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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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Contests Closing Soon

Deadline: April 16, 2021
YICCA International Contest of Contemporary Art
YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition's aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art. Internationality and networking make this art call a huge chance for the artists, which
Deadline: April 18, 2021
Athens Photo World Award 2021
Athens Photo World (APW), with a donation by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, is, for the third year, organizing the annual Photojournalism Award for professional photographers living and working in Greece and/or Cyprus. APW will award a 5,000€ cash prize to an ongoing or complete project of photojournalism or documentary photography, created after January 2018. Always aiming to promote the work of photographers and photojournalists, and familiarise the public with contemporary photojournalism a
Deadline: April 18, 2021
24th Annual Juried Exhibition
Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is pleased to announce the opening of our call for entries for the 24th PCNW Juried Photography Exhibition, Time Capsule, with our esteemed Juror, Shamim Momin, Senior Curator at The Henry Art Gallery. Time Capsule Photographs open doors into the past, but they also allow a look into the future. - Sally Mann Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW) is calling all artists to submit still and moving images to PCNW's 24th annual
Deadline: April 18, 2021
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award
Athens Photo World (APW), upon the expressed wish of Yannis Behrakis and with the lead support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), aims at supporting and highlighting the work and vision of Greek and international photojournalists. For the second consecutive year, the 15,000€ "Yannis Behrakis" International Photojournalism Award will be awarded to a full-length photojournalism or documentary work. The winning project will be presented at next year's APW festival with
Deadline: April 19, 2021
 2021 Krappy Kamera Competition
Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera® Competition, is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses. Examples of some Krappy Kameras are the Holga, Diana, Ansco, and pinhole cameras. You can create your own Krappy Kamera by using your non-Krappy Kamera (e.g. 4x5, SLR, DSLR) and exchanging the lens with a Krappy Lens (e.g. pinhole body cap or Hoga-type lens). Cell phones, disposables and po
Deadline: April 20, 2021
Project Development Grant
The Project Development Grant offers financial support to fine art, documentary, or photojournalist WORKS-IN-PROGRESS. The grant includes a cash award to help complete a project as well as platforms for feedback and professional development opportunities for the work's final stages. This grant is awarded to projects that are still in progress and have not been exhibited or published.Career Advancement Package $5,000 Grant Professional Development Workshop Admission Revie
Deadline: April 20, 2021
me&EVE AWARD
CENTER is pleased to offer the me&EVE Grant providing $5,000 in financial support to a female-identified, non-binary, transgender, and/or gender non-conforming photographer, 40 years of age and over. This grant is made possible by Review Santa Fe alumna, Dorie Hagler, whose project me&EVE amplifies the voices of women. Initiated in 2016 on International Women's Day, this project was inspired after seeing the transformative effects of witnessing women share their stories. Juror
Deadline: April 20, 2021
Project Launch Grant
NEW IN 2021: SPOTLIGHT NEW MEXICO - The Project Launch Grant supports a documentary or fine art series from New Mexico-based individuals. The Grant provides financial support to help complete or disseminate the granted work, as well as creating and providing platforms for exposure and professional development opportunities for the receiving artist. Juror: Marisa Sage - Director & Curator, University Art Museum, New Mexico State University Awards -$2,500 Grant -Pro
Deadline: April 20, 2021
The Center Awards: PERSONAL / SOCIAL / ENVIRONMENTAL
NEW IN 2021: The CENTER Awards recognize outstanding images in three categories: Personal, Social, and Environmental. Images may be singular or part of a series. All submissions will become part of the CENTER archive serving as an ongoing resource of mission-driven fine art and documentary imagery. PERSONAL - Recognizes work engaging in the exploration, expression, and/or advocacy of oneself drawing awareness to the power of self-representation or underrepresented experiences. Projec
Deadline: April 21, 2021
2021 Humans of Dementia Storytelling Contest
Do you know someone who is living with or someone who has passed from Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia? Tell their story today for the chance to win a cash prize and attend a virtual celebration with Seth and Lauren. Together, we can shine a light on dementia! This contest focuses on intergenerational storytelling: talking to a person or people, exchanging memories, and swapping anecdotes all before writing your story and/or taking your photos. Who was the person you are
Deadline: April 21, 2021
LensCulture HOME ’21
After extended time at home for all of us lately, we wanted to develop a themed award that offers a specific opportunity for photographers to share work that creatively expresses and explores their experience and interpretation of home. There are no limits in terms of genre, method, subject matter — our international jury is looking to showcase 37 talented photographers who are responding to the idea of 'home', however it relates to you. Awards include being published in a dedicated
Deadline: April 22, 2021
BarTur Photo Award 2021
The BarTur Photo Award was established in 2011, with the generous support of the BarTur family, in memory of late wife and mother, British artist Ann Lesley BarTur (1947-1984). The 2019 BarTur Photo Award is eager to introduce its two themes: Unity in Diversity and Climate Change. Submit your photos inspired by these themes as a Professional ($20 fee per entry) or Student (free entry). There are 18 total prizes available: One Professional Winner: $10,000, winning photo
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #17: Portrait
Publish your work in our printed magazine and win $1,000 cash prizes

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Winners & Finalists LensCulture Portrait Awards 2021
Contest
Apr 08, 2021 | Source: Lensculture
Jim Casper (LensCulture) - The 38 winners, jurors' picks and finalists announced today represent a wonderful range of styles and approaches to the art of portrait photography. (...)
18th Annual Smithsonian magazine Photo Contest Winners
Contest
Apr 04, 2021 | Source: Smithsonian Magazine
We are thrilled to announce the eight winners of the 18th Annual Smithsonian magazine Photo Contest, selected from more than 45,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from countries and territories around the world. From Skyler Wilson's Grand Prize-winning shot of protesters at the Women’s March (above) to Tran Tuan Viet’s colorful snapshot of a worker preparing a hot air balloon, these photographs capture moments in time for Smithsonian magazine readers across the globe. (...)
Aassmaa Akhannouch and Cyrus Cornut winners of prix HSBC 2021
Contest
Mar 23, 2021 | Source: Prix HSBC
For its 26th edition, the jury of the HSBC Prize chose to distinguish the French photographer Cyrus Cornut and the Moroccan Aassmaa Akhannouch, amongst the 12 names proposed by Sylvie Hugues, the artistic advisor of the edition.
Kris Graves is the Winner of the 2021 Aftermath Project
Contest
Mar 10, 2021 | Source: The Aftermath Project
Dystopia a.k.a. Privileged Mediocrity will be a series of artworks about systematic unfairness in America. I will focus on making photographs that act as a document of our time using a mix of conceptual and documentary practices.
Winners of the Focus on the Story Portrait Awards 2021
Contest
Feb 27, 2021 | Source: Focus on the Story
Focus on the Story is proud to announce that Italian photojournalist Alessio Paduano is the grand prize winner in the Focus on the Story Portrait Awards 2021 for his photograph of a man struggling with the social stigma of having contracted Covid-19.(...)
IPA 2020 Top Winner Announcement
Contest
Feb 16, 2021 | Source: IPA
The International Photography Awards is delighted to announce the category winners and finalists of 2020. (...)