All Photography Contests

Whether you look for cash prizes, camera equipment, or having your work exhibited, photography contests are a great way to test your skills as a photographer. Most competitions publish early entries and finalist's photographs, aside of winner's galleries, so having your images posted on a photo contest website can give you valuable exposure whether you win or not. We've pulled together a selection of 150+ photography competitions in 2020, from free to paid photography awards, so you can decide what photo contest meets your needs.

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Decode Gallery is excited to announce our October show! The theme is: Black and White.
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$12,000 in cash prizes, plus 3 features on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PhMuseum Lab, and much more!
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The 12th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to Venezuela and its hardships at the individual, social and ecological levels: €50,000 grant
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Dis/harmony
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Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration.
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Be Featured in our November 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited in New York alongside Paris Photo New York.
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BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe.
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This call is about images where the original shot was only the beginning.
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Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
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The Pollux Award is addressed to professional and non professional photographers worldwide, who will compete in this editions in two different sections
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Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 66th international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate.
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TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
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Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
ENDS 10/31/21
The exhibition focuses on plants, gardens, and botanical photography and has been supported since the very first IGPOTY by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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This month we want you to capture the beauty of our shared planet - nature's landscapes and man's influence on them.
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Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist's endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance.
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Landscapes that we see with our eyes or that we experience only in our minds. That we observe, create, nurture, replicate, analyze, destroy, resist, love.
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Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months.
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The FotoEvidence W Award for Personal Story will be granted by an international jury to one woman whose work merits a book. The hardbound book will be published by FotoEvidence.
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vistas: glimpse, landscape, perspective, seascape, scene, panorama, scenery, cityscape, view, overlook, horizon...
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The acclaimed and renonwned photography grant contest from Gomma. The eighth year in the making. High international exposure and funding.
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You are invited to enter the London Photo Show Awards Exhibition which takes place in Hoxton, London.
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A panel of judges-including ENR editors, photographers and an industry safety professional-will review and select the best of the best for publication in Jan. 31, 2022 edition.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. February 2022
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Our 22nd printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Streets".
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as: art supplies, recording studio time, exhibits, performances, project related expenses, etc.
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Now in its 8th year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes.
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The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
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Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
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The Youth competition rewards the next generation of talented photographers. Judges are looking for fresh approaches to photography and images showing the vision of the young photographer.
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The aim of The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship is to support the work and professional aspirations of underrepresented photojournalists from the United States who create work that echoes the passion with which Stanley approached photography.
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The Capricious Photo Award is an annual international competition, granting one emerging photographer the opportunity to publish a limited edition book.
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he Overall Winner of the 'XXXII Memorial Maria Luisa', will be awarded a cash prize of 3.000 Euros *, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
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Capture the Hong Kong's landscapes both natural and man-made, wildlife, significant moments or the spirit, culture, and life of Hong Kong people. Submit your entry and get a chance to win the fabulous prizes! Valued at HK$100,000!
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Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/07/21
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. March 2022
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Back for its fourth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award from 1854 and British Journal of Photography captures the moments that make us what we are.
ENDS 12/15/21
Submit to Biafarin Awards to gain global exposure for your art and win USD 10,000 value of prizes
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A global photography award and collaborative exhibition dedicated to documenting the defining matter of our time: the climate crisis.
ENDS 12/31/21
The Youth competition rewards the next generation of talented photographers. Judges are looking for fresh approaches to photography and images showing the vision of the young photographer.
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We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.
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Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.
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We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
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We're always looking for interesting work to be published. If you want to submit to our magazine or our interviews, please obey the following instructions
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In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.
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There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
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Your work featured in a printed and electronic edition magazine distributed worldwide. The magazine is published through the service on demand peecho.
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MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
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6 Botswana Photo Safaris To Be Won! The total photo safari prize fund for 2021 is $40,000!
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Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter the Open competition of the world’s biggest photography competition. The judges are looking to award the best single images from across the 10 diverse categories.
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Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
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Il Varco invites you to join the fourth edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.
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The 13th edition of the Holland International Image Circuit will take place in January 2022
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This year's CIPC rewards selected artists with an exhibition in Chelsea, New York, along with other numerous PR opportunities. The event also provides invaluable exposure to the community while promoting career growth and recognition.
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
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Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout one of Artadia's Award Cities. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
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The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize.
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An annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists
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Want to know more about the YoungArts community and pursuing a career in the arts?
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist's endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance.
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2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph
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Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
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Submit the work that best represents you as a photographic artist. 20 images will be selected for an online exhibition and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winning winners.
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The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo competition is run by photographers for photographers. Wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old - TPOTY is for you!
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All participating books will be exhibited to the public during FELIFA 2021, from December 4 to 18, in Buenos Aires
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Good portraits give us insight into the subject; great portraits can give us insight into what it is to be human.
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BiF magazine announces a call for entries for BiF Prize '20. It is an annual international photo contest that aims to support authors who think outside the box of traditional standards.
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Our challenge is to capture the universe in three shots. The festival will take place from 18th to 21 November, with an awards ceremony taking place the last day.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show.
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In addition to the financial award, each winner will receive a new Leica Q2 to use for the completion of their photographic series onward.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. January 2022
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
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Once again, this year, Médicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.
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Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2022 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist's endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance.
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You have a photo or video project idea that you believe in, and this grant will help you bring it to life. Roling application until April 2022
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The International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) Awards and Celebrates the art of Wedding Photography globally
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We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
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Boomer Gallery announces a worldwide call for artists submissions for its upcoming exhibition, 'Vogue'.
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Our 21st printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
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An award centered on everything travel, Voyage Travel Awards aims to find the most outstanding creative talents throughout the world.
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Envisioned as an exhibition for the people, by the people, Portrait of Britain is the nation’s biggest photography exhibition seen by millions of people country wide.
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The Little Black Gallery's aims is to promote diversity. We already represent photographers from 30 countries, so we want to encourage entries from every corner of the globe.
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From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments.
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The international dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year
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Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!
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For many photographers it's about the camera, for others it's about what can be birthed once it leaves the thing and for others it is the possibility of making images that are miraculous orphans.
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Painting and Photography
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We are interested in images that contain - or are about - the color yellow. Show us your photos of lemon yellow, yellow ocher, amber, gold, saffron, cream, mustard, mellow yellow. Yellow is the color of sunshine, hope, and happiness.
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International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods.
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Fundación MAPFRE is launching the 1st edition of the KBr Photo Award, a biennial international prize that reaffirms the Fundación’s support for artistic creation.
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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Prize for winners chosen by jury: - Participation in the exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 01 - 30, 2020; - A digital copy of the winner certificate; - Publishing in catalogue of the OCEAN photo competition
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A group show of the selected of 20 photographers will take place on 600 sqm in Berlin from November 24-28.
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A curated international photography exhibition August 26 - September 18, 2021
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#CreateCOP26 raises awareness of COP26, the United Nations' climate summit. This year, we're asking creatives aged 14-30 to submit work that creates conversations around the urgent need for climate action.
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Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $ 7,500 in monetary award!
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The call for applications is aimed at all the European photographers or those living in Europe, at the beginning of their career as an author.
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We are seeking an amazing photographer to be granted our 2021 Artist Award, and be produced and exhibited for free in our gallery between Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2021.
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The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography İstanbul and showcasing the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world.
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Be Featured in our October 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Ann Jastrab
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portal - doorway, entrance, opening, entry, gate, egress, opening, aperture, porte, exit, hatch, mirror, passage, threshold, cut, entrada, hole, scuttle, window, approach, camera, breach, mirror
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Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
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Issue #109 will have the theme 'Landscape photography'
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The aim is to identify the best unpublished photographic book dummy and award the winner with the production and publication of the book by Cesura Publish,
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This year, SPE is seeking presentations by artists, scholars, and researchers whose work confronts our ever-changing reality and explores where we go from here.
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The fellowship runs for 12 weeks from October 11-December 31, 2021- $500/week for a total of $6,000
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Colors evoke certain moods, thoughts, ideas, and concepts, merely by their presence. Color creates different emotions and feelings. These reactions are rooted in psychological effects, biological conditioning and cultural imprinting.
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The selected photographs will be part of a fanzine published by La Casa del Árbol bookstore in Buenos Aires and an exhibition in cultural spaces.
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We are very pleased that Alyssa Coppelman will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 40 for our Online Gallery.
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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 23rd call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
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The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook's contribution to the evolving narrative of photography
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2021 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards! . Jurors: Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce an open themed juried group photo show.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. December 2021
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Stormy Day is the theme for this months competition. Cash Awards up to $10,000 the Top Three Photographers
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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2021 Burtynsky Grant
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The Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.
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£20,000 of prizing to give away including £5,000 in cash, and once again bug photographers will be competing for the prestigious title of the Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021.
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Our international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers is back!
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The second call-for-entry 1854 x Malala Fund Against All Odds commission series, is giving three women* photographers a £2,000 creative grant each to develop and create a new body
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Celebrating the artistic achievements of landscape photographers who dedicate themselves to capturing the beauty of the landscape in a realistic manner.
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Cash Prizes of $200 for grand prize winner, $50 for each adult category winner.
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CALLS FOR WORK are open to all photographers internationally. All processes, techniques and experience levels are welcomed. Color work can be submitted but will be reproduced in black & white. Please follow guidelines closely.
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The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine
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Win $52,000 in cash prizes ($23,000 for each season and special awards of $6,000 for the finals).
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The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of - and editorial coverage in - a future Issue of Anthology
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Winning photographers will receive cash prizes and will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media when known.
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The photographs must accurately reflect the theme, "Reveal the Silk Roads", through representations of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance, and Traditional Sports and Games.
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The first TDM Magazine photography competition with over $3,500 US in awards is now OPEN for registration.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel… From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups - show us your technique, vision and creativity.
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Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents.
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Through photography, you can be part of something big: helping save our planet.
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This award is judged as a portfolio of seven images.
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Our international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers is back! Win a group gallery show at Berlin's world-renowned BBA Gallery
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The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.
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There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions. Juror: Crista Dix
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Our 20th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Travels".
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We are pleased to announce LACP's Annual Creative Portrait exhibition! This juried exhibition will be shown in LACP's Culver City gallery from October 25th to November 30th, 2021.
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At least 12 photographers will be selected to be published in 8 to 12 pages portfolios. Three of them will be featured in the cover, in different issues of the magazine.
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Black and White Spider Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of black and white photography, using traditional or digital methods.
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Share your love of weather and photography! Seeking photos of weather, water, and climate from the subtle to the extreme; think clouds, waves, storms, and other atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic conditions.
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The Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award brings together a wide public in an artistic way within the context of the national campaign against breast cancer