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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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 sixth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.
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The Image Quest 2021 is the sixth edition bringing together the amazing work of photographers and content creators from around the world.
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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 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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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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The VADON Association (from Saint George of Covasna County, Romania) announces the VIII. TransNatura International Nature Photo Contest.
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The competition consists of 12 categories. The winners will also receive a medium format mirrorless Hasselblad camera to keep
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Have your work seen by our thousands of monthly readers and subscribers.
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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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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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You have a photo or video project idea that you believe in, and this grant will help you bring it to life. Roling application until April 2022
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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 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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Enter today to become a Top 20 Finalist and have your work exhibited at a live Los Angeles pop-up in September! Be invited to present your project to a live audience! Win a $1000 cash award!
ENDS 08/02/21
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.
ENDS 08/03/21
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 submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. November 2021
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Motion is the phenomenon in which an object changes its position over time. As photographers we are drawn to motion- natural, mechanical, human and animal. Show us your interpretation of motion, literal or figurative.
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Win a grant + plane ticket + 1 year at Market Photo Workshop School in Johannesburg
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The Environmental Photographer of the Year supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
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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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Cash Prizes of $200 for grand prize winner, $50 for each adult category winner.
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions. Juror: Crista Dix
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Be Featured in our September 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Ann Jastrab
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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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Share your love of weather and photography! Seeking photos of weather, water, and climate from the subtle to the extreme; think clouds, waves, storms, and other atmospheric, oceanic, or hydrologic conditions.
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The Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon Photo Award brings together a wide public in an artistic way within the context of the national campaign against breast cancer
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The photographs must accurately reflect the theme, "Reveal the Silk Roads", through representations of Gastronomy and Food Production, Music and Dance, and Traditional Sports and Games.
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Our 20th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Travels".
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We are pleased to announce LACP's Annual Creative Portrait exhibition! This juried exhibition will be shown in LACP's Culver City gallery from October 25th to November 30th, 2021.
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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 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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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 Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.
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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 first TDM Magazine photography competition with over $3,500 US in awards is now OPEN for registration.
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The acclaimed and renonwned photography grant contest from Gomma. The eighth year in the making. High international exposure and funding.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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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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£20,000 of prizing to give away including £5,000 in cash, and once again bug photographers will be competing for the prestigious title of the Buglife Bug Photographer of the Year 2021.
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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.
ENDS 09/07/21
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. December 2021
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Stormy Day is the theme for this months competition. Cash Awards up to $10,000 the Top Three Photographers
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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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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 23rd call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
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The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook's contribution to the evolving narrative of photography
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Fundación MAPFRE is launching the 1st edition of the KBr Photo Award, a biennial international prize that reaffirms the Fundación’s support for artistic creation.
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The selected photographs will be part of a fanzine published by La Casa del Árbol bookstore in Buenos Aires and an exhibition in cultural spaces.
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Issue #109 will have the theme 'Landscape photography'
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We are seeking an amazing photographer to be granted our 2021 Artist Award, and be produced and exhibited for free in our gallery between Oct 1 - Nov 5, 2021.
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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!
ENDS 09/17/21
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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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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Prize for winners chosen by jury: - Participation in the exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland, April 01 - 30, 2020; - A digital copy of the winner certificate; - Publishing in catalogue of the OCEAN photo competition
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An award centered on everything travel, Voyage Travel Awards aims to find the most outstanding creative talents throughout the world.
ENDS 09/29/21
The call for applications is aimed at all the European photographers or those living in Europe, at the beginning of their career as an author.
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Envisioned as an exhibition for the people, by the people, Portrait of Britain is the nation’s biggest photography exhibition seen by millions of people country wide.
ENDS 09/30/21
The International Wedding Photographer of the Year (IWPOTY) Awards and Celebrates the art of Wedding Photography globally
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The Little Black Gallery's aims is to promote diversity. We already represent photographers from 30 countries, so we want to encourage entries from every corner of the globe.
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Our challenge is to capture the universe in three shots. The festival will take place from 18th to 21 November, with an awards ceremony taking place the last day.
ENDS 10/06/21
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.
ENDS 10/07/21
Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. January 2022
ENDS 10/10/21
This call is about images where the original shot was only the beginning.
ENDS 10/14/21
Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
ENDS 10/18/21
The 12th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is dedicated to Venezuela and its hardships at the individual, social and ecological levels: €50,000 grant
ENDS 10/24/21
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.
ENDS 10/24/21
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 10/30/21
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.
ENDS 11/01/21
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 11/14/21
Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
ENDS 11/30/21
The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers.
ENDS 11/30/21
Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
ENDS 12/01/21
The aim of The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship is to support the work and professional aspirations of underrepresented photojournalists from the United States who create work that echoes the passion with which Stanley approached photography.
ENDS 12/05/21
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.
ENDS 12/31/21
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.
ENDS 12/31/21
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 12/31/21
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 12/31/21
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
ENDS 12/31/21
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 12/31/21
In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.
ENDS 12/31/21
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.
ENDS 12/31/21
Your work featured in a printed and electronic edition magazine distributed worldwide. The magazine is published through the service on demand peecho.
ENDS 12/31/21
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
ENDS 12/31/21
6 Botswana Photo Safaris To Be Won! The total photo safari prize fund for 2021 is $40,000!
ENDS 01/07/22
Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter the Open competition of the world’s biggest photography competition. The judges are looking to award the best single images from across the 10 diverse categories.
ENDS 01/14/22
Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 04/13/22
New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
ENDS 11/30/22
The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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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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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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The second call-for-entry 1854 x Malala Fund Against All Odds commission series, is giving three women* photographers a £2,000 creative grant each to develop and create a new body
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The winner of the Award will have a fully paid solo exhibition in FotoNostrum in 2022.
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The winner of the Award will have a fully paid solo exhibition in FotoNostrum in 2022.
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The winner of the Award will have a fully paid solo exhibition in FotoNostrum in 2022 and will be published in FotoNostrum Magazine.
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Five photographers will be chosen to be represented by FotoNostrum Art Gallery in Barcelona and will have fully paid solo exhibitions in 2022 and 2023.
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Our Judges will select 43 APA Award Winners this year for 14 categories and one Best of Show.
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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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Win a Virtual Exhibition with Large-Scale Outdoor Projections. Virtual Exhibition Dates: September 3 - December 31st, 2021
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Twenty selected artists will be awarded a prize of $5,000 each, and will be featured on aperture.org and across Aperture's social media channels
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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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Issue #108 will have the theme 'Vacation' -
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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 Italy and much more.
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Praxis Gallery accepts submissions of photographic art or lens-based artwork that utilizes physical interventions and investigations of photographic surfaces that can include sewing, cutting, drawing, painting...
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Here's a chance to share the photographs you love, as well as those images you've just never had a chance to show the world. Exhibition: August 20 - September 10, 2021
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If you are eligible for an Artistic Production grant, then you may submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for either our fall or spring deadlines.
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We are delighted to announce the call for candidacies for Camera Clara Award. Prize: 6000 €
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This land is your land is a physical, social & cultural exploration of where you live. In this call I hope to see personal interpretations of our world.
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Trieste Photo Young aims to discover, support and reward young photographers by offering them a prestigious exhibition space during the eighth edition of Trieste Photo Days
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Selected artists will have their work featured in the exhibition and online.
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Filter Photo is pleased to announce Collaborating with the Archive, a call for photography-based work juried by Mary Statzer
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Filter Photo is pleased to announce we like small things v.4, an open call for photographic work that is 10 x 10 inches or less, juried by Oriana Koren.
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Applicants can submit one or many books.
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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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Our 19th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes".
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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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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2021
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Street Photography became recognized as a genre in its own right during the early 1930s. Street Photography is unique in the way it is associated with the photographer's skill in capturing something of the mystery and aura of everyday city living.
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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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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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Three photographers will be selected based on the strengths of a submitted portfolio and accompanying statement.
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The Open Call Photography Award is now open for entries! Color Photo Award Judge: Brandei Estes
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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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Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice.
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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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Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective!
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The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its 10th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.
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This initiative will distribute a total licensing fund of US $100,000 directly to the chosen photographers - with the final 100 images all selected by an independent jury.
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A curated international photography exhibition August 26 - September 18, 2021
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This award is judged as a portfolio of seven images.
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LAUNCH LA, in partnership with The Korean Cultural Center, invites all Southern California visual artists to submit work for a juried exhibition and competition at The Korean Cultural Center, 5505 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, August 6 to August 27, 2021
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Be Featured in our Summer 2021 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Juror: Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
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Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year.
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This 3rd edition's theme is Portraits - a reflection on identity, representation, and self-representation in the digital age.
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Your single best opportunity to be discovered by 21 influential photography experts!
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Soho Photo Gallery is pleased to announce its 26th National Competition. The gallery, located in lower Manhattan, is New York City's longest-running co-operative photography gallery.
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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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We are pleased to announce LACP's Seventh Annual Members' Exhibition. This will be a virtual online exhibition and will run from August 19 - November 19, 2021.
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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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This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme Urban Culture & Basketball.
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2021 submission will be open on March 1st, 202`
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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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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.