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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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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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 TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition that celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format. Open to all photographers internationally. Open to all types of image capture; digital, film, iphone, etc.
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NEW TALENTS - Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin!
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The exhibitions organised by GGOP last for 10 days and everything needed for the realisation of the exhibition are provided by our gallery without any additional charge
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Cruthachadh is Scots for "Creation" and to celebrate the creation of the Glasgow Gallery of Photography we want to see your photography creations, We want to see your work, This is an open call so there is no rules as to what you can send.
ENDS 11/20/19
Our international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers is back! This year we will be awarding 30 impressive photographers with an exhibition at the world-renowned Aperture Gallery in Chelsea, New York City.
ENDS 11/24/19
The ninth edition of the Lucas Dolega Award is now launched! We're waiting for your reports from October 29th to November 24th 2019
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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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The only rule.. .the maximum dimension of finished piece (including frame if framed) can be no larger than 12 on the longest side.
ENDS 11/27/19
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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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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Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
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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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To mark its 10th anniversary, Eurazeo invites photographers to tell a story that is of particular interest to them through a series of twelve photos. Love stories, stories of the past, funny stories, storie with a big S, never-ending stories...
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An endowment of 5,000 euros will be given to the young photographer whose series will have been chosen by the jury.
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Our 17th Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and were looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500, plus a trip sponsored by Travel category sponsor The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel!
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Submit 30 to 50 images to be considered for the next exhibition 30 under 30 of women photographers.
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Mysterious, magical, intense, timeless, sometimes nostalgic... mastering the shadows in photography is an art in itself. It is a story in its own right, a unique form of expression.
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Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome.
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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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Regardless of genres, the black & white legacy left by the great masters of photography still inspires and encourages both amateur and professional photographers to work in black & white.
ENDS 12/01/19
We let you unleash your creative skills to capture your finest shots. Dodho brings you a chance to showcase your photography in our ninth printed edition.
ENDS 12/01/19
Aint-Bad is excited to announce our first book prize! If you are a photographer with a complete body of work that is ready to be published, we want to see your project!
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Compete for the CFA Artist of the Year 2019 Award, cash grants and publication on the covers and. We will hand a total of $2,000 in artist grants to 3 artists and 60 more artists will be awarded an Artist of the Year 2019 Certificate.
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Send your images to participate in Asferico 2020, one of the most important contest of naturalistic photography, arrived at its 14th edition. In this edition of Asferico 2020, the total prize value will be higher than 15.000 .
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International Nature Photography Contest. Landscapes, wildlife and nature from anywhere in the world qualify for entry. Cash prizes for the top 10 images.
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We are pleased to announce our Sixth Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibition will run from February 7 - March 6, 2020, with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 7, 7-10 pm, 2020.
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Since 1991, the Bay of Somme, an internationally recognized as a major spot on the migratory routes, celebrates the return of spring and birds with the Bird and Nature Festival.
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Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents.
ENDS 12/07/19
Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. March 2020.
ENDS 12/08/19
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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Open Call is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work.
ENDS 12/10/19
The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities.
ENDS 12/11/19
We are seeking the best new photography from around the world for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2020.
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Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding, and responsible enjoyment of the natural world.
ENDS 12/15/19
"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.
ENDS 12/16/19
Whether you are a professional, student or amateur photographer, you're invited to enter the Wellcome Photography Prize 2020, which celebrates compelling imagery that will encourage conversations about the health challenges of our time.
ENDS 12/16/19
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.
ENDS 12/31/19
The Youth competition rewards the next generation of talented photographers. Judges are looking for fresh approaches to photography and images showing the vision of the young photographer.
ENDS 12/31/19
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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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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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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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.
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CINE-BOOKS Platform invite photographers and filmmakers, professional and amateur, to join the Photo Stories Contest!
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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.
ENDS 12/31/19
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.
ENDS 12/31/19
MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our black and white international exhibition MONOCHROMERIFIC.
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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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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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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. International Group Exhibition. April 2020
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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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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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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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For the 2020 ZEISS Photography Award photographers are asked to respond to the theme Seeing Beyond - Discoveries.
ENDS 02/07/20
Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. May 2020
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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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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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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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The CDS Documentary Essay Prize honors the best in short-form documentary photography and writing in alternating years: one year, photos; one year, writing
ENDS 03/31/20
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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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.
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.
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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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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The criteria for selection by a jury of professional in the photographic field are a height creative level, originality and a coherent personal vision.
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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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Issue 98 will be a Portfolio issue. Submit 10-20 photographs from a single body of work along with your artist/project statement.
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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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The Travel Photography Content is an independent photography competition to celebrate and highlight the creativity in travel photography. The Content is organised by Gistsy, Pixzzart Technologies in London.
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Once again, this year, Mdicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtuea International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.
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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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Abstract images combine shapes, color, pattern, texture and imagination to create an image that is largely independent of visual reality. For this exhibition we seek abstract images made in whatever way you choose, both in and out of camera.
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Portals. A door or gate, an entry or opening, a passage or connection between places, time, or dimensions. Literal or figurative, Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
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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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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a color photography juried group photo show.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. February 2020.
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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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Now in its fifth year, Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre.
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Artexpo is the oldest art fair in New York, and one of the largest, with over 40,000 visitors last year. The 2020 edition will be the 42nd. Win to exhibit up to 4 works free at Artexpo New York April 23 - 26, 2020.
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Submit a project that must contain at least 70 images for the publication of a monograph.
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The Second Annual Members Exhibition is around the corner. All subjects, analog, digital, and antique process, monochrome or color, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
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Whether you're looking for a new adventure, summer home, investment property, or just money in the bank, a property in Maine could all be yours! Submit your "nature" photo to enter.
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Submissions will be judged on the basis of: book design including page layouts, text, cover; strength of the photography; and emotional impact of the overall book.
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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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Dedicated toward elevating the work of still photographers using their talents to create inclusive visual stories depicting life with disability, Disability Stories, is open to all photographers who have been shooting for less than five years.
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Are you a woman, transgender or non-binary artist working across the United States, D.C and Puerto Rico and have a project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today?
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interPHOTO is a project whose mission is to host juried exhibitions providing opportunities for professional and non-professional photographers worldwide, to have their work evaluated by a panel of judges
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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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This call for entries focuses on the landscapes of our incredible planet, and we want to see your very best images!
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Photographic works from all genres, regardless of whether a personal and artistic work, short or long term documentary related to various topics and responding to one of these theme: Contemporary Germany, Live together, East / West Germany, Heimat.
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From the pulsing arteries of a bustling metropolis, to the quiet solitude of its empty backstreets. Glistening glass and steel, against crumbling brickwork and eroded stone. Chance encounters and random moments.
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Surroundings : environment, ambience, location, setting, milieu, neighborhood, environs, home, place, scene, vicinity, site, locale, habitat, dwelling...
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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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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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Artists are invited to submit thematic work which celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit and perseverance in the face of adversity.
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A "found object" is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist's hand. Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced.
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Be it fashion, portrait, street, documentary or any other form of photography that tells the story of people, there are very little boundaries and we are open to all approaches.
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TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
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10th Annual International Juried Exhibition February 6-29, 2020. Gallery 110's annual juried exhibition will showcase work by emerging and established artists.
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Open Door is Rosalux Gallery's annual open call exhibition which is on display for the month of December. Open Door is an exciting opportunity for outside artists to showcase their work in the gallery.
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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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ThePhotograph | Annual Photography Awards is open to all amateur photographers, both student and non-student, in the United States, Canada and worldwide. There is no age limit.
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This exhibition is calling out for image makers who are exploring visual depictions of the self.
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Silver Eye Center for Photography announces a Call for Entries for Fellowship 20, our annual international photography competition. Winners receive a cash award and a solo exhibition with free Lab @ Silver Eye production support for their show.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Staged. Curated international photography exhibition November 21 - December 14, 2019.
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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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Established in 2001 and organized by the graduate photography students at Texas Woman's University, the annual Joyce Elaine Grant Exhibition provides a national venue for the exhibition of artistic expression as seen through the eye of the camera.
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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.
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In its goal to promote and support photographers, MedPhoto Festival, will -for a third time- grant the MedPhoto Award, Greece's first ever international photography prize.
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For this call we want to see a well edited group of seven images. This call is judged as a portfolio. This is an open call. Any subject, any photographic process.
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Send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio - capturing the weird and wonderful moments unfolding around you! The subject is completely up to you.
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ROAM is proud to announce the first annual ROAM Awards, embodying the spirited creativity of our extended audience of adventure seekers and storytellers.
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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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Creative Quarterly magazine opens its 51st 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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We would be more than happy to see for photographs depicting life during winter; both everyday situations and landscapes. The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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For This Land we're looking for photos that express the connectivity of the individual, the photographer, to the world around. We'd like to see your expression of your connection to the land as well as your vision of your personal landscape.
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With more than $21,000 USD on offer and a sponsors prize pool that's growing by the day. Check out the great prizes on offer here.
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Now in its sixth year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes.
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We're excited to welcome back one of our most popular awards for a second year - the LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards!
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INSPIRE, our 5th International Travel and Documentary Photography Competition is now open. This year's winner will be able to choose their prize between a Nikon Z7, a Canon EOS R, a Sony A7R III, or $3000 cash!
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Photography's main focal point may be any species of animal living the wild. On-Line Juried Photography Competition and Exhibition. Photography's main focal point may be any species of animal living the wild.
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The Grant's mission is to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the need to work for gender equality in the industry.
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Chosen photographers will have their images printed and framed on the Gallery wall for a period of 10 days alongside a specially curated selection of Apollo 11 Moon mission images by Nasa
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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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Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration.
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The Film Photo Award offers two award cycles per year, each providing three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based ph
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Exposure Photography Festival is now taking submissions to select work to be exhibited in the next edition of the festival in Calgary, Alberta. The International Open Call exhibition will take place in February next year as a part of the main festival.
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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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Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now taking entries for PEOPLE, PLACES, THINGS - APG's collaborative exhibition that will be featured at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center in Madison, Ga.
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We are interested in seeing images that reflect memories of childhood, whether through allusion to your own experience, or your current experience with a child. All capture and processing methods are welcome.
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Streets, squares, parks, beaches, forest paths, the public space can take many different forms, but mostly refers to the same basic criteria: it's a place that is open, free, accessible to its inhabitants, allowing their free movement and expression.
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An International Call for Works About Anxiety and/or Impending Disaster. Win An Exhibit at Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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All winners will be published in PDN and in a gallery on pdnonline.com, which reaches an audience of over 500,000 readers, followers and photo-industry creatives.
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The FotoEvidence Book Award with World Press Photo winner and two selected finalists will be exhibited during the 2020 World Press Photo Exhibition in conjunction with the launch of the book in Amsterdam.
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Organized as part of the RISE COLING research project. Entries should represent minority, indigenous or endangered languages. We especially encourage young members of local communities to share their passion for language and culture.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture.
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Submit your work today, responding to the theme Daily Life, and you could be one of up to 50 photographers chosen to participate in a month-long exhibition at the renowned Galerie Huit Arles, taking place during Les Rencontres d'Arles 2020.