Sheed Award is an independent, non-profit and non-governmental photography award that goes to a social documentary photographer annually. Founded in 2010 the award is known for encourage and promote social documentary among Iranian photographers.

That annual contest has since grown into one of the most prestigious awards in documentary photography.

Pakistan floods; Sheed Award 2010 winner
A Story by ©Behrouz Mehri

Sheed Award 2010

Secretary: Roshan Norouzi

Jury: Ed Kashi, Kamran Jebreili, Kaveh Kazemi, Jahangir Razmi and Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

Nominees: Majid Saeedi, Hossein Fatemi, Abotaleb Nadri, Behrouz Mehri, Hamed KHorshidi, Ali Hamed Haghdoost and Mohammad Reza Soltani

Winner: Behrouz Mehri

Grape garden alley; Sheed Award 2011 winner
A Story by ©Tahmineh Monzavi

Sheed Award 2011

Secretary: Peyman Hooshmandzadeh

Jury: Shahidul Alam, Manoocher Deghati, Kaveh Kazemi, Mohsen Rastani and Hossein Fatemi

Nominees: Azin Haghighi, Abolfazl Nesaei, Babak Bordbar, Tahmineh Monzavi, Hamed Badami, Sina Shiri and Mohammad Reza Soltani

Winner: Tahmineh Monzavi

Daddy poured acid; Sheed Award 2012 winner
A Story by ©Abolfazl Nesaei

Sheed Award 2012

Secretary: Newsha Tavakolian

Jury: Patrick Witty, Alfred Yaghobzadeh, Mohsen Shandiz, Behrouz Mehri, Abbas Kowsari

Nominees: Azin Haghighi, Abolfazl Nesaei, Faranak Rezaee, Seyed Madyar Shojaeifar, Jalal Shams Azaran and Mohammad Reza Soltani

Winner: Abolfazl Nesaei

Future was ruined in the Classroom; Sheed Award 2013 winner
A Story by ©Abdollah Heidari

Sheed Award 2013

Secretary: Mehdi Ghasemi

Jury: Stephanie Sinclair, Manoocher Deghati, Mahmoud Kalari, Newsha Tavakolian, Ali Agharabi

Nominees: Behrouz Mehri, Jalal Shams Azaran, Hamed Nazari, Hanif Shoaie, Abdollah Heidari, Maryam Rahmanian and Masih Mostajeran

Winner: Abdollah Heidari

Sheed Award 2014; No winner announced.

Sheed Award 2014

Jury: Mehran Mohajer, Peyman Hooshmandzadeh, Mehdi Vosough Nia, Jalal Shams Azaran, Arash Khamooshi

Nominees: Sadegh Souri, Hamidreza Dastjerdi Amlashi, Mehdi Moradpour, Erfan Kouchari, Javad Maktabi, Javid Tafazzoli and Mohammad Reza Soltani

Winner: No Winner Announced

The People Without Sea; Sheed Award 2015 winner
A Story by ©Jalal Shams Azaran

Sheed Award 2015

Jury: Nader Davoodi, Reza Moatarian, Arash Khamooshi, Behnam Sadighi, Abbas HajiMohammadi

Nominees: Meead Akhi, Asghar Khamseh , Jalal Shams Azaran, Soheila SanamNo, Bahar Mohammadian, Shaghayegh Moradian Nejad, Mehdi Nosrati

Winner: Jalal Shams Azaran