Photo Contests

All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photo competitions and contests is thoroughly curated to help photographers to make finding their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the opportunities to gain exposure.
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Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize
Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize

First announced in 1990, the Dorothea Lange-Paul Taylor Prize was created by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: Center for Documentary Studies
Prize: Cash Prize
San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards
San Francisco Bay International Photography Awards

Be a part of the San Francisco Bay Month of Photography. $3,000 in prizes and gallery exhibit.

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: San Francisco Bay Month of Photography
Prize: Exhibition
F-Stop Magazine - Open Theme 2019
F-Stop Magazine - Open Theme 2019

Issue 95 will have no theme

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: F-Stop Magazine
Prize: Other
2019 project grants for women & non-binary photographers
2019 project grants for women & non-binary photographers

2 grants for women & non-binary photographers sponsored by Women Photograph, Nikon and Getty Images

Deadline: May 15, 2019
Host: Women Photograph
Prize: Cash Prize
4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition
4th Annual Alternative Process Photography Exhibition

Juried by: Ann M. Jastrab, Christina Z. Anderson, Unai San Martin, and The Image Flow

Deadline: May 17, 2019
Host: Image Flow
Prize: Other
David Bailey: SUMO
 
 
 

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FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show
FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show

The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its 8th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.

Deadline: May 22, 2019
Host: Klompching Gallery
Prize: Equipment
Open Call for Participation in the 7th International Photography Festival
Open Call for Participation in the 7th International Photography Festival

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for participation in the central exhibition as well as special projects at the 7th International Photography Festival, taking place in Tel Aviv in November 2019.

Deadline: May 22, 2019
Host: PHOTO:ISRAEL
Prize: Exhibition
Minimalist Photography Awards
Minimalist Photography Awards

Win 1000$ and international recognition in the prestigious Minimalist Photography Awards. The winners will receive the title: Minimalist Photographer of the Year and cash prizes.

Deadline: May 25, 2019
Host: Minimalist Photography Awards
Prize: Exhibition
Black and White 2019
Black and White 2019

Juror: Geoffrey Koslov, Co-Founder of Foto Relevance Gallery in Houston, Texas

Deadline: May 27, 2019
Host: The Center for Fine Art Photography
Prize: Exhibition
Lacda Juried Competition
Lacda Juried Competition

Curating Jurors: Bryan Barcena -MoCA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Nicholas Barlow -LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Deadline: May 27, 2019
Host: LACDA
Prize: Exhibition
Water 2019
Water 2019

We are very pleased that Elizabeth Avedon will be jurying and curating this exhibition. She will select approximately 35 images for exhibition in the gallery, and 35 for our Online Gallery.

Deadline: May 27, 2019
Host: PhotoPlace Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
Photo Stories Contest for CINE-BOOKS.com
Photo Stories Contest for CINE-BOOKS.com

CINE-BOOKS Platform invite photographers and filmmakers, professional and amateur, to join the Photo Stories Contest!

Deadline: May 30, 2019
Host: Ciine Books
Prize: Cash Prize
Black & White Spider Awards
Black & White Spider Awards

Black and White Spider Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of black and white photography, using traditional or digital methods.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: Black & White Spider Awards
Prize: Other
URBAN 2019 Photo Awards
URBAN 2019 Photo Awards

URBAN Photo Awards tenth edition, international contest organized by Italian cultural association dotART together with media partner Photographers.it

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: dotART
Prize: Cash Prize
Lenscratch Student Prize
Lenscratch Student Prize

The 2019 Lenscratch Student Prize

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: LENSCRATCH
Prize: Exhibition
Shoot the Frame
Shoot the Frame

Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: Shoot the Frame
Prize: Cash Prize
Call For Entries 08
Call For Entries 08

Put your photographs and projects in front of the eyes of the greatest experts from around the world; they are already waiting for to discover the photographers published in this new edition.

Deadline: May 31, 2019
Host: Dodho Magazine
Prize: Other
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)

At TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS we recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan. The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all

Deadline: June 02, 2019
Host: Tokyo International Foto Award TIFA
Prize: Cash Prize
Color
Color

The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all it's forms at the SE Center. Our juror, Blue Mitchell, would like to see creativity and narrative.

Deadline: June 02, 2019
Host: The SE Center for Photography
Prize: Exhibition
Lucie Scholarship Program
Lucie Scholarship Program

Recipients of the 2019 Scholarship Program will have their work featured in an exhibition at House of Lucie Los Angeles.

Deadline: June 03, 2019
Host: Lucie Foundation
Prize: Exhibition
Summertime
Summertime

The theme is Summertime and the juror Jennifer Shaw

Deadline: June 03, 2019
Host: A Smith Gallery
Prize: Exhibition
The Poetry of Shadows curated by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel
The Poetry of Shadows curated by Sandrine Hermand-Grisel

Show me images in which the shadow is called to play a role that is not only metaphorical or conceptual but also an instrument of your composition. Enhance the relationships of your subjects and express your poetic vision of the world surrounding you.

Deadline: June 07, 2019
Host: N.Y.Photo Curator
Prize: Exhibition
Jean-Luc Lagardčre Foundation Grants
Jean-Luc Lagardčre Foundation Grants

Created in 1990, the Jean-Luc Lagardčre Foundation Grants help young media and culture professionals.

Deadline: June 08, 2019
Host: Lagardere Foundation
Prize: Cash Prize
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

Deadline: June 11, 2019
Host: National Portrait Gallery
Prize: Cash Prize
TransNatura International Nature Photo Competition
TransNatura International Nature Photo Competition

The Saint George VADON Association announces the III. TransNatura International Nature Photo contest. The application is open, amateur as well as professional photographers are invited from all over the world, except the members of the jury and the organi

Deadline: June 16, 2019
Host: Saint George VADON Association
Prize: Cash Prize
Interior
Interior

Take part in a collective exhibition in Berlin, August 2019

Deadline: June 20, 2019
Host: PEP Photography
Prize: Exhibition
2019 Nature Photography Contest
2019 Nature Photography Contest

Enter for a chance to win cash and the opportunity to display your work in a summer 2019 exhibit.

Deadline: June 30, 2019
Host: Audubon Community Nature Center
Prize: Cash Prize
International Photography & Film contest
International Photography & Film contest

Entrants are permitted to submit to a maximum of 10 images, in any of the eligible categories or across multiple categories

Deadline: July 10, 2019
Host: Xposure International Photography Festival
Prize: Cash Prize
EPSON International Pano Awards: Open
EPSON International Pano Awards: Open

The Open competition is open to all photographers. The EPSON International Pano Awards showcases the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and is the largest competition for panoramic photography.

Deadline: July 15, 2019
Host: EPSON
Prize: Cash Prize
Lucie Photobook Prize
Lucie Photobook Prize

The Lucie Foundation is dedicated to celebrating all forms of photography, in print and online and is pleased to introduce the Lucie Photo Book Prize.

Deadline: July 26, 2019
Host: Lucie Foundation
Prize: Cash Prize
AGORA Awards 2019
AGORA Awards 2019

Win $25,000 in the world's biggest photography contest with the AGORA Awards 2019

Deadline: July 31, 2019
Host: Agora
Prize: Cash Prize
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award
Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award

Athens Photo World 2019, with the donation of Stavros Niarchos Foundation, organizes the annual Yannis Behrakis International Photojournalism Award for professional photojournalists.

Deadline: August 25, 2019
Host: Athens Photo World
Prize: Cash Prize
ND Awards 2019
ND Awards 2019

The winners of the Professional and Amateur sections will receive the titles: Photographer of the Year and Discovery Of the Year and $7500 in cash prizes.

Deadline: September 22, 2019
Host: ND Awards
Prize: Cash Prize
Daylighted - Call for Artists
Daylighted - Call for Artists

We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. Our team of curators are currently reviewing portfolios.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Daylighted
Prize: Exhibition
Nine Dot Arts Artist Database
Nine Dot Arts Artist Database

Founded in December 2009 by Martha Weidmann and Molly Casey, NINE dot ARTS grew out of the premiere regional art consulting firm McGrath & Braun.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Nine Dot Arts
Prize: Other
L'Oeil de la Photographie - Send us your portfolio
L'Oeil de la Photographie - Send us your portfolio

Every weekend, The Eye of Photography dedicates itself to the portfolios of its readers. By publishing the best portfolios, the magazine enables photographers around the world to show case their photographs.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: L'Oeil de la Photographie
Prize: Other
Join SDN
Join SDN

We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: SDN
Prize: Cash Prize
Open Show
Open Show

Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: Open Show
Prize: Other
Rûm Open Call
Rûm Open Call

We're always looking for interesting work to be published. If you want to submit to our magazine or our interviews, please obey the following instructions

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: rűm - an analog photography magazine
Prize: Other
Seeking for Contemporary Photography for Online Publication
Seeking for Contemporary Photography for Online Publication

In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews.

Deadline: December 31, 2019
Host: In the In-Between
Prize: Other
David Bailey: SUMO
 
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