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Amateur Photo Contests

Deadline: May 15, 2021
Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship
Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 scholarship to a student focused on photojournalism. The scholarship funds can be used for tuition, camera equipment or other education costs during the 2020-2021 school year. The Women Photograph + Getty Images Scholarship is open to undergraduate and graduate students attending accredited colleges and universities worldwide. It is not required that students be majoring in photojournalism or photography. The scholarship is a
Deadline: May 22, 2021
Photo Slam! Arles 2021 Open call
We are launching a call for projects dedicated to emerging photographers in order to give them the opportunity to show their work, for one evening, during the festival's opening week (July 4 to 11) at the Théâtre Antique, the Rencontres d'Arles. The Rencontres d'Arles has invited Antwaun Sargent, the author and curator of the exhibition The New Black Vanguard: Photography between Art and Fashion to coordinate the Arles Photo Slam this summer! Each selected photographer will present
Deadline: May 24, 2021
Blue Skies
Don’t Take Pictures exists to showcase the work of emerging photographers. In addition to publishing photographers in print, and online in our monthly columns, we also publish online quarterly exhibitions. Blue skies/smiling at me/nothing but blue skies/do I see... The blue sky can be a canvas against which hot air balloons float gracefully, people are silhouetted, and clouds gracefully float. Peeking through trees, seen from airplane windows, or reflected in water—in all seasons, the bl
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Lenscratch Student Prize
Awards FIRST PRIZE receives: a $1500 Cash Award and a feature on Lenscratch a FUJIFILM X-E4 Body with XF27mmF2.8 R WR Lens Kit, Silver (MSRP $1,049.95 each) a $250 cash prize from The Griffin Museum of Photography a $500 Gift Certificate from Freestyle Photo Supplies a $500 Gift Certificate towards a Los Angeles Center of Photography Workshop a $1000 Gift Certificate towards a Santa Fe Photo Workshop a mini exhibition on the Curated Fridge a collection of books from Yoffy Press a col
Deadline: May 30, 2021
The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers
The W. Eugene Smith Grant for Student Photographers is designed to encourage and support students whose photographic work renews the tradition of W. Eugene Smith's humanistic and compassionate photography. Special consideration will be given to work that promotes social change and that embraces new technologies and image distribution, and that seeks to integrate the tradition of photography and social change with contemporary practice. The Judges will be looking for a photographer and his or her
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Call for Emergentes 2021
BFOTO Festival stages the exhibition programme EMERGENTES to support artists and diffuse their projects. Among activities the festival hosts, the programme provides a perspective of the photographic scene exposing the selected projects. The call is open to any interested author, on behalf of themselves or a collective. Only exhibition proposals linked to photography 'in any of its forms' will be accepted. 9 projects will be selected and each one will have an individual exhibition. BFOTO
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Head On Photo Awards 2021 - Students
Enter your best work into the Head On Photo Awards 2021 The Head On Student Award is open to all K-12 Australian school students Entry fee only $1 per image Finalists will be exhibited in Head On Photo Festival 2021 and a printed catalogue. All Awards have a dedicated exhibition webpage. Over 2,000 people attended the 2019 Head On Photo Festival launch, where the Head On Photo Award winners were announced. The Head On Photo Awards exhibitions receive large visitation across key Fe
Deadline: June 02, 2021
Foam Talent 2021
Today the 15th edition of the Foam Talent Call opens for submissions and will run until 1st June 2021. Foam is proud to announce the 15th annual Talent Call by Foam Magazine: a search for exceptionally talented photographers between 18 and 40 years, from all across the world. The public call is open until 1 June 2021 for artists to submit their work. Being selected as a Foam Talent puts artists in the spotlight of the international photography industry. The programme offers a number of career-b
Deadline: June 04, 2021
Carte Blanche Etudiants
Paris Photo, Picto Foundation and SNCF Gares & Connexions are proud to announce the third edition of the Carte Blanche Students, a platform of the discovery and promotion of emerging talent in master and bachelor programs in photography and visual arts schools throughout Europe. On the occasion of 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, whose projects are selected from among
Deadline: June 14, 2021
Prix Mark Grosset
Since 2007, the Promenades Photographiques festival has been organizing the Prix Mark Grosset, intended to discover and promote young photographers from international photography schools. The prize reveals other realms and new horizons and exposes the contemporary vision of the new generation. Every candidate delineates the geography of various territories and cultures, cuts across new boundaries and outlines new areas. As a real laboratory of international photographic teaching, this event i
Deadline: July 17, 2021
22nd Annual California Coastal & Ocean Amateur Photography Contest
Submit your photos of the scenic coast and Pacific Ocean off California, people and the California coast, or California ocean and coastal wildlife to the 22nd Annual California Coastal & Ocean Amateur Photography Contest! Entry is free and open to the public. Four contest winners will be announced. Online voters will pick one Viewers' Choice winner, while Judges' Choice winners will be selected for first through third place. Winners will select from the following donated prize packages:
Deadline: August 15, 2021
2021 Waterman Center #NatureNOW Photo Contest
Welcome to the Waterman Conservation Education Center photo contest. We are excited to be back in 2021 celebrating our natural world through your images! New this year, we will be producing a calendar featuring winning images. View full details below for contest submission and sponsorship details. Image Categories -Plantlife and landscape - images can be of any scale from macro to landscape to astronomic images -Wildlife - images must feature one or more mammals, reptiles or amphibians - ma
Deadline: August 31, 2021
2021 Nature Photography Contest
Categories: Categories for the 2021 are: Fauna, Flora, Landscapes / Waterscapes Divisions: Adult (18+ or post high school) Youth (8-18) Prizes and Recognition: Six $200 Winners - 1 in each category for each division. 12 Finalists will be selected (6 youth, 6 adult) Winners' and finalists' photographs will be posted on this website. Winning photographers will receive cash prizes. Winners will be named in a news release that is widely distributed, including
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #18: B&W
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

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Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #18: B&W
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.