Photo Contests

All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photo competitions and contests is thoroughly curated to help photographers to make finding their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the opportunities to gain exposure.
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London International Creative Competition
London International Creative Competition

Since starting out in 2006, the London International Creative Competition has been recognising and rewarding the world's most fresh and progressive talents.

Deadline: March 22, 2019
Host: London International Creative Competition
Prize: Cash Prize
Trees: Life in the Slow Lane
Trees: Life in the Slow Lane

This is a celebration of the lives and diversity of trees. All capture methods and processes are welcome.

Deadline: March 25, 2019
Host: PhotoPlace Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
THE FENCE 2019
THE FENCE 2019

The FENCE is a large-scale traveling photography exhibition reaching 6 million visitors annually through open-air exhibitions in 8 cities across North America.

Deadline: March 27, 2019
Host: Photoville
Prize: Exhibition
The Curated Fridge: Family Values
The Curated Fridge: Family Values

The call for The Curated Fridge Spring 2019 Show is here, with curators Ashly Stohl and David Carol, founders and publishers of Peanut Press!

Deadline: March 30, 2019
Host: The Curated Fridge
Prize: Exhibition
Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA
Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA

Moscow International Foto Awards aims to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. MIFA conducts annual competitions for professional, and non-professional photographers.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Moscow International Photo Awards
Prize: Cash Prize
 
 

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'The Window' curated by Deb Schwedhelm
'The Window' curated by Deb Schwedhelm

'The Window' curated by Deb Schwedhelm

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: N.Y.Photo Curator
Prize: Exhibition
Photo Stories Contest for CINE-BOOKS.com
Photo Stories Contest for CINE-BOOKS.com

CINE-BOOKS Platform invite photographers and filmmakers, professional and amateur, to join the Photo Stories Contest!

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Ciine Books
Prize: Cash Prize
Corinth Exposed Photography Festival: competition
Corinth Exposed Photography Festival: competition

The Piraeus Bank Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP) in collaboration with the Corinth Exposed Photography Festival 2019, the Corinthian Photography Club and the Peloponnesian Institute of Arts co-organize the "H2O" International Photography Competition, fea

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Corinth Exposed Photography Festival
Prize: Exhibition
Athens Photo Festival: International Call for Entries
Athens Photo Festival: International Call for Entries

Athens Photo Festival 2019 is accepting submissions from emerging and established artists and photographers from around the world for its 2019 exhibition program.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Athens Photo Festival
Prize: Exhibition
13th Pollux Award
13th Pollux Award

The Pollux Award is addressed to professional and non professional photographers worldwide, who will compete in this editions in two different sections

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards (WPGA)
Prize: Exhibition
Colors
Colors

Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Color our lives.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Life Framer
Prize: Cash Prize
Emerging Talent
Emerging Talent

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

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: The Independent Photographer
Prize: Cash Prize
Private Document
Private Document

This online exhibition at Analog Forever seeks to offer a glimpse, and leave an impression on viewers, with images offered that document the lives of those around us.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: Analog Forever
Prize: Exhibition
Street Photography
Street Photography

PhotoChronicles is proud to announce that master photographers Alex Webb and Rebecca Norris Webb will be acting jurors for our next exhibition.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: PhotoChronicles
Prize: Exhibition
Portrait
Portrait

Once a month, PhotoChronicles will work in conjunction with one guest jurors from the jury to curate a selection of 10 portraits that illustrate the most innovative and captivating work the genre has to offer.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: PhotoChronicles
Prize: Cash Prize
Documentary
Documentary

Working in conjunction with our creative bookbinder and printer based in Munich, we will produce your beautifully designed, carefully handcrafted, limited edition photobook.

Deadline: March 31, 2019
Host: PhotoChronicles
Prize: Book
Light Work Grants in Photography
Light Work Grants in Photography

Light Work is pleased to announce the 2019 Light Work Grants in Photography competition. Light Work began offering grants to CNY artists in 1975 to encourage the production of new photographic work in the region

Deadline: April 01, 2019
Host: Light Work
Prize: Cash Prize
On Paper
On Paper

On Paper presents its annual printmaking contest, now in its 5th year, to promote the art of printmaking and the connection between printmakers around the world.

Deadline: April 01, 2019
Host: On Paper
Prize: Cash Prize
Glitches and Defects
Glitches and Defects

Call for Exhibition - Accepted media: Photography, Digital Graphic, Digital Visual

Deadline: April 07, 2019
Host: Loosenart.com
Prize: Exhibition
Portraiture: Through the Lens
Portraiture: Through the Lens

Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a vision, shadow and light themed juried group photo show.

Deadline: April 11, 2019
Host: Black Box Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Delirious Cities: Aperture 2019 Summer Open
Delirious Cities: Aperture 2019 Summer Open

The Aperture Summer Open is an annual open-submission exhibition at Aperture Foundation's gallery in New York, featuring a wide variety of work by photographers and lens-based artists from around the world.

Deadline: April 12, 2019
Host: Aperture Foundation
Prize: Exhibition
Happiness ONTHEMOVE
Happiness ONTHEMOVE

The aim of the ONTHEMOVE international prize is to amaze the jury with a tale of unexpected, astonishing happiness. Participants are invited to submit works that develop the general theme of the contest in an original manner.

Deadline: April 14, 2019
Host: Cortona On The Move
Prize: Exhibition
ViewPoint Gallery's 2019 call for submissions
ViewPoint Gallery's 2019 call for submissions

Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's seventh international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in Halifax devoted to inspiring, engaging, educating & promoting the art of

Deadline: April 15, 2019
Host: ViewPoint Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Portrait of Britain
Portrait of Britain

Envisioned as an exhibition for the people, by the people, Portrait of Britain is the nation’s biggest photography exhibition seen by millions of people country wide.

Deadline: April 18, 2019
Host: British Journal of Photography
Prize: Exhibition
W. Eugene Smith Grant
W. Eugene Smith Grant

The W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund plays an important role in the growth of an individual artist's work, in their rise to prominence, and in their legacy.

Deadline: April 20, 2019
Host: W. Eugene Smith Fund
Prize: Cash Prize
Howard Chapnick Grant
Howard Chapnick Grant

In 1996 the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund announced a new award, the Howard Chapnick Grant, to encourage and support leadership in fields ancillary to photojournalism, such as editing, research, education and management.

Deadline: April 20, 2019
Host: W. Eugene Smith Fund
Prize: Cash Prize
Emerging Student Award
Emerging Student Award

The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's humanistic and compassionate photography. .

Deadline: April 20, 2019
Host: W. Eugene Smith Fund
Prize: Cash Prize
Getxophoto: Post Homo Sapiens. Programming the future.
Getxophoto: Post Homo Sapiens. Programming the future.

GETXOPHOTO International Image Festival invites photographers and visual artists from all over the world to share their vision about this year's topic: Post Homo Sapiens. Programming the future.

Deadline: April 21, 2019
Host: Getxophoto International Photography Festival
Prize: Exhibition
Street Photography Awards 2019
Street Photography Awards 2019

The 5th annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to share your perspective on the world's streets!

Deadline: April 24, 2019
Host: LensCulture
Prize: Cash Prize
Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards
Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards

Deadline: April 30, 2019
Host: Kuala Lumpur International Photography Awards
Prize: Exhibition
Prix HCB 2019
Prix HCB 2019

The HCB Award is presented once every two years and grants the indivisible amount of 35 000 euros. The winner's artwork project will be exhibited at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and published as a book, in the spring 2021.

Deadline: April 30, 2019
Host: HSBC
Prize: Cash Prize
Ain't Bad Issue No. 14
Ain't Bad Issue No. 14

For our next annual issue, the Aint-Bad editorial team is taking the curation into our own hands.

Deadline: May 01, 2019
Host: Ain't Bad Magazine
Prize: Other
Lumen Prize
Lumen Prize

The Lumen Prize for Art and Technology celebrates and promotes artists working with technology globally through its annual juried competition and exhibitions.

Deadline: May 03, 2019
Host: Lumen Prize
Prize: Cash Prize
Lucie Scholarship Program
Lucie Scholarship Program

Recipients of the 2019 Scholarship Program will have their work featured in an exhibition at House of Lucie Los Angeles.

Deadline: May 03, 2019
Host: Lucie Foundation
Prize: Exhibition
Female in Focus
Female in Focus

We are calling women photographers from across the globe to submit their work to Female in Focus, an award for exceptional photography.

Deadline: May 09, 2019
Host: British Journal of Photography
Prize: Exhibition
San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards
San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards

Be a part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. $3,000 in prizes and gallery exhibit.

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: San Francisco Bay Month of Photography
Prize: Exhibition
F-Stop Magazine - Open Theme 2019
F-Stop Magazine - Open Theme 2019

Issue 95 will have no theme

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: F-Stop Magazine
Prize: Other
Black & White Spider Awards
Black & White Spider Awards

Black and White Spider Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of black and white photography, using traditional or digital methods.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: Black & White Spider Awards
Prize: Other
URBAN 2019 Photo Awards
URBAN 2019 Photo Awards

URBAN Photo Awards tenth edition, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partner Photographers.it

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: dotART
Prize: Cash Prize
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)

At TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS we recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all

Deadline: June 02, 2019
Host: Tokyo International Foto Award TIFA
Prize: Cash Prize
2019 Nature Photography Contest
2019 Nature Photography Contest

Enter for a chance to win cash and the opportunity to display your work in a summer 2019 exhibit.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Host: Audubon Community Nature Center
Prize: Cash Prize
Lucie Photobook Prize
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.

Deadline: July 26, 2019
Host: Lucie Foundation
Prize: Cash Prize
AGORA Awards 2019
AGORA Awards 2019

Win $25,000 in the world's biggest photography contest with the AGORA Awards 2019

Deadline: July 31, 2019
Host: Agora
Prize: Cash Prize
Daylighted - Call for Artists
Daylighted - Call for Artists

We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Daylighted
Prize: Exhibition
Nine Dot Arts Artist Database
Nine Dot Arts Artist Database

Founded in December 2009 by Martha Weidmann and Molly Casey, NINE dot ARTS grew out of the premiere regional art consulting firm McGrath & Braun.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Nine Dot Arts
Prize: Other
L'Oeil de la Photographie - Send us your portfolio
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.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: L'Oeil de la Photographie
Prize: Other
Join SDN
Join SDN

We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: SDN
Prize: Cash Prize
Open Show
Open Show

Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Open Show
Prize: Other
Rûm Open Call
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

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: rūm - an analog photography magazine
Prize: Other
Seeking for Contemporary Photography for Online Publication
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.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: In the In-Between
Prize: Other
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