The award of the Bureau of the Month of Photography in Minsk is an annual event designed to record important events in the field of Belarusian photography. Founded by the team of the Month of Photography in Minsk in 2016. Applicants for the award are appointed by an expert commission based on the results of the year.
Awarded in the following categories: "Publication of the Year (book, article, essay)"; "Exhibition / photo project of the year"; "Photographer / author's project of the year"; "Photo curator (curator group) of the year", "For contribution to the development of Belarusian photography".
Publication of the year: 1st place - Valery Lobko's album "Tomorrow's Photo" (Anna Samarskaya, Irina Lobko-Voitsekhovsky, Vera Lobko, Irina Kondratenko) ; 2nd place - Marina Batyukova's Album "My Stories"; 3rd place - Author's publications by Olga Bubich. Project/photo exhibition of the year: 1st place - "Condensate" by Sergei Gudilin, curated by Antonina Stebur, Anna Karpenko ; 2nd place - "Anatomy. Male body", curator Dina Danilovich; 3rd place - "8 stories" by Valery Katsubo, curator Anna Shpakova; “Every third” and “Photo for memory” by Alexander Vasyukovich, curator Anna Shpakova; Fortress Europe. Western Bastion” by curators Ilona Dergach and Alexei Tolstov. Photographer of the year: 1st place - Alexander Vasyukovich with the projects "Every third" and "Photo for memory" ; 2nd place - Sergey Gudilin with the project "Condensate"; 3rd place - Anton Motolko; Marina Batyukova with the project "Sula. Inseparable". Curator of the year: 1st place - Antonina Stebur and the team of curators of the exhibition "Condensate"; 2nd place - Dina Danilovich with projects Non-fashion and "Anatomy. Male body"; 3rd place - Anna Shpakova with the projects "PRAFOTA" and "8 Stories"; Vladimir Parfyonok for curatorial activities at the NCCA.
Publication of the year: 1st place – Lev Dashkevich's catalog, published as part of the IMF Library series, dedicated to the Belarusian classics of photography (in cooperation with the National Historical Museum of the Republic of Belarus); 2nd place - Author's publications by Olga Bubich; 3rd place - Alexander Veledimovich, "Alexiada" (photobook created within the framework of the Gaude Polonia residence; author's publications by Lyubov Gavrilyuk. Project / photo exhibition of the year: 1st place - Art project "Names", curators Antonina Stebur and Anna Karpenko (Cult. Center " Corps"); 2nd place - Exhibition of the VEHA (VEHA) project "The Best Side", curator Anna Bundeleva (Month of Photography in Minsk, Canteen XYZ); 3rd place - Personal exhibition of Maxim Sarychev "Blind Zone", curator Alexei Tolstov (TSEKh). Photographer of the year: 1st place - Masha Svyatogor ; 2nd place - Maxim Sarychev; 3rd place - Alexander Vasyukovich. Curator of the year: 1st place - Antonina Stebur and Anna Karpenko, for the art project "Names" ; 2nd place - LĒD Team, for a series of meetings-presentations "Tea with Ice" 3rd place - Lena Prenz, for the exhibition of Andrey Lenkevich's project "Farewell, Motherland!". "For the contribution to the development of Belarusian photography": Viktor Alexandrovich Butra.