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Final Deadline is August 23, 2022
Our 26th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme: Shapes.
Show us the elements that abstract into light, texture, shape and shadow.

Understanding shape and form is one of the pillars of photography composition, and it can make even the most mundane objects become an object of art in its own right. Geometric, organic, positive or negative, shapes influence the degree of aesthetic beauty perceived when we first look at a photograph.

Send us your best photographs where shapes may not just influence the image, but where it may also be the subject solely.
Whether in architecture, portrait, landscape, nude, street or any other form of photography - classic or experimental: we're open to all genres and we want to discover the best and most interesting projects from all over the world.

Please send us a cohesive body of work or portfolio. Only a unified group of photos will be published in AAP Magazine. Images that were previously published in AAP Magazine cannot be submitted again.

Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or full portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.26, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

All winners will have their work published in the 26th 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, our newsletter 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.
AAP Magazines
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.

Jury Panel

There is no closed figure in nature. Every shape participates with another. No one thing is independent of another, and one thing rhymes with another, and light gives them shape.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer
© Eilio Ruscetta

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 26: Shapes
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 26: Shapes
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 26: Shapes
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 17 winners (ranked from 4 to 20) will have their best image(s) or portfolio published in AAP Magazine Vol.26.

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All winners, included finalists and juror's picks, will be featured and published in the coming AAP Magazine: Shapes
All About Photo Magazine

Participating in the Shapes 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 August 23, 2022
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.
© Hans Wichmann
The rhythm of surfaces, lines, and values is for me the essence of photography; composition should be a constant of preoccupation... an organic coordination of visual elements.
- Henri Cartier-Bresson
Photographer

Frequently Asked Questions


Who can enter?

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

  • Is there a theme?

  • Shapes

  • 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: July 18, 2022.
  • Competitions closes: August 23, 2022.
  • Judging process starts: August 27, 2022.
  • Judging process ends: September 30, 2022.
  • Winners will be notified by email around October 01, 2022.
  • Winning images will be available online at www.all-about-photo.com after October 01, 2022.

  • 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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