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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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2022
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Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision. The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction.
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The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our sixth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography.
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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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Each exhibition will have 24 photographs selected by the juror for exhibiton at the gallery.
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We are living in a time fraught with danger – to our democracy and to the global economy.
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
ENDS 07/15/22
Issue 114 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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Darkness, shadow, and space have the power to communicate as much as light and color, but we can often overlook them in our exploration of the captured image.
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Critical Distance is an international juried exhibition that is a part of the FotoFocus 2022 Biennial, World Record.
ENDS 07/15/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
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The Open Call InCadaqués 2022 is a competition organized as part of the InCadaqués International Photography Festival, which will take place from September 29th to October 9th, 2022 in Cadaqués, Spain.
ENDS 07/15/22
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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Challenge Yourself, Win Awards and Receive a Judge Comment for Each Entry!
ENDS 07/17/22
The award Emergentes 2022 - International Photography Award Encontros da Imagem is organized by Encontros da Imagem - International Photography and Visual Arts Festival aims to award the Best Portfolios in Contemporary Photography.
ENDS 07/17/22
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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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the ideas of liquid and sky in their myriad iterations; from landscapes to still life - from scientific to conceptual
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The World.Report Award aims at a new form of social commitment through photography. The award is open to both professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.
ENDS 07/18/22
The Open competition is open to all photographers. The EPSON International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.
ENDS 07/18/22
The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the 7th time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.
ENDS 07/18/22
A $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture.
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Image Equity Fellowship aims to support the next generation of image-makers of color. $20,000 in unrestricted funds to 20 selected creators in the US.
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The magazine brings together artists and art world professionals.
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The aim of Critical Mass is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. Juror Elisabeth Avedon
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Decode Gallery is excited to announce August’s exhibition, RED. The color of drama and passion. Red attracts attention and elicits strong emotions such as love and anger.
ENDS 07/24/22
For this online and in gallery exhibition Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking for small works with big impact.
ENDS 07/24/22
You want to be one of the photographers of the 13th edition from 25 March to 21 May 2023 in the CENTQUATRE-PARIS?
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The photography competition already renowned in the Paris art community is now opening for its 2022 edition to discover the most talented photographers from around the globe and give them a chance to show us their witness accounts of the world.
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The winner of YPA will take home CANON M50 MK II and TS 3140 printer.
ENDS 07/25/22
Submit your best work to our photo competition 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.
ENDS 07/29/22
Our fifth EIT InnoEnergy Photo Contest, showcased annually at The Business Booster, will be presented in Lisbon, Portugal from 28-29 September 2022.
ENDS 07/30/22
Submit your images taken from marches, protests, rallies, and demonstrations, whether you are in solidarity with the marchers or documenting their voices, your images should show people, in the public view, voicing their passion for change.
ENDS 07/31/22
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
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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's a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures-– on your doorstep or 10,000 km away. Expand our horizons with view from the four corners of the globe!
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For the call for The Green Environment, we are looking for work that explores a verdant landscape
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The Art League of Baytown (ALB) celebrates it's fourth season as a FotoFest Participating Space in 2022. T
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Gallery 263 invites artists based in the United States to submit work for “A Long Line” that considers familial connections, whether the representation is genealogical or more broadly defined.
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This fall we are thrilled to welcome one of the industry’s most accomplished photo writers and editors, Coralie Kraft, as guest editor of JRNL 14!
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Rotlicht Festival is looking for artists that use photography as their medium, in which analog processes and elements play a decisive role, as well as expanding it with digital techniques into hybrid forms.
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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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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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Photomontage: Two or more photographs joined together for artistic effect or to show more of a subject than can be shown in a single photograph
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Welcome to year 2 of UNSTUCK! In continuing in the footsteps of year 1 and helping those who are struggling to bring to completion to their projects.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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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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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. November 2022
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Send us your best shots – as with all NYC4PA calls all 2D forms of photography are accepted.
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Recognising exquisite and artistic content, the awards honours vast arrays of genres in the photographic medium
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We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.
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Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
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All black and white, color, conventional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.
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Be Featured in our September 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Christy Karpinski, F-Stop Magazine
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“China Wildlife Image Annual Competition” is hosted by China National Geographic and organized by China National Geographic Authentic Scenery and China National Geographic Books.
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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
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The selected works will be exhibited in an outdoor exhibition in the NCMA sculpture park for all of October during the Click! Photography Festival and at various projection events throughout the festival.
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Photography stops time and captures unique moments of light on subject matter. Whether intentional or through a fleeting serendipitous shutter click, use your own unique interpretation of this theme in your photographic submissions.
ENDS 08/28/22
The Architectural Photography Awards is celebrating its tenth anniversary of being the leading architectural photography award in the industry.
ENDS 08/28/22
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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Because of its history of more than a century and its values of commitment, it is in Nikon’s DNA to support photojournalism by being a partner of the Prix Bayeux.
ENDS 08/31/22
Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel… From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups - show us your technique, vision and creativity.
ENDS 08/31/22
We are receiving open call submissions from countries across all the world's continents. We are delighted to announce our Open Call for FORMAT23.
ENDS 09/01/22
The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
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Calling for the best of the best “over-unders”, or split shots, around the ADEX theme – “Dedicated to the Ocean – For a Plastic-Free Future”.
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All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large
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There are six categories to choose from and the top scoring image across all six categories will win the grand prize of $1000.
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We use portraits as objects of remembrance and reverence, of seduction and glorification.
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Free and open to everyone, no matter where they're from or what they do, the ISPA award was created to tell stories of positivity, brave solutions and choices inspired by the world of sustainability.
ENDS 09/07/22
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2022
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
ENDS 09/09/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
ENDS 09/15/22
Cash prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.
ENDS 09/15/22
Issue 115 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
ENDS 09/15/22
The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards!
ENDS 09/18/22
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 09/19/22
We are in search of 10-15 artists who represent this theme in a creative way - visually or conceptually.
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 09/30/22
The contest features prizes exceeding $35,000 in value from some of the world's top liveaboard, resort, and photo gear sponsors.
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100 winning images will be exhibited on JCDecaux digital screens across the UK throughout January 2023
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Grand Mobile Photo is a contest for the authors of beautiful photographs – amateur and professional photographers alike – who take digital pictures with mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.
ENDS 10/01/22
Merlinka festival is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from Europe* for its Queer Europe Photo Exhibition.
ENDS 10/05/22
During the Festival, Hangar proposes a thematic exhibition, and in the framework of the 7th edition, launches a Call for photographers on the theme: Self-portrait.
ENDS 10/07/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
ENDS 10/09/22
PRIMARY COLORS: RED, YELLOW, and BLUE tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow.
ENDS 10/09/22
Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author's deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image.
ENDS 11/01/22
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.
ENDS 11/04/22
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022'
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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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.
ENDS 11/30/22
The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
ENDS 12/02/22
Back for its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award from 1854 and British Journal of Photography captures the moments that make us what we are.
ENDS 12/11/22
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/31/22
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
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
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
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!
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
Artists are welcome to submit their works. All techniques are welcome.
ENDS 12/31/22
The total photo safari prize fund for 2022 is over $60,000!
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Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
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For young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old, first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment
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Rewarding the best photo series worldwide! Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
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Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2022. Entry is free with up to £200 cash prize for the overall winner!
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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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Images Of The Human Body Using Alternative Photographic Techniques
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We're looking for images with masks, literal and figurative, color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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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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The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its 10th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.
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Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary… any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome.
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Representing both the sky and the sea
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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 Open Call Photography Award is now open for entries! Color Photo Award
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Photographer of the Year (18 and over) will receive 1,000 GBP. Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) will receive 500 GBP.
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video.
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Presented by the Visual Artists Association, the prestigious VAO 2022 Award is now celebrating its seventh edition and offers an increased Prize Fund worth £10,000
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In order to assist photojournalists struggling with the economic hardships associated with this profession, the Association is promoting an annual Grant of 8,000 euros, endowed for the sixth year by LaScam
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The 5th annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to share your perspective on the world's streets!
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Be Featured in our July 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The Lenscratch Student Prize has opened up a whole new line of connections, opportunities and exposure.
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URBAN Photo Awards: the contest that becomes the heart of Trieste Photo Days festival. € 15,000 in prize value and exhibitions at Trieste Photo Days 2022
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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:
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This exhibition is a celebration of the astonishing beauty and diversity found in the animal world.
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The award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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Our 25th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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Our 25th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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At Paris Photo 2021, which will be held from November 11 - 14, 2021 at the Grand Palais in Paris, Carte Blanche Students will kickstart the careers of 4 students
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Send us your interpretations of Rural Impressions, Suburban Scenes and Urban Landscapes. Lots to see, lots to photograph.
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Do you have favorite photos & videos of wildlife, landscapes, and outdoor adventures made in any of the 62 designated U.S. National Parks? Calling all photographers at all levels of expertise!
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The report must have been made between the 1st June 2021 and the 31st May 2022
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The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories: Portrait, Landscape, Student
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Created in 1990, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Grants help young media and culture professionals.
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All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form.
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Winner will receive: $1,000 from the National Railway Historical Society
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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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Now in its eleventh year, The American Landscape is Outdoor Photographer's premier annual photo contest celebrating our country's wild places.
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Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective!
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes.
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Color is a medium through which artists can express their internal processes, and it is also a universal language through which emotions and feelings can be communicated and understood.
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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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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
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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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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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Decode Gallery is excited to announce May’s exhibition! Dreams are the beclouded but often times vivid images, feelings, and stories we experience during our night.