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Deadline: January 30, 2023
 2023 Krappy Kamera Competition
Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera® Competition, is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4x5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Hoga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and p
Deadline: January 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: January 31, 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: January 31, 2023
Night Life
The sweet delight of an endless night. This month we are looking for images inspired by the night - in a literal or abstract way. From hazy dreams to harsh realities. From deserted backstreets to the glitz and glamor of a sleepless city. Neon lights and foreboding shadows. Show us darkness, the underworld, the hidden. Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Show us life at night!This month's judge is Rebecca Morse
Deadline: January 31, 2023
Submission for Al-Tiba9 Magazine ISSUE13
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: January 31, 2023
Woodstock AIR 2023
Woodstock AIR, CPW’s nationally recognized artist-in-residence program, was established in 1999. It is committed to providing direct support to artists of color working with photography and expanding the critical dialogue around diversity, race, and identity in the context of social justice. This one-month residency will allow ten photographers the time and space to break new ground, complete ongoing projects, and advance their artistic vision within an environment that has inspired artists
Deadline: January 31, 2023
Frames Within Frames
Speaking of the power of photography, Garry Winogrand once said, “Putting four edges around a collection of information or facts transforms it.” Let’s take that a step further: what happens when you put a frame—in the form of a doorway, window, mirror, casket, another picture, or some other structure—in the photograph itself? It may intensify the focus on the thing framed, but what about what’s happening in the margins between the interior frame and the edge of the picture? How does
Deadline: January 31, 2023
The Independent Photographer - Black and White 2023
From the earliest days of photography to the modern digital era: black & white photography has changed the way we see the world. Regardless of genres, the black & white legacy left by the great masters of photography still inspires and encourages both amateur and professional photographers to work in black & white. Be it in street, fashion, portrait, landscape, documentary or any other form of photography that celebrates the beauty and wealth of Black & White Photography: We want to be mov
Deadline: February 01, 2023
17th Arte Laguna Prize
Entries are open for the 17th 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: February 01, 2023
CWA Photo Competition 2023
Over the last year, opportunities for travel and visits to historical sites have picked up again, and photography offers a wonderful way to capture and experience the sights and splendours of archaeology around the world. Whether you’ve been looking back at photos from previous holidays, venturing out to sites near you or on trips further afield, or busy working on archaeological projects, we want to see your best photos on a heritage theme. These can be photos that you have taken recently, or
Deadline: February 03, 2023
Belfast Photo Festival: Open Submission 2023
Having helped to launch so many photographers careers, the Open Submission of the international Belfast Photo Festival is back with more opportunities than ever before. Being described as “One of the best photography festivals in the world,” (Capture Magazine) the biennial Belfast Photo Festival provides a perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcomed over 150,000 visitors from all over the world. Belfast Photo Festival is of
Deadline: February 05, 2023
The Abandoned Landscape
The Abandoned Landscape. Rural or urban, desert or jungle, ancient to recent. The SE Center is looking for photographers who appreciate the ravages of time and create compelling images reflecting those effects around us. Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome.. Our juror for The Abandoned Landscape is Constance Lewis. Constance Lewis Constance Lewis holds a Fine Art degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institu
Deadline: February 05, 2023
20232 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: February 07, 2023
CAP Prize 2023
The call for entries to the CAP Prize 2023 in partnership with the Eiger Foundation is open from 7 November 2022 until 7 February 2023. Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe. A panel of international curators, publishers, editors and artists will review your work. 25 artists will be shortlisted and five short listed artists awarded with the CAP Prize 2023. The winners will be announced a
Deadline: February 07, 2023
The Vital Impacts Environmental Photography Grants
THE GRANTS The purpose of our grants is to support and encourage visual storytellers to create a long-term documentary photography project with local communities who are working to protect the environment and wildlife. Vital Impacts will be awarding two $20,000(US) grants to support the development of a documentary project on the work of an environmental story over the course of twelve months. The grants are for two separate photographers working on two separate projects. The grants will f
Deadline: February 08, 2023
All About Photo Awards 2023
Our 8th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson's photo essay, The Mind's Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image. "To take photographs means to recognize - simultaneously and within a fraction of a second - both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one's head, one's eye and one's
Deadline: February 09, 2023
New Talents Open Call 2023
The sixth edition of Belgrade Photo Month Photography Festival will be organized in April 2023, with photography exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, etc., taking place in various venues around Belgrade, Serbia. CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY The open call is open to anyone of any nationality, professional or amateur, born after 1st January 1997. However, an entry may be rejected should the sponsoring organisation or its agent find that the entry does not conform to the exhibition ru
Deadline: February 10, 2023
Mimesis", Greek word for "imitation", designates a human and animal behavior aimed at the manifestation of an aesthetic cohesion - figurative and/or behavioral - with another subject or with the environment from which, through linguistic codes, we grasp a certain degree of adhesion and participation. Imitation and Mimicry recall instinctive behaviors that act as defense and survival mechanisms, but also respond to the desire to establish a connection and approach each other between living being
Deadline: February 10, 2023
Framed: Shadow and Light
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photo show on shadow and light. Photography is the documentation of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which complements the quality of the light values. Photographers have used dramatic shadows and patterns in black and white images and have also explored using ethereal and moody shadows and textures in color photography. We will be looking for a ra
Deadline: February 12, 2023
Fine Art Photography Awards 2022-2023
Fine Art Photography Awards is one of the largest award giving bodies for a community of artists ushering an era of new trends in the world of photography. Created in 2014, this competition is a melting pot for people where passion, interest, sense of beauty and openness to diversity in photography collide in intergalactic proportions. At Fine Art Photography, we seek to find artists and unique souls who breathe and live for creativity—where we provide a platform of promotion and support in th
Deadline: February 13, 2023
Nikon Photo Contest - Open
The Nikon Photo Contest International has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers around the world to engage with one another. In the last 10 years, with digital cameras with video capabilities having become increasingly popular, the environment surrounding image-making has dramatically changed. Adapting to this change, the 34th contest was reconceived, changing its name and its structure, and it continues to evolve to cre
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Theme: Femalia, Curated by Praxis Directors We are programmed to understand gender and femininity within narrow and restrictive definitions. Photographs, both historical and contemporary, often reinforce these definitions and boundaries that no longer serve us. Photography has the power to transcend all manner of boundaries. It can blur minuscule lines between otherwise dichotomous realms of physical and philosophical space. If we are to reflect on photography’s capacity to challen
Deadline: February 15, 2023
Contemporary Expressions Award 2nd Edition
We are excited to officially present the 2nd edition of the Contemporary Expressions Award curated by the Contemporary Art Station. An award open to all artists and established to increase and develop the art market and the dialogue between collectors, art critics, journalists, and art lovers.. Expressing through art is a profoundly affecting way to liberate and communicate feelings, concepts, reflections, insights, ideas and perceptions. The Award honours and distinguish the most expressi
Deadline: February 15, 2023
LensCulture Portrait Awards 2023
Portraiture and photography have been linked since the medium's inception. What started with formal family Daguerreotype portraits in the 1840s developed into a centuries-old fascination with making and looking at photographs of people — a love that we see translated in the popularity of this award every year. The LensCulture Portrait Awards are open to photographers at all levels of experience and all interpretations of portraiture. Your work may be made in the studio with professional light
Deadline: February 16, 2023
Urban and public places and scenes of everyday life are part of the cityscape photography. Everybody is on the run. The pace of life never slows down. There is a hectic rhythm full of noise and shouts. Images and situations pass in front of our eyes and disappear within seconds and all these happening around tall, impressive buildings that are part of the city and its character.
Deadline: February 17, 2023
Phmuseum 2023 Photographers Grant
The 11th edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions. From today participants can present their projects to the open call that offers €10,000 in cash prizes meant to support photographers and recognise the importance of visual storytelling. Beyond the monetary prizes the call offers several opportunities to exhibit, produce work, get feedback and exposure. Three applicants will be granted the opportunity to exhibit their work thanks to our collaboration with lea
Deadline: February 17, 2023
Images Vevey Book Award 2023
The Images Vevey Book Award is a grant worth 10 000 CHF that supports the creation of a book project which showcases an optimal and original balance between publication format and photographic content. It provides a financial contribution that aims to encourage artists to take risks and to innovate, in order for them to develop a suitable sophisticated publication format for their photography project. The five-stage process of the Images Vevey Book Award: Applicants fill in an online f
Deadline: February 17, 2023
2023 Members’ Juried Exhibition
The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2023 Members’ Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2400 in awards and prizes. New or current CPA members working in all still photographic media are welcome to enter. There is no theme; any subject matter is eligible. The exhibition of those chosen will be on view from April 1 – May 7, 2023 Juror: Hamidah Glasgow has been the Executive Director and Curator at The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Co
Deadline: February 21, 2023
Open Walls Arles
OpenWalls is an international photography award designed to elevate the careers of both emerging and established photographers by exhibiting their work in prestigious and historic locations around the world. For the fourth edition of OpenWalls Arles, from British Journal of Photography in collaboration with Galerie Huit Arles, we are looking for photographers to respond to the theme Truth. We invite photographers to share work that responds to the theme in creative, thought-provo
Deadline: February 21, 2023
AAP Solo Exhibition March 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: February 23, 2023
Muse Photography Awards
The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential. We want to see the ever-thriving visuals arts community grow from the view of their camera lens and share stories that will live on for decades to come. From promoting the work of photography professionals to aspiring visual arts extraordinaires, our mission is to provide one of the best competitive platforms to display your work to the world. Like the mytholo
Deadline: February 25, 2023
13th Annual ’Cityscapes’ Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 13th Annual “Cityscapes” Online Art Competition for the month of February 2023. 2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s March 2023 online group exhibition. The gallery invites entries from artists (including photography & digital art) regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best representational or abstract a
Deadline: February 28, 2023
71% - The State of Water
Exhibit Around APS and the dotARt association, promoters of the Trieste Photo Days international festival, are launching an open call for the project 71% – The State of Water. We are looking for photographers interested in submitting single photos and/or projects/portfolios focused on the relationship between Man and Water in all its forms. The best photos and portfolio will flow into the new Exhibit Around's original project, 71% – The State of Water, which will consist of: BOO
Deadline: March 01, 2023
BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition
Now in its ninth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, BigPicture welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers around the world. Enter your work for a chance to
Deadline: March 01, 2023
Big Picture Natural World
BigPicture is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide to compete for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. Now in its eighth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, BigPicture welc
Deadline: March 03, 2023
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2023
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is open to everyone. All you need is a camera or phone and an eye for a stunning shot. The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies. Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title - and you can be one of them. The overall winner is chosen from amongst all the
Deadline: March 03, 2023
2023 Communication Arts Photography Competition
For 64 years, Communication Arts has honored the craft of talented photographers from around the world. In support of these hardworking artists, we will not be accepting AI text-to-image generated submissions in our Photography competition. Enter one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2022 through March 2023 is eligible. Selected by an international jury of di
Deadline: March 05, 2023
BUP Book Award 2023
BLOW UP PRESS invites you to the 4th edition of BUP Book Award and is waiting for your photography-based submissions! No topic, no particular photographic technic required - what matters is the story. Contrary to other similar contests, we do not accept book dummies nor pdf-s but the raw material in jpg files plus project description! The winner will sign professional publishing contract with BLOW UP PRESS (publishing house based in Warsaw, Poland), get 10% royalties and 30 copies of the r
Deadline: March 07, 2023
Black and White 2023
"Black and white is obviously a description of a type of photograph. It is also a reference to things being absolute, easily defined. In automobile racing the black and white checkered flag signifies the end of the race. The words black and white can signal a lack of color. Black can exist without light. White is made of light. Mix them and you get grey. Grey is a color. Black and white photographs typically are chock full of greys. Simultaneously show someone a black and white photog
Deadline: March 13, 2023
Art and iconography were the first channels of communication that aided the spreading of collective imaginaries capable of inspiring the beliefs of several different peoples of diverse cultures and religions. The call "I want to Believe" intends to collect images that represent a conscious trust in a narration, story, thought or idea in which we see a way to hope and/or an alternative to the present reality.
Deadline: March 15, 2023
F-Stop Magazine - Street Photography
Issue #118 will feature street photography. It will be guest edited by Cary Benbow. Only one submission per person for an issue. The featured artist is chosen from the work that is submitted to the issue.
Deadline: March 16, 2023
Humans have a long and interdependent relationship with plants. They provide us with every requirement for life: food, shelter and clothing, as well as incredibly diverse beauty. For Botanical, we’re looking for images created in nature, the garden or the studio that capture the beauty and unique character of plant life of all kinds. All capture methods and processes are welcome. We are very pleased that Lee Anne White jury the exhibit. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibit
Deadline: March 16, 2023
Fine Art
Fine art is the way photographers see the world around them and communicate it to their viewers. It’s a totally personal way of expression, which helps all of us realize what happens in the mind of a photographer. It is our window to the artist’s world and that is why it is so fascinating. We, in Blank Wall Gallery are looking for the kind of photographs that will enchant us and allow us to catch a glimpse of the artists’ world. 
Deadline: March 19, 2023
Prix Picto de la Mode 2023
Picto Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of the 25th edition of the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode. Since 1998, the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode has been highlighting emerging talents in the field of fashion photography and awards three photographers each year. The Grand Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode wins a Leica camera and an exhibition produced by PICTO. The second prize, Dotation le19M de la Photographie des Métiers d'Art, is given to a photograph
Deadline: March 23, 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: March 23, 2023
La Muta Prize
The La Muta Prize is an international photography award that aims to reward 4 authors and allow them to develop an analogue photography project or an essay on an aspect of the history of photography. It also aims to prepare for future exhibitions through a competition inviting the Biennale audience to choose from photographs scattered around the city during the opening days of Biennale 2023. Residents and visitors will vote with ballots for three days, May 18-19-20, 2023. The list of winners
Deadline: March 26, 2023
Lagois Competition 2023
Climate justice concerns us all. We all know that we cannot treat our planet carelessly. But how can we lead a socially and environmentally responsible life? Protect the environment and manage resources sustainably? Only by changing something together in order to enable sustainable living conditions for inhabitants of the Global South and future generations. Lagois Photo Competition 2023 is looking for outstanding photographic works on the subject of "Sustainable living" The competition is
Deadline: March 31, 2023
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: March 31, 2023
iPhone Photography Awards 2023
Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any IOS apps. The use of any iPhone is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. In some cases we may ask the original image to verify that it's taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The
Deadline: March 31, 2023
CVCEPHOTO 2023 Photo Contest
Each participant may submit a maximum of 3 photos related to the sport activities (non-motorized) that take place in the mountains (for example alpinism, climbing, ski, trekking, speleology, paragliding). Prizes • 1st prize: 1,400 € and exclusive trophy created by Iñigo Arístegui • 2nd prize: 700 € • 3rd prize: 300 €  • BBK Mendi Film Bilbao-Bizkaia Poster Prize: 700 € and BBK MENDI FILM poster • International Alpine Film Festival Les Diablerets (FIFAD) Poster Prize: 7
Deadline: March 31, 2023
Nature Photo Competition 2023
Great anniversary for the "Natural Treasures of Europe": The EuroNatur photo competition celebrates its 30th birthday! We are looking forward to your great wildlife and landscape photographs again this year. In conjunction with the magazine "natur", the photo shop "Lichtblick" in Constance and GELSENWASSER AG, all amateur and professional photographers are invited to embark on a photographic journey of discovery and capture impressive pictures of the many facets of Europe's natural world. A s
Deadline: April 01, 2023
Photo Drone Awards 2022
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
Deadline: April 09, 2023
Global Photo Awards 2023
Our mission is to create an opportunity for everyone loving photography to receive recognition for their work. We strive to award and show the best photos worldwide. We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature. All works complying to the terms and conditions by the entrant are presented to the jury. The organization has the right to decline submitted work without further explanation. The decision by the judges and the organization is final and there is
Deadline: April 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: April 16, 2023
The Family
REE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video Artists are invited to submit 1 up to 3 works addressing the theme. Some people believe that all photographs are, in fact, self-portraits, so if we expand that thinking, self is defined by our growing up and the people who shape our lives. Photographers are mining those nearest and dearest for significant explorations of their personal histories and the result is an exciting and varied look at family. As participant observers, we document
Deadline: April 16, 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. ​ PATTERNS AND SHADOWS: Walking anywhere in the world at different times of day
Deadline: April 24, 2023
2023 Call for Entry: Aging Well for All
At the National Council on Aging (NCOA), we believe everyone deserves to age well. NCOA is inviting photographers to submit work exploring the artistic expression of Aging Well for All-how older adults are making the most of their longevity. There are no limitations as to the subject matter. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults! Open to all ideas, all styles, and genres, all perspectives on craftsmanship and photographic creativity. This is a great opportunity for street, po
Deadline: April 27, 2023
London Photography Awards
The International Awards Associate (IAA) unveils its latest awards competition - the London Photography Awards! Being in its inaugural year, the London Photography Awards aims to celebrate and honour international photographers' creativity, cultivating a new generation of photographers on a global scale. With the combination of photography skills, techniques, and creative approaches, photographers from all around the globe will now be able to express themselves through their photographs, w
Deadline: April 30, 2023
Nikon Small World Competition 2023
The Nikon Small World Competition first began in 1975 as a means to recognize and applaud the efforts of those involved with photography through the light microscope. Since then, Small World has become a leading showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines. A photomicrograph is a technical document that can be of great significance to science or industry. But a good photomicrograph is also an image whose structure, color, composition, and content is an objec
Deadline: May 01, 2023
Allard Prize Photography Competition 2023
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: May 14, 2023
2023 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 2022 and Black and White Series of the Year 2022. 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: 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: 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 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: 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: 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 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: 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 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
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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 online platform for artists to articulate their vision and to engage them with our diverse readership through a web published art dialogue. The artists are interviewed by the founder & curator Mohamed Benhadj to highlight their artistic career and introduce them to the international contemporary art scene across our wide network of museums, galleries, art professionals, art dealers, collectors, and art lovers across the globe.
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
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