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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Be Featured in our May 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Brooke Shaden
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The competitions aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists.
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Athens Photo Festival 2021 is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world for its 2021 exhibition program.
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Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce our call for entries for the 24th annual PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, Distinction with our esteemed juror, Shamim Momin.
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For the inaugural Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program, Reuters Pictures reuters.com/pictures is offering ten grants of $8,000 USD for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills.
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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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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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CENTER is pleased to offer the me&EVE Grant providing $5,000 in financial support to a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over
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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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Review Santa Fe: Tuition & Presentation, Lenscratch publication, and Online Exhibition at visitcenter.org
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Do you know someone who is living with or someone who has passed from Alzheimers disease or another dementia?
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The idea of home has captivated and inspired artists for generations. Home can be a feeling, a physical space or a geographic place as tiny as a street or a vast as a country.
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The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
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The month-long event will be exhibited at Stonehenge Gallery, one of Montgomery, Alabama's premier art galleries/art frame shops.
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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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Each exhibition will have 26 photographs selected by the juror for exhibition at the gallery. Both Film and Digital is accepted.
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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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Our 17th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Portrait".
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The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition Celebrating 25 years of EXPOSURE with the PRC Choice Awards
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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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Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
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Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.
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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.
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The Boynes Emerging Artist Award is an international online art competition that is geared towards emerging artists from all over the world. Our goal is to use our platform to promote talented artists across the globe.
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Many of us have been self-isolating at home over the last 12 months. How have these externally imposed restrictions affected our sense of self?
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We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the eighth year of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.
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The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros. The winner's artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2023.
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The top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA from June 5th - July 31st, 2021
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Documentary, architecture, conceptual, still life, portraiture, landscapes, editorial, food or fine art... all genres, approaches and interpretations welcome.
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Photoville exhibition: September 17 - December 1, 2021
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When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.
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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 photographers name, for six months.
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This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication.
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There are no limitations as to the subject matter. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults!
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Win an exhibition in Barcelona, $5,000 cash prizes and be published in FotoNostrum Magazine
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Abandoned, Juror Dennis Kiel
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Bodyscapes
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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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The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition aims to discover and celebrate talented Asian, Asian diaspora artists and artists residing in Asia at any stage of their careers.
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Texas Photographic Society (TPS) is proud to announce our latest call for entry, At Night, in conjunction with the Museum of the Big Bend and McDonald Observatory.
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Photographers have the opportunity to show their work on a national tour (to the RGS in central London, and Forestry England locations across the UK) and win cash prizes.
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PHmuseum's First International Photography Festival: PHmuseum Days will take place on 23-26 September 2021 in Bologna, Italy
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual
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Black and White is the theme for this months competition.
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In this exhibit we pay homage to trees in all their seasons, all their ages and geographies.
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Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin! The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery 'Tte' in Berlin in July 2021.
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20 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.
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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
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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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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
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This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme Urban Culture & Basketball.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate to our black and white international exhibition Portfolio.
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Issue 107 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph, Nikon and Getty Images
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2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph, Nikon and Getty Images
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MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
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There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
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Anything, anywhere, just no people
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PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2021.
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The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $10,000.00 USD.
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The Awards were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of artists, galleries, and art professionals worldwide.
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The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's humanistic and compassionate photography. .
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In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management.
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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund plays an important role in the growth of an individual artist's work, in their rise to prominence, and in their legacy.
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2021 submission will be open on March 1st, 202`
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8 best works will be published on Covers of the International Marika Magazine
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce the Guardian Project, an open call supporting Pathshala/South Asian Media institute.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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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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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. September 2021
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The report must have been made between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021
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The Paula Riff Award was created by the Center of Photographic Art and Lenscratch in 2021 as a way to celebrate and continue the legacy of artist Paula Riff.
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Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. Weve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
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Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
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NOIR BLANC 21 is a bold and modern international event showing off the works of new and emerging black and white portrait photographers and their creative teams from around the world.
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Submit your best work for a chance to win up to $11,500 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the PX3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual PX3 book.
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Win from a cash fund of 6,000 to expand your practice.
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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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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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One of the most prestigious competitions encompassing the globe, the International Photography Awards is now announcing the launch of their annual OneShot photo contest with a theme that will resonate with everyone: Our Times - Pandemic Perspectives.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2021
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The winner of the 'Charta dummy award' will get his/her dummy published, with a production prize of 5.000,00.
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The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project.
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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 proud to announce Notions of Home, an Open Call supporting the Lucie Witness Program: Visions from the Youth of America
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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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Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.
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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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An award centered on everything travel, Voyage Travel Awards aims to find the most outstanding creative talents throughout the world.
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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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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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The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
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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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We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
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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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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.
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Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's international juried call for submissions. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide.
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Awarded for the best visual arts response to the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 - Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization.
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Madness (mental illness) is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar yet haunts the human imagination.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme The Staged Photograph, Juror Richard Tuschman
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The Los Angeles non-profit auburn art gallery invites photographers from around the world to submit entries for its Keep it Green! exhibition, which celebrates nature as we come across Earth Day (April 22)
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Reflections is the theme for this month's competition. Win $10,000 in our Reflections Competition!
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. July 2021
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This is a call for all genres of landscape: natural, urban, industrial, and abstract. Show us how you see the world, while embracing the quiet and minimal.
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We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme The Nude, Juror: Renee Jacobs
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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Submit your work today, responding to the theme Then & Now, and you could be one of up to 50 photographers chosen to participate in a month-long exhibition at the renowned Galerie Huit Arles, taking place during Les Rencontres d'Arles 2021.
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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.
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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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Entrants whose work is long listed for the Self Portrait Prize exhibition will then be considered for the 10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize
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The Cleveland Photo Fest presents PHOTOTHON 2021. Sponsored by the Bostwick Design Art Initiative. We invite your submissions to three international exhibitions
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From $5,000 to $50,000 to recognize, uplift, and celebrate the creative practices of California artists at key career levels.
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Once a month from March - May 2021, one photographer will be awarded a 5000 commission fee to create their unique body of work centered around a new theme, and a place on the new and lucrative Leica Lab.
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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.
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We're looking for bold and confident people to present their best projects to date. If you think you have what it takes, hear this out!
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Whats written, scrawled, printed, posted, erased, illegible. Letters, words, glyphs, equations, signatures, graffiti, advertising, envelopes...
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Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, fashion, or conceptual: there are no specific boundaries or limitations, allowing you the space and freedom to fully showcase your skill, creativity, and talent!
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he winner will receive a grant of 8,000 (eight thousand) euros from CTVOIR, ETPA and Mediapart, to be able to complete their project.
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Cip festival will be held in the old town of Chania which is visited by thousands of people every summer
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An international jury will assign a host of prizes including an exhibition at PhEST2021, a publication on PHmuseum News, and vouchers for Leica Akademie Italy workshops.
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We're interested in urban explorations and the insights they can uncover: architecture and cityscapes, urban decay, street encounters, suburban stories... All genres welcome.
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The third edition of this photo exhibition will take place in the magnificent setting of the living and working area of Vincent van Gogh.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Monochrome.
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Mercy of the moon, juror Kevin Tully
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Exhibition of 5 photographic projects in Cerbre, Portbou and Colera
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Selected artists/photographers of the FEARLESS theme will be exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021 (July 7th to September 30th).
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We are inviting all photographers to enter our winter photo competition!
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Our 16th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shadows".
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Exhibition of 5 photographic projects in Cerbre, Portbou and Colera
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The 20th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you.
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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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We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2022.
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.