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Final Deadline is April 27, 2021
To celebrate excellence in portraiture, the 17th edition of AAPM will showcase the best submissions on portrait photography.
AAP Magazine#17 "Portrait" invites photographers to explore humanity in each of us. From the classic studio portraits to the rise of the selfie, the best portraits give a glimpse into somebody's soul, a connection formed across countries, cultures and ages.

We seek the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait: celebrate diversity, creativity, honesty and self-expression. Studio portraits, candid street shots, self-portraits, conceptual and fine art all welcome. With 7.57 billion people to choose from around the world, show us the ones that matter to you.

All genres, capture types, color and B&W, traditional and non-traditional photographic and digital post-production processes are welcome for submission.

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.

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 #17, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 17th 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.

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

It's one thing to make a picture of what a person looks like, it's another thing to make a portrait of who they are.
- Paul Caponigro
Photographer
© Bob Newman

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 17: Portrait
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 17: Portrait
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 in AAP Magazine, Volume 17: Portrait
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 seventeenth winners (ranked from 4 to 20) will have their best image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Volume 17: Portrait
They will receive one free copy of the magazine that will be for sale and distributed on Blurb.com and their portfolio showcased in the Winners Gallery of www.all-about-photo.com

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All winners, included finalists and juror's picks, will be featured and published in the coming AAP Magazine: Portrait
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Participating in the Portrait 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 April 27, 2021
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.
© Trevor Cole
A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.
- Edward Steichen
Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can enter?

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

  • Is there a theme?

  • Portraits

  • 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: March 29, 2021.
  • Competitions closes: April 27, 2021.
  • Judging process starts: May 01, 2021.
  • Judging process ends: May 24, 2021.
  • Winners will be notified by email around May 25, 2021.
  • Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after May 25, 2021.

  • 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.


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