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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ND Awards 2018
ND Awards 2018

Don't miss the opportunity to participate in one of the most prestigious photography contests in 2017. Select your best work, submit your photos and have a chance to win over $7,500 in awards.

Deadline: September 23, 2018
Host: ND Awards
Prize: Cash Prize
2018 International Juried Exhibition
2018 International Juried Exhibition

The Center for Photographic Art is pleased to announce the 2018 International Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $6,000 in awards.

Deadline: September 23, 2018
Host: The Center for Photographic Art (CPA)
Prize: Exhibition
Summer
Summer

In lieu of our usual summer greeting NYC4PA invites you to celebrate summer with an special call for entry. The theme, simply and naturally, is "SUMMER". Any images that represent summer to you are welcome.

Deadline: September 23, 2018
Host: New York Center for Photographic Arts - NYC4PA
Prize: Exhibition
Perspectives a Celebration of Human Experience
Perspectives a Celebration of Human Experience

The third annual PhotoPlus Expo photography contest returns, this time inviting you to participate in an international celebration of the human experience.

Deadline: September 23, 2018
Host: PDN
Prize: Exhibition
Photography Annual 2019
Photography Annual 2019

Graphis is committed to presenting and promoting the work of exceptional talent in Graphic Design, Advertising, Photography and Art/Illustration.

Deadline: September 25, 2018
Host: Graphis
Prize: Other
 
 

More Photo Contests

Confronting Mortality  curated by Jane Szabo.
Confronting Mortality curated by Jane Szabo.

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: September 26, 2018
Host: L.A. Photo Curator
Prize: Exhibition
PDN World in Focus
PDN World in Focus

We're giving away $2,000 cash to a professional and $1,000 cash to an amateur photographer, along with Tamron lenses, $500 B&H gift cards and publication in PDN to the grand prize winners

Deadline: September 26, 2018
Host: PDN
Prize: Cash Prize
2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies Alternatives Juried Exhibition
2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies Alternatives Juried Exhibition

2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies calls for photographic work that considers the object-ness of the photographic image.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
Host: Ohio University Art Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Photo Book Exhibition
Photo Book Exhibition

Books should be self-published or hand made and primarily photographic in nature, though other mediums are allowed. Submissions should be books of your own work or a collaboration.

Deadline: September 28, 2018
Host: The Click! Photography Festival
Prize: Exhibition
British Life Photography Awards
British Life Photography Awards

A showcase of contemporary and imaginative images that capture the essence and spirit of British life

Deadline: September 29, 2018
Host: British Life Photography Awards
Prize: Exhibition
The Curated Fridge Autumn 2018 Open Call
The Curated Fridge Autumn 2018 Open Call

Summer is still here (yay!), The Curated Fridge is three years old (hurray!) and the Autumn 2018 Open Call is up and running.

Deadline: September 29, 2018
Host: The Curated Fridge
Prize: Exhibition
Emerging Photographer Fund
Emerging Photographer Fund

This year we are proud to offer two awards: the Emerging Photographer Grant for $10,000 and the Fujifilm Young Talent Award (25 or under) for $10,000.

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: BURN Magazine
Prize: Cash Prize
Street Photography
Street Photography

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

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: The Independent Photographer
Prize: Cash Prize
AAP Magazine#4: Shapes
AAP Magazine#4: Shapes

Our fourth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes".

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: All About Photo
Prize: Book
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: September 30, 2018
Host: Shoot the Frame
Prize: Cash Prize
Call for applications 2019
Call for applications 2019

The call for applications is aimed at all the European photographers or those living in Europe, at the beginning of their career as an author.

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: Festival CIRCULATIONS
Prize: Exhibition
The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award
The Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award

We are pleased to offer the Working Artist Photography Award, a regular one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork.

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: Working Artist Org
Prize: Exhibition
Photocrowd contests
Photocrowd contests

Portraiture is a genre that comes in many forms, from intense studies of a person's physical features and form to more candid snaps of a subject living their life.

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: Photocrowd
Prize: Equipment
OPEN CALL judged by Martin Parr
OPEN CALL judged by Martin Parr

On top of the cash prizes, exposure and international exhibitions, all entrants can create a personal, public profile (we feature some in The Collection), and get published in the Journal

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: Life Framer
Prize: Cash Prize
CGTrader Digital Art Competition
CGTrader Digital Art Competition

CGTrader is calling digital artists from around the world to show their best works of art and enter the CGTrader Digital Art Competition for 2018.

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: CGTrader
Prize: Cash Prize
The Figure in the Landscape curated by Diana H. Bloomfield.
The Figure in the Landscape curated by Diana H. Bloomfield.

The Figure in the Landscape curated by Diana H. Bloomfield

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: N.Y.Photo Curator
Prize: Exhibition
AAP Magazine#4: Shapes
AAP Magazine#4: Shapes

Our fourth printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Shapes".

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: All About Photo
Prize: Cash Prize
Small Works
Small Works

South x Southeast is proud to host a charity exhibition benefiting Maddie's Big Heart Foundation and curated by Anna Walker-Skillman

Deadline: September 30, 2018
Host: South x Southeast Photo Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)
Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY)

The Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) photo competition is run by photographers for photographers. Wherever you live in the world and whether you are amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old - TPOTY is for you!

Deadline: October 01, 2018
Host: TPOTY
Prize: Other
Nocturnal
Nocturnal

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

Deadline: October 01, 2018
Host: PH21
Prize: Exhibition
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