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 a 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.

ENDS 01/01/20
For 28 years, photo l.a. has celebrated and brought together the photography and arts community. Enter today for the opportunity to become a Top 20 Finalist and have your work exhibited during photo l.a. 2020!
ENDS 01/06/20
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.
ENDS 01/07/20
Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter the Open competition of the worlds biggest photography competition. The judges are looking to award the best single images from across the 10 diverse categories.
ENDS 01/07/20
Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. April 2020
ENDS 01/14/20
The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world's most outstanding bodies of work.
ENDS 01/15/20
Issue 99 will explore contemporary still life photography. Submit 12 photographs from a single body of work along with your artist/project statement.
ENDS 01/31/20
Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
ENDS 01/31/20
Core elements of the festival will be the competition for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, and the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.
ENDS 02/04/20
For the 2020 ZEISS Photography Award photographers are asked to respond to the theme Seeing Beyond - Discoveries.
ENDS 02/07/20
Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. May 2020
ENDS 02/09/20
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.
ENDS 02/09/20
You are invited to participate in 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, first contest celebrating fine art photography. Grand Prize Winner for professional photographers will receive $3000.
ENDS 02/09/20
You are invited to participate in the 6th fine art photography awards. Grand Prize Winner for amateur photographers will receive $2000.
ENDS 02/09/20
The fifth edition of Belgrade Photo Month Photography Festival will be held during May 2020. Photography exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, etc. The festival will take place in various venues around Belgrade, Serbia.
ENDS 02/17/20
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.
ENDS 03/01/20
The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing
ENDS 03/31/20
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 04/12/20
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community.
ENDS 04/20/20
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 04/28/20
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.
ENDS 05/15/20
First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers
ENDS 05/17/20
MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 06/15/20
Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It's a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre.
ENDS 06/28/20
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.