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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The Brazilian festival is inviting artists from all around the world to submit works for the opportunity to be part of the exhibition program in its fourth edition later this year.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture.
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We are interested in images that contain - or are about - the color blue. Show us your photos of blue suede shoes, the blue sky, or the blue ocean... or... Blue can also represent being melancholy, a genre of music or politics.
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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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It is that time of the year again when we are looking for an amazing photographer to be awarded a Solo exhibition and an accompanying Book during our Winter season.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Feminine / Masculine.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Urban.
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Selected winners will be exhibited in FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in a date to be determined according to the evolution of the pandemic.
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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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This Open Call will feature 40 photographers / images that will be displayed in an Online Exhibition on both Lucie Foundation and Muse's websites, 10 images from each category.
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A rare chance to collaborate with Kyotos master artisans to print exquisite collotypes of your best work
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The Photo Annual awards carries a reputation built on prestige and value, providing entrants with immeasurable exposure.
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The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the fifth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.
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An International Call for Photographic or Lens-Based Art About Tangibility
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In these dark days, finding those things that bring us joy is particularly difficult, and never more important. Finding and sharing expressions of joy brings comfort to us all.
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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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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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The two winners of the OpenImage Barcelona will be exhibited in FotoNostrum Gallery in Barcelona in a date to be determined in 2021
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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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Creative Quarterly magazine opens its 61st 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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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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The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize.
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The Council on Aging - Southern California, a trusted nonprofit since 1973, presents the 7th annual Aging as Art: A Juried Photography Show.
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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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The NEXT-IMAGE Awards embody Huaweis dedication to the craft and artistry of modern photography. All submissions to the NEXT-IMAGE Awards must be created with HUAWEI/HONOR phones.
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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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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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Encompassing the structures of the places we call home, our sanctuaries, and the locations providing places of business where we work and conduct commerce - this is suburban architecture.
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The world is definitely in color, yet for photographers the decision to photograph in color is not always black and white.
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The Open competition is open to all photographers. The EPSON International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.
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The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture is a $20,000 prize awarded annually to a photographer whose work demonstrates a compelling new vision in photographic portraiture.
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The theme of the exhibition is Escape and it will take place at the gallery "Tte" in Berlin in September 2020.
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Solo exhibition opportunity for an early-career photographer
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Nature is the theme for this months competition.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition in Rome. November 2020
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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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light : sunny, cloudless, ablaze, lucent, aglow, beaming, shiny, luminous, brilliant, radiant, bright
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The IPA recognizes photographys leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.
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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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Win an exhibition at TJ Boulting Gallery in London
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Four photo artists who get shortlisted will show at BBA Gallery, and as an official part of EMOP- European Month of Photography in October 2020.
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An international call with which to connect one another through our scrutiny and our creativity, creating with your images a photographic project that will be exhibited in the next big event of Roma Photography
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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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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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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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The renowned photo grant contest 2020 profits all devolved to charities battling the Corona-virus.
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All photography must relate to human rights issues illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, hate, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large
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The Saint George VADON Association announces the III. TransNatura International Nature Photo contest. The application is open, amateur as well as professional photographers are invited from all over the world.
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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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The Grant is payable is six consecutive monthly stipends of US$ 500 each, starting 30 days after the announcement of the recipient.
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Now entering it's 3rd evolution, the RISE International Photography Awards is a unique, online photography awards system aimed at seeing entrants elevate their work from one award year to the next.
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The international dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year
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The Picto Prize for Fashion aims to introduce new talents and offers the winners support for the realization of their projects
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We use portraits as objects of remembrance and reverence, of seduction and glorification.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography. International Group Exhibition in Rome. December 2020
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Gender X is the creation of grassroots organizers, Labyrinth Arts Collective, Inc. and will be held at the Pride Center of Staten Island, 25 Victory Blvd for the first time!
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Issue 103 will include documentary photography projects that focus on recording events, environments or everyday life.
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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 winning photographs will be exhibited in a gallery in the heart of Paris on November 14th and 15th, 2020, during Paris Photo which is the biggest photo fair in the world.
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The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography İstanbul and showcasing the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world.
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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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BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe.
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Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky and the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival are requesting submissions for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant
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Las Laguna Gallery is currently accepting submissions of all types of photography for an online exhibition
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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students and professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
ENDS 10/07/20
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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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition in Rome. January 2021
ENDS 10/11/20
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.
ENDS 10/21/20
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.
ENDS 10/21/20
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.
ENDS 10/21/20
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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Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition and the chance to win the title of 'Amateur Photographer of the Year 2020'
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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.
ENDS 10/31/20
The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
ENDS 11/01/20
Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographers name, for six months.
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists and photographers,
ENDS 12/31/20
We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.
ENDS 12/31/20
Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.
ENDS 12/31/20
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
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Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 12/31/20
We're always looking for interesting work to be published. If you want to submit to our magazine or our interviews, please obey the following instructions
ENDS 12/31/20
In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.
ENDS 12/31/20
Submit your work that has any sort of Red, Green, Blue or Yellow in it.
ENDS 12/31/20
We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
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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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The Professional competition is looking to reward and showcase the world's most outstanding bodies of work.
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Awarded every two years and now in its 5th edition, the Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality.
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This is a great opportunity for the artists, who can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in October 2020 in Rome and much more.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. October 2020
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It is the first of three WPPI Awards, which includes First and Second Half online competitions and The Annual: 16x20 Print, Album and Filmmaking competitions.
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vistas: glimpse, landscape, perspective, seascape, scene, panorama, scenery, cityscape, view, overlook, horizon...
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The Ian Parry Scholarship is divided into two categories: The Sunday Times Award for Achievement and The Canon Award for Potential.
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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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The world is definitely in color, yet for photographers the decision to photograph in color is not always black and white.
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Covid-19 permitting, a selection of the best pictures could become part of a collective exhibition as part of the Festival's calendar.
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Submit work of wide-open spaces, urban environments, contemporary,traditional, minimalist, with or without people.
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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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International Portfolio Open Call and Photobook Open Call.
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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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Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical components in their work can enter. Artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional photographic and printmaking practices are encouraged to enter.
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Passepartout Photography Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary award every year and exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy.
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Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective!
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In order to to assist photojournalists struggling with the economic hardships associated with this profession, the Association is promoting an annual Grant, endowed for the fith year by LaScam
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#LenscratchTellMeAStory is an on-going call for compelling photographs and the stories behind them. Selected entries will be featured on the Lenscratch instagram account.
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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 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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Were open to all genres and want to see YOUR colors!
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Our goal is to raise funds to support non-profit organizations assisting artists facing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 crisis.
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The aim of Critical Mass is to provide participants with career-building opportunities and to promote the best emerging and mid-career artists working today. Juror Elisabeth Avedon
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"Nature Photographer of the Year" contest 2017 is the new name for the successful Nature Talks Photo Contest. We think NPOTY is a more powerful name.
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This online gallery exhibit will examine the perspective of a young generation of artists and activists as they consider the theme of this exhibit - Here We Go Again.
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20 international critics will select up to 60 photographers. This could be you!
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We are looking for images that can tell about these months and suggest our hope for the future.
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It's a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre.
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video.
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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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SF Camerawork invites a wide range of photographic work and encourages experimental and risk-taking new work in photography. $1,000 prize awarded to one finalist
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This years Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Yancey Richardson, Director, Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York City.
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The report must have been made between 1 June 2019 and 31 May 2020
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The SPi Awards 2020 is now open for submissions until June 15th
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Getty Images want to award 10 creatives with $2,000 USD grants, to help lessen financial stress and bring light to a challenging time
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2020 submission will be open on March 1st, 2020
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A platform for art photographers to broaden their career opportunities and promote their work within the photo l.a. network
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Our 12th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America.
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The Top Winners from each Category of the VIEpa Vienna International Photo Awards will be awarded in the yearly VIEphoto Exhibition
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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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he award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual Design. International Group Exhibition. September 2020
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The Global Peace Photo Award recognizes and promotes photographers from all over the world whose pictures capture human efforts towards a peaceful world and the quest for beauty and goodness in our lives.
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The photographing of buildings and similar structures that are aesthetically pleasing and accurate representations of their subjects.
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The Pollux Award is addressed to professional and non professional photographers worldwide, who will compete in this editions in two different sections
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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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Issue 101 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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Portraits of yourself, those you are with. All capture methods and process are welcome.
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FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at the Sakharov Center is pleased to announce our fourth annual international Direct Look photo contest.
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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The Grant is given in order to allow the winnerto carry out the photo-reportage which has been presented for the Grant.
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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate at our exhibition Children
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All works receiving an award will become part of the CFA photographic library.
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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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The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund plays an important role in the growth of an individual artist's work, in their rise to prominence, and in their legacy.
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In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management.
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The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's humanistic and compassionate photography. .
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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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Hangar announces the launch of a photographic mission open to artists confined in Europe, on the theme "the world within". Selected photographers will be exhibited during PhotoBrussels Festival 05.<
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The submission is free and you may submit only one entry.
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Win $2000 and international recognition in the prestigious Minimalist Photography Awards. The winners will receive the title: Minimalist Photographer of the Year and cash prizes.