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All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photo competitions and photo contests is thoroughly curated to help photographers find their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the current opportunities to gain exposure. Exhibition, cash prize, publication... find the photo contest that is right for you.
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Deadline: April 14, 2024
Decay, Corrosion, Rust
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, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. ​ DECAY, CORROSION, RUST: ​ “And behind door number 2 – a brand new…….
Deadline: April 14, 2024
Comedy Pet Photograpy Awards
We are so pleased to see you here, you are in for a treat of happy, positive, feel good nonesense that is the Comedy Pet Awards. So who are we and what exactly are we doing? Our mission is to promote positive awareness of animal welfare issues and celebrate, hi hip hooray...the incredible and hugely valuable contribution that pets can and do have on our lives. They keep us fit, sane and grounded, help us with tricky decisions, see the lighter side of life and are unbelievably happy
Deadline: April 14, 2024
14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 14th Annual “Seascapes” Online Art Competition. 2D and 3D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s May 2024 online group exhibition. The gallery invites artists (including photography & digital art), regardless of where they reside, to apply to this competition by submitting their best interpretation of the “Seascapes” theme. The “Seas
Deadline: April 14, 2024
3D Online International Photography Exhibition: Monochrome Moments
Step into the timeless allure of 'Monochrome Moments' – an exclusive exhibition featuring only black and white photography. Delve into the essence of form, contrast, and emotion as each photograph captures a unique narrative through the delicate interplay of light and shadow. 'Monochrome Moments' invites you on a visual journey where the absence of color unveils the profound depths of artistic expression. From captivating portraits to sweeping vistas, these monochromatic images eloquently capt
Deadline: April 14, 2024
Grants Ronan Guillou 2024
The Ronan Guillou Grants are launched as part of the CIVIS MARITIMUS program, which aims to explore the relationship between Man and the Sea, and to challenge the essential issues facing the Ocean. Photographers from Europe and the southern shores of the Mediterranean, you have a project associating man and the marine world, apply for the 2nd edition of the Ronan Guillou Grants!. In 2024, with the support of the city of Sète, and in synergy with the Itinérances Foto (Sèt
Deadline: April 15, 2024
2024 One Shot Photography Contest
Prizes Include: *Global Exposure: A public profile in our Artist Directory with links to your website and social media to get your work seen by global industry professionals and influential tastemakers *Cash Prizes: $4,000 in cash prizes *Winner's Gallery: An artist-forward space dedicated to exhibiting your works online *Press Release: Customized press assets to help you share your win using a professionally written and formatted press release Winner’s Interview: A pu
Deadline: April 15, 2024
Unpublished Photo Contest 2024
The UNPUBLISHED PHOTO contest is promoted by the Fondazione culture e musei of Lugano (FCM) with MUSEC-Lugano; organised in collaboration with the 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS Gallery in Milan and the Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti in Venice and it is in partnership with the Fondazione Ada Ceschin e Rosanna Pilone in Zurich. Participation in the international competition is free of charge and open to young photographers born between 1994 and 2006. From February 12th unti
Deadline: April 15, 2024
9th Portrait
TERAVARNA, a renowned art organization, presents the highly anticipated "9th PORTRAIT" International Juried Art Competition, inviting visual artists from around the globe to participate in this prestigious portrait art contest. Artists are encouraged to submit their best portrait artworks that align with the designated theme, encompassing various mediums such as painting, sculpture, digital art, printmaking, fiber art, photography, graphic design, mixed media, and experimental install
Deadline: April 15, 2024
A Sense of Place
For this exhibit, “a sense of place” is an understanding of the essence of a place as seen through the eyes of the photographer. Using light, composition and content, the photographer evokes a deeper understanding of place by selecting details so that the viewer knows how it smells and feels and sounds there — what it’s like to stand where the photographer stood. We are seeking well-crafted images that communicate the essence of a place — what it’s like to be there. These
Deadline: April 15, 2024
The Art of Street Photography
Street photography is a unique art form associated with a photographer's skill in capturing a moment that would have gone unseen without their intervention. However, their craft raises a moral dilemma of observing the lives of strangers for creative purposes. A street photographer thrives in a time and place where the mundane transforms into the extraordinary, with their surroundings serving as a canvas for artistic expression. Whether it's capturing the energy of bustling streets or the quiet s
Deadline: April 16, 2024
Gomma Black and White Awards 2024
Introducing Gomma new contest dedicated to black and white photography. With 20 years’ experience in the field is our time to launch a contest for monochrome photography. The winners will receive cash prizes, certificates and benefit from enormous world-wide exposure. To celebrate the Finalists bodies of work we will publish a Limited-Edition hardcover photo book that will be distributed worldwide. We at Gomma have continuously been working with publ
Deadline: April 16, 2024
The Beauty in Madness
Madness (mental illness) is something that frightens and fascinates us all. It is a word with which we are universally familiar yet haunts the human imagination. Through centuries, in poetry, prose, drama, and the visual arts, “madness" has been on display for all to see. With devastating effect, mental illness can disturb our commonsense assumptions; create unbearable disruptions in the routine of daily living; and turn our experience and our expectations upside down. And yet,
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The winners of Portrait of Britain Vol. 6
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2024 Photo London x Hahnemühle Student Award
Mar 23, 2024 | Source: Photo London
We’re delighted to reveal the shortlisted artists for the 2024 Photo London x Hahnemühle Student Award. The award has seen phenomenal growth this year, with submissions from over 100 nominated students across 46 UK-based universities. Having reviewed and discussed in depth these entries, this year’s judging panel have shortlisted five students whose work will be showcased in a group presentation at Photo London (16 – 19 May 2024).(...)
 Ingrid Pollard 2024 Hasselblad Award Laureate
Mar 08, 2024 | Source: Hasselblad Foundation
The Hasselblad Foundation is delighted to announce that Ingrid Pollard is the 2024 Hasselblad Award laureate and receives a gold medal and the sum of SEK 2,000,000. The award also includes a Hasselblad camera by the Gothenburg-based company Hasselblad. The award ceremony will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 11th of October 2024.(...)
Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 Winner
Feb 20, 2024 | Source: Underwater Photographer of the Year
The Underwater Photographer of the Year 2024 has been named as Alex Dawson from Sweden, for his arresting image: " Whale Bones".
People’s Choice: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023
Feb 09, 2024 | Source: National History Museum
A polar bear carves out a bed from a small iceberg before drifting off to sleep in the far north, in Norway’s Svalbard archipelago. Having spent three days searching for polar bears through thick fog, the expedition vessel Nima was on changed course. It turned and headed to where there was still some sea ice. Here Nima encountered a younger and an older male polar bear. Just before midnight, the young male clambered onto a small iceberg and, using its strong paws, clawed away to carve out a bed before drifting off to sleep.
2024 National & Regional Awards Winners & Shortlist
Feb 06, 2024 | Source: Sony World Photography Awards
The 2024 National & Regional Award recipients are announced. Now in its 11th year, the programme supports photographers of all abilities worldwide and celebrates their achievements. Showcasing local talent to an international audience, the winners are selected from entries to the Open competition.
Foam Paul Huf Award 2023
Jan 19, 2024 | Source: Foam
In 2023, Felipe Romero Beltrán won the 17th edition of the Foam Paul Huf Award. Now Foam is proud to announce his solo exhibition Dialect.