REFLEX - CAIS Photography Award l NOVO BANCO

Edition 2018 - URBAN ART

In this 12th edition of REFLEX, the goal is to highlight this art form that contributes to the growing urban space that surrounds us, a life that accompanies us and that is born, in the forms more varied, filling our daily life with a beauty, color and movement where so many times less expect.

From 10th to 31st of May, in NOW Beato – Lisbon, visit the exhibition of the thirty winning works and finalists of REFLEX, from 10a.m. to 07p.m. with free admission.

The jury of this edition was composed by Violeta Santos Moura (Photojournalist), Lara Seixo Rodrigues (co-founder of WOOL | Covilhã Arte Urbana), Adriano Neves (Photographer) and Telmo Antunes (Antigravity Portugal). The four winning photographs were awarded with NOVO BANCO Prizes with the amount of € 1,000, € 600, € 400 and € 300 respectively:

1st place - Vitor Pina "Work in Progress …"
2nd place - J. Pedro Martins "VHI LS, Valter Hugo Mãe & Rita"
3rd place - José "Odeith"
Honorable Mention - Rita Carmo Martins "Lunch Time"

All the photographs were published in the March issue of CAIS Magazine.


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.