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Close on April 28, 2017
Creative Quaterly 48
Hosted by: Creative Quaterly
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Open
Entry Fee: Between $10 and $45
Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine’s 48th international juried competition is now open for entries and both professionals and students are invited to apply. CQ is seeking for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. The wining works will appear in the Winter issue of Creative Quarterly and be exhibited in CQ’s online gallery, as well as entered in the Magazine’s year-end juried competitions, where the top 100 pieces for 2017 will be selected.
Close on April 30, 2017
Travel Photo Contest
Hosted by: Travup
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Travel
Entry Fee: No - FREE
Prize: Cash Prize
We are running a Travel Photo Contest on This is a monthly Travel Photo Contest. The contest is open for worldwide uses and there anyone from any part of the world can submit photos in the contest. Anyone can submit photos of Travel, Nature, Monuments, Foods, Fairs, festivals, Customs, Rituals in the contest. Personal photos are not accepted in the contest.
Prize: iphone 6
1st Runner-up will get $50 (approx. 3397 INR)
2nd Runner-up will get $25 (approx. 1698 INR )
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 6, 2017
Open Theme
Hosted by: Las Laguna Gallery
Territory: Worldwide
Entry Fee: $25.00
Prize: Exhibition
Las Laguna Gallery is seeking spectacular works of art in a variety of different mediums. There is no theme for this call for art. All local, national and international artists, professional and amateur and multiple art mediums will be considered in this call for art. Any theme will be considered. Works in Acrylic, Airbrush, Assemblage, Charcoal, Color Pencil, Collage, Digital Art, Drawings, Encaustic, Graphite, Fiber Arts, Illustration, Mixed Media, New Media, Oil, Other, Painting, Pastel, Photo, Traditional and Digital Photography, Textiles, Watercolor, and more will be considered.
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.)
March 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017
2017 Nature Photography Contest
Hosted by: Jamestown Audubon Society, Inc
Territory: Worldwide - Theme: Landscape
Eligibility: The contest is open to photographers from around the world ages 8 and over.
Entry Fee: $10
Prize: Cash Prize
Part of Audubon's mission is to connect people with nature. The Nature Photography Contest fulfills that mission in two ways. The photographer connects with nature while making images and the viewer becomes inspired to connect with nature by seeing the images. The purpose of the contest is to give photographers an outlet to share their work and have it judged, while at the same time inspiring others to connect with nature and raising money to support the work of the Audubon Community Nature Center in Jamestown, New York.
Prizes will be awarded in two divisions:

Adult: age 18 or older, or out of high school
Youth: ages 8 to 18, or still in high school

4 Categories, Landscapes, Plants, Wildlife, Audubon Community Nature Center
Cash Prizes of $100 each
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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