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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Juried photobook retreat with Antoine d’Agata, Stacy Kranitz, Curran Hatleberg, Anastasia Samoylova, Igor Posner, Vanessa Winship and more
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With the support of Sebastião Salgado, CCFD-Terre Solidaire is launching the first edition of the Prix Photo Terre Solidaire dedicated to humanist and environmental photography.
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The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work in Black, White & More.
ENDS 12/05/22
Panopticon Gallery is pleased to announce a call for art for “First Look 2023,” our annual juried portfolio showcase, where several portfolios will be selected for the exhibition on view from February through March 2023.
ENDS 12/06/22
Photographers can submit their single image work or series from November 2nd to December 6th, 2022 at 11:59 pm CEST.
ENDS 12/07/22
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. March 2023
ENDS 12/07/22
Silhouettes can be both subtle and dramatic. They will always have an impact on the mood, composition and overall flow of our work. Share with us your best frames and moments showing your perception of Silhouettes!
ENDS 12/08/22
Wildlife Photographer of the Year harnesses the power of photography to promote the discovery, understanding, and responsible enjoyment of the natural world.
ENDS 12/09/22
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on TComposition: Photography Now.
ENDS 12/11/22
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/11/22
Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the BLACK and WHITE catalog.
ENDS 12/12/22
For "Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors", we're looking for images that use these devices in intriguing ways.
ENDS 12/13/22
Amateur and Professional photographers are invited to submit their work to this year's Food, Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Photography Awards.
ENDS 12/13/22
Our 29th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Women".
ENDS 12/13/22
LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition.
ENDS 12/14/22
Exhibition at Photo London 2023 + $10,000 Cash Prizes
ENDS 12/15/22
Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
ENDS 12/15/22
Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask- Who were the people who lived and worked here?
ENDS 12/16/22
Three grantees will each receive $15,000 to develop or expand a body of work tied to Chicagoland.
ENDS 12/18/22
Welcoming both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.
ENDS 12/20/22
An Open Call for Fotofestiwal Open Program gives you an opportunity to present your works to the audience of the International Festival of Photography held held on 9-26 June 2022 in Łódź (Poland)
ENDS 12/20/22
Be Featured in our January 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
ENDS 12/22/22
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 12/22/22
Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Annekathrin Kohout, writer and cultural scientist, has decided to team up with writer, curator of contemporary art and founding director of the Philara Collection, Katharina Klang.
ENDS 12/29/22
General public Open Call for your photos, to participate in the first Toronto Pride Exhibition & Publication.
ENDS 12/31/22
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 12/31/22
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/22
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 12/31/22
There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
ENDS 12/31/22
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
ENDS 12/31/22
Artists are welcome to submit their works. All techniques are welcome.
ENDS 12/31/22
The total photo safari prize fund for 2022 is over $60,000!
ENDS 12/31/22
4.000 € for the winner and more than 15.000 € in cash prizes.
ENDS 12/31/22
The Pulitzer Center’s global reporting grants support in-depth, high-impact reporting on critical issues that are often overlooked in the media, from global health to climate change.
ENDS 12/31/22
Photographers from all over the world are invited to participate and raise awareness of the ongoing global concern of toxic mercury
ENDS 12/31/22
We hope the Gender Equality Grant can help our partner organizations advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and commitments.
ENDS 01/01/23
The Alice Austen House is currently accepting photography and multimedia submissions for Ecologies #3.
ENDS 01/05/23
Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now accepting submissions for CHOICE 2023!
ENDS 01/06/23
Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/06/23
For young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old, first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment
ENDS 01/06/23
The Aperture Portfolio Prize aims to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition.
ENDS 01/08/23
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2023
ENDS 01/08/23
Win an Exhibition at PHOTO L.A. 2023 March 2 - 5, 2023
ENDS 01/09/23
Sipa is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2020 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
ENDS 01/10/23
The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
ENDS 01/13/23
Rewarding the best photo series worldwide! Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/15/23
Issue #117 will feature all black and white photography. This should be a single project or body of work (if you are unsure what this means you can view past portfolio issues by going to the "Archive")
ENDS 01/15/23
The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honours works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality.
ENDS 01/15/23
The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honours works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality.
ENDS 01/15/23
Passepartout Photo Prize provides cash awards, exhibition in a fine art gallery in Rome, publication in annual catalogue and various magazines, and more.
ENDS 01/15/23
We are glad to share the news that Anadolu Agency’s international news photography contest Istanbul Photo Awards to be held for 9th time.
ENDS 01/15/23
The best photographs will be presented in an exhibition in the Principality of Monaco, then touring in various locations around the world, as well as in a high-quality photography book.
ENDS 01/16/23
The selected photographers have the opportunity to show their work at Galerie LIK in Vienna and at the Competa Photo Days and will each receive one WMPO Award per category.
ENDS 01/23/23
Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2022. Entry is free with up to £200 cash prize for the overall winner!
ENDS 02/01/23
The winning image and three runners-up will be featured in CWA and at the CA Live! conference in London in 2023. The overall winner will get two free tickets to the conference, and will also receive a Current World Archaeology trophy.
ENDS 02/03/23
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
ENDS 02/03/23
Winning an Applied Arts Images Award will help you broadcast your work in front of top creative professionals working in the advertising, design industries today.
ENDS 02/10/23
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. May 2023
ENDS 02/12/23
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 02/13/23
The Nikon Photo Contest has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike
ENDS 02/15/23
We are excited to officially present the 2nd edition of the Contemporary Expressions Award curated by the Contemporary Art Station.
ENDS 02/23/23
The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential.
ENDS 03/13/23
Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. June 2023
ENDS 04/01/23
The Photo Drone Awards is one of the world's leading photo competitions focused on drone photography.
ENDS 04/16/23
Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2023
ENDS 04/27/23
The awards program has included 9 international categories, as well as a London-specific main category for worldwide participation<
ENDS 05/01/23
Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months.
ENDS 05/14/23
MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
ENDS 05/31/23
The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
ENDS 05/31/23
The CEWE Photo Award unites photo enthusiasts - and celebrates the beauty of our world.
ENDS 10/24/23
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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Back for its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award from 1854 and British Journal of Photography captures the moments that make us what we are.
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Multiple photographers will be selected for the book by an editorial board and each one of them will be designated as a 2023 FotoEvidence Book Award winner.
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The New York Photography Awards program honors, recognizes, and promotes outstanding photographers worldwide, who share their vision with the world, through the lenses that portray the beauty of immutable reality, along with the dichotomy of Big Apple’
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The 33 edition of the Memorial Maria Luisa de Photography and video is about to begin. This time the contest is made up of fourteen thematic categories on the Mountain, Nature and Adventure, in addition to the specific category of videos.
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International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods.
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The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
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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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Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
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The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine, plus a one-year subscription to Anthology
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Filter Photo hosts an annual call for proposals for the exhibition calendar at Filter Space. We welcome photography proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental or coming from an emerging curator or a veteran artist.
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We are happy to announce the eighth edition of the annual PORTRAITS - Hellerau Photography Awards with its new theme, “SURFACE”.
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In November, all approaches are valid and we invite all landscape photographers to share their best images!⁠
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Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask- Who were the people who lived and worked here?
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Getxophoto's Open Call offers the opportunity for visual artists and photographers from all over the world to exhibit their works at the next edition of the Festival, in June 2023.
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Be Featured in our December 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
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The criteria for selection by a jury of professional in the photographic field are a height creative level, originality and a coherent personal vision.
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Ten projects will be shortlisted and featured at the next Rencontres d'Arles.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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Our 28th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Streets".
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Pop-Up Exhibition, Juried by Ann Jastrab, Executive Director at the Center for Photographic Art (CPA) in Carmel, CA
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The Aftermath Project is open to working photographers worldwide who are interested in creating work that helps illumine aftermath issues, and encourages greater public understanding and discussion of these issues.
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We are offering grants in the amount of $3,500 (2 available) and $1,000 (4 available) to artists & photographers worldwide working in all media. In total, 6 artists will receive unrestricted cash grants totaling $11,000.
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Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration.
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Issue #116 will be a Portfolio issue. This should be a single project or body of work (if you are unsure what this means you can view past portfolio issues by going to the "Archive")
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Proposal for exhibition in the supporting programme and for the Merck-Award
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography.
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Good portraits give us insight into the subject; great portraits can give us insight into what it is to be human.
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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The winner of the 'Charta dummy award' will get his/her dummy published, with a production prize of €5.000,00.
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The acclaimed and renonwned photography grant contest from Gomma. The ninth year in the making. High international exposure and funding.
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Four winners across US, UK, Mexico and Canada will receive $10,000 and a Leica SL2-S set
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The winner of the Anthology Cover Art Award will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of – and editorial coverage in – a future Issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription to Anthology
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Win an online exhibition.
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
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A FREE to enter International Photography & Film Awards with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Awards.
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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 2022'
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We would like to discover images from your most authentic and engaged projects to be carefully curated in a new show starting in January 2023 at 254Forest in Brussels.
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Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents.
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bo - tan - i - cal : concerning plants, agricultural, gardening, floral, grasses, herbs, horticultural, shrubs, floricultural, botanic, weeds, landscaping, arboricultural, trees, flower...
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Call for solo artists for Copenhagen Photo Festival 2023,
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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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Once again, this year, Médicos del Mundo presents the Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award to denounce the situation of millions of people in the World.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that demonstrates the fundamental qualities that make motion & blur a compelling element of contemporary photography.
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Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition.
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Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure.
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The SE Center Open is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work.
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This year we're excited to exhibit our Emerging Talent winners in Paris alongside Paris Photo, the world's largest international art fair dedicated to photography!
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Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Now in its 9th year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes.
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Be Featured in our November 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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The 13th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award (Prix Carmignac du photojournalisme) will focus on Ghana and the ecological and social challenges the country faces.
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For the EVOLVE open call, we invite you to submit artwork that reflects your exploration of a concept and the resultant process and visual form that evolution takes.
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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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Be part of Berlin Photo Week, win a solo show, cash prizes up to 1.5k + more
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The festival gives voice to artists who express this feeling of urgency and share stories of hope and a fresh start.
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Color is said to be three-dimensional because of its three unique aspects. When you seek to define a specific color, there are three properties to consider; Hue, Value, and Saturation.
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The call is open to single images only (not projects) and is addressed to national and international artists who use the photographic medium.
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We are interested in images that contain - or are about - the color red. What does the color red mean to you?
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We often imagine that the Surrealists worked to create profoundly weird and unconventional work as a matter of course.
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Submit the work that best represents you as a photographic artist. 20 images will be selected for an online exhibition and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 winning winners.
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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$12,000 in cash prizes, plus 3 features on Vogue Italia, a solo exhibition at PhMuseum Lab, and much more!
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on Trees and Water.
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PRIMARY COLORS: RED, YELLOW, and BLUE tubes of paint are the basic building blocks for all the colors of the rainbow.
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Winners exhibited in the gallery and on our website Dec. 14, 2022 – Jan. 8, 2023
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2022
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Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
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Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
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Our 27th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Colors".
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Symmetry is the theme for this months competition.
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During the Festival, Hangar proposes a thematic exhibition, and in the framework of the 7th edition, launches a Call for photographers on the theme: Self-portrait.
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Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in its exhibition competition for 2023 and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated.
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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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Telling Tales. For our entire lives we’ve been told every picture tells a story. A Single image can have a powerful storytelling impact, change the way we see, and leave a lasting impression
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Merlinka festival is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from Europe* for its Queer Europe Photo Exhibition.