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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This is a great opportunity for the artists, who can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in Italy and much more.
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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,
ENDS 11/29/20
Send your images to participate in Asferico 2021, one of the most important contest of naturalistic photography, arrived at its 15th edition. In this edition of Asferico 2021, the total prize value will be higher than 15.000 .
ENDS 11/29/20
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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Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
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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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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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TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collectable works that are ten inches by ten inches in dimension, and sell for $100 each.
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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.
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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.
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Wildlife, studio, documentary, storytelling, conceptual, candid or staged All genres welcome.
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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.
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This call for proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and were looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
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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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Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure.
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Publication: December 2020.
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Grand Prize Winner, Photographer of the Year will receive $500 USD Cash Prize
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he Overall Winner of the 'XXXI Memorial Maria Luisa', will be awarded a cash prize of 3.000 Euros *, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala.
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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.
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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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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.
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Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.
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Our 15th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Streets".
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The competition aims to discover photography that shows the mark that the pandemic has left in our lives
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Magnum Foundation's Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.
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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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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 Science Photographer of the Year Competition celebrates the many realms of science and the powerful role that photography has played in its development.<
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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 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.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for Shades of Black and White. Our juror for Monochrome is Michael Kirchoff.
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Silhouettes can be both subtle and dramatic. They will always have an impact on the mood, composition and overall flow of our work. Share with us your best frames and moments showing your perception of Silhouettes!
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The overall Best "Concrete in Life" Photo of the Year winner will win a $10,000 prize.
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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!
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.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on Camera Work: Landscape and Architecture
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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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The GRAND PRIZE for the winner is a SOLO EXHIBITION at la galerie in 2021!
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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 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.
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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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Union of Lights goal is to recognize the best photography in the world
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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 12/15/20
This competition has a cash prize of $250 USD, which will be paid via Paypal.
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We invite artists worldwide to use their unique artistic creations to make their voices heard in this particular period and context.
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Be Featured in our January 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited during Paris Photo in New York
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The competition opens every year with the call for photographers, reserved for young photographers under 35.
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Win an artist residency in East London with equipment and mentoring sessions!
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The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
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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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Painting and Photography
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International Juried Photography Exhibition, an online exhibit of photographs from a year like no other, 2020.
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We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.
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Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.
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We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
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Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
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We're always looking for interesting work to be published. If you want to submit to our magazine or our interviews, please obey the following instructions
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In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.
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.
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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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NOIR BLANC 21 is a bold and modern international event showing off the works of new and emerging black and white portrait photographers and their creative teams from around the world.
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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 12/31/20
MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate to our black and white international exhibition MONOCHROMERIFIC.
ENDS 12/31/20
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.
ENDS 12/31/20
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.
ENDS 12/31/20
Win Gift cards from Pro Photo Supply, a Portland, Oregon-based camera equipment retailer
ENDS 01/03/21
This is Gender, the global photography competition hosted by Global Health 50/50, is back.
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.
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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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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world's most outstanding bodies of work.
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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 constructed photographs - by this we mean 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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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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MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 01/17/21
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
ENDS 01/29/21
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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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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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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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.
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.
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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 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.
ENDS 05/01/21
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 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
ENDS 08/31/21
The winner will receive a 500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine
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Thirty selected works will be printed and framed by DAC and exhibited in our gallery space on December 12th, 2020
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The 4th edition is now open to receive applications. The Grant amount has been raised to $12,000.
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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.
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An International Call for Works of Art About Identity
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The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $10,000.00 USD.
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The 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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Alone/Together is a paradox. 2020 has both united and divided the world. There are schisms within our culture that are ever widening.
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Win $400 and publication in the Issue 11.1 of New Delta Review
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
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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.
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The Art of Building photography competition is an international showcase for the very best digital photography of the built environment.
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Las Laguna Gallery is currently accepting submissions of all types of photography for an online exhibition
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The winner will take home $500 cash and we are also giving away 5 runner-up prizes of $100 each.
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Be Featured in our December 2020 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st 'Contemporary' Online Art Competition for the month of November 2020.
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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.
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Your work will be printed to a high standard and hanged in the Glasgow Gallery of Photography for 3 days, your work will also be featured permanently on our website and published in our free online magazine with over 2000 reads per issue.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on Color Photography: 2020
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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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The quality of the light on a subject has a profound effect on the power of a photograph.
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
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The renowned photo grant contest 2020 profits all devolved to charities battling the Corona-virus.
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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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This Call for Submissions is seeking your photographic work that best represents our theme "Blue and White".
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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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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!
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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 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.
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The Bob & Diane Fund has just opened submissions for our $5,000 USD grant.
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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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Las Laguna Gallery is currently accepting submissions of all types of photography for an online exhibition
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The exhibition focuses on plants, gardens, and botanical photography and has been supported since the very first IGPOTY by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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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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Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.
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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.
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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.
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There's no explicit theme... Were giving you the freedom to inspire us with your photography, no matter the style, subject matter or genre.
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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.
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Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 62nd international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate.
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Our 13th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
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International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods.
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Winners of the Award will receive photojournalism masterclasses delivered by the Thomson Reuters Foundation's world-leading trainers.
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Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia.