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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PHmuseum's First International Photography Festival: PHmuseum Days will take place on 23-26 September 2021 in Bologna, Italy
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Take part in a photography exhibition in Berlin! The selected artists will take part in a collective exhibition at the gallery 'Tête' in Berlin in July 2021.
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The winner receives $3,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP's permanent collection.
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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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Be Featured in our June 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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The call centers digital artworks on a 32.5ft high 24ft wide digital display within the CNRA building. This opportunity embraces a contemporary and accessible concept of what public art is, who makes it, and for whom it is for.
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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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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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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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MORE ART PLEASE gallery has the pleasure to invite you to participate to our black and white international exhibition Portfolio.
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Issue 107 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph, Nikon and Getty Images
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2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph, Nikon and Getty Images
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The winner will receive $1000, a digital feature and a chance to have their project considered for publication.
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Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.
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Exhibit and Sell your Art Worldwide Online
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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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We welcome all applications to our next juried show "Our Planet: Ourselves", which will give expression to these messages.
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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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Anything, anywhere, just no people
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PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition at the 9th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2021.
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Until May 17, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest.
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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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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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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 award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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The BarTur Photo Award encourages diversity of photographic approaches that reflect vibrant and continuing photographic traditions.
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Projects for emerging photographers: to give you the opportunity to show your work one evening during the festival's opening week (July 4 to 11)
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Don’t Take Pictures exists to showcase the work of emerging photographers. In addition to publishing photographers in print, and online in our monthly columns, we also publish online quarterly exhibitions.
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The Awards were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of artists, galleries, and art professionals worldwide.
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The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award shall be granted to a professional photographer who wishes to make a journalistic study of a topic relating to the environment
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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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KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 17th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities
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The Lenscratch Student Prize has opened up a whole new line of connections, opportunities and exposure.
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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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BFOTO Festival stages the exhibition programme EMERGENTES to support artists and diffuse their projects.
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Photography can also be on the street and, for this reason, one of the objectives of BFOTO Festival is to bring photography closer to citizens
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that explores the ideas of liquid and sky in their myriad iterations; from landscapes to still life - from scientific to conceptual
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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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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.
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2021 submission will be open on March 1st, 202`
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8 best works will be published on Covers of the International Marika Magazine
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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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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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How community engagement has adapted to altered social circumstances and working conditions amid a year of unprecedented public need.
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Earthlings: How can we, in Central Europe, depict the climate crisis and speak about it using a language other than that of science?
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The aim of the ONTHEMOVE international prize is to amaze the jury with a tale of unexpected, astonishing happiness. Participants are invited to submit works that develop the general theme of the contest in an original manner.
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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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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Being selected as a Foam Talent puts you in the spotlight of the international photography world. It marks you as an emerging artist with great promise and gives you the means to jumpstart your career.
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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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At Paris Photo 2021, which will be held from November 11 - 14, 2021 at the Grand Palais in Paris, Carte Blanche Students will kickstart the careers of 4 students
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Created in 1990, the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation Grants help young media and culture professionals.
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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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This award is judged as a portfolio of seven images.
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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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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. September 2021
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The photographs in this exhibit will be chosen less for technique and more for the pure passion captured in a moment in which color is a key element.
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The report must have been made between 1 June 2020 and 31 May 2021
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Portrait is the theme for this months competition. Cash Awards up to $10,000 the Top Three Photographers
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he award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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The Paula Riff Award was created by the Center of Photographic Art and Lenscratch in 2021 as a way to celebrate and continue the legacy of artist Paula Riff.
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
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Our 18th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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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!
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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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Since 2007, the Promenades Photographiques festival has been organizing the Prix Mark Grosset, intended to discover and promote young photographers from international photography schools.
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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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Do you have favorite photos & videos of wildlife, landscapes, and outdoor adventures made in any of the 62 designated U.S. National Parks? Calling all photographers at all levels of expertise!
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In order to assist photojournalists struggling with the economic hardships associated with this profession, the Association is promoting an annual Grant of 8,000 euros, endowed for the sixth year by LaScam
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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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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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Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice.
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The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of - and editorial coverage in - a future Issue of Anthology
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Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective!
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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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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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One of the most prestigious competitions encompassing the globe, the International Photography Awards is now announcing the launch of their annual OneShot photo contest with a theme that will resonate with everyone: Our Times - Pandemic Perspectives.
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Portals. A door or gate, an entry or opening, a passage or connection between places, time, or dimensions. Literal or figurative, Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2021
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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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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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The Open Call InCadaqués 2021 is a competition organized as part of the InCadaqués International Photography Festival, which will take place from October 1st to October 10th, 2021 in Cadaqués, Spain
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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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The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce Notions of Home, an Open Call supporting the Lucie Witness Program: Visions from the Youth of America
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Submit your photos of the scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California, people and the California coast, or California ocean and coastal wildlife to the 22nd Annual California Coastal & Ocean Amateur Photography Contest!
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Every six months, we select a winner who will be awarded 500 euros. Plus, a chance to be selected for the Passepartout annual collective exhibition in Rome and the annual publication.
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Win $52,000 in cash prizes ($23,000 for each season and special awards of $6,000 for the finals).
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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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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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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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Cash Prizes of $200 for grand prize winner, $50 for each adult category winner.
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Now over 15 years old, BJP International Photography Award discovers the best in contemporary talent around the world - and has launched the careers of some of today's biggest names.
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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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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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Celebrating the artistic achievements of landscape photographers who dedicate themselves to capturing the beauty of the landscape in a realistic manner.
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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 23rd call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
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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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An award centered on everything travel, Voyage Travel Awards aims to find the most outstanding creative talents throughout the world.
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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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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 Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
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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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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.
ENDS 12/31/21
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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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.
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The Jerwood/Photoworks Awards are a major commissioning opportunity supporting early-career artists working with photography to make new work and significantly develop their practice.
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To promote artistic creation by means of the selection of five (5) artworks to be exhibited in the Artists in Selection section and to pre-select artworks for the Atlántica Colectivas section.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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In this exhibit we pay homage to trees in all their seasons, all their ages and geographies.
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The top entries will be exhibited at FMoPA from June 5th - July 31st, 2021
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Painting and Photography
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Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual
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Black and White is the theme for this months competition.
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Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on Camera Work: Color Burst: Contemporary Photography
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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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Photographers have the opportunity to show their work on a national tour (to the RGS in central London, and Forestry England locations across the UK) and win cash prizes.
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PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Bodyscapes
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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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Win an exhibition in Barcelona, $5,000 cash prizes and be published in FotoNostrum Magazine
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The SE Center for Photography is looking for images on the theme Abandoned, Juror Dennis Kiel
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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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The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition Celebrating 25 years of EXPOSURE with the PRC Choice Awards
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Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.
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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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The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros. The winner's artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2023.
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The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists.
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Documentary, architecture, conceptual, still life, portraiture, landscapes, editorial, food or fine art... all genres, approaches and interpretations welcome.
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Photoville exhibition: September 17 - December 1, 2021