All about photo: photo contests, photography exhibitions, galleries, schools, books and venues.

URBAN 2022 Photo Awards

From March 01, 2022 to June 16, 2022
URBAN 2022 Photo Awards
Territory: Worldwide
Theme: Open
Eligibility: Open to all
Entry Fees: Between 15 and 40 Euros
Prize: Cash Prize
URBAN Photo Awards restarts for the thirteenth edition with a prize pool worth over € 15,000 (in update), a new website and a super-jury chaired by the Italian photography legend Nino Migliori and by Susan Meiselas, one of the most influential documentary photographers in the world.

Promoted by Italian cultural association dotART in partnership with Trieste Photo Days festival and Matrix4Design, URBAN Photo Awards offers photographers three sections to challenge themselves:

Single Pictures (four thematic areas: Streets, People, Spaces, Creative) Projects & Portfolios URBAN Book Award, dedicated to the sketches of photographic books (the "dummies")

As part of the Single Photos section, the New Buildings special prize also returns, promoted for the third year in a row in synergy with Matrix4Design magazine and dedicated to contemporary architectural photography.


URBAN Photo Awards this year is giving away € 2,000 for the winner of the Single Pictures category, € 2,000 for the first Portfolio, € 500 for the Book Award winner, € 500 for the Best Author, € 300 for the winner of New Buildings. Moreover, a collective of the winners with award ceremony, gala dinner and hospitality during Trieste Photo Days 2022 festival, as well as the publication of the photos in international magazines and in the eighth volume of URBAN unveils the City and its secrets. Also up for grabs are numerous prizes offered by the contest partners, which will be announced in the coming weeks.


The first important names in the jury have already been confirmed. In addition to Nino Migliori and Susan Meiselas: Jérôme Sessini (documentary photographer, member of the Magnum Photos agency), Alexandra Sophie (fashion photographer), Manfred Baumann (internationally renowned portraitist), Nick Turpin (pioneer of contemporary street photography), Sonia Jeunet (Education Director at Magnum Photos in London), Sandrine Hermand-Grisel (founder of All About Photo), Federica Berzioli (editorial coordinator of "Il Fotografo"), Sucheta Das (director of Images Redefined Photography Institute), Tom Young (founder of the Observe collective), Bob Patterson (founder of Street photography magazine), Philippe Litzler (editor-in-chief of OpenEye), Angelo Cucchetto (artistic consultant for Trieste Photo Days) and Andrea Boni (Founder of Matrix4Design magazine). More jurors will be announced shortly.


Nino Migliori, Susan Meiselas and other members of the jury will be guests of honor at the ninth edition of Trieste Photo Days to personally announce and award the winners of the competition and hold exclusive talks. See you in Trieste, Italy, on Saturday 29 October 2022.
Our printed edition showcases the winners of AAP Magazine call of entries
All About Photo Magazine
Issue #24
Stay up-to-date  with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events.
Solo Exhibition Spetember 2022
Solo Exhibition Spetember 2022
Call for Entries
Solo Exhibition September 2022
Win an Online Solo Exhibition in September 2022

Contests Closing Soon

Deadline: July 04, 2022
Passepartout Photography Prize 5th Edition
Il Varco invites you to join the fourth edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers. Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 Euro in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more. This is a perfect platform to start your career in
Deadline: July 04, 2022
Through The Body
Through The Body: Images of the human body using Alternative Photographic Techniques This is a call for photographic imagery that focuses on the human body as depicted in hand-made prints using alternative photographic processes. Public or private spaces, full-body or partial bodies, nude or clothed, self-images or of others... male, female, non-binary, emotional, intellectual, confrontational, questioning, spiritual, sexual, sensual... All forms of exploration are welcome including ima
Deadline: July 07, 2022
Experimenta - The Other Photography
Paradigm of modernity, since the first half of the 20th century, photography has become a means through which authors such as Florence Henri, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, and many others, offer new visions of reality: all this is done by observing, analyzing and asking questions on several levels, such as a scientific, cultural, and social one, regarding objects / subjects, but also regarding the role and the deepest meaning of the photographic act. Thanks to the advent of the digital world,
Deadline: July 07, 2022
Sunrise and Sunset
Sunrise and Sunset is the theme for this months 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 a beautiful Sunrise or Sunset​! Cash Awards up to $10,000 t
Deadline: July 08, 2022
6th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition
The Image Flow invites artists to submit work to our sixth annual group exhibition of alternative process photography. Cyanotype, platinum-palladium, gum bichromate, van dyke, photogravure, tintype, ambrotype, wet plate collodion, mordançage, transfers and lifts, salt prints, hand-painted, original lumens, and any combination of alternative process photography will be considered. This national call for entry is open to all artists living or working in the United States. Only original altern
Deadline: July 12, 2022
Grayscale: A Picture Show
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a Black and White juried group photo show. There is often a classic, nostalgic and dynamic translation to black and white photography. Black and White has an important tradition of luminous, well-crafted and thoughtfully composed imagery. Contemporary photographers are involved in this dialog of history and tradition, but with their own modern voice, visions and aesthetics of imagery. Black Box will be looking for a diversity of photographic works and ide
Deadline: July 13, 2022
Our Non-Human Companions
Juror: Fran Forman. Fran Forman says, “We are living in a time fraught with danger – to our democracy and to the global economy. We know that what happens in one part of the world effects other parts (like the old adage that when a butterfly flaps its wings in Africa, the wind is felt across the ocean). Climate change, war, changes in demographics, population movement, and the pandemic can all contribute to a rise of populism and autocracy. As artists, how do we express our anxieties and
Deadline: July 14, 2022
People travel, using all means of transport, going from one place to another visiting new, interesting faraway places. Photographs of such places, showing cities, villages or landscapes during day or night always evoke the interest of the viewers. They show new places and civilizations. We always view them with a lot of interest and a little of envy as we would all like to have been there, especially nowadays!
Deadline: July 15, 2022
F-Stop Magazine - Portrait 2022
Issue #114 will revisit the theme of "the portrait". What makes a portrait a portrait? How is it different from a snapshot, still life or a landscape? Do we learn who a person is from a portrait or do we learn more about the photographer? The portrait is the subject of issue 114.
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Darkness, shadow, and space have the power to communicate as much as light and color, but we can often overlook them in our exploration of the captured image. The essence of a photograph and other figurative artworks is a harmony of brightness, contrast, highlights, and shadows. What can the mind's eye see outside the realm of luminosity and perceive in its absence? What is made evident or alluded to by being concealed? Chiaroscuro is an international juried group exhibition open to
Deadline: July 15, 2022
Critical Distance
Critical Distance is an international juried exhibition that is a part of the FotoFocus 2022 Biennial, World Record. This exhibition will open in October 2022 at 400 W Rich Street in Columbus, OH, USA. We are honored to have and excited to share that Adama Delphine Fawundu as the Critical Distance Juror.
Deadline: July 15, 2022
APOY Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022 - 6th round
Amateur Photographer magazine invites amateur photographers from around the world to enter its annual competition for the chance to win monthly prizes, exposure in the magazine, and the title of ‘Amateur Photographer of the Year 2022’, which for the second year is brought to you in partnership with our sponsor, MPB. The competition has 10 rounds, each with a different theme: 1. Low Light Opens 8th February | Closes 4th March 2022 2. Black and White Opens 4th March | Cl
Call for Entries
Solo Exhibition September 2022
Win an Online Solo Exhibition in September 2022

Related Articles

The Beautiful Winning Images of AAP Magazine #24 Portrait
Describe, reveal, embellish, question, disturb... a portrait can inspire many different reactions. But if there are indeed a thousand faces to a photograph, we could only showcase some of them, and this new edition of AAP Magazine focuses on the vision of 25 photographers from 14 different countries and 4 continents!.
The Spectacular Winning Images of All About Photo Awards 2022
All About Photo is delighted to announce this year’s winners of All About Photo Awards 2022, recognizing the best single images from photographers around the world.
Overall Winners of the Sony World Photography Awards 2022
The World Photography Organisation is delighted to announce the overall winners in the prestigious Sony World Photography Awards 2022. The acclaimed photographer Adam Ferguson (Australia) has won the Photographer of the Year title and accompanying $25,000 (USD) cash prize and a range of Sony digital imaging kit. Also announced are the ten category winners alongside 2nd and 3rd place of the Professional competition as well as overall winners of the Open, Student and Youth competitions.
All About Photo Presents ’The Country that Drowned’ by Jan Grarup
Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the months of March and April 2022 and includes twenty photographs from the series 'The Country that Drowned'
Sony World Photography Awards: 2022 National Awards Winners
The World Photography Organisation is delighted to reveal the National Award winners for the Sony World Photography Awards 2022. The National Awards program is an initiative set up by the World Photography Organisation and Sony to support local photographic communities around the world, with 61 countries taking part this year.
The Powerful Winning Images of AAP Magazine 23 Women
The 25 artists selected for this edition, regardless of gender, gave us though their different approaches and techniques a powerful tribute to women.
All About Photo Presents Charles Muir Lovell
All About Photo is pleased to present ' Back When The Good Times Rolled 2009 to 2020' by Charles Muir Lovell. Part of the exclusive online showroom developed by All About Photo, this exhibition is on view for the months of January 2022 and includes twenty photographs from the series 'Back When The Good Times Rolled 2009 to 2020'
Sally Mann Wins the 9th Prix Pictet
American artist Sally Mann was announced on Wednesday 15th of December 2021 as the winner of the 9th cycle of the Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability. The winner receives a cash prize of 100,000 Swiss Francs (£82,000, USD109,000).
RedBull Illumine Photo Contest Winners
Red Bull Illume is the world's greatest adventure and action sports imagery contest which has been going on for over a decade. It showcases the most creative and captivating images on the planet, while illuminating the passion, lifestyle and culture behind the photographers that shoot them.