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 2019, from free to paid photography awards, so you can decide what photo contest meets your needs.

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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2020
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Show us your best Reflections images!
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PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 8th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2020.
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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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our photo series exposed in the heart of Arles, within the Voie Off festival, from June 29 to July 14!
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The Brazilian festival is inviting artists from all around the world to submit works for the opportunity to be part of the exhibition program in its fourth edition later this year.
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SF Camerawork invites a wide range of photographic work and encourages experimental and risk-taking new work in photography. $1,000 prize awarded to one finalist
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture.
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MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community.
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All visual art mediums (except video) are allowed. Painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital art, fiber art, collage or installation art. Artwork must be an animal(s).
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For this exhibition, we would like to see the many moods of water and its effect on humans and on the earth. All capture methods and processing are welcome.
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The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America.
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Landskrona Foto Dummy Award enables the winner to have his or her book project published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto during 2021.
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Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's eighth international juried call for submissions. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide.
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Creative Photo Awards is a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to rewarding originality, experimentation, and imagination by encouraging the creative use of the medium of photography in all its forms, including abstract and conceptual ideas.
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For Issue No.15 of AintBad, we are accepting photographs and essays which engage in contemporary conceptions or interpretations of the American South.
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Photos de Femmes (PDF) is proud to announce the Call for Entries for the seeingWOMEN Awards with exhibits at two magnificent women-owned chateaux in France in June 2020.
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We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.
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You are invited to enter your best photos and videos in the 2020 Nature's Best Photography International Awards!
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Artists will illustrate left coast themes with artwork that conveys openness, beauty, diversity, election-year issues, resistance, and respect for nature and all living things.
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The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its 9th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.
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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.
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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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The top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA from June 5th - July 31st, 2020
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A creative portrait can be commercial, fine art or documentary. Unique or edgy portraits are encouraged.
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Animal/Wildlife photography with/without filters is eligible to enter this contest.
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$5,000 award, Featured exhibition during PhotoNOLA 2020, online exhibition permanently archived on the NOPA website
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Exhibition, cash and publication benefits and awards.
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Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in Paris in November 2020, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more.
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The international dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year
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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.
ENDS 04/24/20
Creative Quarterly magazine opens its 60th international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate. CQ is seeking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months.
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Submit your artwork to compete for the CFA Artist of the Month title and a 1,000 cash award.
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Artists are invited to submit a maximum of 5 photos for exhibit at Gallery 14.
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The Antiparos International Photo Festival will be held from 4th to 12th July 2020. Now in its eighth year, we were once described by the British Journal of Photography as 'the smallest serious international photography festival in the world'.
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"Forever Young" is a special exhibit designed to showcase the talent of seniors,
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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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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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Landscapes, portraits, reportage, conceptual, personal documentary, travel From spontaneous street moments to meticulous studio set-ups - show us your technique, vision and creativity.
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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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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 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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There are 13 categories to choose from. These are for professional and non-professional photographers alike.
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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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Portraits may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity.
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The winner of the Prize in 2019 will receive an award of 50,000 EUR (approx. 55,160 USD) to fund the production of further work and an individual exhibition in a prestigious gallery.
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Enter Asia's most prestigious nature photo contest for a chance to have your photo shown within the Nature's Best Photography International Awards exhibition displayed at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium in Springfield, Missouri
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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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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Our 11th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Travels".
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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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Juried by: Niniane Kelley, Brian Taylor, Ed Carey, and The Image Flow
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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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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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The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication.
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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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Win cash prize, global exposure and international exhibitions!
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The photographing of buildings and similar structures that are aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.
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One artist will be awarded the Purchase Award at the conclusion of this call and entered as a finalist for the Annual Grand Prize.
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Gender X is the creation of grassroots organizers, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Inc. and will be held at the Pride Center of Staten Island, 25 Victory Blvd for the first time!
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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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We invite you to submit your work to the 19th DongGang International Photo Festival, to be held this year from July 10th to September 27th, 2020 in DongGang
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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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Awarded every two years and now in its 5th edition, the Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. September 2020
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Black and White is the theme for this months competition.
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Be a part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. $3,000 in prizes and gallery exhibit.
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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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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 Working Artist Photography Award is a quarterly $1000.00 Art Purchase Award, available to all photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional genres, photography formats, media and styles.
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he award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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The Grant is given in order to allow the winnerto carry out the photo-reportage which has been presented for the Grant.
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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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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant
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Win $2000 and international recognition in the prestigious Minimalist Photography Awards. The winners will receive the title: Minimalist Photographer of the Year and cash prizes.
ENDS 05/30/20
The Top Winners from each Category of the VIEpa Vienna International Photo Awards will be awarded in the yearly VIEphoto Exhibition
ENDS 05/31/20
International Portfolio Open Call and Photobook Open Call.
ENDS 05/31/20
2020 submission will be open on March 1st, 2020
ENDS 05/31/20
The Council on Aging - Southern California, a trusted nonprofit since 1973, presents the 7th annual Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show.
ENDS 05/31/20
MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our exhibition Children
ENDS 06/01/20
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 06/01/20
Issue 101 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
ENDS 06/02/20
The overall Earth Photo 2020 Winner and all the other prize winners will be announced during the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It's a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre.
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video.
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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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This years Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Yancey Richardson, Director, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City.
ENDS 06/28/20
Winning photographers will receive cash prizes and will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including to their local media when known.
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Passepartout Photography Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary award every year and exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy.
ENDS 07/05/20
Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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The next 127 Day is July 12, 2020. You're invited to celebrate this day by sending 127 Film Photography one photograph that you make on 127-format analogue media on January 27, 2020.
ENDS 07/31/20
International Photography Grant awards $1000 to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.
ENDS 07/31/20
The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize.
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Administered by the Seattle Art Museum, the annual Betty Bowen Award honors a Northwest artist for their original, exceptional, and compelling work.
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The Grant is payable is six consecutive monthly stipends of US$ 500 each, starting 30 days after the announcement of the recipient.
ENDS 09/20/20
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 09/23/20
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition.
ENDS 09/28/20
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.
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 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 10/07/21
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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The SE Center is looking for images of the landscape, whether grand vistas or more personal, intimate treatments.
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.
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The new refrigecurator is Alexa Becker, Acquisitions Editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag!
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This is an opportunity for artists to win a cash prize, and have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks and much more.
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As a professional photographer, you may wish to submit your work for an exhibition at the next Visa pour l'Image Festival or have a report screened as part of an evening program.
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All proposed projects and submitted portfolios must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics.
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Being selected as a Foam Talent puts you in the spotlight of the international photography world. It marks you as an emerging artist with great promise and gives you the means to jumpstart your career.
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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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Welcome to our annual Zebra Awards - we are seeking our very own TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our exhibition WOMAN. The best works will be exhibited in the Rope Street Museum a private museum located in the center of the old medieval Romania.
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You're passionate about birding, right? You're also passionate about taking pictures of the birds in your sight, right? Why not share your pictures with the world and also take a shot at winning some serious cash prizes?
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We are calling women photographers from across the globe to submit their work to Female in Focus, an award for exceptional photography.
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Six visual artists will receive a $2,500 cash prize, and each will have their work presented by Real Art Ways in a solo exhibition in 2019-20
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The winner of the Don't Take Pictures Prize for Contemporary Photography receives an unrestricted $2,000 cash prize and publication in the Fall 2020 print issue of Don't Take Pictures.
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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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We're excited to launch the inaugural Feature Shoot Street Photography Awards! $500 for the winning photographer
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The new FotoRoomOPEN edition brings you the fantastic opportunity of showing your work to the New York based, all-female photography agency ACN and the chance to be added to the group of women photographers they currently represent.
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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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Either way uncertain, hard to define, unknown about, vague, unclear or poorly lit, the 1st edition of the Inoventa Awards theme is OBSCURE.
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Free open call for extraordinary works promoted by Cortona On The Move and LensCulture
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Street photography is an artist's lens showing real life, chance encounters, and random moments set against the backdrop of the urban landscape, and its soul is the citizens of this urban world.
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The Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is now accepting submissions for the 2017-18 award cycle.
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Do you have a body of work or a concept for an exhibition that is photography or photography based? We are looking for compelling solo or cooperative exhibitions to fill our interior salon space.
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Send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio - that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait. $1,000 Cash Prizes
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If you are searching for an online art gallery that will showcase your art, then submit to our art call for a chance to be part of our online juried exhibition art show.
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It's the 100th anniversary of most women being able to vote. Let's celebrate women with this exhibition.
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All capture types, photographic genres, and photographic processes are eligible for selection. Juror: Paula Tognarelli
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One artist will be awarded the Purchase Award at the conclusion of this call and entered as a finalist for the Annual Grand Prize.
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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.
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Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2019 through March 2020 is eligible.
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Camera USA® is a national competition created by the Naples Art Association to inspire and encourage photographers of all skill levels and from all regions of the United States
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Photography can make visible scenes that never existed outside the photographer's imagination, providing artists with the ability to share dreams, fabricate stories, and delve into self-reflection.
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The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing
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Finalists are to receive a cash prize of US$2000 and will be invited to exhibit their work at an exhibition in Berlin Germany in May 2020.
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Issue 100 will explore ideas of the past and/or what is coming in the future.
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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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The 19th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you.
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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd 'Open' Online Art Competition for the month of January 2020.
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Show us your favorite photographic shots! Open to all themes and ideas, all styles and genres, all perspectives on crafsmanship and photographic creativity.
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The Courage in Journalism Awards show people that female journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity.
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Hauser & Wirth Institute provides generous research grants for predoctoral and senior scholars.
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The Prix Elyse is open to mid-career photographers or artists from around the world. They must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing.