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Close on March 27, 2017
Scapes 3
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Territory: Worldwide
Eligibility: 18+
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: Exhibition is proud to announce the Art Call "Scapes 3". There will be 7 Winners and 10 Honorable Mentions. This competition is open to all artists and photographers worldwide. The participant must be 18 years of age or older working in any still art medium: painting, drawing, collage, photography, digital art, fiber art, etc. The judges for this art call welcome artists and photographers whose works provide viewers with unique interpretations of environmental settings- either viewed or imagined. These artists' visions may transport the viewer to a lovely landscape, cityscape, seascape, or mindscape which invites them to enter their realm of beauty, uniqueness, serenity, etc. However, works reflecting human impact against the land, seas, etc., always major concerns, are encouraged as well. The earth's landscapes are places of thought, meditation, reflection, tranquility, and at times sorrow. The landscape artists' creations are defined and weighted only by the depth at which their presentations enrich our heart and conscience. All representational, abstract, or surrealistic entries are welcome.
First Place: $500 in Cash and the artist is presented as a "Featured Artist" in the "" that is marketed to over 14,300 art buyers = Value $1,500. The winner's artwork will also be marketed in an email marketing campaign "Art Market NewsTM" and website with over 22,600 subscribers = Value $3,500. The artist and their work will be marketed through our social media-marketing network through LinkedIn, Pinterest, Tumblr, Tweeter, FaceBook, GooglePlus, Instagram, etc. Total first place prize value = $5,500 Second Place: $400 in Cash and the artist will be featured as a "Notable Artist" in the "" that is marketed to over 14,300 art buyers = Value $1,500. Total second place prize = Value $1,900
Third Place: $300 in Cash
Fourth Place: $200 in Cash
Fifth Place: $100 in Cash
Sixth Place: $75 in Cash
Seventh Place: $50 in Cash

The 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th place winner's artwork will be featured in "Winners Showcase" with links to their websites. Up to 10 Honorable Mentions - The artists and their artworks will be displayed in the "Honorable Mentions" Section of
Close on April 15, 2017
ViewPoint Gallery 2017 International Photography Competition
Hosted by: ViewPoint Gallery
Territory: Worldwide
Entry Fee: $25
Prize: Exhibition
Announcing the fifth annual call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax dedicated solely to photography. The competition is open to all subject matter. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. A jury of 3 professional photographers selected by ViewPoint will jury submissions. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered for sale by ViewPoint Gallery starting in June, 2017. In addition, winners will have their work publicized by the gallery with media/press releases and the images will be promoted on ViewPoints website, newsletter and Facebook page.
Close on April 16, 2017
Hosted by: Las Laguna Gallery
Territory: Worldwide
Entry Fee: $25.00
Prize: Exhibition
Las Laguna Gallery is seeking art that explores values of one color. The term monochrome describes paintings, drawings, design, or photographs in one color or values of one color. For this call for art Las Laguna Gallery challenges artists to explore not only the range of tones of black and white, but also explore the range of a single color. For an image, the term monochrome is usually taken to mean the same as black and white or, more likely, grayscale, but may also be used to refer to other combinations containing only tones of a single color, such as green-and-white or green-and-black. It may also refer to sepia displaying tones from light tan to dark brown or cyanotype (“blueprint”) images, and early photographic methods such as daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, and tintypes, each of which may be used to produce a monochromatic image. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art.
Close on May 5, 2017
Self Portrait Contest
Hosted by: Jerry's Artarama
Territory: Worldwide
Entry Fee: No - FREE
Prize: Cash Prize
The most obvious subject in art is looking right at you in the mirror. It's the person you know best; only you know every little detail of your face. Go surreal, abstract or fantasy, draw your reflection, paint yourself... Anything goes as long as it's creative, original, and it's you! Media of your choice
Close on May 8, 2017
Breakthrough Awards
Hosted by: British Journal of Photography
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Eligibility: Photographers who are studying on undergraduate and graduate courses, or within 5 years of graduating, may submit work on any topic to be judged by panel of industry experts.
Entry Fee: Between Ł10 and Ł40
Prize: Exhibition
BJP's Breakthrough Awards are back and we're looking for the world's best photography students and recent graduates.

The third edition of British Journal of Photography's Breakthrough Awards is now open for entries, offering students and recent graduates an opportunity to showcase their work and launch their careers.
We'll be selecting four outstanding photographers to have their work presented in a group exhibition in East London, be published on BJP's print, online and digital platforms, and receive expert advice on launching a successful career in photography.
If you're a photographer working in any format, style or genre, you can enter our undergraduate or graduate categories, and have your work seen by our influential judging panel. Handpicked from the photography, art and publishing industries, our judges will select a Series Award and Single Image Award winner in each category. This year's panel includes:
Emma Lewis, Assistant Curator, Tate Modern
Diana Markosian, Photographer, Magnum Photos
Emma Bowkett, Director of Photography, FT Weekend Magazine
Vivienne Gamble, Director, Seen Fifteen Gallery & Peckham 24
Maisie Skidmore, Online Editor, AnOther
Lisa Farrell, Head of Exhibitions & Events, British Journal of Photography

Photographers studying on undergraduate and graduate courses, or within five years of graduating, are invited to submit work. Students and graduates of non-photographic courses may also enter.
Close on May 19, 2017
Annual Spring Photography Contest
Hosted by: Photographer's Forum Magazine
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Eligibility: Amateur photographers
Entry Fee: $4.95/image before April 13, $5.95 after
Prize: Cash Prize
Photographer's Forum Magazine and SIGMA present the 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest, open to all amateur photographers worldwide. Over $6,950 in cash and equipment awarded!
Winners will also be PUBLISHED in the November 2017 issue of Photographer's Forum Magazine.
Close on June 15, 2017
Call for submission
Hosted by: Incandescent
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Eligibility: Emerging Photographers
Entry Fee: No - FREE
All images must be color film. Email us up to 12 images or a link to your website. Please include links directly to bodies of work/images that are both film and color. No digital photography will be accepted. (Please note that each issue has approximately 20-25 photographers in it. Due to the quantity of of contributors we cannot offer a free zine to those included but do offer a half-price discount.)
Close on June 30, 2017
British Photography Awards
Hosted by: British Photography Awards
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Eligibility: Image must have been taken in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Entry Fee: 15 GBP/ 10 images
Prize: Cash Prize
We are a charity-oriented local photography prize covering England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. You don’t have to be a resident to compete, simply to have captured an image here. We have 10 categories that range from wildlife and landscapes to street and portrait photography. We have UK-based industry judges and a wide variety of charities on board already!
We are a small team of volunteers who all work full time in another discipline. We simply want to do more to help the world.
Our prizes scale over the course of the year, but there are already (at the time of writing) Ł10,000 of prizes to be won, plus non-cash awards. Half our money goes to charity, and the other half to maintaining the competition (prizes, hosting, storage etc). Nobody is taking a salary from the venture, and it is designed to be completely self-sustaining!
Certificate, Letter of thanks for the BPA, a professionally mounted copy of your work, a VIP invitation to our end-of year charity gallery & Ł1000 paid by direct electronic bank transfer.
Close on August 1, 2017
Nudes 5
Hosted by: Graphis
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Entry Fee: $150 single $300 series
Close on December 31, 2017
National Geographic Young Explorers Grant
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