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Open Photo Contests

Deadline: September 23, 2020
Defining BEAUTY
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition. Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit original works in a variety of mediums that reflect the theme, "Defining Beauty." Defining Beauty is intentionally vague - as conflicting objectives might be collected under its banner. Submissions are open to both established and emerging artists. Jurors Timothy C. Hengst is a Professor in the Mult
Deadline: September 23, 2020
International Photography & Film contest
A FREE to enter International Photography & Film Competition with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions. We have also introduced a new category for film-makers from 2018. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including moving image & short-films. Prizes & Benefits Overall
Deadline: September 28, 2020
Budapest International Foto Awards 2020
BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe. We acknowledge the power of even a single photograph to greatly influence an audience, and how the artistic eye of the photographer behind the camera can interpret a scene in so many creative ways. We know that every image has a story to tell, and this is the place to tell it! The competition is open
Deadline: September 28, 2020
2020 Burtynsky Grant
Photographer Edward Burtynsky and CONTACT are requesting submissions for the 2020 Burtynsky Grant a $5,000 annual grant to support a Canadian artist in the creation of a photobook. Established in 2016, this grant is intended for photo-based artists who are in the advanced stages of developing a cohesive, rigorous body of work presented in book form. The jury is looking for submissions from those that have created a book dummy and who have had little to no prior opportunity to self-publish or
Deadline: September 28, 2020
Unique: alternative processes
Photography started as a chemical experiment. However, the acknowledged inventor of the process, Thomas Wedgwood, was the son and grandson of famous English potters. His entire life he was surrounded by artists, creators. Wedgwoods pals were William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. So, it is not unusual or unexpected that creative folks have taken his work and run with it. For many photographers it's about the camera, for others it's about what can be birthed once it leaves the thing
Deadline: September 28, 2020
Significant Colour
There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common
Deadline: September 30, 2020
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: September 30, 2020
12TH Annual Ten X Ten Small Works Exhibition
EXHIBITION DATES - DECEMBER 4 - 31, 2020 Open to all photographers internationally. Open to all types of image capture; digital, film, iphone, etc. The TEN X TEN show is an annual small works exhibition that celebrates the wide range of creative expression within the square photographic format, the interplay of images creating contrasts and similarities are exciting to experience in the unique juxtapositions of the grid format exhibition. TEN X TEN focuses on offering affordable collect
Deadline: September 30, 2020
International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Now in its seventh year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes. Digital image files should measure between 4000 and 5000 pixels on the longest side, 300 dpi, be saved as a JPEG (recommended setting 9 or 10), in AdobeRGB colour space. There are no limits on post-production, but entries presented for judging must be photographic in origin (taken with a camera). Your entry must have b
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)
Tokyo International Foto Awards acknowledges, commands and exposes outstanding photography from all corners of the globe. TIFA connects photographers with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, to provide them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market. We encourage all photographers to participate in the TIFA photo competition. Share your unique talents with the world and win prizes, awards, and recognition. If you would like to have your work exposed to the Russian cr
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Humans of the World
7.8 billion people on Earth and counting. Each of us a unique combination of genetics and experience, and yet we remain connected. Across vast geographies and wide cultural boundaries our humanity unites us. From individuals to crowds. Formal portraits or snapshots of strangers. Social, national, personal and sexual identity. Faces and bodies, hearts and minds. This month, show us the humans of the world. Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, travel, street, composite, environmental. All g
Deadline: September 30, 2020
The Independent Photographer - Street Photography
Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation. Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!Juror: Richard Kalvar Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure. At the end of the year all images are published in the 'Talents of the Year' book and the 1st, 2nd a
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Portfolio Platform
The "Flat File Feature" has shifted online to the new "Portfolio Platform" to provide the focus of a more streamlined online presence while we are currently practicing social distancing and not being physically gathering in the gallery. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of your photographic work prominently online at the Midwest Center for Photography website. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Narratives: An International Juried Exhibition
Exhibition Dates: Nov 21st - Dec 14th, 2020 The photograph's power as a narrative tool is derived from the impression that what is captured within the frame is an accurate representation of what actually occurred at a specific moment in time. As complete or comprehensive as any narrative may appear to be, it will always be subject to a process of including some elements and excluding others. These inclusions and exclusions are a crucial part of what photographic storytelling is all about; t
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Interactive Group Exhibition
We are excited to announce that our October 2020 online group exhibition, "Simple Complexity - The Strength of a Photograph", is being curated by Analog Forever Magazine designer, writer, and curator Tim Scott! However, this month we are doing something different. This online exhibition is going to be interactive! Tim Scott writes: Life is complicated, especially in this sh!tstorm of a year called 2020. There are tens of millions of photographs everywhere and yet very few stand out. The othe
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Photographer Relief Fund
We recognize that the current world landscape has left a lot of photographers in compromising positions as many rely on photography financially or simply as a creative outlet to express themselves. Due to COVID-19, going to studios, traveling, shooting content for brands, etc, has been postponed or even canceled, affecting the lives of many members of the 500px community. As one of the leaders in the online photography industry, we want to show our support to photographers affected. If
Deadline: September 30, 2020
Al-Tiba9 Online Exhibition
Al-Tiba9 is offering artists to join its 2nd online contemporary exhibition titled FUTURE IS TODAY. The exhibition feature artists from around the globe who reflect contemporary perspectives and inspirations that attract our future in today's moment. This particular show aims to give the artist a curated show and extensive international exposure that helps them to deal with the online technologies and confront their works in a virtual environment.
Deadline: October 01, 2020
Women Photograph Mentorship Program
Women Photograph is pleased to announce that we're now accepting applications for our 2021 Mentorship Program, which will pair 24 industry leaders (12 photographers and 12 photo editors, curators, and educators) with 24 early-career photojournalists over the course of a year. Mentors include editors & photographers from The New York Times, The Guardian, the Associated Press, and Apple, among others. We are currently seeking applications from women and non-binary photographers with less than f
Deadline: October 01, 2020
ING Discerning Eye
The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2020. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a unique virtual exhibition and win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000. The coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing lockdown have rapidly driven sales online and pushed the art world to make a transformative shift towards virtual galleries. As a result, this year's edition of the ING Discerning Eye will be held 100% virtual
Deadline: October 02, 2020
Bay Area Current(ly)
PhotoAlliance is proud to announce an open call for Bay Area Current(ly), a photographic competition. We are looking for images that represent a cohesive body of work or project. Submissions may be new, recently completed, or part of an on-going project, but must include work that has been made since June 2019. A typical submission will consist of 5 images that capture the essence of your project, although there is no restriction on the number of images you submit (see entrance fees below).
Deadline: October 04, 2020
Members Show 20-21
The Annual Members Exhibition is around the corner. All subjects, analog, digital, and antique process, monochrome or color, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome Our juror for the Members Show is Miller Gaffney. Miller has a wide-ranging background in the art world, having worked with leading auction houses, commercial galleries, artists, museums, and information-providers for art collectors. She began her career with L'Antiquaire & The Connoisseur on New York's East 73
Deadline: October 04, 2020
The Abstract Image
The SE Center for Photography is looking for non-representational imagery, though it can be from found objects in nature, man made or figurative works. We're seeking images that do not attempt to represent external reality, but seek to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and texture. Black-and-white or color, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Our juror for Abstract '20 is Blue Mitchell. Blue Mitchell is an independen
Deadline: October 04, 2020
Into The Wild
Best of Show *Cash award 3-month exhibition of the artist work on (Includes artist statement, description of artwork & link back to artists website) Award Exhibitions Artwork displayed on main page under exhibitions 3-month free listing on Camelback Gallery's Featured Artist Page Facebook recognition with links to artists website and social media Facebook Award recognition on Instagram E-blast promotion to Artists, Friends and Subscribers
Deadline: October 05, 2020
JUROR: Kevin Tully will be the juror for “trees”. Along with being the co-director of A Smith Gallery, he is a curator, photographer, writer and painter. Guidelines: Digital images should 1000 pixels on the longest side saved in JPEG format at 72 ppi. Each image should be labeled with consecutive numbers followed by your name, i.e. 1FirstName_LastName.jpg. The number should correspond with the number on the application form. Please do not watermark your images. If you need help sizing your
Deadline: October 05, 2020
Fifth Annual Fine Art Exhibition
We are pleased to announce LACP's 5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition - the theme is Exploring Humanity. The exhibition will be shown online/virtually on our website and will run from October 22 – December 31, 2020. Artists in the exhibition will also receive extensive social media coverage. The juror, international curator Marisa Caicholo, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. The deadline is Monday, September 21st at midnight PT. There is no limit to the amount of
Deadline: October 05, 2020
Street Encounters
Texas Photographic Society is excited to announce our latest call for entry, Street Encounters, in conjunction with Arlington Museum of Art's exhibition, Vivian Maier: The Color Work. Street Encounters will be juried by Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. 50 images will be selected for the TPS exhibition, which opens at the Rooftop Gallery, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, Texas, on November 27, 2020. Street Encounters will celebrate th
Deadline: October 05, 2020
Portals: Windows, Mirrors and Doors
A portal can be an architectural feature (gate, window, doorway, mirror, tunnel) that frames or isolates or adds dimension to an image. In a fictional sense, a portal can become a magical doorway through time and space. Alone or in combination, they hold unlimited creative possibilities for photographers. For "Portals: Windows, Mirrors, and Doors", we're looking for images that use these devices in intriguing ways. All capture methods and processes are welcome. We are very pleased that El
Deadline: October 06, 2020
The Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) celebrates gifted, notable, and fresh talents in the world of photography. Professional and amateur photographers, at any stage of their careers, are invited to participate in the competition to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York's art district. With awards valued at more than $55,000, the Chelsea International Photography Competition aims to promote extraordinary and innovative art. This year's CIPC rewa
Deadline: October 06, 2020
16th International Alternative Processes Competition
About the competition We are very excited to announce Soho Photo Gallery's 16th International Alternative Processes Competition. Although the gallery is currently closed because of Covid-19, the winning images will be featured on our website from November 12th to December 10th. As soon as the gallery reopens, a date will be set for the on-the-walls exhibition. We look forward to seeing your work so please enter. Alternative processes include, but are not limited to: Albumen, Cyanotype, Van D
Deadline: October 07, 2020
Embracing our differences: 2021 Exhibit
Art is a powerful tool to evoke social change. Without uttering a single word, artists can enlighten, educate and affect change around the world. Embracing Our Differences invites you to participate in creating a world where differences are embraced and individuality is celebrated. Become a part of this exciting change through your visual art submission to the annual Embracing Our Differences juried competition.Featuring 50 billboard-size images, each work of art is created by local, national an
Deadline: October 07, 2020
Post - Industrialism
Currently, we are living in a post-industrial society, which is, by definition, "a society marked by a transition from a manufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy". So what happened to the urban/suburban factories populating the industrial landscape? The main focus, here, is centred on pictures showing the decadence of industrial buildings as well as renewed factories, currently fulfilling a different function (museum, art gallery, shop...).
Deadline: October 07, 2020
Symmetry is the theme for this months competition Symmetry, the similarity or exact correspondence between different things capture the eye of photographers every minute of every day. These wonderful matching patterns made by nature or humans always seem to offer a soothing sense of balance and harmony. Show us your best Symmetry images! Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execution and uniqueness of vision. The work can be expressed from realism to abstraction. Cash
Deadline: October 08, 2020
BJP International Photography Award 2020
After the success of previous years, the 2020 edition will see an expansion of the opportunities on offer. As well as the Solo Show category - which awards one photographer a solo show in London, UK - photographers are invited to enter the Group Show category, which will see 20 winning images exhibited in a group show at TJ Boulting Gallery in London. Prizes Between an exhibition in TJ Boulting Gallery in London, extensive industry exposure, global media coverage and features in both Briti
Deadline: October 08, 2020
PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant
PHmuseum is glad to open the call of the PHmuseum 2020 Women Photographers Grant, aimed at empowering the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries, working in diverse areas of photography. Moving into the fourth edition, the grant's mission remains to support the growth of the new generations and promote stories narrated from a female perspective, while responding to the need to work for gender equality in the industry. The prizes include $12,
Deadline: October 11, 2020
The Biennial’s Grant
Planned or unfinished project as well as ongoing and finished to be promoted, are entitled to be submitted. For the purposes of this Grant a project is defined as a planned set of interrelated images to be executed (or already executed) over a fixed period. The type and theme is open: all projects are viable: editorial or photojournalism, documentary, fine art, wild life, nature, landscapes, street photography, portraits, environmental, alternative processes including the manufacturing of realit
Deadline: October 11, 2020
Fine Art Photography Awards 2020
Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author’s deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. It can be spontaneous, but it can also be a conscious and deliberate manifesto. FAPA is searching for photos born out of passion - your passion. The competition is open to everyone, amateurs and professionals alike.
Deadline: October 11, 2020
Luis Valtuena International Humanitarian Photography Award
Médicos del Mundo Spain announces the 24th Luis Valtueña International Humanitarian Photography Award, aimed at recognizing and disseminating the best images that singularly demonstrate social inequities, injustices and / or human rights abuses, or the situations that either foster or fight them. By giving this competition the name of the photographer and international cooperant Luis Valtueña, we pay tribute to his memory, as well as to that of the three other cooperants of the association wh
Deadline: October 13, 2020
AAP Solo Exhibition
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: October 13, 2020
Print Issue 02 Vast Magazine
VAST ART MAGAZINE is excited to announce the international open call for ISSUE N-02. See your work in print and published along side new, emerging, and established practices from around the world. Thirty (30) artists will be selected and profiled in full color print spread showcasing their work, artist biography, and artist statement. Featured artists will receive a complimentary print issue along with an online feature and digital download for their archives. VAST ART MAGAZINE is a new i
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Artadia Award
Artadia Award applications are only available online during specified application periods (see Upcoming Deadlines). During open awards periods, applications can be completed via the Artadia/Submittable website. Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout one of Artadia's Award Cities. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees will be selected through a tw
Deadline: October 15, 2020
Ellen Fitzgibbon Memorial Photography Competition 2020
The first annual Ellen Fitzgibbon Memorial Photography Competition was announced on Monday, June 8, 2020. The contest has been established in the memory of Ellen Fitzgibbon, veterinarian, outdoor enthusiast, and photographer, who used her artwork to raise awareness of ovarian cancer, the disease to which she lost her life on June 8, 2018. Interested photographers are invited to submit nature photographs to compete for prizes of $1,500 and $1,000. Winning photographs will be donated to cancer hos
Deadline: October 15, 2020
The TRANSFORMATIONS Exhibition, one of the largest shows anywhere dedicated to the transformative vision and skills of photographers who freely express their creativity by whatever means they choose, is back for its 5th year! Things are a bit different this year (what isn't) and this year's show will be all digital and will be presented on-line, but the principle is the same... If you have been rejected from other shows or your work questioned because you use textures, composites, filters, or a
Deadline: October 19, 2020
Third Annual ’Books and Readers’ Group Show
All processes, capture techniques and approaches to image construction are welcomed: camera: film, digital, phone, scanner, b/w, color, collage/montage, alternative processes, Calls for Work are open to all photographers internationally over the age of 18. Show accompanies Annual Self-Published Photobook Exhibition.
Deadline: October 21, 2020
Black and White
One of our most popular awards is back for a third year - the LensCulture Black & White Photography Awards! Black and white photography holds a prominent place in our hearts and imaginations. While steeped in tradition and history, it remains an aesthetic choice of many photographer today, regardless of genre, method or subject matter. Show us how you are embracing the dynamic relationship between light, shade, and all the glorious tones in between. Our aim is to uncover photographers from div
Deadline: October 23, 2020
Grants for Artists
We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as
Deadline: October 25, 2020
Chromatic Photography Awards 2020
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: October 26, 2020
Australian Photography Awards
Since launching in 2016 Australian Photography Awards is searching for Australia's most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are looking for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective. Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia. Since launching in 20
Deadline: October 27, 2020
Gomma Photography Grant 2020
The acclaimed photography grant contest from Gomma. Open to everyone. The seventh year in the making. From this year a new concept and submission procedure. The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers working in various genre. Begun in 2014, the Gomma Grant has quickly acquired a reputation for being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye for spotting fresh talent and encouraging those already in the spotlight. Photographers that are recognized
Deadline: October 30, 2020
Frank Hurley Photography Awards 2020
The Frank Hurley Photography Awards is an international competition to find the best in new photography honouring the spirit and adventurous career of this iconic Australian photographer. It is presented by the Mawson’s Huts Foundation, a not for profit charity with support from our generous sponsors and partners. The Frank Hurley Prize - a single berth on a 10-day Discover Antarctica trip on the Ocean Endeavour valued at over AU$10,000 Category Prizes will be awarded to the winner of each
Deadline: October 31, 2020
IGPOTY returns for its 14th year and continues to be one of the world's most respected photographic competitions and touring exhibitions which has somewhat uniquely continued to tour outdoors throughout 2020's year of pandemic when it was safe to do so. The exhibition focuses on plants, gardens, and botanical photography and has been supported since the very first IGPOTY by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. 5,000 - Best Overall Single Image (from a main category) International Garden Photog
Deadline: October 31, 2020
NordArt 2021
Kunstwerk Carlshütte is a non-profit cultural initiative and organizes NordArt, which has been held annually since 1999. NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is redesigned annually and which presents more than 200 selected artists from all over the world – internationally renowned artists and as well as newcomers. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual underst
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Lumen Awards
Lumen Awards Street Photography contest is up and running. Call for entries. Submit your best street shot from all around the world and win great cash prizes. Prize details: 1st, 2nd and 3rd cash Prizes up to 1000$. + Official digital winner badgeTotal Prize increases with more entries to the competition
Deadline: October 31, 2020
Filter Photo Open Call for Exhibition Proposals
Filter Photo hosts an annual call for proposals for the exhibition calendar at Filter Space. We welcome photography proposals of all types, whether traditional or experimental or coming from an emerging curator or a veteran artist. Filter Photo hopes to attract a broad range of proposals that reflect the creative diversity of the contemporary photography community. All exhibition proposals should relate to photography and/or lens-based artwork, however, this definition is purposefully open-en
Deadline: November 01, 2020
Allard Prize Photography Competition
The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the ru
Deadline: November 01, 2020
SE Center Open
The SE Center Open is just that, an open theme - all subjects, The SE Center is looking for images of any theme, media, digital, analog, or antique processes that show your best work. Our Juror for Open Call is Robert Klein. Robert Klein Gallery was established in 1980 and ranks among the world's most prestigious showrooms of fine art photography. Robert Klein opened his Newbury Street space with early exhibitions of Diane Arbus, Annie Leibovitz, Sally Mann, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Robert K
Deadline: November 03, 2020
This Land is your Land
Curator: Dianne Yudelson Dianne Yudelson says, "This land is your land is a physical, social & cultural exploration of where you live. In this call I hope to see personal interpretations of our world. Many of us are living primarily indoors and some are escaping to vast natural landscapes or the city streets. Even if the escape is only in our minds and hearts, I would like to see your world-- the land where you live--be it physical location, social atmosphere or cultural environment. Photo
Deadline: November 07, 2020
Windows into the virtual and augmented reality
Since the Renaissance period the concept of frame itself has been a reference to the idea of a window that opens to external worlds, to others, and to what is beyond reality. With the invention of the photographic medium, and cinematography later, the first virtual reality constructions come to be. These are capable of involving the recipient / spectator in a more participatory way thanks to an aesthetic and narrative arrangement that favors a direct, and at the same time illusory, experience of
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Monochrome Photography Awards 2020
Monochrome Photography Awards 2020 conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world. We're accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife. The winners of the Professional and Amateur categories w
Deadline: November 15, 2020
VI Arteche Photo Contest
We present you the VI edition of Artphoto contest. After the great success of the previous edition in which we received around 550 photographs from 35 different countries, we would like to announce the 6th edition of the artPhoto photography competition. Categories As in previous editions, this is a free competition open to everyone. Similarly, as in the last edition, the competition consists of 4 different categories: - Life and Power: these should be reflective of the impact of ele
Deadline: November 15, 2020
Black and White
The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the BLACK and WHITE catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions Juror: D
Deadline: November 27, 2020
15th Arte Laguna Prize
Entries are open for the 15th edition of Arte Laguna Prize, the world's most influential competition for emerging artists and designers, which showcases and promotes creative talents. Arte Laguna Prize gives the opportunity to exhibit in the Arsenale of Venice, win cash prizes and much more. Arte Laguna Prize, the world's most influential competition for emerging artists and designers, showcases and promotes creative talents. With fourteen years of history the Arte Laguna Prize gives the o
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Lucie Photobook Prize
The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize. This program is a juried competition open to a diversity of book submissions- from traditionally published to prototypes, hand-made books to zines. The awards are presented to photographers, editors, curators or publishers. The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer two cash prizes to the top two finalists for their outstanding work – one Traditional
Deadline: November 30, 2020
Queer Artists Invitational
Queer visual artists from US are invited to apply to be featured in an exclusive online exhibition, with 100% of the proceedings supporting the artists involved. Please send a 3rd person bio, a 1st person statement, and 10-20 jpgs (72 dpi at 1000px on the long side) in a zipped folder with your name to, with the words: QUEER ARTISTS INVITATIONAL in the subject line
Deadline: December 01, 2020
Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition
The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition awards offer participating artists a wide range of opportunities and prizes specifically chosen to promote the selected Asian/Asian Diaspora artists or artists residing in Asia and enhance their careers. The Competition is an opportunity qualifying artists shouldn't miss. A collective exhibition for 25 artists from the Classical Exhibition Category and 10 artists from the Digital Display Category - will be held from December 3rd - 12th, 2021. Twe
Deadline: December 01, 2020
Copenhagen International Photography Festival: Open Call
Get your work ready and submit to an open call for visual artists and photographers interested in a solo exhibition at Copenhagen Photo Festival 2021. The organizers are looking for interesting projects concerning one of the three pillars of the festival programme: Framing Identity, Framing Society and Framing Vision.
Deadline: December 04, 2020
The Portrait Project
We know that many of you are seeking creative outlets during this time of isolation and want to see the compelling work you are creating. While it is not mandatory to submit images created while in quarantine, we strongly encourage you to submit what you have captured around your home environment during this time. Photographers of all backgrounds and using all formats are welcome to submit. GRAND PRIZE / ONE WINNER Winner will be the photograph with the highest score overall in any cate
Deadline: December 06, 2020
Annual Photography Awards
Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories. There are no restrictions on interpretation, creativity, or aesthetic; we accept all formats that showcase new talent and help grow the notoriety of photography as a fine art. The Annual Photography Awards are dedicated to preserving the craft as a contemporary medium of fine art, and is motivated to helping young artists ris
Deadline: December 14, 2020
The Billboard Creative:7th Annual Billboard Exhibition
The Billboard Creative (TBC) is excited to announce the opening of submissions for the 7th annual TBC Billboard Exhibition. TBC provides artists with extensive exposure within the art community and the public at large through its billboard exhibitions, online audiences, and show publicity. Our shows have brought hundreds of mass-scale works of art to the streets of Los Angeles where they have been passed by cars over 67 million times. We work with industry leaders focused in the art space to pro
Deadline: December 15, 2020
UNION OF LIGHTS World Photography Contest
60% of all entries awarded to the Best Photograph Overall – the Winning Photograph and Best Photograph in each category. The Best Photograph Overall – the Winning Photograph receives 30% of all entries. The Best Photograph in each category receives percentage dividend of 30% of all entries. Categories: Abstract, Action & Motion, Architecture, Black-and-white, Creative, Fashion, Food & Drinks, Landscape, Nature & Wildlife, Objects, People, Street & Lifestyle Image requirements: at least 72 dpi
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Daylighted - Call for Artists
We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. At Daylighted we connect artists and galleries with collectors through exhibitions in premium venues. Our exhibitions program utilizes the SmArtGalleries, high resolution, color corrected digital monitors that display artwork with sharp, vibrant fidelity and detail. Although the image is digital, we sell artworks in all media, and focus on exhibiting and selling 2-dimensional work
Deadline: December 31, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
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, 2020
Rûm Open Call
We're always looking for interesting work to be published. If you want to submit to our magazine or our interviews, please obey the following instructions: Guidelines ALL IMAGES MUST BE SHOT ON FILM no digitally added frames, no watermarks Only submissions via E-Mail accepted Photographers should keep their contact details up to date and inform us about any changes as all the news regarding Issue II will be communicated via this e-mail address. (Please send all submissio
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Seeking for Contemporary Photography for Online Publication
In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews. This is an on-going open call for fine-art, conceptual, and documentary photography projects that express unique, innovative, and personal visual voices. We are open to all processes and approaches to photographic image-making. Accepted entries are published on our website, included in our quarterly newsletter, and shared on our Facebook page. We cater to an interna
Deadline: December 31, 2020
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, 2020
Feature Shoot Reader Submission Spotlight
To be considered for our weekly newsletter, submit your work to the link bellow. We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers. All submitting photographers will also have the opportunity to book a portfolio review with Vaughn Wallace, Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic and curator of @NatGeo and/or Michael Foley, Owner of the Foley Gallery (NYC).
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Online Featured Photographer 2020
We are searching for the trailblazers who shoot decades-old expired film through refurbished cameras, capture images with processes invented a century ago, and invent new and creative ways to process and manipulate our mainstream film stock staples. We want to see the work created by the individuals who share our love for the sound of shutters clapping open and close and the smell of darkroom chemicals in the morning. Regardless of your format of choice, how expensive your lens set is, or th
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter. Seeking photographic images that address the struggle and the injustice experienced by the African-American community in our country, the United States of America. Photographers should create images that capture and detail the current issues identified by the Black Lives Matter movement. All photographs should serve as poetic representations of the issues. Participants should present portfolios that convey feelings, create emotional interest, and express a visual point of
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Noir Blanc 2021
Want to show off your noir et blanc? Not just another photography contest, NOIR BLANC 21 is a bold and modern international event showing off the works of new and emerging black and white portrait photographers and their creative teams from around the world. We're on the lookout for extraordinary portraiture work that captures the dynamic relationship between subject and photographer - presented in black, white and all the tones in between. Our aim is to uncover photographers and crea
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Shining a Light International Photography Contest
The Muhammad Ali Center is honored to announce the topic of its eighth annual "Shining a Light" International Photography Contest and subsequent exhibition will be informed by the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goal (#6), clean water and sanitation, as it relates to women and gender equality. The Muhammad Ali Center requests submitted photographs pertinent to the above described topic. Images should relate to women's work, lives, sanitation, and hygiene involving water. For more details
Deadline: December 31, 2020
Submit your work to Portrait Magazine
We want to see your portrait photography. We accept: studio and outdoor portraits nude and erotic photos Fashion Send us your submission: up to 10 images, max. dimensions, 300 dpi biography/artist statement link to your website/portfolio IN THE CASE OF MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS FEATURED WE CAN'T PAY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS. WHEN THE ISSUE FEATURES ONLY 1 OR 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS WE PAY THROUGH PAYPAL A PERCENTAGE BETWEEN 20 AND 40%. Contact: Your work featured in a printed and
Deadline: January 07, 2021
2021 Sony World Photography Awards - Open
Photographers of all ages, backgrounds and experience levels are invited to enter their best single images into the Open competition for a chance to win $5,000 (USD), Sony Digital Imaging Equipment, a trip to London, and be crowned "Open Photographer of the Year". The judges are looking to award the best single images from across the following 10 diverse categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and T
Deadline: January 12, 2021
 The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition 2020
New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. Fine artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora, and artists residing in any of the above, are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers. This year's awards include a participation in a collective exhibition in New York, an Art Fair, cash prizes and online promo
Deadline: January 17, 2021
2021 Monovisions Photography Awards
Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of the Year 2021 and Black and White Series of the Year 2021. Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including - professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with trad
Deadline: February 01, 2021
Accenti Magazine Photo Contest
Submission Criteria, submissions must Be original photographic works. Be in high-resolution (300 ppi), digital format (jpeg, eps or tiff), a minimum of 10 cm (4 inches) on the shorter side, ideally not exceed 2 MB in total capacity. Have a title. Be identified only by their title, appearing in the filename. Not bear any signatures, stamps, watermarks, copyright marks, or any other identifying symbols. Judging Winners are chosen by blind judging. Four finalists make the shortlist, from
Deadline: February 07, 2021
2021 Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year
Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is the global competition celebrating the art of food photography in a huge variety of applications. From eye-catching advertising hoardings to sumptuous editorial features, from tempting food packaging to daily blogs. The Awards celebrate this magnificent diversity in what is truly the stuff of life. The 25 categories cover the full cultural range of the depiction of food in society - there is something for everyone. From styled food for magazines to
Deadline: March 30, 2021
3rd Vincent van Gogh Photo Award
The third edition of this photo exhibition will take place in the magnificent setting of the living and working area of Vincent van Gogh (1883 - 1885 in Nuenen). From Saturday 10 September until Sunday 2 October 2021 a selection of 50 nominated photos of this International Photo Contest will be exhibited. Let the theme 'Pure' inspire you in a contemporary way. Think out of the box, just like Vincent used to do. Surprise everyone! Let the camera be your paint brush and participate in this con
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