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 2021, from free to paid photography awards, so you can decide what photo contest meets your needs.

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This year's LuganoPhotoDays' contests include: IBSA Foundation COVID-19, Wildlife and Nature 2020 and Reportage and Documentary 2020
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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 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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Up to $50,000 in direct funding
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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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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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Festival Images takes place in even years but Images Vevey also allocates support grants for photographic projects every other year.
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The Images Vevey Book Award grants the winner the indivisible sum of CHF 10,000 (approx. EUR 9,250) for the production of an original photography book, which must be carried out in consultation with Images Vevey.
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Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!
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A 'found object'is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist's hand.
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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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We are excited to announce that our March 2021 online group exhibition, 'A Certain Kind of Blue,' is being curated by photographic artist and Assistant Professor in Photography at the University of Tampa, Jaime Aelavanthara!
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Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout one of Artadia's Award Cities. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
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The 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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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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Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout one of Artadia's Award Cities. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply.
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The 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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PhotoIreland Festival invites national and international artists and practitioners, including writers, researchers, curators, emerging and established, to propose works to be part of PhotoIreland Festival 2021
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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Selected artists will have their work featured for a period of six months online.
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black/white: charcoal/snowy, onyx/ivory, pitch/clear, ebony/alabaster, coal/pearly
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The current edition of the Malta International Photo Award is based on the theme of travel and is offering over 10,000 in cash prizes.
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The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies.
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The biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world
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Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum.
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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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Abstract art is art that does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Flora. Juror: Wendi Schneider
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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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Landscape is the theme for this month's competition. Win $10,000 in our Street Photography Competition!
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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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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Stories: Narrative Photography
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This is a call for all genres of landscape: natural, urban, industrial, and abstract. Show us how you see the world, while embracing the quiet and minimal.
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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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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Handbali Magazine's organization will select from among all the proposals received, giving priority to quality works with development closer to publication.
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Issue #106 will focus on self-portraits
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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 Cleveland Photo Fest presents PHOTOTHON 2021. Sponsored by the Bostwick Design Art Initiative. We invite your submissions to three international exhibitions
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Be Featured in our April 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Trevor Cole
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Istanbul Photo Awards is an international news photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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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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Now in its eighth edition, the Moscow International Foto Awards is a hotly anticipated annual event that spotlights some of the most brilliant and insightful photography.
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We will award 4 exhibitions that will take place next June and July 2022.
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Mercy of the moon, juror Kevin Tully
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Selected artists/photographers of the FEARLESS theme will be exhibited at Helsinki Photo Festival 2021 (July 7th to September 30th).
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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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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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We are inviting all photographers to enter our winter photo competition!
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Monochrome.
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The third edition of this photo exhibition will take place in the magnificent setting of the living and working area of Vincent van Gogh.
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NOIR BLANC 21 is a bold and modern international event showing off the works of new and emerging black and white portrait photographers and their creative teams from around the world.
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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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8 best works will be published on Covers of the International Marika Magazine
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We're looking for bold and confident people to present their best projects to date. If you think you have what it takes, hear this out!
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Submit your work today, responding to the theme Then & Now, 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 2021.
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You have a photo or video project idea that you believe in, and this grant will help you bring it to life.
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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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Entrants whose work is long listed for the Self Portrait Prize exhibition will then be considered for the 10,000 Ruth Borchard Prize
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Awarded for the best visual arts response to the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 - Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization.
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From $5,000 to $50,000 to recognize, uplift, and celebrate the creative practices of California artists at key career levels.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme The Staged Photograph, Juror Richard Tuschman
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme The Nude, Juror: Renee Jacobs
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter.
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Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's international juried call for submissions. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide.
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Athens Photo Festival 2021 is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world for its 2021 exhibition program.
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For the inaugural Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program, Reuters Pictures reuters.com/pictures is offering ten grants of $8,000 USD for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills.
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Do you know someone who is living with or someone who has passed from Alzheimers disease or another dementia?
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The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
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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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The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition Celebrating 25 years of EXPOSURE with the PRC Choice Awards
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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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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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Many of us have been self-isolating at home over the last 12 months. How have these externally imposed restrictions affected our sense of self?
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We are pleased to announce the call for applications for the eighth year of the Arab Documentary Photography Program.
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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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This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat
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There are no limitations as to the subject matter. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults!
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The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition aims to discover and celebrate talented Asian, Asian diaspora artists and artists residing in Asia at any stage of their careers.
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Texas Photographic Society (TPS) is proud to announce our latest call for entry, At Night, in conjunction with the Museum of the Big Bend and McDonald Observatory.
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20 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.
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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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The 30 photographers selected by Mr Hossein Farmani to join the curated State of the World exhibition 2020 will receive a cash prize of $200 each
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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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This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme Urban Culture & Basketball.
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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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There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions reality, but instead use shapes, colors, forms and gestural marks to achieve its effect.
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Anything, anywhere, just no people
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The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $10,000.00 USD.
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The 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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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 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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2021 submission will be open on March 1st, 202`
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce the Guardian Project, an open call supporting Pathshala/South Asian Media institute.
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Win from a cash fund of 6,000 to expand your practice.
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new craft or visual art project.
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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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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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The winner will receive a 500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine
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The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
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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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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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There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
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We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers.
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Your work featured in a printed and electronic edition magazine distributed worldwide. The magazine is published through the service on demand peecho.
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MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2021 Members' Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2000 in awards.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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The fellowship runs for 12 weeks from April 5June 25, 2021 - $500/week for a total of $6,000
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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$14,000 in cash prizes, plus 3 solo shows a residency, projections at festivals and much more.
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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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We are seeking the best new photography from around the world for the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2021.
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This is the eighth year of the EMERGE competition. We are looking to give one $200 EMERGE Fellowship Award and exhibition opportunities to emerging photographers.
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The exhibition will be published on Don't Take Pictures Online from February 24 - May 25.
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Be Featured in our March 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The first 3 winners will receive a total of 1,000 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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Presenting the American Photography 37 A new competition to celebrate the best pictures submitted by photo enthusiasts, taken with any device.
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The MACK First Book Award is a publishing prize open to artists who have not previously had a book published. The award was established in 2012 to support emerging artists and bodies of work that find a voice through the book form.
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The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition.
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This exhibition is a celebration of the astonishing beauty and diversity found in the animal world.
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ITSLIQUID International Art Exhibition: February 25-26 until March 19, 2021
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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Take part in the 19th edition of the FESTIVAL MANIFESTO which will be held from September 17 to October 2, 2021 in Toulouse.
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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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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Silence
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As photographers, we have developed skill in seeing beneath the surface of our subjects, and often find in them the beauty, poignancy, and poetry that exist in ordinary moments.
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Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author's deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image.
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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is an international contest inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications.
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Street Photography is the theme for this month's competition. Win $10,000 in our Street Photography Competition!
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Fauna. Juror: Carol Erb
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Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe.
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All finalists' works will form a major exhibition that will be on view at the Portrait Gallery from April 2022 through February 2023
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Our 6th 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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Four winners will be selected. Each winner will have a solo show in the gallery, as well as online.
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What are the stories that define America? Presidents, protests, people, communities.
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Submissions must 'capture an Italian moment' anywhere in the world, but can otherwise be about anyone and anything