REFLEX - CAIS Photography Award l NOVO BANCO

Edition 2019 - “World with Future”

The 2019th edition of REFLEX - Photography Award CAIS | NOVO BANCO which theme is “World with a Future” came to an end, in which more than 150 candidates participated with around 370 photographs summitted. Portraying positive and sustainable initiatives that try to counter an uncertain future due to climate change and scarcity of resources, was the main objective of this theme.  Materialize in photography the small and large actions that can make a difference at the environmental level and that prove that change is possible if we extend our gestures.

The winners of this edition are:

1st Place - "Ugly Fruit: Fight against food waste" (Sara Gonçalves)

2nd place - "From early" (André Rodrigues)

3rd place - "Free, free, set them free" (Luís Perdigão)

Honorable Mention - "The future in our hands" (Nuno Mateus)

The four winning photographs and the 26 finalists can now be seen in the special online edition of the CAIS Magazine in April and May. Due to the contingency measures in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, the usual award ceremony for the winners and the opening of the exhibition were postponed until September. The four winning photographs will be awarded with NOVO BANCO Prizes worth € 1,000, € 600, € 400 and € 300, respectively. Winners will also receive a gift card / equipment.

The jury for this edition was constituted by Luís Octávio Costa (journalist and instagrammer), Vera Marmelo (photographer), Vítor Pina (winner of the 12th Edition of REFLEX Prize), Susana Fonseca (Founder and member of the board of non-governmental organization ZERO) and Luís Carvalhal (professional photographer).


By merging into one the "CAIS Photography Award", organised by the CAIS Association, and the "A Certain Look" contest, organised by NOVO BANCO, the two institutions forged a partnership in the area of photography and launched the REFLEX Photography Award, a new award aimed at valorising photography in Portugal.

This award not only reinforces the partnership between the two institutions but amplifies the positive impacts on the only initiative in Portugal that allies photography to socially relevant issues. The REFLEX prize thus combines the mission of social commitment of the CAIS Association and the corporate social responsibility strategy of NOVO BANCO as the Patron of Photography in Portugal.