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B&W is now closed for entries.

Thank you to all who entered this year! Stay tuned, winners will be chosen on or around July 30, 2020.
Winners' names will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after July 31, 2020.

Expert Juror

In black and white there are more colors than color photography, because you are not blocked by any colors so you can use your experiences, your knowledge, and your fantasy, to put colors into black and white.
- Anders Petersen
Photographer
© Alain Schroeder

Awards & Benefits

Photo Contest First Place winner
1st Place Winner
Cash Prize: $500 (US Dollars).
Title: First Place winner.
Exclusive interview and winning image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine, Volume 12: B&W
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Second Place Winner
2nd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $300 (US Dollars).
Title: Second Place Winner.
Winning image(s) or portfolio in AAP Magazine, Volume 12: B&W
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Third Place Winner
3rd Place Winner
Cash Prize: $200 (US Dollars).
Title: Third Place Winner.
Winning image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine, Volume 12: B&W
One free copy of AAP Magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Photo Contest Particular Merit Mention
Particular Merit Mention
Title: Finalists.
The next 17th winners (ranked from 4 to 20) will have their best image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.12.
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All winners, included finalists and juror's picks, will be featured and published in the coming AAP Magazine: B&W
All About Photo Magazine
Participating in the B&W photo competition is an amazing opportunity to have your work seen by thousands of photography lovers and experts! Your work will be published in the next printed issue of AAP Magazine, you will receive a free copy of the magazine and will be permanently featured in the online winner's gallery on our website.
© Klaus Lenzen
I work in color sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white - I like the abstraction of it
- Mary Ellen Mark
Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can enter?

  • Black and White is open to all individuals age 18 and older. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

  • Is there a theme?

  • Black and White

  • How many photos can I enter?

  • Up to 40 images. Photographs will be judged individually in a first round, and then as a unified group of photos as they could be published in AAP Magazine.

  • What is the cost of participating?

  • $30 (US Dollars) for the 3 first images. $5 (US Dollars) for each additional image.

  • What is the schedule?

  • Competition opens: May 12, 2020.
  • Competitions closes: June 12, 2020.
  • Judging process starts: June 13, 2020.
  • Judging process ends: July 30, 2020.
  • Winners will be notified by email around July 31, 2020.
  • Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after July 31, 2020.

  • How do I send my images?

  • If you have not already a profile on All About Photo, you have first to register on our website. Then you will be able to log in and to upload your photos in your gallery. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT YOUR SUBMISSION NOR TO ADD MORE IMAGES AFTER THE PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR COMPLETED ENTRIES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PAYMENT.

  • What size and format should I upload photos in?

  • No Watermarks.
  • Saved as JPEG or JPG.
  • Resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Grayscale or RGB profile.
  • Layers must be flattened.
  • Digital file should not exceed 2 MB.
  • Longest dimension should not exceed 1200 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels.

  • What about copyright?

  • All About Photo recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

  • Who pays taxes?

  • The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.