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Deadline: May 29, 2023
The Lumen Prize 2023
The Lumen Prize celebrates the very best art created with technology through a global competition. Now in its 12th year, it has distributed more than 100,000 USD in prize money and created opportunities with partners worldwide for artists who have been longlisted, shortlisted or won Lumen Awards. All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form. You do not need to be a digital artist or be able to design software to enter. Artists can use any equipment, there is no limit
Deadline: May 29, 2023
JUROR | Elizabeth Avedon
Deadline: May 29, 2023
2023 DongGang International Photo Festival OPEN CALL
Curiosity, the desire to explore the unknown, is an inherent human need. The unknown may encompass not only what is completely unfamiliar but also what is presently disregarded or avoided. Often, uncharted territories have had the most profound impact on human history, whether previously unknown, unimagined, or simply neglected. The unknown need not be solely enigmatic or sacred. Whatever it may be, it holds its own irreplaceable magic. Those who are receptive to the unknown have the privilege
Deadline: May 29, 2023
The Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards 2023
We are excited to inform you that the Rainforest Rescue Canopy Awards photo competition has been extended by two weeks. This means that you now have more time to submit your entries and showcase your unique creative perspectives of our rainforests. With each entry received, you're contributing to the protection of 1 square meter of rainforest forever. Not only that, but there are fantastic prizes to be won. Enter up to six images in any of the three categories below. Habitats: Landsc
Deadline: May 30, 2023
AAP Magazine#32: B&W
Black and white photography evokes poetry, nostalgia. The timelessness of black and white images focuses on its subjects, highlights contrasts, lines and enhances the power of light. The contest is open to any B&W photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography. Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or fu
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Shoot the Frame
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers. We are a community that is completely in love with all things photography. If you are a passionate amateur or professional photographer, we would love to see your imagery. You can submit your photos into our contests below. We have three categories every month. Shoot the Face, Shoot the Land and Shoot the Wild. All finalists and winners will h
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Best Portfolio 2023
Blank Wall Gallery organizes an international portfolio contest for 2022 in order to discover and promote one photographer. The award of the best photographer will be a two-week solo exhibition at the new premises of Blank Wall Gallery. The gallery will produce and finance 36 prints (40x50cm and 50x70cm) for the exhibition as well as everything needed for its realization, even if you cannot attend it. The artist will gain international recognition and promotion from our web page.
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Cewe Photo Awards
The CEWE Photo Award unites photo enthusiasts - and celebrates the beauty of our world. The world's largest photo competition is starting its fifth round with the motto "Our world is beautiful"; photos can be submitted in ten exciting categories. Win the coveted award and one of 1,000 prizes worth a total of 250,000 euros. With every photo you take, you are doing good: CEWE donates 10 cents to SOS Children's Villages worldwide for every photo submitted. Our exciting first prize includes the
Deadline: May 31, 2023
The 4th VIEPA - Vienna International Photo Award
Photography connects the World The peaceful Power of Photography unites Nations, Peoples and Continents. The Top Winners from each Category of the VIEpa Vienna International Photo Award will be awarded in the yearly VIEphoto Exhibition, which will be held during the Vienna Summer Photo Festival in Summer 2023. The selected pictures and collections will be exhibited in Vienna. Win Prizes up to 10.000.- The photo contest Vienna International Photography Award is open to professiona
Deadline: May 31, 2023
MA-g Awards
The Museum of Avant-garde is delighted to launch its yearly programme inviting artists and creatives to enter its contemporary collection and win the prestigious MA-g Awards. In 2021 William Klein, Tom Geismar and Seymour Chwast bestowed their own Awards to the most outstanding projects. In 2022 we continued this trail of outstanding judges partnering up with Duane Michals, Gerald Scarfe and Henry Steiner, who also believed in the vision of The Museum and awarded the 2022 winners. This year w
Deadline: May 31, 2023
We don’t arrive fully formed. From birth to toddler to child, teen and pre-adult – life is an exploration and we’re moulded in our youth. Dreams, fears, freedom, experimentation, play… The theme is as broad as you want it to be. The only limitation is to capture a scene or a detail that shows habits, experiences or behavior of the young. Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective! Juror: PIPO NGUYEN-DUY
Deadline: May 31, 2023
Open Call for Al-Tiba9 Artist Directory 2023
Al-Tiba9 Contemporary Art is a leading international platform in the contemporary art world, facilitating print and digital distribution of featured artists in our magazine, art books, web, and social media presence, and through our participation in art fairs in Spain and Portugal. Our artist page directory will serve as a development space for new and emerging talent as well as facilitate professional connections and collaborations across our extensive network of galleries, museums, art coll
Deadline: June 01, 2023
Le Prix de la Photographie de Paris ( PX3 ) 2023
Submit your best work to our photo competition for a chance to win up to $11,500 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the PX3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual PX3 book. The "Prix de la Photographie, Paris" (PX3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. A selection of work from this competition is displayed in Paris and the winners are published
Deadline: June 01, 2023
The 2023 Paula Riff Award
The Paula Riff Award was created by the Center of Photographic Art and Lenscratch in 2021 as a way to celebrate and continue the legacy of artist Paula Riff. Paula was an innovator, using lensless photography and historical processes to create objects of remarkable beauty. The Award is open to artists whose art is challenging conventional photography through work that reflects the artist's hand, either based on the historical/alternative photographic processes or with physical intervention th
Deadline: June 04, 2023
The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, color etc.). Winners will receive a total of $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and Award Winners Catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. ​ WATER: ​ “Water under the bridge”, “Water water everywhere”
Deadline: June 04, 2023
For the SE Center’s first Portfolio Call the jurors are looking for innovative bodies of work with themes or topics carried throughout. The portfolio should be a fully resolved, consistent body of work with each of the image being individually strong. The technical and presentation choices should be appropriate for the work and should take an innovative or unique approach to the subject matter. A respected curator, Dennis Kiel comes to Lamar University from Charlotte, N.C., where he served
Deadline: June 04, 2023
N Y Photo Curator: ’Urban Landscape’ curated by Steven Benson
Steven Benson says, "When I think of unban landscapes, what comes to mind is a landscape that does not feel ‘natural’. The photographs could refer to the built environment in myriad ways. The images could represent human interaction with the land on a grand scale such as public parks and urban spawl or the interaction could have more of a private quality like someone’s backyard. I’m always interested in opportunities like this exhibition to see new work." Steven Benson is a photogra
Deadline: June 05, 2023
Deeper Perspective Photography Award
We’ve all experienced the power of a strong image, telling a story without words. But combined with the right words, it can be even more impactful. And that is the purpose of IPA’s Deeper Perspective Photography Award – to highlight photographic essays that go deeper, sharing both their important images and the story behind the photographs. Entries for the Deeper Perspective Photography Award will be evaluated on both the images AND the text equally. Entries must be a series of i
Deadline: June 05, 2023
IPA Photography Competition 2023
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography's leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today. - Be honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala - Receive the IPA Trophy at the “Best o
Deadline: June 05, 2023
Call to Submit: 2023 Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award
In partnership with Artmobile, Booooooom is open to submissions for its Art & Photo Book Award, which will grant six artists the opportunity to publish a collection of work free of charge. Submissions should be finished projects as opposed to works-in-progress, and the award covers all production costs. Calling all artists and photographers! It’s the return of one of our most popular open calls, the Booooooom Art & Photo Book Award! Once again we are teaming up with our friends over at Artm
Deadline: June 05, 2023
Emergentes 2023 - Portfolio Review
Works responding to the 2023 edition’s theme of the Portuguese reference festival, Essay for the Future, are welcome to apply for the Festival’s annual portfolio reviews. Each year, the reviews are putting photographers in touch with internationally and nationally acclaimed gallerists, commissioners, publishers and curators, shaping opportunities for the participants’ artistic developments. Among the reviewed projects, one will eventually be selected for a 5000 € prize, plus a solo ex
Deadline: June 06, 2023
2023 OnePlus Photography Awards
The OnePlus Photography Awards is more than a global, unlimited mobile photography contest. The annual OPA also represents a shared space for mobile photography users worldwide. We welcome all mobile phone users to share their photography skills, experiences, and ideas through the "OnePlus Photography Awards" platform. OnePlus believes that images hold the power to document countless stories and tell visual stories without end. Since 2021, the “OnePlus Photography Awards” have captured th
Deadline: June 07, 2023
Sunrise and Sunset 2023
Win Up To $10,000 In Our Sunrise and Sunset Competition! Sunrise and Sunset is the theme for this month's competition.​ Both the beginning and ending of each amazing day in our world provide some of the most magical, mystical and beautiful light. The golden hour or the blue light combined with magnificent skylines or majestic landscapes can produce some of the finest images a photographer will ever capture! Share with us your best frames and moments showing your vision of Sunrise a
Deadline: June 07, 2023
Open Call for Exhibitions at Fotofestival Lenzburg 2023
We live in uncertain times. The center is falling out. What remains is: Either. Or. Things have become alarmingly disjointed. Not just in the world at large, but even down to our personal lives. We long for a stable center, yet life’s forces are tearing at us in every which direction. This wouldn’t even necessarily be a bad thing. Sometimes, breaks can offer a welcomed opportunity for renewal as long as things can be reassembled afterwards – preferably in more meaningful, new and improved
Deadline: June 08, 2023
Issue 16 Theme Common Love
We are excited to announce Shirin Neshat as the guest editor for issue #16. Shirin Neshat invites you to submit work that responds to a line from the poem “Common Love” by Persian poet Ahmad Shamlou: I am a common pain, scream me! Common Love Shirin Neshat writes: “I often use poetry as a starting point for inspiration and Ahmad Shamlou’s poem, "Common Love,” deeply resonates with me and speaks about our shared humanity. We all grapple with grief and trauma, both on an ind
Deadline: June 10, 2023
Minimalist Photography Awards 2022
Overall winner of the Minimalist Photography Awards Will receive : - $2,000 Cash Prize. - Title: Minimalist Photographer of the Year 2022 - Participation in ‘Best of Show’ Exhibition - Publication in Online Winners Gallery. - Publication in the Minimalist Photography Awards Annual Book. - Publication in the B&W Minimalism Magazine ( Special Edition, Both Color and B&W). - International Press Exposure and Publicity. - Winners Logo and Certificate.
Deadline: June 12, 2023
Portrait, Self, Others
A great portrait reveals something of the depth, history, and emotional state of the subject, at least as captured in a single moment in time. Although many portraits zero in on the face, many fine images don't show the face at all, instead using light, gesture, context, and other nuances of expression to create an informative portrait. For this exhibit we seek portraits, self- or otherwise, that go beyond the surface to explore a deeper vision of the subject and, hopefully, draw an emotional
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Black and White Photo Awards 2023
Black and White Photo Awards 2023 brings you the chance to win one of the almost 30 prizes, including the €1,000 for the absolute winner. €2500 in prizes for the best photographs and 15 honorable mentions thought to be grateful for the talent, the effort and the hard work done by monochrome photographers from all the world’s countries. Looking for reward your amazing and creative pictures, we have a special award for creativity and 5 prizes for the best photograph in each contest category
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Siena Drone Photo Awards 2023
Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video. It’ a project of Art Photo Travel Association, dedicated to a different photographic genre deliberately separated from being compared to traditional photography. The competition is opened to the aerial photography and videos whose platforms also include fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, balloons, blimps and dirigibles, rockets, kites, and parachutes.The participant with the
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Siena Creative Photo Awards 2023
Creative Photo Awards aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images. It's searching for photos born out of the passion and from the author's deep sensitivity: the result from a need to express feelings through the image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. We seek to find artists and unique souls who breathe and live for creativity. Creative Photo Awards aims to be a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share t
Deadline: June 15, 2023
F-Stop Magazine - 20th anniversary issue
Issue #120 will be a special issue celebrating 20 years of F-Stop The featured artist is chosen from the work that is submitted to the issue.
Deadline: June 15, 2023
Hariban Award 2023
Presented by Benrido, the Hariban Award combines a 170-year-old analogue technique with contemporary photography. Glass plates have been used as the base for collotype printing plates which still continues today. The award is called “Hariban” as “Hari” means glass plate, and “ban” means printing plate in Japanese. This Award invites professionals and amateurs alike to submit black and white photographs for a chance to win. Submissions are judged by an international group of Jurors, a
Deadline: June 16, 2023
Mazaarat International Photo Festival Call
Festival Director: Amir-Mahdi Hakimi The Jury Members: Dr. Reha Bilir Dr. Muhammad Sattari Seyed-Abbas Mir-Hashemi Dr. Mehdi Moghim-Nejad Ebrahim Bahrami Categories: 1. Islamic mausoleums 2. Prayer in divine religions Regarding the category of Islamic mausoleums: Art has constantly had a considerable impact on Islamic mausoleums and the customs in which these burials are built on. This category deals with photos which demonstrate the following elements: •Pilgrimage and de
Deadline: June 17, 2023
Humans have always had an entrancing relationship with the dark. Within our minds Darkness breeds mystery, fantasy and occasionally fear. Darkness is the space in which stories are born. As photographers we capture these stories and feelings in a moment to better explore them and our own dark passenger. We look forward to exploring the darkness in your photography. JUROR: Holly Hart is a conceptual fine art photographer. She grew up in Southern Oregon. In 2011 she graduated with a BA in Ph
Deadline: June 18, 2023
Submission for Al-Tiba9 Magazine ISSUE14
Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine is an internationally established publication that showcases experimental contemporary art, and reflects modern society and its environment through a diversity of mediums in Digital Arts, photography, painting, architecture, sculpture & installations, Film & Video Art, fashion design, interior design, and performance. Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine features selected artists, architects, and designers from around the globe with a high focus on contemporary art and those holding a
Deadline: June 20, 2023
The International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2023
The third International Portrait Photographer of the Year Award continue following a similar philosophy to the popular International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards: the main aim is to be one of the Top 101 photographs of the year and be published in the book. Will you be there? There is 10,000 USD in cash prizes shared between the overall winner and 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in each of the four categories, plus a printed copy of the book from Momento Pro for these 13 winners. The rem
Deadline: June 20, 2023
The International Portrait Photographer of the Year 2023
There are a lot of photography competitions to choose from, but few offer both a score for every entry and 101 chances to be a part of our amazing annual Awards book! Follow the Archive link in the menu above and check out the 2021 and 2022 International Portrait Photographer of the Year Award flip-books - how incredible are the world's best portrait photographers! Now imagine how those portrait photographers feel, seeing their photos published alongside the world's best. It's a great achi
Deadline: June 20, 2023
AAP Solo Exhibition July 2023
We want to showcase incredible work. Photography that awakens our imagination, transforms our way of thinking, or simply resonates with who we are. The Solo Exhibition enables you to reach a wider audience through our independent magazine that has become one of the most vibrant portals of photography on the web. The Solo Exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nudes, landscapes,
Deadline: June 22, 2023
Innovate Grant: Winter 2023
Innovate Grant awards (2) $1,800.00 grants each quarter, to one Visual Artist and one Photographer. In addition, (6) honorable mentions (3 in art and 3 in photo), will be featured on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. Innovate Grant's commitment extends beyond the grant cycle by promoting the work of selected winners and honorable mentions into the future. For more information and to apply visit Innovate Grant supports ar
Deadline: June 22, 2023
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme. he Forgotten Places call will collect photographic, video and visual design works that will constitute an exhibition/exploration excursus of abandoned, forgotten and rediscovered places, which will lead to a reflection on environmental, historical/social aspects and individual memory. With the advent of photography, a new documentary approach intervenes in giving a testimo
Deadline: June 23, 2023
Blue Photography Exhibition
The Glasgow Gallery of Photography is running a month long exhibition in October called Blue. One of the three traditional Primary Colours (along with Red and Yellow) Blue is a colour that surrounds us in our day to day lives, the planet is even referred to as the “Blue Planet”. We are asking for photographers to explore the colour Blue in their photography. From the sky and the oceans, to clothes people wear and the buildings they live in or the artificial light that is used to light a scen
Deadline: June 26, 2023
2023 APA Awards: Call for Entries
It's that time again! Our annual competition is open to all photographers at every level, worldwide -- everyone from emerging photographers to established professionals. Have a great image? We want to see it! Our Judges will select 43 APA Award Winners this year from 14 single image categories, a Series and one Best of Show. Win prizes from Sony, PhotoShelter, StellaPro Lights, Think Tank, Wacom, FOUND, Agency Access, Adobe Creative Cloud, Blazing Editions, and more... Plus New this yea
Deadline: June 27, 2023
 PhotoVogue - Spanish Women: A Contemporary Portrait of Strength and Beauty
Today, in celebration of the 35th anniversary of Vogue España and within the framework of the most important photography festival in the region, PhotoESPAÑA, we are thrilled to launch our second Local Open Call: “Spanish Women: A Contemporary Portrait of Strength and Beauty”, in search of the most talented Spanish artists. PhotoVogue's mission is always to champion talent, reach into historically excluded communities, and improve visual literacy; it also aims to shape a more just, ethic
Deadline: June 28, 2023
Nature Photographer of the Year contest 2023
Nature Photographer of the Year not only gives you the opportunity to win great prizes and earn some cachet, it’s also a chance to support nature conservation. The awards ceremony takes place at the yearly Nature Talks Photo Festival in the Netherlands, where the winning images are also exhibited.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
RAISE YOUR ZINE! 2nd edition
THE DOCKS aims to support the development of editorial projects by talented photographers from all over the world producing a photographic fanzine and the opportunity to exhibit the editorial work, produced after the win, during the days of the festival RAISE YOUR ZINE! planned in Naples on May 2023. COMPETITION NOTICE On the occasion of the annual FESTIVAL RAISE YOUR ZINE! 2023 THE DOCKS launches its second call. THE DOCKS supports the development of editorial projects by talented
Deadline: June 30, 2023
World Nature Photography Awards 2023
Celebrating the world’s best nature photographers, as they highlight the wonders of our planet, When great science and great art combine, amazing things can be achieved. That’s the philosophy behind the World Nature Photography Awards, now in its fourth edition, a global nature and wildlife photography contest for planet Earth. The mission of the World Nature Photography Awards is to celebrate the world’s best nature photographers whilst showcasing nature’s beauty to a wider audience.
Deadline: June 30, 2023
The Human Body
A home for the brain, the heart and the soul. Let’s look at the image of the human body… from the head to the toes; its quirks, uniqueness and beauty. Freeze a detail or a scene that captures our human nature. With over seven billion bodies to choose from, show us the ones that count. Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary… any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome. Juror: Li Hui
Deadline: June 30, 2023
[REC]OUNT Photography Agora
The word “count” can refer both to storytelling as in ‘recounting’ or numerification as in ‘counting’. Numbers and counting are central to how we tell (and are told) stories about our lives and nature. Quantification pervades modern life. We rely every day on a host of numbers to organise our lives and, in turn, our lives are quantified by markets, organisations and governments to shape our behaviors. In this competition, we invite photographic work that captures the ways cont
Deadline: July 02, 2023
Monochrome Photography Awards 2023
The connection of Black and White Photography with tradition and timeless values is beyond contestation. Since its infancy, black and white photography was not only the craft but primarily the art, where ideas conjured in the artist's imagination is immortalized through the lens of their camera. The Monochrome Awards is primarily aimed at people of whom photography is a passion and a way of life. It is a platform where professionals and amateurs can enter their shots amongst a sea of ambitiou
Deadline: July 02, 2023
The Forgotten, people, places and belongings that once mattered, now unremembered, out of mind, left behind. Items once significant to someone, personal items, buildings, object, person, a place that once had the importance to another, the possibilities are all around us. Our juror for Forgotten is Paula Tognarelli. Paula Tognarelli recently retired as the Executive Director of the Griffin Museum of Photography for 20 years, producing on average 54 exhibitions a year at the museum. She frequ
Deadline: July 05, 2023
London International Creative Competition 2023
Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents. Our artists are connected not by conventions, but by qualities. They work across a diverse range of formats, from painting to printmaking and from fashion to photography. We're not looking for anything done by-the-book. We're looking for work that is as visual as it is vital. The winners of the Annual London International Creative Competi
Deadline: July 07, 2023
Portrait Photography Competition 2023
Portrait is the theme for this months competition. Faces and silhouettes of passers by, or beautifully executed, controlled studio shots, The Portrait has always been at the core of the Art of Photography. Since its creation, we have found that the camera in our hands favors the faces and spirit of all people of all ages. Share with us your best frames and moments showing your vision of an inspirational Portrait! Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execut
Deadline: July 16, 2023
Chromatic Photography Awards 2023
Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion. Availability of photographic equipment makes the competition among photographers very large, and the possibility of breakthrough is extremely difficult. Amateurs and professional photographers who want to share their passion must demonstrate not
Deadline: July 17, 2023
EPSON International Pano Awards 2023
The 13th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography, and is the world's largest competition devoted to the genre. Each year the top performing photographers are showcased in hundreds of publications worldwide - and once again this year the prize pool value is a whopping US$40,000 - including $14,000 cash!
Deadline: July 25, 2023
The Analog Sparks International Film Photography Awards
The Analog Sparks International Film Photography Awards is inviting the professional, amateur, and student analog enthusiasts worldwide to submit the best photographs captured by an analog process. Colour or black and white film, instant film, collodion and other alternative techniques are accepted. The mission of the AS International Film Photography Awards is to discover, showcase and promote photographers working across all genres of analog photography worldwide. The philosophy of the c
Deadline: July 25, 2023
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme. Photographers and videomakers are invited to submit works that respond to the execution mode of Close-Up shooting. An open call without limits as far as the genres, styles and stories that could be told. The Close-Up is a technique that allows the revelation of details, particulars and traits that characterize the person portrayed, and identify them as unique and singular,
Deadline: July 28, 2023
Creative Quarterly 73
Creative Quarterly (CQ) magazine opens its 73rd international juried competition and both professionals and students are invited to participate. CQ seeks for the best art, advertising, design, illustration and photography done in the past six months. The Best of Show winner for each quarter will receive $500. Quarterly winners will be featured in print and CQ’s online gallery, receive a free publication and have a choice to receive a printed certificate. Honorable Mentions will be displayed on
Deadline: July 31, 2023
Red Bull Illume Image Quest 2023
Red Bull Illume is the world’s greatest international imagery contest dedicated to adventure and action sports. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them. There are eight photo categories judged by an international panel of experts and two Instagram categories for both photos and reels up to 60 seconds, judged by the community. Only images that capture the adventure an
Deadline: August 05, 2023
Black & White Spider Awards 2023
Black and White Spider Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of black and white photography, using traditional or digital methods. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.Get exposure and put your work in front of the world's leading galleries, art directors, curators, editors and publishers and be recognized by the industry at the premier intern
Deadline: August 10, 2023
Budapest International Foto Awards 2023 (bifa)
The Budapest International Foto Awards (BIFA), sister competition of Moscow & Tokyo International Foto Awards, has announced the opening of its Fourth Annual Photography Competition. Professional, amateur and student photographers are invited to share their unique perspectives on the world with the Hungarian and international creative circles. The photographers will compete for the "BIFA Photographer of the Year" and "BIFA Discovery of the Year" titles, receiving a $3,000
Deadline: August 30, 2023
Lucie Photobook Prize
The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within June 2021 – September 2023. The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional $3,000 cash prize and one Independent $2,000 cash prize. The Tr
Deadline: August 31, 2023
Photography 4 Humanity 2023
Photography 4 Humanity is an international initiative that calls on photographers around the world to bring to life the power of human rights through their images. Highlighting the most compelling imagery - illustrating courage, despair, hope, injustice, compassion, human rights failures or victories in ways small and large - the images will serve to inspire people to personally get involved and to take a stand for human rights. The 2023 edition has turned its lens towards climate justice. Cl
Deadline: September 01, 2023
ROSL Photo 2023
Royal Over-Seas League is delighted to announce its biennial photography competition is now open for submissions! This year’s theme is Viewpoint, each entrant can submit up to five digital images of their choice taken in the past 18 months from any image-making camera source, tackling the subject however they wish. The previous competition received over 500 entries from 40 countries, collecting huge praise along the way from our selected industry judges for their quality and depth. ROSL PHO
Deadline: September 08, 2023
Aesthetica Art Prize
Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience and further their engagement with the international art world. The Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme, however, they are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world. They accept entries from artists at all stages o
Deadline: September 17, 2023
ND Awards 2023
ND Awards aims to promote photography and photographers. Our idea is to create new opportunities to present valuable work to audiences all over the world. We aim to build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through competition. The winners of the Professional and Non-Professional sections will receive the titles: ND Photographer of the Year and ND Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. Our judging panel will comprise highly acclaimed industry professionals, i
Deadline: September 17, 2023
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme. We have almost lost the habit of sending postcards to our family and friends when we are on holidays. Postcards are not only nice pictures of a touristic place, they also represent social, architectural and economic changes through time, years, and decades. Portraying a precise place in a specific time means giving a unique interpretation of what is shown in that picture. T
Deadline: September 30, 2023
Anthology Cover Art Award 2023
The Anthology Cover Art Competition is established to foster and support both established and emerging visual artists and provide a platform for publication, the cover art competition is open to multiple genres including painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography and digital media.  Works entered must not have appeared on the cover of another publication and not entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition. Works previously exhibited or published on the artist’s website
Deadline: October 05, 2023
Embracing our differences: 2024 Exhibit
Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in the 2024 Exhibition Competition and in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Artists, photographers, professionals, amateurs, students are all invited to submit their interpretation of the theme “enriching lives through diversity”. A total of $3,000 (US) will be presented in the form of three separate awards – $1,000 each for “Best-in-Show Adult;” “Best-in-Show Student;” and the “Pe
Deadline: October 10, 2023
Passepartout Photography Prize 7th Edition
Il Varco invites you to join the sixth Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers. Passepartout Photography Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 Euro in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibition in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publication in the annual catalogue and more. What makes this contest unique is that the organizers co
Deadline: October 12, 2023
reFocus Awards 2023 World Photo Annual
Contest Description: CALL FOR ENTRIES. A celebration of the enduring power of photography, this prestigious annual contest awards the honor of Photographer of the Year within each category. Winners will receive $5,000 in cash prizes, an immersive, dedicated digital gallery to share their works in a global Artist Directory, and way more. Company Description: The reFocus Awards were created to celebrate the lasting power and indomitable spirit of the photographic image and its unique ability
Deadline: October 16, 2023
Raccont’arti – Castelfiorentino Prize for the Arts
Do you have a completed or advanced photographic project? Are you an individual photographer or a collective? Here is a unique opportunity to stand out in the panorama of contemporary photography. A prestigious jury will select a shortlist of participants and among them two absolute winners (Open and Student Categories), for an award ceremony and exhibition in Castelfiorentino. The winning projects will be published in a printed magazine and the announcement will be widely publicised in both tra
Deadline: October 20, 2023
FFREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme. Nostalgia is a feeling that mixes up pleasure and sadness in a perfect balance. Sometimes we feel nostalgic when we experience or see something vaguely familiar, some others when we re-live a collection of memories coming from the past. Studies say that we can become nostalgic even for places we have never visited before. This call wants to collect all the photographic, di
Deadline: October 24, 2023
5th Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) honors our gifted talents all over the world— striving for their passion in photography. We are inviting photographers, both professional and amateur, to participate in our competition and get the chance to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York's art district. We are one with our photographers as we aim to promote iconic and innovative works of art. This year's CIPC will have awards valued at more than $55
Deadline: October 31, 2023
SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2023 in Aid of RSPB
Calling all photographers! Enter your best bird images into this exciting photo competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). Over a £1000 worth of prizes! The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers is pleased to announce that the Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of RSPB is back for its 6th year running. Bird Photographer of the Year 2023 Trophy and Certificate – Anthropics Collection valued
Deadline: November 15, 2023
The Nature Photography Contest
Do you want to share with the world the wonders of the planet and contribute to its protection? Then don’t miss the opportunity to participate in The Nature Photography Contest, an international photography contest for professionals and amateurs. The Nature Photography Contest has 10 categories for you to submit your images of natural landscapes, wildlife, macrophotography and more. You can win cash prizes and international recognition. The winner of the best photograph of the year will r
Deadline: November 30, 2023
Anthology Photography Award 2023
Open to photographers working at any level, the Anthology Photography Competition celebrates outstanding standalone images. It also provides a platform for photographers to showcase their work through publication. Images submitted must be on the theme of ‘The World We Live In’. Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, originality, and visual/emotional impact. Photography styles can include street photography, landscapes, natural world & wildlife, macro photography, lifestyle,
Deadline: December 16, 2023
Three Artist Exhibit
We’re excited to announce this exhibition opportunity. We are calling out to artists who have a collective series of images of any kind. We will choose three photography projects to feature for this exhibition. We have three spots: the first is for 6 images, the second is for 10 images, and the last is for 10 images. Whether or not you’ve shown with us before we’d love to see your photography series in consideration for this exhibition. JUROR: Holly Hart is a conceptual fine art phot
Deadline: December 20, 2023
Open Call for Creative Photography
Calling for accomplished, adventurous photographers — the window for submissions for the February 2023 edition of Dek Unu is open to portfolios in all kinds of fine art photography: analog, digital, b&w, color, traditional, experimental, documentary, conceptual, journo, lomo, iPhono, straight, street, staged, lens-based hybrids, and (...) are welcome. Each edition contains the work of only one artist and includes a portfolio of eleven images, complementary artist's notes about each image, and
Deadline: December 31, 2023
L’Oeil de la Photographie - Send us your portfolio
Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.To participate, please, send to : - A series of 12 to 15 photographs (jpg, 72dpi 1024 pixels) - A Text about the series (English and French would be appreciated) - A Short Biography - Your portrait ou self-portrait.You will be notified by email of the p
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Join SDN
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website. The primary criteria is your commitment to use the documentary form to explore the human condition - with the goal of increasing our understanding of it. Submitting your projects to the SDN website is the first and only step in getting your work selected for publication in ZEKE magazine.Step 1: Apply for a free membershipStep 2: Submit your photos and text
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Open Show
Check out the listings to find the open show that works best for you. Each month you can find shows that are open in a town near you.
Deadline: December 31, 2023
NOICE Open Theme Photography Submissions
There's no limit to the number of submissions you wish to send. Feel free to submit multiple times throughout the year. Submissions that are accepted will be featured through our social sites which reach 6 million worldwide per year, considered for future publishing in the next issues of NOICE, and to be displayed on the Standard Vision LA Billboard in downtown Los Angeles. Colour Issues In previous NOICE releases, we have done color themed issues. We're looking to bring them back, so gather
Deadline: December 31, 2023
MVIBE Magazine Call for Entry
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide. We give creative people the opportunity to be published and to show the world their images and their works. Impressive images, of high standards from world emerging talents. MVIBE Magazine is printed in America and distributed worldwide. It can only be purchased online, either in print or electronically, through the publishing company's website. It publishes three issues a month
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Al-Tiba9 Digital Interviews Platform
Al-Tiba9 Interviews is a promotional platform for artists to articulate their vision and to reach a varied audience of art collectors, art lovers, and fellow artists. You will receive a webpage entirely dedicated to you, with a selection of works, your artist’s statement and biography, as well as a detailed interview, tailored specifically to promote you and your artworks. 10 questions with the artist - The Digital Interview Once selected, you will be interviewed by the founder & curator M
Deadline: December 31, 2023
Pangolin Photo Challenge 2022
Welcome to the 2nd Annual Pangolin Photo Challenge! Throughout the year we will be challenging you to get out and practice your wildlife photography skills. As wildlife photographers, we shouldn’t just wait until we travel…we should be photographing nature wherever we are. This is your opportunity to join in the fun, improve your photography and support our conservation initiative at the same time. The total photo safari prize fund for 2022 is over $60,000! There will be plenty of pri
Deadline: April 01, 2024
Photo Drone Awards 2023
The Photo Drone Awards is one of the world's leading photo competitions focused on drone photography. An international online photo contest that highlights the capabilities of these drones or quadcopters within the photographic field. To highlight as much as possible the different capabilities of these photographic tools, we have selected 5 categories that, we believe, faithfully represent their abilities: ENVIRONMENT / URBAN / ABSTRACT / SERIES The four categories of these Internati
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