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 a 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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Send us your best archaeological photos from any world location outside the UK for your chance to win first prize in Current World Archaeology magazine's annual photo competition.
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The Grand Prize is $1,000 in cash. Another $2,500 in cash and product is distributed across 16 other prizes.
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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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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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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Feminine / Masculine.
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We are inviting photographers to submit work to Portrait of Humanity, an international photography award celebrating the unity of human beings around the world.
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ITSLIQUID GROUP, a communication platform for contemporary art, architecture and design, is proud to present ITSLIQUID The Body Language
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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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The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art will be hosting the Donald M. Robinson Photography Biennial 2020. This exhibit will take place from April 17th through June 6th, 2020.
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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st 'Landscapes' Online Art Competition for the month of January 2020.
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.).
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Visual journalists bear witness to history on a daily basis, standing on the sidewalks and in the living rooms of neighborhoods around the globe with a shared mission to tell us what happened and why it matters, to educate and to illuminate
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Images captured using toy, pinhole and homemade lenses are eligible for submission. The camera that the lens is attached to is immaterial. Creativity is encouraged
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The next 127 Day is the January 27, 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.
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WPPI's The Annual: 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking competition is the most prestigious wedding, portrait and print competition in the world, and the capstone event of the WPPI Conference + Show.
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The Malta International Photo Award (MIPA) is a photography award that aims at providing aspiring photographers from all around the globe with the chance to share their passion and world.
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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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Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life Show us life at night!
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Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
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Core elements of the festival will be the competition for the FREELENS Award, which is endowed with 10,000 euros, and the LUMIX Digital Storytelling Award, which is endowed with 5,000 euros.
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The photographs must accurately reflect the theme, "Reveal the Silk Roads", through representations of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance, and Traditional Sports and Games.
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Street Photography became recognized as a genre in its own right during the early 1930s. Street Photography is unique in the way it is associated with the photographer's skill in capturing something of the mystery and aura of everyday city living.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our black and white international exhibition MONOCHROMERIFIC.
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Our 5th 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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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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Join the new Exhibit Around original project: Chromantic is a unique opportunity for photographers who wish to become part of an important collective project that will be presented in the prestigious setting of Italian festival Trieste Photo Days 2020
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The art of visual storytelling encompasses a wide range of possibilities with at its heart, the will to tell a story. From classic social documentary to imaginative storytelling: this month we are seeking visual artists.
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We are excited to announce that our February 2020 online group exhibition, "Sculptural Photography", is being curated by artist and Analog Forever Magazine Social Media and Community Manager, Lynn Bierbaum!
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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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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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Without structure a sentence would just be words... Without structure a classroom would be chaos... Without structure a beehive would not be a hairdo...
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Journey to the corners of the world and explore the sky to discover the greatest treasures of our planet.
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We are pleased to announce the Los Angeles Center of Photography's First Annual Project Exhibition! The exhibition will run from March 21 May 5, 2020
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For the 2020 ZEISS Photography Award photographers are asked to respond to the theme Seeing Beyond - Discoveries.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. April 2020
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. May 2020
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Symmetry, the similarity or exact correspondence between different things capture the eye of photographers every minute of every day. These wonderful matching patterns made by nature or humans always seem to offer a soothing sense of balance and harmony.
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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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You are invited to participate in 6th Fine Art Photography Awards, first contest celebrating fine art photography. Grand Prize Winner for professional photographers will receive $3000.
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You are invited to participate in the 6th fine art photography awards. Grand Prize Winner for amateur photographers will receive $2000.
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Online Juried Visual Arts (excluding video) Competition and Exhibition
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The SE Center is looking for all forms of Alternative and Antique processes, albumen to ziatype, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Our juror for Alternative Processes is Jill Enfield.
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The fifth edition of Belgrade Photo Month Photography Festival will be held during May 2020. Photography exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, etc. The festival will take place in various venues around Belgrade, Serbia.
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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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In this exhibition, we celebrate the beauty and powerful expressive ability of monochrome photography.
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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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The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition. Now in its 13th edition, this event is one of the most important in the wildlife art calendar.
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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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In our daily lives, reflections are omnipresent. From shop windows and tire hubcaps to sidewalk puddles and our own bathroom mirrors, reflections create illusions that make magic in the everyday.
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We're here to celebrate the natural world through the hard work of wildlife, landscape, and macro photographers around the world.
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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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Three winners per category will win prizes from a $70,000 prize pool, including $30,500 in cash.
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The contest is organized in cooperation with Un Water and with the patronage of the European Community to raise funds to bring drinking water to communities who need Water to live, through projects for water purification.
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Launched in 2010, The Reporting Award award provides up to $12,500 for a significant work of journalism, in any medium, on an under-reported subject in the public interest.
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We are seeking the best new photography from around the world for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020.
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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$16,000 in cash prizes, three solo exhibitions, educational opportunities.
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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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Atlanta Photography Group (APG) invites photographers world-wide to enter images using any photographic process for our upcoming juried exhibition, ''Portfolio 2020''.
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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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Please share your innermost journey that your life pulls you towards. Your learning is our learning. Your healing is our healing
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The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure.
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The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into three categories.
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In partnership with photographer and alum, Dorie Hagler, CENTER is pleased to offer this $5,000 Award in its second year. Awarded to a female photographer, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice.
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The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work's final stages.
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There's a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures- on your doorstep or 10,000 km away. Expand our horizons with view from the four corners of the globe!
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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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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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We are seeking an amazing photographer to be awarded our inaugural 2020 C/HA Artist Award, and be produced/exhibited for free in our gallery between Jun 19 - Jul 26, 2020.
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In photography, 'abstract' is explained as a means of depicting a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.
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For its eleventh edition, Dodho Magazine is looking for 6 photographers worldwide to be presented in its new print edition. All you must do is complete the registration form and upload your project or images.
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HCP is pleased to partner with Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) to offer a new Interdisciplinary Craft + Photography Artist Residency, a program designed for artists creating work at the intersection of contemp
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An Award-winning Juried Publication of Works of Contemporary Photography & Photo-based Art. $2,000 in cash prizes, including a $1,200 first place award
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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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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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Prize for winners chosen by jury: - Participation in the exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 01 - 30, 2020; - A digital copy of the winner certificate; - Publishing in catalogue of the OCEAN photo competition
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This contest aims at promote the work of photographers and showimages highlighting the importance of the natural environment and the species that live there.
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Two prizes, each with 20,000 prize money, are offered to honor innovative projects at the intersection of science, technology and the arts
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.).
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Some people believe that all photographs are, in fact, self-portraits, so if we expand that thinking, self is defined by our growing up and the people who shape our lives
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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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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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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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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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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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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 Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is now accepting submissions for the 2017-18 award cycle.
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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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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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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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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2020
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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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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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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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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.
ENDS 05/15/20
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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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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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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International Photography Grant awards $1000 to the applicant with the most inspirational photographic idea to support visual project of the artist.
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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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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 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 exhibition will survey the notion of the American Road. The road is an iconic theme that runs in some of the best and well known American photographers work such as Stephen Shore, Ed Ruscha, Alec Soth and many others .
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Don't miss your chance to attend the Oscars of Photography, to win the Pangea Prize and to have your work exhibited in Italy at the "Imagine all the People Sharing all the World" Exhibition.
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The 9th edition of BredaPhoto Festival invites professional photographers from all over the world to give their vision on the 2020 theme
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Issue 99 will explore contemporary still life photography. Submit 12 photographs from a single body of work along with your artist/project statement.
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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 annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
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We are pleased to announce the 8th Annual International Combined Caucus Juried Exhibition Call for Entry for LGBTQ, Multi-Cultural, and Women's Caucuses of SPE.
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photo-eye is celebrating 40 Years in business with our first-ever Open Call. photo-eye Gallery invites the submission of photographic works exploring the concept of "Fractured." Artists are encouraged to be creative in their interpretation of the theme.
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In the In-Between seeks contemporary B&W photography in all its forms for its next online exhibition. Primal Sight will be juried by NYC-based curator and writer, Efrem Zelony-Mindell.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a Black and White photography juried group photo show.
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We believe that every little helps! Our mission is to empower and highlight the work of emerging and mid-career artists with exhibition opportunities and visibility.
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Urban Challenges - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin
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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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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. March 2020.
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Black and white photography still holds a place in my heart; it holds an incomparable mystique and mood. Juror Elizabeth Avedon
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Capture the moment international photography exhibition is proud to announce its SECOND open call for submissions. The organizers are looking for special photographs that capture the essence of the Moment from creative and unexpected perspectives.
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The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work in Black, White & More.
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For 28 years, photo l.a. has celebrated and brought together the photography and arts community. Enter today for the opportunity to become a Top 20 Finalist and have your work exhibited during photo l.a. 2020!
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We invite artists working in painting, photography, sculpture, collage, printmaking, ceramics, digital media, mixed media and new media to submit their artwork in order to compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2019 Award.
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Regardless of genres, this month we encourage all photographers to share with us their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life: there are no boundaries and you are free to submit any kind of work.
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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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Axis Gallery invites photographers to submit work that addresses the prompt "Portraits without People." The exhibition will open in March 2020 as part of Sacramento Photography Month.
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Founded in December 2009 by Martha Weidmann and Molly Casey, NINE dot ARTS grew out of the premiere regional art consulting firm McGrath & Braun.
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CINE-BOOKS Platform invite photographers and filmmakers, professional and amateur, to join the Photo Stories Contest!
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The Midwest Center for Photography Juried Exhibition is an annual subject-matter based exhibition for photographers to focus on getting out their best photographs from the various genres and compete for the awards.
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This is the eighth year of the EMERGE competition. We are looking to give one $250 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to emerging photographers.
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With the natural wonders in different seasons and rich culture of its people, the sacred Changbai Mountain of Jilin Province, China is definately worth visiting.
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Praxis seeks submissions of photographic art that includes written language as a fundamental aspect of the composition. The text may be in the form of signs or fragments of signs, handwriting scrawled over the photo, graffiti, palimpsests...
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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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The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the topic of its seventh annual "Shining a Light" International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition, titled Women's Fight for the Right.
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Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome.
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We are looking to give one $200 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to 20 emerging photographers. This fellowship opportunity is geared toward photographers looking to launch their art careers through the exposure of exhibition.
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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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The objects of our past, the forms of nature, or the gadgets of a modern life are all the effects that capture our attention and force us to memorialize them in our photographs.
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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 BarTur Photo Award's mission is to shine a light on new and emerging photographers. Their 2020 award is their largest yet and features up to $10,000 in prizes and invitations to exhibit in Copenhagen, Paris, Berlin, and New York.
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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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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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LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition.
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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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Fotografia Europea 2020's call is open: join the new edition entitled Fantasies. Stories, rules, inventions to be held in Reggio Emilia from April 17th to May 24th.