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.

ENDS 10/23/20
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.
ENDS 10/23/20
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 2020'
ENDS 10/25/20
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.
ENDS 10/25/20
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.
ENDS 10/25/20
The Bob & Diane Fund has just opened submissions for our $5,000 USD grant.
ENDS 10/26/20
Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia.
ENDS 10/26/20
All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited in New York alongside Paris Photo New York.
ENDS 10/27/20
The renowned photo grant contest 2020 profits all devolved to charities battling the Corona-virus.
ENDS 10/27/20
Our 13th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
ENDS 10/28/20
Winners of the Award will receive photojournalism masterclasses delivered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation's world-leading trainers.
ENDS 10/30/20
The Frank Hurley Photography Awards is an international competition to find the best in new photography honouring the spirit and adventurous career of this iconic Australian photographer.
ENDS 10/30/20
Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 62nd international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate.
ENDS 10/30/20
International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods.
ENDS 10/31/20
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.
ENDS 10/31/20
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
ENDS 10/31/20
Las Laguna Gallery is currently accepting submissions of all types of photography for an online exhibition
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
ENDS 10/31/20
The exhibition focuses on plants, gardens, and botanical photography and has been supported since the very first IGPOTY by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
ENDS 10/31/20
Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure.
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Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.
ENDS 10/31/20
Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition.
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The second Lumen Award is now up and running. Submit your best Street Photography photo to the competition and win cash prizes.
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International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world's premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography.
ENDS 10/31/20
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.
ENDS 10/31/20
There's no explicit theme... Were giving you the freedom to inspire us with your photography, no matter the style, subject matter or genre.
ENDS 10/31/20
Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that explore the fundamental qualities that make night photography - from dusk to dawn - a compelling contemporary art form.
ENDS 11/01/20
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.
ENDS 11/01/20
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.
ENDS 11/01/20
The SE Center Open is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work.
ENDS 11/01/20
The exhibition is entitled 'New Talents' and will take place at the gallery of B-Part Exhibition in Berlin in December 2020.
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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.
ENDS 11/02/20
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!
ENDS 11/03/20
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.
ENDS 11/07/20
Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. February 2021
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
ENDS 11/10/20
Be Featured in our December 2020 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
ENDS 11/12/20
Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st 'Contemporary' Online Art Competition for the month of November 2020.
ENDS 11/15/20
Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
ENDS 11/15/20
TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.
ENDS 11/15/20
Win 4 Samsung Galaxy Active 2
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It is time for NYC4PA to revisit one of our favorite themes, Black and White. It is our homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.
ENDS 11/15/20
Issue 104 will be a Portfolio issue.
ENDS 11/15/20
This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
ENDS 11/15/20
The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment.
ENDS 11/16/20
Win $400 and publication in the Issue 11.1 of New Delta Review
ENDS 11/20/20
Artists are invited to submit their offerings on the water theme, realistic or utopian, figurative or abstract, whilst offering a singular and sensitive viewpoint on this theme.
ENDS 11/22/20
The 4th edition is now open to receive applications. The Grant amount has been raised to $12,000.
ENDS 11/27/20
The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists and photographers,
ENDS 11/30/20
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.
ENDS 11/30/20
LaScam rewards each year, in memory of Roger Pic,great French photographer director and dedicated defender of copyright, the author of a portfolio documenting reality and questioning our humanity with singularity.
ENDS 11/30/20
Queer visual artists from US are invited to apply to be featured in an exclusive online exhibition, with 100% of the proceedings supporting the artists involved.
ENDS 11/30/20
Wildlife, studio, documentary, storytelling, conceptual, candid or staged All genres welcome.
ENDS 11/30/20
The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers worldwide who are interested in creating work that helps illumine aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.
ENDS 11/30/20
Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and were looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
ENDS 12/01/20
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.
ENDS 12/01/20
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.
ENDS 12/01/20
Get your work ready and submit to an open call for visual artists and photographers interested in a solo exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2021.
ENDS 12/04/20
The Lucie Foundation is proud to present its 3rd open call supporting World Central Kitchen where we will be donating 50% of the profits received to support their efforts.
ENDS 12/05/20
The Rencontres d'Arles is having a 20,000 curatorial research fellowship open to all the exhibition curators.
ENDS 12/06/20
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/10/20
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!
ENDS 12/10/20
Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding, and responsible enjoyment of the natural world.
ENDS 12/10/20
Ten projects will be shortlisted and featured at the next Rencontres d'Arles.
ENDS 12/14/20
The Billboard Creative (TBC) is accepting submissions from all art disciplines now through October 23 for its 5th annual billboard exhibition. The show will include works from both emerging and under-represented artists.
ENDS 12/15/20
Union of Lights goal is to recognize the best photography in the world
ENDS 12/21/20
The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
ENDS 12/31/20
We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.
ENDS 12/31/20
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 12/31/20
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/20
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 12/31/20
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
ENDS 12/31/20
In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.
ENDS 12/31/20
Submit your work that has any sort of Red, Green, Blue or Yellow in it.
ENDS 12/31/20
We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
ENDS 12/31/20
Either way uncertain, hard to define, unknown about, vague, unclear or poorly lit, the 1st edition of the Inoventa Awards theme is Stared.
ENDS 12/31/20
This online exhibition at Analog Forever seeks to offer a glimpse, and leave an impression on viewers, with images offered that document the lives of those around us.
ENDS 12/31/20
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.
ENDS 12/31/20
The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the topic of its 8th annual "Shining a Light" International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition, titled Shining a Light: Water.
ENDS 12/31/20
Your work featured in a printed and electronic edition magazine distributed worldwide. The magazine is published through the service on demand peecho.
ENDS 01/07/21
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 01/12/21
New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
ENDS 01/14/21
The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world's most outstanding bodies of work.
ENDS 01/15/21
Submit a project that must contain at least 70 images for the publication of a monograph.
ENDS 01/17/21
MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 02/01/21
Submissions must 'capture an Italian moment' anywhere in the world, but can otherwise be about anyone and anything
ENDS 02/01/21
The RHS Photographic Competition inspires young and old alike to get outdoors and record how enriching and inspiring gardens and plants can be.
ENDS 02/07/21
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 02/07/21
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 02/15/21
You have a photo or video project idea that you believe in, and this grant will help you bring it to life.
ENDS 02/15/21
The Nikon Photo Contest has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike
ENDS 02/15/21
The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition.
ENDS 03/01/21
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 03/30/21
The third edition of this photo exhibition will take place in the magnificent setting of the living and working area of Vincent van Gogh.
ENDS 04/30/21
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 National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest.
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The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest.
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The National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest.
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This Call for Submissions is seeking your photographic work that best represents our theme "Romance".
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Photography and photo-based works are eligible for the show.
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Be Featured in our November 2020 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two selected finalists will be exhibited during the 2021 World Press Photo Exhibition in conjunction with the launch of the book in Amsterdam.
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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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The contest has been established in the memory of Ellen Fitzgibbon, veterinarian, outdoor enthusiast, and photographer, who used her artwork to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, the disease to which she lost her life on June 8, 2018.
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$12,000 in cash prizes, 3 publications on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PHmuseum Lab, and much more
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The very successful TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition is returning for its third year to the Pennsylvania Center for Photography in Doylestown, Pa.
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VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N-02. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world.
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Texas Photographic Society is excited to announce our latest call for entry, Street Encounters, in conjunction with Arlington Museum of Art's exhibition, Vivian Maier: The Color Work.
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Once again, this year, Mdicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtuea International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition in Rome. January 2021
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trees: forest, sapling, oak, timber, woods, leaves, seedling, topiary, thicket, park, trunk, branches, family, grove, pine, foliage...
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on Portrait: A Picture Show
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Win an exhibition at TJ Boulting Gallery in London
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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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Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2018 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
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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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Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its 25th National Competition. The gallery, located in lower Manhattan, is New York City's longest-running co-operative photography gallery.
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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
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We are pleased to announce LACP's 5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition - the theme is Exploring Humanity.
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For "Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors", we're looking for images that use these devices in intriguing ways.
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The Annual Members Exhibition is around the corner. All subjects, analog, digital, and antique process, monochrome or color, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for non-representational imagery, though it can be from found objects in nature, man made or figurative works.
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Painting and Photography
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As part of the PhotoAlliance exhibition program, Bay Area Currents was established to provide an opportunity for local artists working with photography to exhibit in the Bay Area and to discover and connect with other artists in the community.
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Women Photograph is pleased to announce that we're now accepting applications for our 2021 Mentorship Program, which will pair 24 industry leaders with 24 early-career photojournalists
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The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2020. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique virtual exhibition and win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth 5,000.
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Now in its sixth 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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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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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the development of visual narratives through the still image. Stories may take any shape or form.
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We invite you to submit up to two images made using traditional, analog methods, that stop you, that make people take notice and that start conversations.
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We will be awarding the Relief Fund to photographers based on a photo(s) submitted with an emphasis on the personal essay.
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All selected artists will benefit from a dedicated page on Al-Tiba9 official website
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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant
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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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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Significant Colour.
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This prize, with a production budget of 25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.
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The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition.
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Entrants are permitted to submit to a maximum of 10 images, in any of the eligible categories or across multiple categories
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This call will be open to the first 200 applications, so photographers, if you plan to apply, please don't delay in sending in your application!
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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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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 winning photographs will be exhibited in a gallery in the heart of Paris on November 14th and 15th, 2020, during Paris Photo which is the biggest photo fair in the world.
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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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The work of photography students emerging into the art world is how we picture the future.
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Our 13th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes".
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Issue 103 will include documentary photography projects that focus on recording events, environments or everyday life.
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2020 International Juried Exhibition with $2,000 in awards! . Jurors: Laura Sackett & Ann Jastrab
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This exhibition is calling out for image makers who are exploring visual depictions of the theme transformation.