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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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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We invite fine artists working in all visual arts categories to submit their images in order to be considered for free participation at the 6th edition of Tokyo International Art Fair
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Apply now to get your work seen by industry leaders, and be a part of this international gallery exhibition traveling to New York, Tokyo, Dublin, and Taiwan!
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Due to the massive success of of Monochrome 1 and 2 We have decided to bring it back for another outing as it is a massively popular area of photography for both the photographer and the viewer.
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Central to the 2020 Noorderlicht International Photography Festival is the mind-set and energy of the youngest generation of world citizens: Generation Z.
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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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The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award recognizes women photojournalists with a commitment to shining a light on important stories around the world through brave and compelling work.
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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 National Geographic Society awards grants for conservation, education, research, storytelling, and technology through its Committee for Research and Exploration. All proposed projects must be novel and exploratory, and be of broad interest.
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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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The Excellence in Multimedia Award recognizes outstanding photo-media artists and storytellers working in a variety of media processes and subject matter.
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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st Seasons Online Art Competition for the month of February 2020.
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The theme of the exhibition is "Transitions" and it will take place at the gallery of Peinture Frache in Brussels in June 2020.
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Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes.
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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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Participation in the IWPA Award is free and open to women photographers, minimum age of 18 years, regardless of nationality.
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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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Welcome to our annual Zebra Awards - we are seeking our very own TZIPAC Black and White Photographer of the Year.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our exhibition WOMAN. The best works will be exhibited in the Rope Street Museum a private museum located in the center of the old medieval Romania.
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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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There are 13 categories to choose from. These are for professional and non-professional photographers alike.
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This exhibition is calling out for image makers who are exploring visual depictions of the theme 'connection'.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist's endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance.
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We are looking for the best upcoming photographers of all ages, background and working in all photographic fields.
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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 annual photobook prize for unpublished works by photographers and artists.
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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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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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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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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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We need to laugh now, more than ever, so Dickerman Prints is announcing a call for humorous entries that will lift our spirits and tickle our funny bones.
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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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SF Camerawork invites a wide range of photographic work and encourages experimental and risk-taking new work in photography and related media, including fine art, installation, multi-media, social justice, and documentary projects.
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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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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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Hauser & Wirth Institute provides generous research grants for predoctoral and senior scholars.
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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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Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 3rd 'Open' Online Art Competition for the month of January 2020.
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Show us your favorite photographic shots! Open to all themes and ideas, all styles and genres, all perspectives on crafsmanship and photographic creativity.
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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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It's the 100th anniversary of most women being able to vote. Let's celebrate women with this exhibition.
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All capture types, photographic genres, and photographic processes are eligible for selection. Juror: Paula Tognarelli
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CALLS FOR WORK are open to all photographers internationally. All processes, techniques and experience levels are welcomed. Color work can be submitted but will be reproduced in black & white. Please follow guidelines closely.
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The 19th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you.
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Photography can make visible scenes that never existed outside the photographer's imagination, providing artists with the ability to share dreams, fabricate stories, and delve into self-reflection.
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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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One artist will be awarded the Purchase Award at the conclusion of this call and entered as a finalist for the Annual Grand Prize.
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Do you have a body of work or a concept for an exhibition that is photography or photography based? We are looking for compelling solo or cooperative exhibitions to fill our interior salon space.
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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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The Antiparos International Photo Festival will be held from 4th to 12th July 2020. Now in its eighth year, we were once described by the British Journal of Photography as 'the smallest serious international photography festival in the world'.
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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Either way uncertain, hard to define, unknown about, vague, unclear or poorly lit, the 1st edition of the Inoventa Awards theme is OBSCURE.
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All proposed projects and submitted portfolios must be works of non-fiction and must be based on such pressing social issues as health, poverty, oppression, war, famine, religious/political persecution and similar topics.
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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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Six visual artists will receive a $2,500 cash prize, and each will have their work presented by Real Art Ways in a solo exhibition in 2019-20
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The winner of the Don't Take Pictures Prize for Contemporary Photography receives an unrestricted $2,000 cash prize and publication in the Fall 2020 print issue of Don't Take Pictures.
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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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PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 8th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2020.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. Win a Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2020
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The overall Earth Photo 2020 Winner and all the other prize winners will be announced during the exhibition at the Royal Geographical Society, London
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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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Nikon's Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography.
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Portraits may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to photography concerned with portraying people with an emphasis on their identity as individuals in relation to their surroundings, status and humanity.
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The winner of the Prize in 2019 will receive an award of 50,000 EUR (approx. 55,160 USD) to fund the production of further work and an individual exhibition in a prestigious gallery.
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Submit your best work for a chance to win up to $11,500 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the PX3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual PX3 book.
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Awarded every two years and now in its 5th edition, the Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality.
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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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International Portfolio Open Call and Photobook Open Call.
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2020 submission will be open on March 1st, 2020
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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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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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The next 127 Day is July 12, 2020. You're invited to celebrate this day by sending 127 Film Photography one photograph that you make on 127-format analogue media on January 27, 2020.
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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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Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $ 7,500 in monetary award!
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The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition.
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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.
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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 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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Three winners per category will win prizes from a $70,000 prize pool, including $30,500 in cash.
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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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This series is Gallery 263s main exhibition program, amounting to three shows annually, and is the only way to be considered for a proposed group or solo exhibition.
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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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JUROR: Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art.
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Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
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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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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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Las Laguna Gallery is currently accepting submissions of all types of photography, which includes but is not limited to traditional film, polaroid, iPhone, digital, etc. There are no restrictions to content or style.
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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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We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers.
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In this exhibition, we celebrate the beauty and powerful expressive ability of monochrome photography.
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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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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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Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce our call for entries for the 23rd annual PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, Distinction with our esteemed juror, Kris Graves.
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Alternative Processes, 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.
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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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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. April 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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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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For the 2020 ZEISS Photography Award photographers are asked to respond to the theme Seeing Beyond - Discoveries.
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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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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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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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Journey to the corners of the world and explore the sky to discover the greatest treasures of our planet.
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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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Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life Show us life at night!
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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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Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other.
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The 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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This Call for Submissions is seeking your photographic work that best represents our theme "Black, Blue & White".