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Professional Photo Contests

Deadline: January 18, 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. Its pho
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 Photographer in the Non-Professiona
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: February 28, 2021
2021 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest
The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest was established on December 22, 2014 by Rossiya Segodnya under the patronage of the Russian Federation's Commission for UNESCO. The Stenin Contest is the only competition in Russia that discovers new names in international photojournalism and develops quality standards for documentary photography. The contest is aimed at supporting young photo journalists aged 18 to 33 in their striving for top professionalism. The contest was launched in me
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Magnum Photos Submissions 2021
Magnum Photos is a co-operative owned and run by its members/photographers. They meet once a year during the last weekend in June to discuss the organization's affairs. One day of the meeting is set aside for looking at and voting on potential new members' portfolios. Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", this is the first step to becoming a Magnum photographer. This category of membership presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each
Deadline: March 18, 2021
Istanbul Photo Awards 2021
Applications for Istanbul Photo Awards 2021, Anadolu Agency’s international news photography contest, are open. In its seventh year, Istanbul Photo Awards aims to award and support photojournalists for their professional dedication. The contest is organized by Anadolu Agency, which has worked with a great number of photojournalists throughout its 100 years in journalism. The contest receives applications from more than 100 countries every year. Along with many press institutions, a conside
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
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 an individual ex
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Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

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