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Final Deadline is June 09, 2020
Our 12th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
Black and white photography evokes poetry, nostalgia. The timelessness of black and white images focuses on its subjects, highlights contrasts, lines and enhances the power of light.

The contest is open to any B&W photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography.

Please send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio. Only a unified group of photos will be published in AAP Magazine.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.12, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 12th printed issue of AAP Magazine, a free copy of the magazine and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria: creativity, originality and the visual / emotional impact of the image. The winners will be announced on All About Photo and social media.

Why enter All About Photo Competitions?

Elevate your career!
All it takes is one industry insider to change the course of your career. Share your work with our audience of editors, book publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, creative directors, curators, and online media publishers!

Permanent Exhibition on All About Photo online gallery
All About Photo is a leading platform in the photography industry showcasing the work of famous photographers as well as new talents. Don't miss the opportunity to be featured in our online gallery

International Press Exposure
Share your work with the world and catch the attention of diverse media outlets. We will promote each selected photographer on our website and on our social profiles.
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We Aim to Showcase New Talents
We invite dedicated and passionate photographers from all around the world to share their work in our printed edition. Each issue is central to a specific theme and provides a gallery of inspiring imagery, focusing on each artist with their own experience to share.

With an eye towards beauty, quality and novelty, we strive to promote portfolios which stand out for their unique visual signature style and character. Our goal is to help photographers get the exposure we think they deserve and to inspire the others with ideas, projects and goals to help develop their own photography.

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
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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.
Final Deadline is June 09, 2020
Simple, straight forward pricing.
$30
for the 3 first images
$5
for each additional image
* In US dollars | 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.
© 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 09, 2020.
  • Judging process starts: June 15, 2020.
  • Judging process ends: July 15, 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.