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 Abandoned Landscape. Rural or urban, desert or jungle, ancient to recent. T
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Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year is an international contest inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications.
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Prepare your work that engages with the African continent or its diaspora now and win a series of large scale outdoor exhibitions around the globe.
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We are thrilled to announce the Vital Impacts Environmental Photography Grants. The two $20,000 grants will support the development of a documentary project on the work of an environmental story over the course of twelve months
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The sixth edition of Belgrade Photo Month Photography Festival will be organized in April 2023, with photography exhibitions, lectures, workshops, portfolio reviews, etc., taking place in various venues around Belgrade, Serbia.
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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to professional photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
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The Alexia Foundation offers production grants to students photographers to give them the financial ability to produce substantial stories that drive change in the effort to make the world a better place.
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. May 2023
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Our 8th edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
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We will be looking for a range of how shadow and light are interpreted by contemporary photographers. Exhibition Dates: March 1-20, 2023
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Art is born out of passion. Fine Art photography is a perfect instrument, which allows a person to communicate with the world and share their vision. It results from the author's deep sensitivity, a need to express feelings through image.
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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
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Half a century after the advent of color film, black and white & monochromatic photography continues to capture our collective imagination.
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We are excited to officially present the 2nd edition of the Contemporary Expressions Award curated by the Contemporary Art Station.
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The 10th annual LensCulture Portrait Awards are now open for submissions! This year, we are looking to discover and recognize more than 35 talented photographers creating extraordinary new photographic portraits.
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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 biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world
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The 11th-anniversary edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions. €10,000 in cash prizes + exhibition.
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Grand Prix Images Vevey: support grant for the creation of an original photography project that will be shown at the next Images Vevey biennial in Vevey (Switzerland) in September 2024.
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The Images Vevey Book Award is a grant worth 10 000 CHF that supports the creation of a book project which showcases an optimal and original balance between publication format and photographic content.
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The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2022 Members' Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2250 in awards.
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The prize honors black-and-white photography by up-and-coming professional photographers and will be presented as part of the same-named exhibition at Stadtmuseum Hofheim am Taunus starting July 02, 2023
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In partnership with the Chocolonely Foundation, we are organising an extensive educational programme in West Africa to bring together young talent and communities, create a collective space, develop creative collaborative processes.
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Submit your work today, responding to the theme Then & Now, and you could be one of up to 50 photographers chosen to participate in a month-long exhibition at the renowned Galerie Huit Arles, taking place during Les Rencontres d'Arles 2023.
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Be Featured in our March 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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During the fellowship, fellows produce an in-depth documentary photography project in New York City that addresses social issues and engages with NYC-based communities.
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The MUSE Photography Awards celebrates the creative ethos and underlying afternotes of what makes a photograph so influential.
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The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photography and digital arts) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery’s March 2023 online group art exhibition.
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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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Submit your best work to our photo competition for a chance to win up to $11,500 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the PX3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual PX3 book.
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Join the new Exhibit Around photographic - editorial project dedicated to women, featuring guest star SUSAN MEISELAS!
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Architecture, the art and science of designing structures and buildings.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art that investigates the genre of the Still Life.
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The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo contest was established on December 22, 2014. The contest is run by Rossiya Segodnya under the auspices of the Russian Federation Commission for UNESCO
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From studio portraiture to fine art, and commercial editorial or personal projects, this month, we want to discover creative and inspiring work that captures the unique visual language of fashion photography.⁠
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BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery.
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Fusion Art invites submissions for the 7th Annual Black & White art competition for an online exhibition during the month of March 2023.
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The winner will be Awarded and will receive a free Booth in the next Tokyo Tower Art Fair 2024, Worldwide Promotion, a Trophy and a Certificate of Achievement.
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The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies.
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The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies.
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Enter one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition.
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BLOW UP PRESS invites you to the 4th edition of BUP Book Award and is waiting for your photography-based submissions!
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black/white: charcoal/snowy, onyx/ivory, pitch/clear, ebony/alabaster, coal/pearly
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Applications are open for the NOOR Visualising Climate Crisis: Advanced Mentoring Programme in Vietnam taking place between April and September 2023.
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Looking ahead at a new year – which I always welcome – I have to say I feel a twinge of regret announcing that the application cycle for our traditional post-conflict grant is now open.
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. June 2023
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Issue #118 will feature street photography.
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The grant amount going to the winner this year will be of INR 12,00,000 rupees (approximately 15,000 euros) and will support lens-based practitioners from South Asian countries
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For Botanical, we’re looking for images created in nature, the garden or the studio that capture the beauty and unique character of plant life of all kinds.
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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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Picto Foundation is pleased to launch the 24th call for submissions for the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode.
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Head On Photo Festival is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in the process of preparing and exhibiting your work, meeting other artists and creative professionals, and being part of an internationally recognized event.
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Innovate Grant is thrilled to introduce our newly increased award amounts of $1,800.00.
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The La Muta Prize is an international photography award that aims to reward 4 authors and allow them to develop an analogue photography project or an essay on an aspect of the history of photography.
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The competition is worth EUR 5,000. We are looking for photo reports about people or groups who live climate justice.
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Las Laguna Art Gallery invites artists creating artworks where wildlife is the central theme to apply.
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This Open Call will feature 50 photographers that will be displayed in an online exhibition along with a variety of prizes.
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As one of the highlights of Hong Kong Photobook Festival, Hong Kong Photobook Dummy Award aims to support emerging artists and provide the opportunities to showcase their works in the international festivals.
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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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Each participant may submit a maximum of 3 photos related to the sport activities (non-motorized) that take place in the mountains (for example alpinism, climbing, ski, trekking, speleology, paragliding).
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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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Black and White, everything started with black and white and today taking a great photo in B&W is an art.
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The Photo Drone Awards is one of the world's leading photo competitions focused on drone photography.
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We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.
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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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Group Exhibition in Rome, Italy. July 2023
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process
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MUSEC will present the finalist's works to the public, exhibiting them from 15 December 2023 to 18 February 2024 in Lugano at its Villa Malpensata venue (Switzerland).
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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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The awards program has included 9 international categories, as well as a London-specific main category for worldwide participation<
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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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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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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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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 winner receives $3,000, and two honorable mentions each receive $500 towards the purchase of work to be added to the MoCP's permanent collection.
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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 CEWE Photo Award unites photo enthusiasts - and celebrates the beauty of our world.
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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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Nature Photographer of the Year not only gives you the opportunity to win great prizes and earn some cachet, it’s also a chance to support nature conservation.
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The mission of the AS International Film Photography Awards is to discover, showcase and promote photographers working across all genres of analog photography worldwide
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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 winner of the Anthology Cover Art Award will receive a €500 cash prize and publication on the cover of – and editorial coverage in – a future Issue of Anthology. The winner will also receive a one-year subscription to Anthology
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This year's CIPC rewards selected artists with an exhibition in Chelsea, New York, along with other numerous PR opportunities. The event also provides invaluable exposure to the community while promoting career growth and recognition.
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The winner will receive a €500 cash prize and editorial coverage in a future issue of Anthology Magazine, plus a one-year subscription to Anthology
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We promote each online edition via email, web, and social media three times during the publication month.
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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.
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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 total photo safari prize fund for 2022 is over $60,000!
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The Pulitzer Center’s global reporting grants support in-depth, high-impact reporting on critical issues that are often overlooked in the media, from global health to climate change.
ENDS 12/31/23
We hope the Gender Equality Grant can help our partner organizations advance their diversity, equity, and inclusion goals and commitments.
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Winning an Applied Arts Images Award will help you broadcast your work in front of top creative professionals working in the advertising, design industries today.
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The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists and photographers,
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The winning image and three runners-up will be featured in CWA and at the CA Live! conference in London in 2023. The overall winner will get two free tickets to the conference, and will also receive a Current World Archaeology trophy.
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Urban street scenes, portraits, documentary, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Show us life at night!
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All selected artists will be promoted on our website, social media, and newsletters.
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Today we are announcing our call for applications to Woodstock AIR 2023, the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s artist-in-residency program.
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Praxis seeks the submission of photographic art that explores a frame or multiple frames within an image as the conceptual basis for the aesthetic expression.
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From the earliest days of photography to the modern digital era: black & white photography has changed the way we see the world.
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The Grand Prize winner will receive the Leica SL2-S camera and a voucher worth 1,000 € for lens.
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Soho Photo Gallery, New York City's longest running cooperative photography gallery and the originator of the Krappy Kamera® Competition, is looking for extraordinary photographs made with lousy lenses.
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Overall winner wins A$10,000 cash and a holiday prize generously provided by Coral Expeditions.
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Welcome to Suffolk Wildlife Trust Photography Competition 2022. Entry is free with up to £200 cash prize for the overall winner!
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unfiltered : natural, unfettered, contaminated, cloudy, impure, native, dilute, boundless, limitless, uninhibited...
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The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process
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General public Open Call for your photos, to participate in the first Toronto Pride Exhibition & Publication.
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Be Featured in our Fabruary 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition! Aline Smithson is the curator for the show.
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Sipa is one of the photo contests with the highest international participation ever. 2020 edition has received nearly 48.000 images from amateur and professional photographers from 156 countries worldwide.
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Dreams often offer a glimpse into the realm of the unconscious.
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We are pleased to announce the 80th annual Pictures of the Year International competition.
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The selected photographers have the opportunity to show their work at Galerie LIK in Vienna and at the Competa Photo Days and will each receive one WMPO Award per category.
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Parenthood is a constantly changing state of being: both parent and child are in ever-evolving roles as the child’s perceptions and questions about the world increase in complexity, while the parents’ experience grows to fill the roles.
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Every year we host our signature exhibition Size Matters, during the annual Medium Festival of Photography
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Issue #117 will feature all black and white photography. This should be a single project or body of work (if you are unsure what this means you can view past portfolio issues by going to the "Archive")
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The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honours works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality.
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The Felix Schoeller Photo Award honours works that clearly illustrate a love of photography and exceptionally stringent demands on picture quality.
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Passepartout Photo Prize provides cash awards, exhibition in a fine art gallery in Rome, publication in annual catalogue and various magazines, and more.
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We are glad to share the news that Anadolu Agency’s international news photography contest Istanbul Photo Awards to be held for 9th time.
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The best photographs will be presented in an exhibition in the Principality of Monaco, then touring in various locations around the world, as well as in a high-quality photography book.
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Praxis Gallery accepts submissions of photographic art or lens-based artwork that utilizes physical interventions and investigations of photographic surfaces that can include sewing, cutting, drawing, painting...
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Rewarding the best photo series worldwide! Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
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This is the first of our annual contests which will hopefully be organized every year in the future.
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The annual photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.
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Group Exhibition in Rome city, Italy. April 2023
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Win an Exhibition at PHOTO L.A. 2023 March 2 - 5, 2023
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Filter Photo is pleased to announce Context 2023, our annual spring open call for photography-based work. Juror Karen Haas
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Minimalism or the absence of distractions from shadows, light and often a single subject, line or emotion is also the core of every photograph we take where instead of being subtle and undefined it becomes the dramatic force of the image.
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Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
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For young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old, first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment
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The Aperture Portfolio Prize aims to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition.
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Atlanta Photography Group (APG) is now accepting submissions for CHOICE 2023!
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The Alice Austen House is currently accepting photography and multimedia submissions for Ecologies #3.
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Each month the competition winners and finalists are rewarded with $2000 cash prizes and direct online exposure.
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4.000 € for the winner and more than 15.000 € in cash prizes.
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Photographers from all over the world are invited to participate and raise awareness of the ongoing global concern of toxic mercury
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7.8 billion people on Earth and counting. Each of us is a unique combination of genetics and experience, and yet our similarities are greater than our differences.
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Praxis Gallery seeks the submission of photographic art of any genre and any subject matter that represents the artist's endeavor to reveal through the photographic process a personal declaration of visual significance.
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Three grantees will each receive $15,000 to develop or expand a body of work tied to Chicagoland.
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Guest Room aims to spark collaboration. Annekathrin Kohout, writer and cultural scientist, has decided to team up with writer, curator of contemporary art and founding director of the Philara Collection, Katharina Klang.
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An Open Call for Fotofestiwal Open Program gives you an opportunity to present your works to the audience of the International Festival of Photography held held on 9-26 June 2022 in Łódź (Poland)
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Be Featured in our January 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
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unfiltered : natural, unfettered, contaminated, cloudy, impure, native, dilute, boundless, limitless, uninhibited...
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Welcoming both individual image and series submissions that honor and explore black and white photography.
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Join us in celebrating and honoring exceptional color photography with the Color Photography Contest by reFocus. Winners will receive $4,000 in cash prizes, an immersive, dedicated digital gallery to share their works in a global Artist Directory...
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Win an online exhibition.
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International Color Awards is open to professional and amateur photographers shooting in all forms of color photography using traditional or digital methods.
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Our 29th printed issue of AAP Magazine will feature the best projects showcasing the theme "Women".