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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The Camera Trophy is awarded to the following highest ranked photographer provided he/she gets a minimum of 22 points.
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Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the third "Portrait" online art contest for the month of February 2022.
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The 10th-anniversary edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions. €10,000 in cash prizes + exhibition.
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The prize is endowed with €5,000 to use as the winner sees fit.
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WPPI's The Annual: 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking competition is the most prestigious wedding, portrait and print competition in the world
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Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2022, our annual spring open call for photography-based work. Juror Frances Jakubek
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Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash and a holiday prize generously provided by Coral Expeditions.
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For the call for Conversations with the Archive, we are looking for work using historical, familial, or found photographs (or ephemera) to create a new visual language or expression.
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All photographs must be made within the New Jersey Pinelands National Preserve
ENDS 01/31/22
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
ENDS 01/31/22
Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… New images or from your archives. Show us life at night!
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Wildlife, studio, documentary, storytelling, conceptual, candid or staged… All genres welcome.
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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 that investigates the genre of the Still Life.
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Our aim is to bring resources and support to all types of leaders in visual storytelling who are looking to have significant impact and care about the sustainability of the field.
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Counter Histories is an initiative supporting projects that creatively reframe the past to engage with questions of the present and future.
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Our 7th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
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The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be.
ENDS 02/03/22
Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 5th 'Black & White' Online Art Competition for the month of February 2022.
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The biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world
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Presenting the American Photography 38 A new competition to celebrate the best pictures submitted by photo enthusiasts, taken with any device.
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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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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is an international contest inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. May 2022
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Silence
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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An opportunity for artists under the age of 35 years old to have their work included in a museum collection.
ENDS 02/11/22
LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition.
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We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers. Exhibition Dates: March 1-20, 2022
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For Botanical, we’re looking for images created in nature, the garden or the studio that capture the beauty and unique character of plant life of all kinds.
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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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Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
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Be Featured in our March 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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Submission of photographic art created by or about women image-makers
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Journey to the corners of the world and explore the sky to discover the greatest treasures of our planet.
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The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential.
ENDS 02/25/22
Best of 100 works will be published in the annual catalogue.
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 Members' Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2250 in awards.
ENDS 02/27/22
The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work's final stages.
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The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure.
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For the call for Conversations with the Archive, we are looking for work using historical, familial, or found photographs (or ephemera) to create a new visual language or expression.
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Visura is delighted to announce that we are relaunching our grant program.
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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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The contest is organized in cooperation with Un Water and with the patronage of the European Community to raise funds to bring drinking water to communities who need Water to live, through projects for water purification.
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The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest was established on December 22, 2014. The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO
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Contemporary Art Gallery Online encourages entries from all 2D and 3D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field.
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BigPicture celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
ENDS 03/01/22
Enter your photography for an opportunity to have one of your images selected to represent the 2022 Festival and 2022/23 World Tour.
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Win up to $1,000 and more!
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Enter one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition.
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We are delighted to announce the Open Call for exhibits at the Fotofestival Lenzburg 2022, which will be held in Lenzburg between the 26 of August and the 2nd of October 2022
ENDS 03/06/22
For this call the focus is on bodies - from head to toe, in and out of focus, as a well-lit image or silhouette, dressed or undressed.
ENDS 03/07/22
The Science Without Borders® Challenge is an international art contest that engages students to promote the need to preserve, protect, and restore the world's oceans and aquatic resources.
ENDS 03/07/22
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. June 2022
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Landscape is the theme for this month's competition. Win $10,000 in our Street Photography Competition!
ENDS 03/10/22
This is a great opportunity for the artists, who can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in Italy and much more.
ENDS 03/10/22
In this first edition focuses on the theme of food. Food is essential for the life of all living beings but it also determines the way that human beings relate to each other.
ENDS 03/13/22
Now in its eighth edition, the Moscow International Foto Awards is a hotly anticipated annual event that spotlights some of the most brilliant and insightful photography.
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International Portfolio Open Call and Photobook Open Call.
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Issue #112 will have the theme 'Amusement'
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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 24th call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
ENDS 03/31/22
Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible.
ENDS 03/31/22
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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The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce Notions of Home, an Open Call supporting the Lucie Witness Program: Visions from the Youth of America
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Rugby Photographer of the Year with Keith Prowse is a competition that celebrates the very best of rugby photography, both amateur and professional from across the globe, culminating in an exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham.
ENDS 03/31/22
he winner will receive a grant of 8,000 (eight thousand) euros from CéTàVOIR, ETPA and Mediapart, to be able to complete their project.
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he winner will receive a grant of 8,000 (eight thousand) euros from CéTàVOIR, ETPA and Mediapart, to be able to complete their project.
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Entering an image not only offers you the chance to win fantastic prize money, it also plants a tree somewhere in the world.
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Nature photographers watch out: In the 29th year EuroNatur has organised this international nature photo competition in conjunction with the magazine "natur"
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Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2022
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
ENDS 04/14/22
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 04/15/22
Creative Photo Awards is a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to rewarding originality, experimentation, and imagination by encouraging the creative use of the medium of photography in all its forms, including abstract and conceptual ideas.
ENDS 04/15/22
Aims to reward the career of a European photographer over 60 years old.
ENDS 04/24/22
Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $ 7,500 in monetary award!
ENDS 04/30/22
Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography.
ENDS 05/05/22
It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.
ENDS 05/05/22
It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.
ENDS 05/15/22
MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 05/15/22
The 30 photographers selected by Mr Hossein Farmani to join the curated State of the World exhibition 2020 will receive a cash prize of $200 each
ENDS 05/28/22
The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
ENDS 06/01/22
Winner will receive: $1,000 from the National Railway Historical Society
ENDS 06/15/22
Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video.
ENDS 06/15/22
Black & White Photo Awards is a contest created with the intention of recognizing and rewarding talent in this discipline, with 5 Thematic category to show your creativity as a photographer:
ENDS 09/30/22
Split into 4 categories of wildlife, landscape, people, and architecture, the IMACRES Awards helps some of the best photographers in Europe showcase their work to an international audience
ENDS 10/24/22
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.
ENDS 11/20/22
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.
ENDS 11/30/22
The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
ENDS 12/31/22
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.
ENDS 12/31/22
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/22
There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
ENDS 12/31/22
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
ENDS 12/31/22
Women Photograph is now accepting applications for new members from December 1-30, 2021
ENDS 12/31/22
Artists are welcome to submit their works. All techniques are welcome.
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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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Photographs will be judged in six categories: Blue Zone - Natural Movement, Landscape, Man Made, Animals, Plants, People.
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This call is about images where the original shot was only the beginning.
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Visual journalists bear witness to history on a daily basis, standing on the sidewalks and in the living rooms of neighborhoods around the globe with a shared mission to tell us what happened and why it matters, to educate and to illuminate
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Showcase your Urban surroundings
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Sipa is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2020 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
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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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For this exhibit, we're looking for images whose success rests in the quality of the light, harsh of diffuse, bright or dim, natural or artificial, their subjects made magic by the light that falls on them.
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Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera® Competition, is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography.
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Issue #111 will have the theme 'Parenting'
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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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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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Be Featured in our February 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
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Committed since its creation to the challenges of ecology and living together, the La Gacilly Photo Festival invites through this prize emerging talents who question new ways of alerting and raising awareness through the photographic media.
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During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth project local in New York City that demonstrates a commitment to social issues and community based work.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Personality: Contemporary Portraiture.
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You are invited to enter your best photos and videos in the 2021 Nature's Best Photography International Awards! Cash prizes and awards totaling $20,000!
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2022
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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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The Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography.
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Changing World is being handed the baton from last year's Overcoming COVID competition.
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Our aim is to uncover photographers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, and connect them with global audiences through international exposure
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Filter Photo hosts an annual call for proposals for the exhibition calendar at Filter Space. We welcome photography proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental or coming from an emerging curator or a veteran artist.
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Juried photobook retreat with Matt Black, Sabiha Çimen, Jason Eskenazi, Mona Kuhn, Rahim Fortune, Mimi Plumb and more
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It's all about the light! Light and shadow have been the foundation of photography since the beginning.
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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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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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Black Lives Matter. Seeking photographic images that address the struggle and the injustice experienced by the African-American community in our country, the United States of America.
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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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This month, show us the humans of the world. Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, travel, street, composite, environmental. All genres welcome, with images new or from your archives.
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Backroads invites past and present guests to submit digital photographs of their Backroads trip(s) for the annual photo contest.
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Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask- Who were the people who lived and worked here?
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The TENTH edition of the Revela-T Festival will be held in September 2022
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Grants of $2,500 will be awarded to three applicants to support their visual reporting projects.
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This land is your land is a physical, social & cultural exploration of where you live. In this call I hope to see personal interpretations of our world.
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This year, the Grand Prix for the best photo is the Leica Q2 camera.
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An Open Call for Fotofestiwal Open Program gives you an opportunity to present your works to the audience of the International Festival of Photography held held on 9-26 June 2022 in Łódź (Poland)
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Grey Cube Gallery proudly presents the first “Grey” online art contest for the month of December 2021. Artists from around the world are welcome to submit. The theme may include any work with depiction of the color “Yellow” or shades of Yellow.
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Praxis Gallery seeks artwork from Artist Members using an “Altoids” tin box as the basis for a shrine containing artifacts, objects, photos, lens-based and collage art (just to name a few possibilities).
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All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited during Paris Photo 2022!
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For this exhibition, we seek images that hint of humans come and gone by the evidence left behind.
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LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition.
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Our 23rd printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Women".
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A global photography award and collaborative exhibition dedicated to documenting the defining matter of our time: the climate crisis.
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Submit to Biafarin Awards to gain global exposure for your art and win USD 10,000 value of prizes
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This is a special year for us, as we are celebrating the 11th anniversary of the Lucas Dolega Award. We hope that we will receive at least as many reports as the past years!
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The Rencontres d'Arles is having a €20,000 curatorial research fellowship open to all the exhibition curators.
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Celebrating documentary images that bring insight and meaning to the varied interpretations of family
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Feminine / Masculine.