Grant of Prague for Future Generations
When the Czech Press Photo contest was established in 1995, the idea was to make the creative grant as one of the prizes; it had never existed in the field of photography before, and it was though that it would give photographers an opportunity to work on serious, long-term documentary projects. The Prague Mayor’s patronage of the competition and the enormous changes happening in Prague in the post-Velvet Revolution era during the 1990s, lead to naming the award the Grant of Prague. It was intended for the documentation of the changes in the capital and would be awarded annually by the Mayor. And so a kind of second Czech Press Photo main prize was established right from the start of the contest.