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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This year, the Wellcome Photography Prize is exploring the human side of three urgent health challenges: mental health problems, infectious diseases and global heating.
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Life : being, liveliness, vigor, vitality, enthusiasm, essence, zest, breath, energy, esprit, excitement, zing, ardor, oomph, sentience, heart, soul
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Be Featured in our February 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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Win a Cash Prize 2000 (USD 2200$) Win a trophy!
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Win an artist residency in East London with equipment and mentoring sessions!
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Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.
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Amnesty International Media Awards celebrate excellence in human rights journalism and applaud the courage and determination of journalists and editors who put their lives on the line to tell important human rights stories.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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Open Up Your Archive to Your Story curated by Elizabeth Avedon
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The mission of Pictures of the Year Latam (POY Latam) is to recognize excellence in documentary photography and photojournalism in Latin America.
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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
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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Celebrate family and friends by making a video call! Whether you connect with one or more people, make sure you take screenshot from your smartphone, tablet/computer.
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All finalists' works will form a major exhibition that will be on view at the Portrait Gallery from April 2022 through February 2023
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In 2021 POY Latam celebrates 10 years of uninterrupted work promoting visual journalism in Ibero-America
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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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7,000 of prizes and exhibitions to be won. All entrants promoted to our audiences. Be seen by a renowned judging panel. Join us for free artist career development talks. Early entrants get detailed feedback
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The Grand Prize (USD $120,000) will be chosen from any category available this season, and not only from the main theme.
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The third Lumen Award is now up and running. Submit your best Architecture Photography photo to the competition and win cash prizes.
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Our 6th 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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ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition: February 25-26 until March 19, 2021
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Two weeks exhibition. Covering Art Basel and Art Central period 5th May - 28th May 2021
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic works that celebrates the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait
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The Picto Prize aims to introduce new talents and offers the winners support for the realization of their projects
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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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Submissions must 'capture an Italian moment' anywhere in the world, but can otherwise be about anyone and anything
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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.
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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
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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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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.
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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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Street Photography is the theme for this month's competition. Win $10,000 in our Street Photography Competition!
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Fauna. Juror: Carol Erb
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Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Silence
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As photographers, we have developed skill in seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments.
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GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival invites photographers and visual artists from all over the world to share their vision about this year's topic: To the streets!
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Take part in the 19th edition of the FESTIVAL MANIFESTO which will be held from September 17 to October 2, 2021 in Toulouse.
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The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.
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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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The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition.
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This exhibition is a celebration of the astonishing beauty and diversity found in the animal world.
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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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The first 3 winners will receive a total of 1,000 Cash
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Our annual initiative that looks to celebrate the importance of visual storytelling is back and bigger than ever before, with US$14,000 in cash prizes, plus 3 solo shows a residency, projections at festivals and much more.
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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 BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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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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Up to $50,000 in direct funding
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Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other.
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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.
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BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
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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 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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PhotoIreland Festival invites national and international artists and practitioners, including writers, researchers, curators, emerging and established, to propose works to be part of PhotoIreland Festival 2021
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The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies.
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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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Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Flora. Juror: Wendi Schneider
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Stories: Narrative Photography
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The IPA recognizes photographys leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.
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Issue #106 will focus on self-portraits
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Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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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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Selected artists/photographers of the FEARLESS theme will be exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021 (July 7th to September 30th).
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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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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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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 04/01/21
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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We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
ENDS 04/15/21
We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.
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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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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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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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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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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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20 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.
ENDS 05/15/21
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.
ENDS 05/15/21
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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MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
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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.
ENDS 06/30/21
Win from a cash fund of 6,000 to expand your practice.
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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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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Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.
ENDS 08/31/21
The winner will receive a 500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine
ENDS 11/30/21
The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
ENDS 12/31/21
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 12/31/21
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 12/31/21
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/21
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.
ENDS 12/31/21
There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
ENDS 12/31/21
We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
ENDS 12/31/21
Your work featured in a printed and electronic edition magazine distributed worldwide. The magazine is published through the service on demand peecho.
ENDS 12/31/21
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
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PRIMARY COLORS: RED, YELLOW, and BLUE tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow.
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Submit a project that must contain at least 70 images for the publication of a monograph.
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Issue 105 will focus on the constructed photograph - the creation of an image that is revised, reworked, added to or altered in a way to engage with the subject.
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For the upcoming 10th edition, MIA Fair is pleased to announce a new initiative aimed at promoting creativity and innovation in the world of Art Photography.
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The Kauffman Gallery at Shippensburg University has put out a call to artists for this online event.
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Our international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers is back! 3-5 selected photographers will be featured as part of FORMAT21 Festival in the UK.
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Getty Images, in partnership with Dove and Girlgaze launches latest #ShowUs Grant to provide financial support and mentorship to photographers and videographers who are committed to authentically representing women
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The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world's most outstanding bodies of work.
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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,
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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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The quality of the light on a subject has a profound effect on the power of a photograph.
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Winning images will be exhibited at the American Mountaineering Center in Golden, Colorado
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Each grant will be awarded for one of three dollar amounts: $5,000, $10,000 or $15,000
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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 Aperture Portfolio Prize is an annual international competition to discover, exhibit, and publish new talents in photography
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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.
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Minimalism or the absence of distractions from shadows, light and often a single subject, line or emotion is also the core of every photograph we take where instead of being subtle and undefined it becomes the dramatic force of the image.
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This is Gender, the global photography competition hosted by Global Health 50/50, is back.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images from women photographers. Juror: Elinor Carucci
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Memory. Juror: Fran Forman
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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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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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Either way uncertain, hard to define, unknown about, vague, unclear or poorly lit, the 1st edition of the Inoventa Awards theme is Stared.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate to our black and white international exhibition MONOCHROMERIFIC.
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We want to see any type of your captured images from your travels from around the globe The images should give a feeling of presence and place, and should tell a story
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Photometria International Photography Festival continuing the promotion of modern photographic creativity, announces a portfolio competition at 1 November - 31st December 2020.
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Whether the work engages with events of 2020 or is from a long project that is in context with history or contemporary thought, we seek to highlight the work of 30 socially engaged artists/photographers.
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Win Gift cards from Pro Photo Supply, a Portland, Oregon-based camera equipment retailer
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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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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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An endowment of 5,000 euros will be given to the young photographer whose series will have been chosen by the jury.
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International Juried Photography Exhibition, an online exhibit of photographs from a year like no other, 2020.
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Women Photograph is now accepting applications for new members from December 1-30, 2020
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Urban and public places and scenes of everyday life are part of the cityscape photography. The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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Painting and Photography
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Overcoming COVID in 2020 has become a challenge for billions of people all across the globe regardless of their occupation or social status.
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All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited during Paris Photo in New York
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The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities.
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We are happy to announce the launch of a variety of awards for the Rotterdam Photo 2021 edition.
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The competition opens every year with the call for photographers, reserved for young photographers under 35.
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Be Featured in our January 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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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.