning experience of its own. We want to unite people through photography (without borders), enhance co-operation among institutions and countries and show cultural differences as our strength.

We invite emerging artists to take part in the conversation about reevaluating the local and neighbouring in the new, post-pandemic times and disseminate the outcome of the project by creating an open-air traveling exhibition.

Together with our partners, we invite young photographers from V4 countries and Ukraine to take part in Single Image and Series of Images sections.

A First Award is a production of a solo exhibition. Other finalists will participate in an Open Air Travelling Exhibition, that will also be displayed during the FotoArtFestival and in the Partners’ countries in 2022. The additional awards include participation in a series of workshops, portfolio reviews, meetings, exhibitions and catalogues online and offline. 

The works will also be shown during the FotoArtFestival, organised in Bielsko-Biała (Poland) in October.

The educational program includes on-line lectures and one-to-one meetings with experts from Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, and Ukraine, 4-day workshop as well as online and gallery exhibitions of awarded works, showed in V4 countries.

Awards include:

  • On-line Portfolio Review (5 times), organised by 5 Partners from Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine each month, open for online public.

On-line workshop (divided into two meetings on the weekends (6 hours with a break) organised by 5 Partners (Slovakia, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, and Ukraine each month), open for Award participants.

  • Photo-book workshop for Award finalists (10) before the FotoArtFestival (online or offline depending onthe Covid situation).

Portfolio Review during the FotoArtFestival (jury from V4 countries and Ukraine) as an Award for the finalists.

  • „No Borders” – an open-air exhibition of the Award finalists, shown in the city of Bielsko-Biała, open for the public and later travelling to partners’ countries.

Meet us:






The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustain able regional cooperation in Central Europe.


Wonderland Foundation is an ngo, created to promote innovative learning and teaching in the field of art and science for children and youth.



Culture F-M is a contributory organization of the city of Frýdek-Místek in Czechia.Their scope includes big city-wide events, festivals, cinemas, concerts, theatres, exhibitions, dance classes, and many other activities.

Czech Rep.


FotoMaster is a Ukrainian school of photography with great experience in the field of education for beginners and professionals, group and individual.




The Spiš Artists’ Gallery is one of the youngest collecting institutions in Slovakia. It also does research and culture-educational activities, and the attendance activities are an important part of its functioning. Expositions present mainly artists from Slovak, Polish, Hungarian, and Czech visual art.


Paper Beats Rock

Paper Beats Rock is a foundation and a DIY project dedicated to visual education.Their primary goal is to gather, support, promote and aggregate works of artists from South-Eastern Europe.