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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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Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

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Deadline: January 22, 2021
International Color Awards
International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.Get exposure and put your work in front of the jury from Sotheby's, The Armory Show, Vanity Fair, Benetton, Conde Nast, Leo Burnett, Phillips, Time Inc. and more at the world's premier
Deadline: January 22, 2021
Stand
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND. THEME STAND-Here we stand at the intersection of art and politics, su
Deadline: January 24, 2021
Open Up Your Archive to Your Story
his call to enter includes pretty much anything that lets your photograph tell your story. A return to nature … The end of a journey … Dancing under the moon … Café life, your life, someone’s private life … Pets, friends, family … Diversity is always good … Sophisticated, austere, beautiful, surprising. Anything you would love to display in our next salon-style exhibition. Let’s celebrate with this show. All genres, all processes of photography welcome. -Elizabeth Ave
Deadline: January 25, 2021
Pictures of the Year Latam - Professionals
We are honored to announce that POY Latam, the most prestigious visual journalism contest in Ibero-America, is celebrating 10 years of uninterrupted work, and will be judged virtually under the auspices of POY International, Janssen, a group of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies, and the University of Miami School of Communication. The Pictures of the Year International or POY, our mother contest, was created in 1944 by the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism.
Deadline: January 25, 2021
Nikon Photo Contest - Open
The Nikon Photo Contest has been held by Nikon Corporation since 1969 to provide an opportunity for photographers around the world to communicate and to enrich image-making culture for professionals and amateurs alike. This year, the contest is comprised of two competitions: - Photo Competition: single images and photo stories (2-5 images per story) - Short Film Competition: videos should be between 3-5 minutes in lenght. The theme for the Open category in both
Deadline: January 25, 2021
Portfolio Competition
Soho Photo Gallery, located in lower Manhattan is New York City's longest-running cooperative photography gallery. The gallery is awarding solo shows to three winning photographers. A panel of jurors will make their initial selections based on digital submissions. Final selections will be based on prints. The Jurors Members of Soho Photo Gallery's Portfolio Review Committee will jury the competition. The committee has reviewed thousands of portfolios since the gallery's beginn
Deadline: January 26, 2021
16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers
JURORS: Elisabeth Biondi (Independent Curator, Writer, Teacher, a former editor at New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Stern) Barbara Davidson (Photographer, Story-teller, three-time Pulitzer Prize and Emmy award-winning photographer, Guggenheim Fellow recipient) AWARDS: Winners of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award: The Jurors of the 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award will select two Winners, one Woman Photographer in the Professional Section and one Woman Photographe
Deadline: January 28, 2021
Decade of Change
In its inaugural year, Decade of Change will bring together leaders in photography, philanthropy, research and activism to address the climate crisis on a global collaborative scale. From humankind to wildlife and cityscapes to ecosystems, the award will explore both the strength and fragility of our planet - celebrating all that we have to protect, and cautioning all that we have to lose. Open to photographers and visual artists around the world, the culminating exhibition will tour internatio
Deadline: January 29, 2021
Friend-Ship Screenshot Competition
Make a video call to win £500 Celebrate family and friends by making a video call! Whether you connect with one or more people, make sure you take screenshot from your smartphone, tablet/computer. Capture the treasured connection between you and the wonderful people you call. The most original and fun screenshots will be showcased online in February 2021. The winner will be awarded £500 cash prize.
Deadline: January 29, 2021
Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery invites artists to submit one portrait in any media for consideration in the sixth triennial Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. As with past editions, the competition seeks to broaden the definition of portraiture and highlight the genre's relevance in society and contemporary art. Artworks may originate from direct encounters between the artist and the sitter or draw upon existing imagery or archival research in response to history. Artists are en
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Pictures of the Year Latam - Amateurs
This is a different year, the health crisis has forced us to rethink ourselves. We want a wider audience, including amateur and independent photographers, to help us reflect on the crisis we are experiencing. This section of the contest will take place on instagram and will be judged by the same POY Latam judges. Each one of the winners will receive a $1,000 cash prize. Categories: Patients, Caregivers and Mental Health Each category will have a winner, and each one will receive a prize of $
Deadline: January 31, 2021
Shoot the Frame
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers. We are a community that is completely in love with all things photography. If you are a passionate amateur or professional photographer, we would love to see your imagery. You can submit your photos into our contests below. We have three categories every month. Shoot the Face, Shoot the Land and Shoot the Wild. All finalists an
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BJP International Photography Award Winners
Contest
Dec 20, 2020 | Source: 1854 Media
1854 Media, publisher of British Journal of Photography, are pleased to announce the winners of the BJP International Photography Award 2020!
Eric Bouvet Winner of the Prix Polka
Contest
Dec 20, 2020 | Source: Polka Magazine
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Budapest International Foto Awards Announces the Winners of 2020
Contest
Dec 14, 2020 | Source: Budapest Photo Awards
The winners of the Budapest International Foto Awards 2020 edition have been announced. Even though this year was a tumultuous one, the jury panel has seen exceptional creativity and a truly stunning representation of personal stories. Through their work, the photography community shows the power of images in shaping how we see the world. BIFA is once again proud to support and honour these photographers who have such important stories to share through their images, giving us a window to the world through their lenses.(...)
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Contest
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