All Photography Contests

Whether you look for cash prizes, camera equipment, or having your work exhibited, photography contests are a great way to test your skills as a photographer. Most competitions publish early entries and finalist's photographs, aside of winner's galleries, so having your images posted on a photo contest website can give you valuable exposure whether you win or not. We've pulled together a selection of 150+ photography competitions in 2022, from free to paid photography awards, so you can decide what photo contest meets your needs.

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The award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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3 Exhibitions at PhMuseum Days 2022 plus a 40-image collective installation, free applicants pass, and more
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20th DongGang International Photo Festival 2022, a contemporary photography exhibitions, to be held between 22 July – 9 Oct. 2
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Be Featured in our June 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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The world is definitely in color, yet for photographers the decision to photograph in color is not always black and white.
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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.
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The Yves Rocher Foundation Photography Award shall be granted to a professional photographer who wishes to make a journalistic study of a topic relating to the environment
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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Decode Gallery is excited to announce May’s exhibition! Dreams are the beclouded but often times vivid images, feelings, and stories we experience during our night.
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Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers.
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URBAN Photo Awards: the contest that becomes the heart of Trieste Photo Days festival. € 15,000 in prize value and exhibitions at Trieste Photo Days 2022
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9 projects will be selected and each one will have an individual exhibition.
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Now in its eleventh year, The American Landscape is Outdoor Photographer's premier annual photo contest celebrating our country's wild places.
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Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective!
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Art Intersection presents Light Sensitive, an annual juried exhibition of images created using traditional and alternative photographic processes.
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Color is a medium through which artists can express their internal processes, and it is also a universal language through which emotions and feelings can be communicated and understood.
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Whether the subject is your own city or as you explore other territories and cultures: this month we want to discover the streets through YOUR lens!
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographs that celebrate the aesthetic and conceptual considerations involved in the creation of the portrait
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The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.
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Winner will receive: $1,000 from the National Railway Historical Society
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The Paula Riff Award was created by the Center of Photographic Art and Lenscratch in 2021 as a way to celebrate and continue the legacy of artist Paula Riff.
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All art is eligible as long as it engages with technology in some form.
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The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories: Portrait, Landscape, Student
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The report must have been made between the 1st June 2021 and the 31st May 2022
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Send us your interpretations of Rural Impressions, Suburban Scenes and Urban Landscapes. Lots to see, lots to photograph.
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At Paris Photo 2021, which will be held from November 11 - 14, 2021 at the Grand Palais in Paris, Carte Blanche Students will kickstart the careers of 4 students
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The award will provide support and encouragement fora photojournalist committed to a long-term project.
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Our 25th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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Our 25th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Black and White".
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Drone Awards is the most important worldwide competition about aerial photography and video.
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Black & White Photo Awards is a contest created with the intention of recognizing and rewarding talent in this discipline, with 5 Thematic category to show your creativity as a photographer:
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Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. We’ve made grants simple, so you can focus on making your innovative work!
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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In order to assist photojournalists struggling with the economic hardships associated with this profession, the Association is promoting an annual Grant of 8,000 euros, endowed for the sixth year by LaScam
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Presented by the Visual Artists Association, the prestigious VAO 2022 Award is now celebrating its seventh edition and offers an increased Prize Fund worth £10,000
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Photographer of the Year (18 and over) will receive 1,000 GBP. Young Photographer of the Year (under 18) will receive 500 GBP.
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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.
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The IPA recognizes photography’s leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today.
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MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
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The FRESH Annual Summer Photo Show, now in its 10th year, is produced and presented by the Klompching Gallery.
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Portraiture, candid, studio, conceptual, documentary… any genre, and tasteful nudity welcome.
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For this online and in gallery exhibition Las Laguna Art Gallery is looking for small works with big impact.
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Il Varco invites you to join the fourth edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.
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Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city, Italy. October 2022
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There's a world out there to explore. Open your eyes to its landscapes, people, cultures-– on your doorstep or 10,000 km away. Expand our horizons with view from the four corners of the globe!
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. November 2022
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Recognising exquisite and artistic content, the awards honours vast arrays of genres in the photographic medium
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. December 2022
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Choose your best work, upload photos and give yourself a chance to compete for prestige, fame and more than $ 7,500 in monetary award!
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Split into 4 categories of wildlife, landscape, people, and architecture, the IMACRES Awards helps some of the best photographers in Europe showcase their work to an international audience
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The contest features prizes exceeding $35,000 in value from some of the world's top liveaboard, resort, and photo gear sponsors.
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Chromatic Awards is an international competition of color photography open to both professionals and amateurs. Participation in the Chromatic Awards offers not only prestige, but also the opportunity to win extra money for the development of passion.
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BUDAPEST INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS is an international platform for photographers from all levels and genres to share their best images with the creative community in Hungary and Eastern Europe.
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Each winning photograph will receive CAD $1,000 and be featured on the Allard Prize website, with a brief description and the photographer’s name, for six months.
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Monochrome Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for Professional and Amateur photographers.
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TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
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The Student competition is one of the world’s leading programs for photography students.
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Back for its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award from 1854 and British Journal of Photography captures the moments that make us what we are.
ENDS 12/31/22
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.
ENDS 12/31/22
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website.
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Open Show holds social screenings worldwide where the public can experience compelling visual stories and interact directly with their creators.
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There is no particular theme, but we have an affinity for photos that display humorous, colorful, pattern oriented, and allegorical content.
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MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide.
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Artists are welcome to submit their works. All techniques are welcome.
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The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD.
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The magazine brings together artists and art world professionals.
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There are no limitations as to the subject matter. Share your favorite photographic shots of older adults!
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What objects have caught your eye and become the subject of study? What curiosities are included in your still life?
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MonoVisions Photography Awards are an international open call for photographers using black and white medium to express their visual language.
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The 30 photographers selected by Mr Hossein Farmani to join the curated State of the World exhibition 2020 will receive a cash prize of $200 each
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These $5,000 grants will support photography projects - either new or in-progress - from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity.
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Issue 101 will not have a theme, it is open to all fine art and documentary photography.
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Do you believe the world could be a kinder place? It can, through your photography! The 2022 Our World Is Kind global photography contest is now accepting submissions.
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1st place, 2’000 SWISS FRANCS + solo exhibition at Verzasca Foto 2022
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Food photography is a still life genre used to create attractive, idealized representations of food to enhance its marketing appeal to the consumers.
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Our 24th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Portrait".
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This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book.
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US$10,000 cash prize pool, plus copies of the awards book and trophies
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Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. August 2022
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Awarded every two years and now in its 5th edition, the Prix Virginia is the first photography prize exclusively reserved for a woman photographer, regardless of her age or nationality.
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It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.
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It is the calling together of photographers from all over the world, to celebrate their personal wonder and relishing of the landscape, but not just any landscape, the landscape of the United Kingdom.
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The submission of photos for the specific contest is free. Each photographer can participate with up to 5 files.
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The World.Report Award aims at a new form of social commitment through photography. The award is open to both professional and amateur photographers from all over the world.
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The Earth Photo exhibition will be open at the Royal Geographical Society, London between 17 June and 26 August 2022 and within the forests of Forestry England.
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Our juror for Botanicals is Wendi Schneider. Wendi is a visual artist working in photography and precious metals to illuminate vanishing beauty in our vulnerable natural world.
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The inspiration for this call to photographers is based partly on Eliot Porter’s book Intimate Landscapes.
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Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope. The Photomicrography Competition is open to anyone with an interest in microscopy and photography.
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Visura is delighted to announce that we are relaunching our grant program.
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This month we're interested in ideas of the home – as a place and as a feeling.
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Our mission is to add value and help spread the art of photography in order to raise awareness and protect nature.
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When taking a picture of a landscape, just like in a portrait or a scene, photographers attempt to tell a story.
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Through the visual representation of abandoned spaces, artifacts of history are at once fresh and new, ancient and decayed. The past continues to live in these forsaken, ruined, or empty spaces and we ask- Who were the people who lived and worked here?
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Tthe Inge Morath Award, a $5,000 grant given to a woman photographer under the age of 30 to support the completion of a long-term documentary project.
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Successful applicants will be invited to become a "Nominee Member", a category of membership, which presents an opportunity for Magnum and the individual to get to know each other.
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All the winning photographs will be selected by the judging committee and will be exposed at one of the most beautiful museums in Greece.
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The awards program has included 9 international categories, as well as a London-specific main category for worldwide participation<
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Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog.
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Decode Gallery is excited to announce May’s exhibition! Dreams are the beclouded but often times vivid images, feelings, and stories we experience during our night.
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Be Featured in our May 2022 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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This is a call for all genres of landscape: natural, urban, industrial, and abstract. Show us how you see the world, while embracing the quiet and minimal.
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We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.
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Join the new Exhibit Around photographic - editorial project dedicated to women, featuring guest star SUSAN MEISELAS!
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The first edition of the festival will take place on May 14th and 15th 2022 at Yann Arthus Bertrand's Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris.
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Creative Photo Awards is a project of Siena Awards, dedicated to rewarding originality, experimentation, and imagination by encouraging the creative use of the medium of photography in all its forms, including abstract and conceptual ideas.
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Now in its eighth edition, the Moscow International Foto Awards is a hotly anticipated annual event that spotlights some of the most brilliant and insightful photography.
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Aims to reward the career of a European photographer over 60 years old.
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Guest Curator: Praxis Directors
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New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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For the inaugural Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program, Reuters Pictures reuters.com/pictures is offering ten grants of $8,000 USD for photojournalists and students to produce a photo project and develop their visual storytelling skills.
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Win an online exhibition.
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The Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award is now accepting submissions for the 2017-18 award cycle.
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The first 3 winners get cash prizes - 800 Euro for the first prize, 500 Euro for the second prize and 300 Euro for the third prize sponsored by Kelag.
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Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2022
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Entries are open worldwide to photographers using an iPhone or iPad. Photos should not be published previously anywhere. The posts on personal accounts (Facebook, Instagram etc.) are eligible.
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You have a photo or video project idea that you believe in, and this grant will help you bring it to life. Roling application until April 2022
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The wonderful view of the natural ecosystems of the entire planet condensed in the best pictures of professional photographers and advanced photo amateurs .
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Counter Histories is an initiative supporting projects that creatively reframe the past to engage with questions of the present and future.
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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
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The Lucie Foundation is proud to announce Notions of Home, an Open Call supporting the Lucie Witness Program: Visions from the Youth of America
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Rugby Photographer of the Year with Keith Prowse is a competition that celebrates the very best of rugby photography, both amateur and professional from across the globe, culminating in an exhibition at the World Rugby Museum at Twickenham.
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he winner will receive a grant of 8,000 (eight thousand) euros from CéTàVOIR, ETPA and Mediapart, to be able to complete their project.
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he winner will receive a grant of 8,000 (eight thousand) euros from CéTàVOIR, ETPA and Mediapart, to be able to complete their project.
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Entering an image not only offers you the chance to win fantastic prize money, it also plants a tree somewhere in the world.
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Nature photographers watch out: In the 29th year EuroNatur has organised this international nature photo competition in conjunction with the magazine "natur"
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Cip festival will be held in the old town of Chania which is visited by thousands of people every summer
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The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation welcomes entries from around the world in all artistic media for the Wildlife Artist of the Year Competition.
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Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life... Color our lives.
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Guest Curator: Dallas Crow
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Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, fashion, or conceptual: there are no specific boundaries or limitations, allowing you the space and freedom to fully showcase your skill, creativity, and talent!
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Win an online exhibition.
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The Forgotten, people, places and belongings that once mattered, now unremembered, out of mind, left behind.
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Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
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Decode Gallery is pleased to announce April's exhibition! The theme is: Storyteller.
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This is a great opportunity for the artists, who can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in Italy and much more.
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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 24th call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
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The 20th edition of KOLGA TBILISI PHOTO AWARD, the biggest and the most prestigious photo contest in Georgia, is ready for you.
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An Online Photography Competition Organized by IMA magazine
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Enter one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition.
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Athens Photo Festival 2022 is accepting submissions from artists and photographers for its exhibition program.
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Issue #112 will have the theme 'Amusement'
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Guest Curator: Aline Smithson
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International Portfolio Open Call and Photobook Open Call.
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For this exhibition, we seek images that arise from within, that may be deeply personal, fantastical, beautiful or disturbing. All captures and processes are welcome.
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The Whalebone magazine photo contest presented by B&H Photo is a way to celebrate the awesome humans who point and shoot these cameras and their work.
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The Prix Elysée is open to mid-career photographers or artists from around the world. They must be recommended by a reputed professional in the fields of photography, contemporary art, cinema, fashion, journalism or publishing.