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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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Solo Exhibition September 2021
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Deadline: August 05, 2021
Cityscapes
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: August 07, 2021
On Media
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme. Interactions with the environment are increasingly determined by technologies that allow humans to extend their senses, to perceive the world in its different layers of reality. They are the media, means of communication useful for transmitting information about the world in a different and more immediate way. These technologies favor exchange, approach and encounter with
Deadline: August 08, 2021
The world in motion
Motion is the phenomenon in which an object changes its position over time. As photographers we are drawn to motion- natural, mechanical, human and animal. Show us your interpretation of motion, literal or figurative. Our juror for the The World in Motion is Michael Pannier. As Founder and Executive Director of the SE Center for Photography in Greenville, SC, Michael is a frequent speaker on the business of fine art photography, exhibition curator and juror, and portfolio reviewer. Mi
Deadline: August 08, 2021
Firecracker Photographic Grant
In light of the increasingly difficult circumstances faced by our freelance photographic community, this year's Firecracker Photographic Grant is specifically tailored to support practitioners during the Covid_19 pandemic. Open to female and non binary photographers, the Grant will distribute a minimum contribution of £2000 which will be split into 4 individual funds of £500 each. Submissions will be assessed on a combination of quality of work and artist statements, which should in
Deadline: August 09, 2021
Essential Water
Water: sustainer of all life, ever various in its sources and forms, a magnet for imagination, meditation, fear, and wonder. Photographers have been making images of water since photography’s birth, drawn to the beauty and changeability of fog, mist, spray, ice, oceans and rivers, lakes and streams, rain, sleet, snow, puddles, and waves. For this exhibit we seek photographs that capture the unique qualities of water—the way it catches light, cuts through the earth, falls from the
Deadline: August 10, 2021
The 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
Deadline: August 10, 2021
Daniele Tamagni Grant
We believe that it is important to support emerging photographers in making their first steps in the industry. So, while there will be no age limit, applicants should have less than 5 years of professional experience. An adequate proficiency of English is required to benefit from the lectures and the reviews. Please fill the application form of the Photo Market Workshop, including the specific one for The photojournalism and Documentary programme. Win a grant +
Deadline: August 12, 2021
Framed: Shadow and Light
Photography is the recording of patterns of darkness and light. Shadows enhance the relationships of subjects in an image, they give definition and dimension, which compliments 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 range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers. Jur
Deadline: August 14, 2021
The Environmental Photographer of the Year 2021
Now in its 14th year, The Environmental Photographer of the Year competition showcases the most inspirational environmental photography from around the world. The award celebrates humanity's ability to survive and innovate and showcases thought-provoking images that call attention to our impact and inspire us to live sustainably. The Environmental Photographer of the Year supports the urgent calls to action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, recognising the intricate
Deadline: August 15, 2021
Open Call: Notions of Home
THIS OPEN CALL WILL FEATURE 60 PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED IN AN ONLINE EXHIBITION ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF PRIZES LISTED BELOW. GRAND PRIZE / ONE WINNER Winner will be the photograph with the highest score overall in any category. Featured interview on the Lucie Foundation website Part of Lucie Foundation Online Exhibition for competition Cash prize $1,000 B&H Gift Certificate $250 16×20" print of the Award Winning Image from Digita
Deadline: August 15, 2021
2021 Waterman Center #NatureNOW Photo Contest
Welcome to the Waterman Conservation Education Center photo contest. We are excited to be back in 2021 celebrating our natural world through your images! New this year, we will be producing a calendar featuring winning images. View full details below for contest submission and sponsorship details. Image Categories -Plantlife and landscape - images can be of any scale from macro to landscape to astronomic images -Wildlife - images must feature one or more mammals, reptiles or
Deadline: August 15, 2021
Submission for Al-Tiba9 Magazine ISSUE09
Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine is an internationally established publication that showcases experimental contemporary art, 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 holdin
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AAP Magazine #20: Travels
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News from the Web

Prarthna Singh is the Recipient of the 2021 Mobile Photo of the Year
Contest
Jul 29, 2021 | Source: PHmuseum
Indian photographer Prarthna Singh claiming the first prize of the PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize thanks to a poignant image of her mother practicing her daily exercises during lockdown last year.
Leica Oskar Barnack Award Shortlist
Contest
Jul 19, 2021 | Source: Leica Oskar Barnack Award
For her project "Where Our Land Was," Nichole Sobecki has been shortlisted for the 2021 Leica Oskar Barnack Award. On-going civil war and, above all, climate change are having a catastrophic impact on Somalia. This long-term project shows the dramatic consequences of drought for the inhabitants of the East African country. The global climate crisis is no myth here; people and societies are already living on the edge of the precipice.
Finalists announced of KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award
Contest
Jul 18, 2021 | Source: KAUNAS PHOTO
The 18th international festival KAUNAS PHOTO (Lithuania) announces Top 8 Finalists of the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 Award

In 2021, KAUNAS PHOTO festival turns eighteen, and enters the adult age. Therefore, the festival invited the photographers to submit entries to the KAUNAS PHOTO STAR 2021 contest on the theme "Age" and waited for works relating to general or specific aspects of choices of life, crisis, joys, traditions, stereotypes, taboos, social norms and implications of big data society on age groups is of an interest. The traditional KAUNAS PHOTO STAR competition, which is now happening for the eleventh year, received 115 series of photographs from 43 countries around the world, including entries from distant countries such as Mexico, Iraq, Australia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan.
The 2021 Lenscratch Student Prize
Contest
Jul 13, 2021 | Source: Lenscratch
Every year we seek to celebrate the next generation of photographic artists through our Student Prize Awards program. 2021 was a stellar year for photography, not only with a record number of excellent submissions, but the work itself reflected deep thinking and profound subject matter that it made it very difficult for the jurors to narrow down the selections. (...)
2021 Portrait Award Competition Winners
Contest
Jun 10, 2021 | Source: The Independent Photographer
Theme: Portrait Photography- Competition Judge: Nadav Kander
Portrait photography has one of the oldest and most interesting histories that harkens back to the early days of the medium. Through portraits of iconic figures or ordinary people, we discover a deep interest in others. This award aimed to discover the most powerful and captivating images of today’s portrait photography.
Winners and Finalists HOME
Contest
Jun 10, 2021 | Source: Lensculture
The notion of ‘home’ has taken on new, multilayered meanings for much of the world in the past year-and-a-half, and these 37 photographers awarded by LensCulture's first ever HOME Photography Prize have captured a wide range of realities from 17 countries on six continents around the world.