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Close on February 27, 2017
Seing Blue
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Territory: Worldwide
Eligibility: 18+
Entry Fee: $20
Prize: Exhibition
Theme and Selection: "Seeing Blue" - The curators for this exhibit are looking for work based on art of any subject that is enhanced through the use of the color blue. In its symbolic context, color has the capacity to bring forth a wide range of emotions. Your piece should capture a mood, relay a message, and inspire thought, hope, or perhaps sadness, etc., all through the application of blue. The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction.
Close on March 10, 2017
All things Black and White
Hosted by: ViewBug
Territory: Worldwide
Entry Fee: Free for Premium and Pro members
Submit your image and you could win your choice of Sony A7S camera body ($2,098 value) Canon 5D MK III camera body ($2,300 value) Nikon D500 DSLR camera body ($1,999 value) Fujifilm X-T2 camera body ($1,599 value)
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 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 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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