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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 09, 2020
YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art
Moho Association is pleased to announce the YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art 2020 and calls for works by artists from any part of the world. The competition's aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. The competition is open to all types of artwork and all techniques are allowed. YICCA contest is a huge chance for the artists, which can win a cash prize and have the opportunity to exhibit
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Herisson Photography Contest
The first prize is 16days of exhibition of your works in an ideally placed gallery (Rue de la Liberté, Arles) affiliated to the Voies Off festival in Arles, registering at the very beginning of the festival, during the professional week and the period the most requested by artists and conducive to opportunities. This exhibition will take place from June 29, 2020 to July 14, 2020
Deadline: April 10, 2020
FIF - International Festival of Photography of Belo Horizonte Open Call
The Brazilian festival is inviting artists from all around the world to submit works for the opportunity to be part of the exhibition program in its fourth edition later this year. Selected works will be showcased in various cultural spaces around the city of Belo Horizonte, with the aim of intensifying the exchanges and visual dialogue between the city's population and contemporary image-making.
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Forecast 2020
Juried by Elena Gross, Michael Jang, and Lester RosssoSF Camerawork invites artists working in photography to submit work for Forecast 2020, SF Camerawork's survey of contemporary photography. This year's acclaimed jurors - curator Elena Gross, artist Michael Jang, and TBW Books Director Lester Rosso - will consider all forms of photography ranging from traditional to experimental with a focus on new and thought-provoking projects. The work of 5 - 15 artists will be selected for a group ex
Deadline: April 10, 2020
Portraiture: Photography Now
Black Box Gallery is excited to announce a juried group photography exhibition on contemporary portraiture. Pose and Gesture, Image and Identity, Documentary and Street, Travel, Constructed Narrative, Self Portrait, Environmental, Vernacular and Snapshot, Family Narrative, Fashion and Nude, all have visual statements to make in the world of portraiture photography. What is the character, attitude and expression of contemporary portrait photography? Juror: Todd Johnson Todd John
Deadline: April 12, 2020
Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS’ mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Our affiliate competition, Tokyo International Foto Awards exhibits our winners’ work in Tokyo, Japan. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. Awards and Promotion MIFA Photographer of the Year $3,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy New Tale
Deadline: April 12, 2020
Amazing Animals 2020
Best of Show *Cash award 3-month exhibition of the artist work on CamelbackGallery.com (Includes artist statement, description of artwork & link back to artists website) Award Exhibitions Artwork displayed on CamelbackGallery.com 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, Frie
Deadline: April 13, 2020
Water: Element of Change
Water is a powerful element of change. It causes mountains to erode, and is causing major cities to drown. Water itself is capable of change: liquid, solid, vapor. A peaceful source of beauty and joy, or a raging torrent. For this exhibition, we would like to see the many moods of water and its effect on humans and on the earth. All capture methods and processing are welcome. We are delighted to welcome Hannah Frieser as juror for Water 2020. She will select 35 images for
Deadline: April 14, 2020
THE FENCE 2020
We're pleased to announce The FENCE will be returning to Atlanta and eight other cities in the fall of 2020, and the call for entries has just opened. The FENCE is an extraordinary opportunity for your visual story to reach into the public realm and surprise, delight, and even transform perspectives of audiences across North America. Early bird deadline is March 6 to submit your work in one of 7 categories: Creatures, Food, Home, Nature, People, Play and Streets. The FENCE is sched
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Landskrona Foto & Breadfield Dummy Award 2020
Landskrona Foto Dummy Award enables the winner to have his or her book project published by Breadfield Press and Landskrona Foto during 2021. The prize includes all expenses for book production such as design, printing and distribution. The photographer will also receive a large number of books to dispose over and sell. The winner will be invited to Landskrona Foto Festival 2020 festival to receive the award By entering for the Landskrona Dummy Award 2020 you will also be part of a slide show th
Deadline: April 15, 2020
2020 International Photography Competition
Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's eighth 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 photography. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered f
Deadline: April 15, 2020
Creative Photo Awards 2020
Creative Photo Awards aims to recognize and reward visionary artists using photographic processes and images. It's searching for photos born out of the passion and from the author's deep sensitivity: the result from a need to express feelings through the image, a unique view of the surrounding reality. We seek to find artists and unique souls who breathe and live for creativity. Creative Photo Awards aims to be a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share t
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Gomma Grant 2019 Winners
The results of the 2019 Gomma Photography Grant are now live. The Gomma Photography Grant is a grant contest tailored to fund and support photographers, both emerging and established, working among various genre. Started in 2014, Gomma Grant has quickly obtained a reputation of being ethical and quality-focused, with an eye to spot fresh talents and encouraging those already in the spotlight. In addition to receiving cash grants the winning and shortlisted photographers can enjoy a huge amount of international exposure. Photographers that are recognized through the Gomma Grant are known to have evolved their career to a higher level, both professionally and artistically.
Sony World Photography Awards Announce the Professional Finalists Photographers
The World Photography Organisation is pleased to reveal the finalist and shortlisted photographers in the Professional competition for the Sony World Photography Awards 2020. Also included are details of new photographic projects by Sony Professional Grant2019 recipients. Works by both Professional competition finalists and Grant recipients will go on display as part of the Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition at Somerset House this April.
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Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the global photographic calendar. The Awards are a global voice for photography and provide a vital insight into contemporary photography today. For both established and emerging artists, the Awards offer world-class opportunities for exposure of their work.

News from the Web

Amazing Winner and Finalists of Nikon’s Surf Photo of the Year 2020
Contest
Apr 02, 2020 | Source: My Modern Met
Nikon and Surfing Australia celebrate the artistry of surfing once again with the 2020 Nikon Surf Photo and Video of the Year contest. Twenty-three finalists were selected from among Australia’s most talented videographers and photographers. In the end, it was Ren McGann who won for his dramatic image, The Right. Capturing the beauty and intensity of surfing, McGann’s photograph stood out against a strong roster of finalists. Snapped just as a wave is about to barrel around a surfer, the photograph has the perfect balance of light and shadow, with the deep blue color of the water set against a dark sky only enhancing the mood. It also has the right combination of the creativity, uniqueness, composition, and drama that the judges were after.
Split Second Shot of a Hunting Osprey Wins National Parks Photo Contest
Contest
Mar 25, 2020 | Source: Peta Pixel
The UK National Parks and Campaign for National Parks have officially crowned the winners of the 2020 National Parks photography competition, awarding the top spot to a striking photo of an Osprey grabbing breakfast “to go” in Cairngorms National Park. The contest this year garnered around 1,700 entries. The winning shot was taken by photographer Pete Stevens, in Scotland’s Cairngorms National Park. ''I've always loved being out and about in Scotland and having spent a lot of time in Aviemore and the Cairngorms as I've grown up have being able to keep an eye on how the Osprey numbers have grown as the National Park and other bodies such as the RSPB have increased awareness and protection for them,'' says Stevens.
20 Extraordinary National Winners Of Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Contest
Mar 08, 2020 | Source: Forbes
Aimed at supporting the best regional photographers across more than 60 countries around the globe, the Sony World Photography Awards National has released its list of 2020 winners from a record number of more than 190,000 entries. One photographer from each nation has been honored for a single, stand-alone image and all will showcase their work for a global audience at the renowned Sony World Photography Awards 2020 exhibition, to take place at Somerset House, London, from April 17 to May 4.
Meet the winner of Julia Wimmerlin
Contest
Feb 09, 2020 | Source: 500px
500px Blog - 500px Ambassador, Julia Wimmerlin, challenged the 500px community to capture photos of animals expressing human emotions or showing human-like behavior. The end results were amazing, and let’s be honest, super cute.(...)
Cig Harvey has been announced by The Farnsworth Art Museum as one of the thirteen Women of Vision for the 2020 Maine in America award.
Contest
Jan 31, 2020 | Source: Farnsworth Art Museum
The awardees are Lucy Copeland Farnsworth, Berenice Abbott, Linda Bean, Katherine Bradford, Edith R. Dixon, Cig Harvey, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Louise Nevelson, Elizabeth Noyce, Molly Neptune Parker, Maureen Rothschild, Phyllis Mills Wyeth, and Marguerite Thomas Zorach. Each of these women has made an outstanding contribution to Maine’s role in American art and will be honored at the Farnsworth’s 2020 Summer Gala on Friday, July 17.
2019 Ocean Art Contest Winners
Contest
Jan 19, 2020 | Source: Underwater Photography Guide
First of all, we would like to congratulate everyone who joined the 2019 Ocean Art Underwater Photo Competition! This competition is one of the most prestigious nature photo contests in the world, and the winning images represent some of the best underwater photographs of the year.(...)