Photo Contests

All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photography awards and competitions is carefully curated to help photographers to make finding their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the opportunities to gain exposure.

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Street
Street

In the Main Gallery
Juror: Harvey Stein

Deadline: May 21, 2018
Host: A Smith Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show
FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show

The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its seventh year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.

Deadline: May 21, 2018
Host: Klompching Gallery
Prize: Equipment
'Relationship' with curator Timothy B. Anderson
'Relationship' with curator Timothy B. Anderson

ALL entrants work is exhibited in a group online exhibition. Each entrant is asked to submit 3 images so they can have their own page with their images, bio, artist statement and contact info.

Deadline: May 22, 2018
Host: L.A. Photo Curator
Prize: Exhibition
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers

Deadline: May 22, 2018
Host: Center for Documentary Studies
Prize: Cash Prize
Southern Landscapes
Southern Landscapes

Imbued by history, mystery and sometimes a tinge of remorse, Southern Landscapes tell us the story of a time, and an ever evolving place – the American South.

Deadline: May 22, 2018
Host: South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
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2018 Members' Juried Exhibition
2018 Members' Juried Exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2018 Members' Juried Exhibition! $2000 in cash awards. Entry period is April 9 through May 24, 2018, and is open to new and current CPA members working in all still photographic media.

Deadline: May 25, 2018
Host: The Center for Photographic Art (CPA)
Prize: Exhibition
Portfolio Showcase 3: Landscapes
Portfolio Showcase 3: Landscapes

Portfolio Showcase: In each of six shows, the gallery features the portfolios of two photographers selected through a call for work.

Deadline: May 27, 2018
Host: Davis Orton Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Center Forward 2018
Center Forward 2018

Center Forward 2018 International Photography Call for Entry and Exhibition

Deadline: May 27, 2018
Host: The Center for Fine Art Photography
Prize: Exhibition
Lenscratch Student Prize
Lenscratch Student Prize

The 2018 Lenscratch Student Prize

Deadline: May 27, 2018
Host: LENSCRATCH
Prize: Exhibition
Best Portfolio 2018
Best Portfolio 2018

The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.

Deadline: May 27, 2018
Host: Blank Wall Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Lacda Top 40 International Juried Competition
Lacda Top 40 International Juried Competition

Curating Jurors: Rebecca Matalon, Curator at MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art

Deadline: May 28, 2018
Host: LACDA
Prize: Exhibition
Monochrome
Monochrome

PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a group exhibition themed Monochrome.

Deadline: May 28, 2018
Host: PH21
Prize: Exhibition
Contemporary Photography 2008-2018
Contemporary Photography 2008-2018

This is an open call to artists for an exhibition at Site:Brooklyn Gallery.

Deadline: May 28, 2018
Host: Site: Brooklyn Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Color
Color

The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) is excited to announce our third annual really Affordable Art $how, a national juried show opening September 23, 2017.

Deadline: May 30, 2018
Host: The Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC)
Prize: Exhibition
Win your solo exibition at an art gallery
Win your solo exibition at an art gallery

WIN A SOLO EXHIBITION this summer during "Les rencontres Photo" Arles.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: Le collectif du hérisson
Prize: Exhibition
Diversity
Diversity

For our DIVERSITY contest, show us images that highlight the richness and complexity that makes our society and our universe a beautiful, intriguing, and awe-inspiring place.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: Santa Fe Photographic Workshops
Prize: Cash Prize
Faces of Life
Faces of Life

Life is a stream of color. Red, blue, yellow, and a billion pigments in between!

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: Life Framer
Prize: Cash Prize
URBAN 2018 Photo Awards
URBAN 2018 Photo Awards

The ninth edition will start on February 14th and will last until May 31st, 2018.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: dotART
Prize: Cash Prize
Portrait Award
Portrait Award

Win $1000, Global exposure, Your work Published & Exhibited!

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: The Independant Photographer
Prize: Cash Prize
Call for Artists: ENVIRONMENTAL
Call for Artists: ENVIRONMENTAL

Are humans a joy or a damage to our habitat, planet Earth? Share your thoughts through your art. Show the nature and humans at their best... or their worst.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: re:artiste
Prize: Exhibition
W. Eugene Smith Grant
W. Eugene Smith Grant

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund plays an important role in the growth of an individual artist's work, in their rise to prominence, and in their legacy.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: W. Eugene Smith Fund
Prize: Cash Prize
Howard Chapnick Grant
Howard Chapnick Grant

In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: W. Eugene Smith Fund
Prize: Cash Prize
Shoot the Frame
Shoot the Frame

Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: Shoot the Frame
Prize: Cash Prize
5th GoPix Exposee
5th GoPix Exposee

Photographic art is no longer confined to those who splurge on big, fancy and expensive cameras and equipments.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: Tzipac
Prize: Other
Color Awards
Color Awards

The ROYGBIV Color Awards celebrate the excitement, energy and unpredictability of color.

Deadline: May 31, 2018
Host: TZIPAC
Prize: Cash Prize
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