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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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Featured Competitions

Our printed edition showcases the winners of AAP Magazine call of entries
All About Photo Magazine
Issue #9
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #10 PORTRAIT
$1,000 cash prizes | Winning image(s) published in AAP Magazine #10 | Extensive press coverage and global recognition

Contests Closing Soon

Deadline: February 23, 2020
Portfolio 2020
Atlanta Photography Group (APG) invites photographers world-wide to enter images using any photographic process for our upcoming juried exhibition, "Portfolio 2020". This exhibition features strong, cohesive bodies of work. The Juror for "Portfolio 2020" is Dr. Sarah Kennel, Photography Curator for the High Museum of Art, in Atlanta, GA. Ms. Kennel will select one body of work from up to 8 artists for exhibition. All exhibiting artists are be eligible for the 2020 APG/ Museum Purchase Awa
Deadline: February 23, 2020
Analog Forever Magazine Issue 2
Open internationally to both amateurs and professionals, this call for entries is Analog Forever Magazine's attempt to find, feature, and interview the best talent in the analog photography world for our second print publication, due out Summer 2020! We are searching for the trailblazers who shoot decades old expired film through refurbished cameras, capture images with processes invented a century ago, and invent new and creative ways to process and manipulate our mainstream film st
Deadline: February 23, 2020
2020 IWMF Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award
Anja Niedringhaus' approach to photojournalism was best said herself, "I do my job simply to report people’s courage with my camera and with my heart." The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), with a generous $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous
Deadline: February 23, 2020
Life’s Work: Laurie Frietag
Freitag says, "What is your Life's Work? What is the pull? What themes surface time and time again? Sometimes without consciously choosing, the work unfolds and what is revealed is powerful and universal. Why is this important? Because your expression has the power to shine a light on what others cannot express. Please share your innermost journey that your life pulls you towards. Your learning is our learning. Your healing is our healing." 10% of artist entry fees goes to the curator
Deadline: February 23, 2020
National Geographic Traveller Photography Competition 2020
Calling all travel photographers - the National Geographic Traveller (UK) photography is back and open for entries. In a bid to find the best talent in the country, our prestigious annual competition invites photographers of all levels from across the UK and Ireland to submit their travel images taken in the past year in one of four categories: Cities, Landscapes, Nature and People. The grand-prize winner will head to Mexico with National Geographic Journeys; and the Catego
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Project Launch Grant 2020
The Project Launch is granted to an outstanding photographer working on a fine art series or documentary project. The grant includes a cash award to help complete or disseminate the works, as well as providing a platform for exposure and professional development opportunities. FIRST PLACE -$5,000 Cash Award (some restrictions apply) -Winners Exhibition -Complimentary participation in Review Santa Fe Photo Festival -Presentation at Review Santa Fe Photo Festival
Deadline: February 25, 2020
The Choice Awards
The Choice Awards recognize outstanding photographers working in all processes and subject matter. Images can be singular or part of a series. The Awards are divided into three categories: Curator's Choice, Editor's Choice, and Director’'s Choice. Exhibition, Presentation at Review Santa Fe, Award Winners Exhibition CURATOR'S CHOICE: Marina Chao - Assistant Curator, International Center of Photography DIRECTOR'S CHOICE: Rubén Esparza- Curator; Director, Queer Biennial
Deadline: February 25, 2020
me&EVE AWARD
In partnership with photographer and alumni, Dorie Hagler, CENTER is pleased to offer a new $5,000 award for a female photographer, 40 years of age and over, who uses their camera to address social justice. We welcome submissions from transgender and non-binary individuals. *Supports a project addressing social justice from female-identified and non-binary individuals. Juror: Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel – Photo Editor, National Geographic $5,000 cash Award Winners exhibit
Deadline: February 25, 2020
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 Cash Award *some restrictions apply Complimentary participat
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Seasons
Contemporary Art Room Gallery is proud to announce their 1st "Seasons" Online Art Competition for the month of February 2020. This is an international competition and artists from around the world are welcome to submit their work. The Seasons theme may include any work with interpretation of the four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter). All visual art mediums are acceptable (painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, digital, prints, fiber art, collage or installation art) except sound and
Deadline: February 25, 2020
Transitions
Transition is the process of changing from one state or condition to another. The moment of the in-between is often very special. For this new exhibition, we invite artists to consider ways in which photography can explore this concept. The fields in which the notion of transition can apply are numerous: politics, society, biology, culture, environment, climate, psychology, technology, architecture, and many more. It can be considered in a global perspective or related to one’s personal story, b
Deadline: February 26, 2020
Light Sensitive
Juror: Brett Abott, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, our tenth-annual, international juried exhibition of images created using traditional darkroom, historical, and alternative photographic processes and methods. In the current takeover of imagery presented on computer screens and the overwhelming volume of digitally printed pictures, the purpose of our Light Sensitive exhibition is to cel
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #10 PORTRAIT
$1,000 cash prizes | Winning image(s) published in AAP Magazine #10 | Extensive press coverage and global recognition

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The Winners of AAP Magazine 8 Street
The results of the Call for Entry "Street" are now live! For this 8th edition of AAP Magazine we received more than 1900 images! It was wonderful to discover so many great works and compelling pictures. Selecting the winners was certainly not an easy task, but in the end I hope you will enjoy this collection of photographs. You will be able to discover the full portfolios when the magazine is published. In the meantime you can discover a sample of the 24 winning photographers that will be featured. Congratulations to all the photographers who submitted their work and of course to the winners!