All about photo: photo contests, photography exhibitions, galleries, schools, books and venues.

Articles / Photo Contests

Stay up-to-date  with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events.
Results of the 27th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award
More than thirty war correspondents have gathered in Bayeux on October 9th and 10th to debate and award trophies in the following categories: photo, print, radio, television, grand format television, young reporter (photo) and video image. Three honorary awards have been attributed: the Regional prize for students and trainees of Normandy (television), the Public's Choice award (photo) and the Ouest-France - Jean Marin prize (print). Presided by Ed Vulliamy, the international jury of the 27th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents has reached its verdict...
Prix Picto de la Mode: Revelation of the 2020 Winners
The award ceremony took place Tuesday 13 October 2020 at the Palais Galliera, Paris Fashion Museum, after the deliberations of a jury chaired by photographer Sarah Moon. The 2020 edition is marked by exciting new features. In addition to the exhibition produced by Picto and the poster campaign offered by JCDecaux, the "Winner of the Picto Prize for Fashion Photography" was presented with a Leica Q2 camera. Similarly, the winner of the 2nd prize, "Dotation 19M de la photographie des Métiers d'art", will collaborate with one of the eleven Houses brought together in the new 19M site, designed and conceived by CHANEL and dedicated to the Fashion Crafts.
Winners of the Depositphotos Photography Contest 2020
This summer international photobank Depositphotos launched their first photography contest to support independent photographers in their artistic and professional pursuits. The theme of the contest was “Authenticity 2.0” to encourage participants to share their vision of authenticity, capturing candid moments in everyday life. In just one month and a half, 1884 photographers submitted their works to the contest and shared over 5,200 images under the hashtag #authenticity_is.
The Stunning Winning Images of AAP Magazine 13 Shapes
We're delighted to reveal the names of the 25 talented photographers who won "AAP Magazine #13: Shapes"
KAUNAS PHOTO 2020: The Winners announced!
The main prize of the 17th KAUNAS PHOTO festival's competition goes to the Italian duo for their work "Cronostasi" on the changed notion of time during quarantine.
The Winners of the Visa D’or Awards 2020
Each year, top stories from around the world are awarded at Visa pour l'Image. Here is the list of the winners of the Visa d’Or, Grants and Prizes of the Visa pour l’Image festival 2020.
Andrei Stenin Press Photo Contest announces 2020 shortlist
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest, announces that the contest's international jury of leading photography experts, has selected the best entries from over 5,000 submissions. Young photojournalists from 75 countries competed in the contest this year.
The 10 Finalists of the 10th international KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award revealed
In 2020, the 17th edition of KAUNAS PHOTO festival was planned to celebrate the periphery, the province, the outback, l'arrière-pays. The COVID-19 pandemic and the fight against it imposed new rules and conceptions, and KAUNAS PHOTO festival invited photographers to present works to KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2020 competition on the topic "Peripheral Visions”, aiming to look at what is on the margin, just across the window or the border that we can or cannot cross, to discover the spaces, places, lands, areas that usually were in the periphery of the vision. In 2020, the festival invites to rethink what became important, what was less so, what was taken for granted or simply undermined until now.
The Stunning Winning Images of AAP Magazine 12 B&W
For this 12th edition of AAP Magazine, we received a record number of submissions from all over the world. The winning photographers come from 11 different countries and 4 continents.
The 2020 Women Photograph Grantees
Women Photograph is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2020 grants: the Women Photograph + Nikon grants of $5,000 have been awarded to Gabriella N. Báez, Sahar Coston-Hardy, Peyton Fulford, Roopa Gogineni, and Sandra Mehl. The Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship of $10,000 has been awarded to Tami Aftab. We received nearly 1,300 applications from women and non-binary photographers around the world - thank you to everyone who sent in proposals!
Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020 Winners
FotoDocument and Nikon are pleased to announce that the Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award 2020 winner is Nicky Quamina-Woo. Honourable Mentions have been awarded to Solmaz Daryani (runner up), Fabiola Ferrero, Emily Garthwaite, Ana Caroline de Lima, Emilienne Malfatto, Nadège Mazars and Valentina Sinis.
The Stunning Winning Images of AAP Magazine 11 Travels
Out of thousands of entries, these remarkable photographers come from around the world with 17 different countries being represented.
Carmignac Photojournalism Award Presents Congo in Conversation
The 11th Carmignac Photojournalism Award on the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)-was granted to Canadian-British photographer Finbarr O'Reilly.
Discover The Amazing Winners of AAP Magazine 10 Portrait
We’re delighted to reveal the names of the 24 talented photographers who won “AAP Magazine #10: Portrait”. These amazing photographers come from 14 different countries, their work reflects their personal aesthetic and unique approach to portrait photography. After spending a lot of time looking at hundreds of submissions, Sandrine Hermand-Grisel, Editor of All About Photo, considered multiple unique and timely work. Many projects were worthy of winning, but in the end she chose to showcase innovative approaches to portraiture alongside striking traditional work. She was amazed by the quality and the wide range of work submitted.
Exclusive interview with Monica Denevan Winner Of All About Photo Awards 2020
Monica Denevan is the Photographer of the Year, winner of All About Photo Awards 2020 - The Mind's Eye. My co-jurors Elizabeth Avedon, Laurent Baheux, Alex Cammarano, Julia Dean, Ann Jastrab, Juli Lowe and myself were impressed by her work Across the River, Burma that won first place out of thousands of submissions. She also won 1st place for AAP Magazine 4: Shapes. Her ongoing series, "Songs of the River: Portraits from Burma," began in 2000. Since then, she has returned to many of the same small villages in Burma/Myanmar, making intimate photographs of fishermen and their families in the spare and graphic setting of the Irrawaddy River. She travels with a medium format film camera, one lens, and bags of film, working with natural light and making composed images. Once home, she makes photographic prints in her traditional darkroom.
Amazing Winners and Finalists of All About Photo Awards 2020
The prestigious photo competition, All About Photo Awards - The Mind's Eye, organized by All About Photo is pleased to reveal the winning photographers of 2020
The Essence of Work: Photographs by Masahi Mitsui
Nikkei National Geographic, Jadite Galleries and Photographers Associates Tokyo Present: The Essence of Work, Photographs by Masahi Mitsui; Nikkei National Geographic Photo Award Grand Prize WinnerA tribute to the unwavering spirit of working people -- 20 years of reportage inside Asia.<
Six New Judges Announced for The 35th Annual Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards
The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards coincide with Photo London, 14 - 17 May 2020, Somerset House, London. Now in its 35th year, The Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards have a long history of profiling talent, celebrating outstanding new publications alongside their authors and creators. At the heart of each edition of awards is a team of judges who select the Best Photography Book and the Best Moving Image Book from the past year. The 2020 judging panel brings together a broad spectrum of expertise and authority on the subjects and is comprised of writers, industry leaders, academics, and creatives.
Gomma Grant 2019 Winners
The results of the 2019 Gomma Photography Grant are now live. The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Started in 2014, Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents and encouraging those already in the spotlight. In addition to receiving cash grants the winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy a huge amount of international exposure. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.
Sony World Photography Awards Announce the Professional Finalists Photographers
The World Photography Organisation is pleased to reveal the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Also included are details of new photographic projects by Sony Professional Grant2019 recipients. Works by both Professional competition finalists and Grant recipients will go on display as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition at Somerset House this April.
Exhibition of the finalists of the Arte Laguna Prize at the Arsenale Nord in Venice
The finalists exhibition of Arte Laguna Prize returns to the historic spaces of the Arsenale Nord in Venice. 120 works from all over the world are the finalists of the 14th edition of the competition, telling the current state of international contemporary art.
Gomma Grant 2019 Shortlisted Photographers
The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Started in 2014, Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents and encouraging those already in the spotlight. In addition to receiving cash grants the winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy a huge amount of international exposure. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.
Exclusive Interview with Svetlin Yosifov
Svetlin Yosifov is a freelance photographer based in Bulgaria. He won the 1st place for the AAP Magazine #9 Shadows with his work 'Mursi People'. We asked him a few questions about his life and work.
Best Photography Grants
Applying for artist grants is a great way for photographers to complement their income to ease the financial burden that often comes as part of being a working artist. These grants help artists develop their projects with more freedom and help them dedicate their full attention to their creativity. Grants are usually very competitive but when awarded it gives the selected photographers not only financial relief but also recognition. Grants and funding for artists are key to help photographers pursue their visions, their dreams, their projects. Here's a quick look at a few grants worth considering if you are looking for a way to finance your work.
The Winners of AAP Magazine 9 Shadows
All About Photo has released the winners of the call for entry AAP Magazine#9 Shadows. The shortlisted include the top 25 photographers that were selected for their outstanding work. 199 photographers submitted more than 1600 images from all over the world.
A selection of entries from the 2020 Sony World Photography Awards
The 2020 Sony World Photography Awards are now accepting entries. Check out some of the amazing pictures that have been submitted to this year's competition in the "Open" category. You still have until January 7, 2020 to submit your work in this competition category. Don't miss this opportunity, it is free to enter!
Winner of the German Photo Book Award 2019/20: Minkkinen
Working with the body in natural and urban landscapes - without assistants and without manipulation - Minkkinen's self- portraiture stands as one of genre's longest, nonstop continuities in the history of photography.
Sony World Photography Awards reveals new categories for 2020
Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2020
Our 5th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.Prizes:Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition. The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!All winners will have their work published/showcased on the website Lenscratch, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2020".
Exclusive Interview with Vicky Martin
Vicky Martin is a fine art photographer based in the UK. She won the 1st place for the All About Photo Magazine #5 Colors with her work "Not in Kansas". We asked her a few questions about her life and work.
Fatma Fahmy wins the 1st Edition of the Daniel Tamagni Grant
Fatma Fahmy, an Egyptian documentary and daily life photographer, born in 1991, living in Cairo, has been selected by an International Jury as recipient to the Daniele Tamagni Grant. Fatma's portfolio has been selected among over 100 submissions from 25 countries, offering evidence of the interest of the industry and the photo community to the Daniele Tamagni Grant and the scholarship at Market Photo Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The Winners of AAP Magazine 8 Street
The results of the Call for Entry "Street" are now live! For this 8th edition of AAP Magazine we received more than 1900 images! It was wonderful to discover so many great works and compelling pictures. Selecting the winners was certainly not an easy task, but in the end I hope you will enjoy this collection of photographs. You will be able to discover the full portfolios when the magazine is published. In the meantime you can discover a sample of the 24 winning photographers that will be featured. Congratulations to all the photographers who submitted their work and of course to the winners!
Gomma Grant 2019
Now in its sixth year, Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Gomma Grant has obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh and undetected talents
Leica Women Foto Project 2019 Award Recipients
Following the launch of the Leica Women Foto Project earlier this year - a platform dedicated to the expansion of diversity and inclusion in photography - Leica Camera USA is proud to announce the three recipients of the inaugural Leica Women Foto Project Award. From over 600 submissions across the United States, photographers Debi Cornwall, Yana Paskova and Eva Woolridge were selected by a prestigious panel of judges in the photography, art and entertainment industries to each receive $10,000 and a Leica Q2 to pursue a personal project that tells a story through the female viewpoint.
Production Paradise announces the winners of the Spotlight Awards 2019
Production Paradise Spotlight Awards 2019 has released the shortlists of competitors in 13 categories in anticipation of the winners being announced. The shortlists include the top 10 photographers each commercial photographic category. Over 120 photographers and their imagery are on the shortlists from over 22 countries all chosen by a panel of esteemed judges.
Best photo contests with cash prizes
Photography contests are a good way to show your work and of course to obtain the recognition every photographer is looking for. But photo contests are also a way to gain exposure and sometimes to win money. So what are the real photo contests worth entering if you are looking for monetary gains? We have created this list for you, with the exact cash prizes you can expect. The figures are the overall cash prizes, meaning that the first place winner will most likely earn less, but it gives you an idea of what you can expect even if you are not the winner. You can visit each websites to discover the other prizes you can win like exhibitions and publications. In this list we focused on the cash prizes only. But for example if a photo contest promises you a prize pool of $20,000 but the real cash prize is $10,000 (and the rest is equipment worth $10,000 for example), we chose to list the $10,000 cash price only so that you know exactly what the real numbers are.
Results of ’The Poetry of Shadows’ curated by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
Being asked to jury "The Poetry of Shadows" was a difficult but fascinating experience. Thank you for allowing me to discover so many incredible images; I was captivated by the stories you had to tell, your unique point of view and the intensity of your images. Mysterious, magical, intense, timeless, sometimes nostalgic... mastering the shadows in photography is an art in itself. It is a story in its own right, a unique form of expression. Thank you to everyone who submitted their work for showcasing the significance and beauty of photography.
The Best Photography Contests to Enter in 2019
We have put together for you this guide to the photography world's best photography contests to enter in 2019. Learn more about their prizes to help you decide which ones you should apply to.
Announcing the 2019 Inge Morath Awardee and Finalists
Magnum Foundation and Inge Morath Estate are pleased to announce Alex Potter as the recipient of this year's Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 production grant to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.
Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest announces 2019 finalists
The Andrei Stenin International Photo Contest has published the shortlist of the 2019 winners. The competition jury, which included leading photographers and editors from world media outlets, chose the best pictures from the 6,000 works submitted. In 2019, photography professionals from 80 countries on all five continents contributed their images for the competition. All the shortlisted photographs are marked by a richness of the presentation and a depth of understanding of the topic.
Overall winners revealed for 2019 Sony World Photography Awards
The World Photography Organisation today names the overall winners of the prestigious 2019 Sony World Photography Awards. The coveted Photographer of the Year title was presented at a London ceremony to the Italian artist Federico Borella for his series Five Degrees. The work was praised by the jury for its sensitivity, technical excellence and artistry in bringing to light a global concern. The Sony World Photography Awards are a global platform for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.
Results of All About Photo Awards 2019 - The Mind’s Eye
It was a privilege and an honor to be one of the jurors for this new edition of All About Photo Awards 2019. First of all, I would like to thank Elizabeth Avedon, Alex Cammarano, Laura Geiser, Henry Horenstein, Ann Jastrab, Maxim Panés, John Rankin, Anna Van Lenten and Tariq Zaidi for their patience and hard work. We received thousand of images images from around the world and it was a long and difficult task to select the images that would make it to the second round. After spending a lot of time watching the images over and over again we selected 729 images for the second round. The overall quality was amazing and many more photographers could have been featured in our winners' gallery but in the end I hope you like the ones we have selected. You will also be able to discover new portfolios in the upcoming months, some of them who are not in our winners list but who truly deserve to be showcased on All About Photo. Thank you to all the participants, I wish you all the best with your future projects and hope that you will send us more projects in the near future.
Nadav Kander won the Sony World Photography Awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography!
The World Photography Organisation announces artist Nadav Kander as recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Contribution to Photography award at the Sony World Photography Awards.
The winners of the 5th Gomma Photography Grant 2018
The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. The winners are now announced
The Gordon Parks Foundation 2019 Fellowship Recipients
Guadalupe Rosales and Hank Willis Thomas Named2019 Gordon Parks Foundation Fellows. The artists have each been awarded $20,000 to support new or ongoing projects that reflect and draw inspiration from the themes of representation and social justice in Parks' creative work. Each project will culminate in exhibitions at the Gordon Parks Foundation exhibition space in Pleasantville, NY in 2019. Awarded annually, the fellowships demonstrate the Foundation's commitment to advancing Parks' extraordinary vision and legacy of social change through the arts and humanities.
The shortlisted photographers for the 2018 Gomma Photography Grant
The 2018 Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Started in 2014, Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents and encouraging those already in the spotlight.
The Kraszna-Krausz Foundation announces the results of the 2019 Book Awards at Photo London
Winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on Thursday 16 May 2019 at the Royal Society of Arts. The long and shortlisted titles will be exhibited during Photo London, 16-19 May 2019, at Somerset House in London, UK.
Exclusive Interview with Neil Kremer and Cory Johnson
Character-based portraits and narrative-driven scenes are Kremer/Johnson's trademark. They won AAP Magazine#2 Faces and more recently the Lensculture Portrait Awards 2018. We asked them a few questions about their life and work.
Exclusive Interview with JP Terlizzi
JP Terlizzi is a visual storyteller who uses photography to explore themes of memory, relationships and identity. His series Raven's Point won First Place for AAP Magazine#1 Light. We asked him a few questions about his life and work.
Discover the Jury of All About Photo Awards 2019
Our fourth edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.Prizes:Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition. The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!All winners will have their work published/showcased on the website Dodho Magazine, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and AAP Magazine "Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019".
Gomma Photography Grant 2018
The Gomma Grant has been going since 2014, and has picked up a reputation for finding cutting-edge and emerging work. It does award undetected photographers from around the world that work in various genres.
Results of the 25th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award
Fifty war correspondents have gathered in Bayeux on October 12th and 13th to debate and award trophies in the following categories: photo, print, radio, television, grand format television, young reporter (photo) and video image. Three honorary awards have been attributed: the Regional prize for students and trainees of Normandy (television), the Public's Choice award (photo) and the Ouest-France - Jean Marin prize (print). Presided by Christiane Amanpour, the international jury of the 25th edition of the Bayeux Calvados-Normandy Award for war correspondents has reached its verdict...
The 2018 Prix Virginia has been awarded to Cig Harvey
During their 10 September 2018 meeting in Paris, the Jury awarded Prix Virginia to the British photographer Cig Harvey, one of the twenty-one finalists preselected from 398 submissions received from 43 countries.
Winners Visa D’Or Awards Announced
Each year, top stories from around the world are awarded at Visa pour l'Image. For the Visa d'or Paris Match News award and the Visa d'or feature award, the Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik award and the Figaro Magazine Lifetime Achievement Visa d'or award, picture editors and assistant picture editors make a selection from all reports seen over the past year (both published and unpublished), choosing four nominees per category.
Best World Photography Contests and Prizes
What are the best photography contests out there? We have put together for you this guide to the photography world's best photography contests. Learn more about their prizes to help you decide which ones you should apply to.
How to Win Photo Competitions?
It is important to choose your photo contest. If you search on the internet you will see that there are many photo competitions and that the first rule is to choose them well for avoiding some pitfalls.
AAP Magazine#4: Shapes
Our fourth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes". A shape is the form of an object or its external boundary, outline, or external surface.
AAP Magazine#3: Travels
Our third printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme Travels. It's summertime, show us your vacation snapshots, reflect on past adventures or some sense of travel that's deeper than the usual kind. You know, not just travel - inner travel.
Black and White Winners at PhotoPlace Gallery
Mysterious, intense, timeless, at times nostalgic, black and white photography is, to me, magical. These images remind me of why I fell in love with photography in the first place.
AAP Magazine Volume 2 ’Faces’
Our second printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Faces". Faces are a reflection of our inner thoughts, reveal yourself!
Advertisement
AAP Solo Exhibition
Instagram
AAP Magazine Colors
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #14 Colors
Publish your work in AAP Magazine and win $1,000 Cash Prizes

Selected Books

Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #14 Colors
Publish your work in AAP Magazine and win $1,000 Cash Prizes