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Deadline: May 16, 2021
Exhibizone 4th International Group Exhibition
In the spirit of supporting artists to showcase their arts worldwide, Exhibizone's online international exhibitions present the 4th edition of its one-of-a-kind smart online group shows for participant artists. Artists are invited to submit their applications from anywhere in the world. Exhibizone online art shows are very popular and have been seen by 200,000+ visitors globally. Our last art exhibition, received 40,000+ views reported weekly and hundreds of ratings and reviews from art lo
Deadline: May 16, 2021
2021 Monovisions Photography Awards
Our aim is to discover the best monochrome photographers from all over the world and deliver the best opportunities to be recognized and rewarded for their work. You can compete for $5000 in cash prizes in two categories: Black and White Photo of the Year 2021 and Black and White Series of the Year 2021. Our annual competition is open to photographers of all backgrounds and all levels, including - professionals and amateurs. We accept all forms of black and white photography created with trad
Deadline: May 16, 2021
Architecture 2021
Architecture is defined as the art or science of building, often with a focus on habitable structures. Great architects like Gehry, Wright, and Gaudi come to mind as well as famous buildings like the Sydney Opera House and the Disney Music Hall in LA. But architecture can be much broader that habitable buildings. Consider the Eiffel Tower, the pyramids in Egypt and interiors like the main hall at New York's Grand Central Station. Gardens can have a fundamental architecture as can other carefully
Deadline: May 16, 2021
Our Planet: Ourselves
Spring is here! And the beauty of our natural world is ever more apparent. Green shoots are poking through the crust, and once again the earth is warming in the sun. However "the warming earth" carries a more somber message as well - a reminder of the fruits of our greed, the fragility of our planet, the reality of our losses. And, as we face the urgency to respond, we seek to raise our artistic voices -- to celebrate, to mourn, to activate, and to contemplate how we live together in rel
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Inoventa awards: Desolate
Inoventa is a new quarterly photography contest where participants will not only be rewarded with great cash prizes, but each submissions will also be showcased to the Instagram community with credits to the photographer for maximum exposure. Each contest has its own theme and jury.
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Open Call for Participation in the 9th International Photography Festival
PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for the central exhibition of the 9th International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv, November 2021. A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and select the exhibiting artists. 20 artists will be invited to present their work in the festival’s central exhibition, and will also be featured on the website and in the festival catalog.. MEETING POINT Photographers, as well a
Deadline: May 17, 2021
Photobook Dummy Contest - SELF PUBLISH RIGA 2021
Until May 17, photographers and visual artists are invited to submit self-made, unpublished photobooks and book dummies for the fourth international SELF PUBLISH RIGA contest. The winner will be awarded an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery in Riga, while the author of the best dummy from the Baltic states will receive a voucher for high-quality printing and framing services. The best of the submitted works will be presented at an exhibition at the ISSP Gallery during Riga Photomonth 2021. S
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Open Show
Check out the listings to find the open show that works best for you. Each month you can find shows that are open in a town near you. Open Show San Diego #19 - Five curated presenters have 10-15 minutes each to introduce one project/body of work virtually. We welcome diverse topics ranging from documentary to fine art. Open Show is designed to be an interactive forum where audience members are encouraged to give feedback and ask questions of the presenters.
Deadline: May 18, 2021
Grants for Artists
We believe the arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation. We are passionate about supporting artists in creating. We recognize the great need for support, and that receiving funding can sometimes be a complicated process. This is why we decided to do what we can to assist you and why our application process has been made simple. Integrity: Arts & Culture Association (IACA) Mini-Grants generally average $250, and are intended to assist with such things as
Deadline: May 18, 2021
The Hopper Prize
The Hopper Prize is offering multiple individual artist grants totalling 5,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. They are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply. The Hopper Prize grant winners will be selected by Amber Esseiva and Leila Grothe Prize 10 artists will receive 1,000 USD each in unrestricted grant awards 30 ar
Deadline: May 18, 2021
FOTONOVIEMBRE Call for Artists in Selection
FOTONOVIEMBRE is a photography festival which focuses on various aspects related with the image, contemporary art, new technologies, photographic heritage, artistic creation and the development of the medium. The mandate of the festival, held in Tenerife since 1991 and a driving engine for photography in the Canary Islands and further afield, is to enable and promote a wide-ranging rethinking of the image as a means of expression, communication and participation. TEA Tenerife Espacio de las
Deadline: May 22, 2021
BarTur Photo Award 2021
The BarTur Photo Award was established in 2011, with the generous support of the BarTur family, in memory of late wife and mother, British artist Ann Lesley BarTur (1947-1984). The 2019 BarTur Photo Award is eager to introduce its two themes: Unity in Diversity and Climate Change. Submit your photos inspired by these themes as a Professional ($20 fee per entry) or Student (free entry). There are 18 total prizes available: One Professional Winner: $10,000, winning photo(s) featured in
Deadline: May 23, 2021
Moscow International Foto Awards - MIFA
MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS’ mission is to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Our affiliate competition, Tokyo International Foto Awards exhibits our winners’ work in Tokyo, Japan. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. Awards and Promotion MIFA Photographer of the Year $3,000 cash prize and MIFA trophy New Talent of the Year $2,000 cash pr
Deadline: May 23, 2021
Obsessions
Theme: OBSESSIONS In their creative practice, many artists gravitate towards certain ideas that are intruding on their mind and to which they keep on returning over and over again - some forms of obsessions that drive them to create. The extraordinary perseverance and the willingness to take risks that arise from them are often the driving force that feeds artists' productivity, allowing them to grow in their practice and deliver exceptional outcomes while expanding their singular universe.
Deadline: May 25, 2021
The Global Art Award
We are delighted to announce the 3rd edition of the international Awards for the Visual Arts, The Global Art Awards, Saturday 5th June 2021 parallel to the Tokyo International Art Fair. The Awards were created to honour and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of artists, galleries, and art professionals worldwide. Awarding the outstanding artist live to the public and press, giving the winners the recognition that they deserve, boosting their career and
Deadline: May 28, 2021
Black & White Spider Awards
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. We encourage classic styles, new creative ideas and photographers who are driven by their artistic eye and a desire to excel in this classic art form.Get exposure and put your work in front of the world's leading galleries, art directors, curators, editors and publishers and be recognized by the industry at the premier intern
Deadline: May 29, 2021
Digital Art Call for Entries for the Public Art CA collection
Digital media artists, Dyson & Womack are accepting submissions for the Public Art CA digital media call for entries. Public Art CA is a contemporary art collection commissioned for the California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) and the California Health and Human Services (CHHS) new buildings in downtown Sacramento. The Media Wall Request for Proposals (RFP) is an opportunity that centers digital media within the CNRA public art collection. The Media Wall RFP is open for artists to propose n
Deadline: May 29, 2021
KAUNAS PHOTO 2021
KAUNAS PHOTO festival announces an Open Call for its 18th edition, inviting photographers to propose their works and offering exhibiting opportunities as well as participation at New KAUNAS PHOTO STAR Award, consisting of a solo exhibition at the largest photography gallery in the Baltic States, Kaunas Photography Gallery and a 2500 EUR monetary prize. Open Call provides opportunities to be selected for the festival exhibition and projection program. All exhibiting artists, selected via KAUNA
Deadline: May 30, 2021
Large Format 2021
Photography can also be on the street and, for this reason, one of the objectives of BFOTO Festival is to bring photography closer to citizens. The idea is to enjoy the journey itself, connecting the vision of photographers with the urban space in order to achieve an aesthetic and conceptual reflection on the city and photography. In that way, the street becomes an exhibition space where photography is as important as the surroundings and its people. Throughout Open - Large Format, you have
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Liquid Sky
Liquid conforms to the shape of its container. The sky is an abstract sphere, centered on the earth. Liquid, Water, Sky and the liminal space between are by definition poetic and symbolic. Yet there are infinite iterations of liquid & sky: consider our human drive to master and contain liquids (pools, levies, faucets and bottles); idiomatic lamentations of "spilt milk" or "water under the bridge"– while also reaching upward in towering buildings, airplanes, and rockets that pus
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Shoot the Frame
Shoot The Frame is a suite of monthly international photography contests, designed to celebrate stunning photography and expose talented photographers. We are a community that is completely in love with all things photography. If you are a passionate amateur or professional photographer, we would love to see your imagery. You can submit your photos into our contests below. We have three categories every month. Shoot the Face, Shoot the Land and Shoot the Wild. All finalists and winners will h
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Allard Prize Photography Competition
The bi-annual Allard Prize Photography Competition, which recognizes photographic excellence reflecting the ideals of the Allard Prize, is adjudicated by the Allard Prize Committee and Maxe Fisher, Associate Professor, Faculty of Design + Dynamic Media, Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Photographers are enouraged to submit entries year-round. Entries should reflect themes of courage and leadership in combating corruption, especially through promoting transparency, accountability, the ru
Deadline: May 31, 2021
URBAN 2021 Photo Awards
URBAN Photo Awards is an international photo contest that every year draws thousand of partecipating pictures and hundreds of participants from all over the world. It's an always growing international contest, one of the very few that goes “over the boundaries” of Internet offering to photographers real visibility through dozens of international photo exhibitions. URBAN Photo Awards will summit in October with its award ceremony and exhibitions during Trieste Photo Days festival in north-eas
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Marika Awards
Eight best works will be published on Covers of the Marika Magazine in February FOR FREE + placement in instagram FOR FREE + placement of Webitorial FOR FREE+ interviews FOR FREE. Submit your best work on one of the topics. We will accept your submission and confirm your participation in the photocontest. All accepted submissions are guaranteed to be published in Marika Magazine in February. Topics of work: beauty, fashion, portraits, children, fine art, men, nude, nature The winners (8 work
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Solo exhibition opportunity
PH21 Gallery invites photographers to submit their work for a solo exhibition opportunity. Please submit a coherent portfolio that is suitable for a solo exhibition, an artist statement and a short bio. The portfolio should consist of at least 15 and at most 35 images. The submission may include one or two series, provided that the two series are suitable for a joint presentation in a single exhibition. There are no generic, stylistic or thematic constraints; photographers working in all photogr
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Colors
Life is a stream of color. Red, blue, yellow, and a billion pigments in between! We are looking for color-inspired photographs…literally and figuratively. A scene, a detail, a narrative or mood. A single tone or a technicolor daydream. Urban street scenes, portraits, travel adventures, landscapes, editorial, conceptual, still life… Color our lives.Juror: Neil Krug
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Penn IUR 2021 Photo Contest: Civic Engagement
The Penn Institute for Urban Research is hosting a photo contest on civic engagement as part of the University's 2020-2021 academic theme year. Submissions should capture how community engagement has adapted to altered social circumstances and working conditions amid a year of unprecedented public need. Photos might call attention to unique efforts to maintain and strengthen bonds between urban residents, public displays of emotional support for individuals or groups impacted by the pandemic, co
Deadline: May 31, 2021
FOTOGRAF OPEN CALL 2021
FOTOGRAF issues an open call for professionals, amateurs and students who are invited to submit their photo projects. These projects may be related to this year's theme of the Fotograf Festival and magazine Earthlings. Projects that are not related to the topic, but represent a distinctly defined project of an independent and non-commercial character will be accepted as well. Two selected projects will be published in a printed issue of the Fotograf magazine in September 2021. Fotograf magazi
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Lensball International Photo Contest 2021
Lensball welcomes community members from every part of the world to participate in our 2021 International Photography Contest. A Lensball community member is defined as someone who has purchased and/or has received a verified Lensball. Each round, contest participants will be allowed to submit ONE photo entry taken with their Lensball that they believe is their best photographic image, and which matches the theme of the month. Each round has a unique theme, and a defined start and end
Deadline: May 31, 2021
Head On Photo Awards 2021
The Head On Portrait and Landscape Awards are open INTERNATIONALLY to photographers of all levels. Since 2004 we have been helping photographers all over the world to create, exhibit and inspire, awarding over $700,000 in cash and prizes. The Head On Photo Awards represent a global selection of the best work from emerging and established photographers across three categories: Portrait, Landscape, Student Over 2,000 people attended the 2019 Head On Photo Festival launch, where the Head O
Deadline: June 01, 2021
Happiness ONTHEMOVE
The Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award is promoted by the international visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move, in a first-ever collaboration with the Wine Consortium of Cortona. "We Are Humans " is the central theme of the 2021 edition of Cortona On The Move, a collective narrative of our very being as humans in which the sharing of emotions through images will play a leading role. In 2021, Happiness takes on a special meaning, based on intimacy, hope and visions for the future. The ch
Deadline: June 01, 2021
Out There
We venture out into the landscape to experience a breath of fresh air, experience some wide open spaces, and simply explore and embrace the outdoors. Taking solace outdoors as a means of escape from daily pressures and the reality of the current state of the world, we seek to get out there and take advantage of this time to explore and find a renewed sense of wonder. We view the landscape while also taking in the intricate details of nature, and embark upon a sense of adventure. Taking roadtrips
Deadline: June 01, 2021
Direct Look
The contest is held in three distinct categories: The Problem, The Conflict, The Compromise. All entries must depict history or be part of a long-time project. The jury 2021: Svetlana Bachevanova, publisher of FotoEvidence and documentary photographer; Andrei Polikanov, photo editor, visual director at 'Takie Dela' project; Kathy Moran, Deputy Director of Photography in National Geographic magazine; Thomas Borberg, Photo Editor-in-Chief in Politiken newspaper in Denmark The prize
Deadline: June 03, 2021
Abandonned Buildings
Life keeps evolving. People move from one place to another looking for more modern places that will house their needs. The buildings of the past remain empty, standing alone, narrating their stories to anyone who has the time or the mood to listen to them. Each building a different story, yet the same as the final reslult remains the same. Places not serving any purpose any more, left alone to remind people of a different era when things were different from what they are now, to contribute to ou
Deadline: June 05, 2021
SHOTS Summer 2021
Send up to 8 images. No entry form is required, but please include a word document that includes your name, address, email, titles/captions, website, and any other information pertinent to your submittal. Shots accepts files submitted online using either WeTransfer or pCloud Transfer (free services, no registration required, for files up to 2GB or 5GB respectively). Please use submit@shotsmagazine.com as the recipient address and include your name in all files. Prepare your files per the spec
Deadline: June 06, 2021
The Denis Roussel Award
The Denis Roussel Award was started in 2018 to help continue the legacy and celebrate the life of photographer and educator Denis Roussel and to highlight work done by photographers whose work is based on historical/alternative photographic processes, including silver gelatin. Every year we are pleased and humbled to see the portfolios of work that come in from across the country and Internationally. This year we are honored to have author and educator Christopher James return as our juro
Deadline: June 06, 2021
Color
The Color photograph. We want to celebrate Color in all its forms at the SE Center. Our jurors would like to see creativity and self-expression. They have no preference subject, or style but would like to be able to see the photographer's mind at work, his or her use of visual composition and original thinking. Our jurors for Color are Constance and Jerry Rosenthal. Constance and Jerry are the co-founders of Rfotofolio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. In 2015, they established the Rfotofolio Grant. T
Deadline: June 07, 2021
Inspired by Words
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme. Words as an evocative means of an image or of a vision. Words taken from a book, a diary, a quote, a sentence or speech that arouse ideas and visual concepts, all expressed through a figurative and/or a narrative type of language.
Deadline: June 07, 2021
Color
When a photograph is captured in color, color becomes an essential element of the image, whether intentional or not. When used effectively, color can harmonize all the elements and enhance atmosphere and emotional response. When bold color is used in bold ways, the result can be an exhilarating celebration of light. For this exhibit, we are interested in seeing images that effectively use color, whether to enhance the image, or to create a bold color statement that is the centerpiece of the i
Deadline: June 07, 2021
Portrait Photography Competition
Portrait is the theme for this months competition. Faces and silhouettes of passers by, or beautifully executed, controlled studio shots, The Portrait has always been at the core of the Art of Photography. Since its creation, we have found that the camera in our hands favors the faces and spirit of all people of all ages. Share with us your best frames and moments showing your vision of an inspirational Portrait! Works will be selected based on creativity, quality of execut
Deadline: June 08, 2021
The 2021 Paula Riff Award
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. Paula was an innovator, using lensless photography and historical processes to create objects of remarkable beauty. The Award is open to artists whose art is challenging conventional photography through work that reflects the artist's hand, either based on the historical/alternative photographic processes or with physical intervention th
Deadline: June 08, 2021
AAP Magazine#18: B&W
Black and white photography evokes poetry, nostalgia. The timelessness of black and white images focuses on its subjects, highlights contrasts, lines and enhances the power of light. The contest is open to any B&W photography interpretation, from photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nude, landscapes, nature, wildlife, urban, architecture, fashion, fine art or documentary photography. Winners will receive $1,000 in cash awards, their winning image(s) or fu
Deadline: June 10, 2021
Innovate Grant
Innovate Grant awards (2) $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. Grant cycles are in the Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. Visit innovateartistgrants.org to see if we are currently accepting submissions. Innovate Grant awards two $550.00 grants each quarter, to one Photographer and one Visual Artist. In addition to receiving a grant award, winners will be featured and recognized on our website and join a growing community of vibrant and talented artists. In
Deadline: June 12, 2021
Lenscratch Exhibition: Vernacular
LENSCRATCH is creating exposure opportunities for photographers with group on-line exhibitions. Photographers will be allowed ONE entry per exhibition. Please see the Categories below…do not send images that are unrelated to these categories. It is FREE to submit. This is a JURIED Exhibition, our juror is Greg Sand The exhibition to run on Saturday, June 12, 2021
Deadline: June 13, 2021
Wandering Curves
The New York Center for Photographic Art (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any photographic process (print, image transfer, emulsion transfer, encaustic, black and white, etc.). Winners will receive $4,000 in cash awards, be featured in the NYC4PA Online Gallery and in the winners catalog. The Grand Prize winning image will be posted on the NYC4PA home page. WANDERING CURVES The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes. For this call the focus
Deadline: June 15, 2021
PX3 The State of the World
"The State of the World" is a new special contest of PX3 (Paris Photo Prize), to share important global stories, eyewitness accounts as told through the lens of the photographer; stories both happy and sad, inspiring and shocking, gentle and brutal; stories to focus your eyes and mind on issues that are current and crucial in our world. We live in an era where we have faster access to information than any previous generation and limitless amounts of knowledge at our fingertips, and yet it is
Deadline: June 15, 2021
96th Annual International Competition
The Print Center is very pleased to announce the 96th ANNUAL International Competition juried by Jurors Ana Casas Broda and Dr. Kelli Morgan. The ANNUAL is one of the oldest and most prestigious competitions in the United States. The Print Center is particularly interested in highlighting local, national and international artists who utilize photography and printmaking in new and intriguing ways, both in content and process. Any artist using Photography and/or Printmaking as critical comp
Deadline: June 18, 2021
Benjamin Mkapa African Wildlife Photography Awards
In line with AWF's mission to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in modern Africa and Nature's Best Photography's to celebrate the natural world through the art of photography, the competition's goal is to engage, involve, and attract photographers at all levels of expertise, encouraging behavioral change towards wildlife conservation. Named to honor the late, iconic African leader and former Tanzanian President, H.E. Benjamin Mkapa, this new awards program recognizes his leadership in con
Deadline: June 21, 2021
7th Annual Members’ Exhibition
We are pleased to announce LACP's Seventh Annual Members' Exhibition. This will be a virtual online exhibition and will run from August 19 - November 19, 2021. A virtual opening night reception is scheduled for Thursday, August 19, 5 pm PST. The juror, LeRonn P. Brooks, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. Prizes 1st Place winner will receive $500; 2nd Place winner will receive $300; 3rd Place winner will receive $200 Honorable Mentions: Other artists will re
Deadline: June 22, 2021
AAP Solo Exhibition July & August 2021
We want to showcase incredible work. Photography that awakens our imagination, transforms our way of thinking, or simply resonates with who we are. The Solo Exhibition enables you to reach a wider audience through our independent magazine that has become one of the most vibrant portals of photography on the web. The Solo Exhibition competition is open to any category of photography or subject matter. Photojournalism, street photography, artistic photography, portrait, nudes, landscapes,
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Noir Blanc 2021
Want to show off your noir et blanc? Not just another photography contest, NOIR BLANC 21 is a bold and modern international event showing off the works of new and emerging black and white portrait photographers and their creative teams from around the world. We're on the lookout for extraordinary portraiture work that captures the dynamic relationship between subject and photographer - presented in black, white and all the tones in between. Our aim is to uncover photographers and crea
Deadline: June 30, 2021
PX3 Annual Photography Competition
The Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) has announced the opening of its 14th Annual Photography Competition, calling all visionary photographers from around the world, both professional and amateur, to share their unique perspectives on the world with a French audience, and compete for international recognition as the next "PX3 Photographer of the Year", cash prizes, publication in the PX3 Annual Book, and inclusion in a special curated exhibition to be shown in Paris. Photographers wi
Deadline: June 30, 2021
The Sunny Art Prize
The Sunny Art Prize has established itself as one of the UK's most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is about sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, both established and emerging ones, who produce ground-breaking and innovative artworks. We select artists who work with a wide range of media, making the art prize a varied and stimulating global platform to engage with critical contemporary issues and topics. The art competiti
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Anthology Cover Art Award 2021
Submissions are now invited for the Anthology Cover Art Award 2021. Established to foster and support both established and emerging visual artists and provide a platform for publication, the competition is open to multiple genres including painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography and digital media. Works entered must not have appeared on the cover of another publication and not entered simultaneously in any other contest or competition. Works previously exhibited or published on the
Deadline: June 30, 2021
Youthhood
We don’t arrive fully formed. From birth to toddler to child, teen and pre-adult – life is an exploration and we’re molded in our youth. Dreams, fears, freedom, experimentation, play… The theme is as broad as you want it to be. The only limitation is to capture a scene or a detail that shows habits, experiences or behavior of the young. Portraiture, studio, candid, conceptual, documentary, street. All genres welcome. Show us youthhood, from any perspective! Judge: Hellen Van Meene
Deadline: July 01, 2021
Artadia Award
Artadia Award applications are only available online during specified application periods (see Upcoming Deadlines). During open awards periods, applications can be completed via the Artadia/Submittable website. Artadia Awards are open to all visual artists living and working throughout one of Artadia's Award Cities. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Artadia Awardees will be selected through a tw
Deadline: July 04, 2021
Monochrome Photography Awards 2021
Monochrome Photography Awards 2021 conducts an annual competition for professional and amateur photographers. Our mission is to celebrate monochrome visions and discover the most amazing photographers from around the world. We're accepting single images from the following categories: Architecture, Abstract, Conceptual, Beauty/ Fashion, Fine Art, Landscapes, Nude, Nature, People, Photomanipulation, Photojournalism, Portrait, Wildlife. The winners of the Professional and Amateur categories w
Deadline: July 04, 2021
IPA Oneshot: Our Times - Pandemic Perspectives
The past year has been an unprecedented time in humanity's history, overshadowed by a global pandemic that has affected every aspect of life across the globe. The 2021 edition of IPA's OneShot competition will focus on images that document the impact of COVID-19 and how the world has responded. Calling photographers to share their viewpoints and witness accounts, IPA wants this special photography event to portray how they are experiencing these times: the front-line heroes who have been bat
Deadline: July 04, 2021
Portals
Portals. A door or gate, an entry or opening, maybe a tunnel, a passage or connection between places, time, or dimensions. Literal or figurative, Color or BW, analog, digital or antique processes, photographers of all skill levels and locations are welcome. Our juror for the Portal is Rebecca Sexton Larson. Rebecca is a Tampa artist working with photography-based processes. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Fine Arts and a degree in Mass Communications. She w
Deadline: July 07, 2021
Folklore and Traditions
FREE ENTRY Photographers, Visual Designers and Video artists are invited to submit 1 to 3 works addressing the theme. Pictures cannot be considered to be merely documents. They are also able to capture, preserve, interpret and reinvent occurrences, situations, places that are progressively disappearing or - on the contrary - still surviving, like folklore and traditions. This call aims to collect photo, digital and video works that are capable of catching the essence, the traditional part of
Deadline: July 09, 2021
Charta Dummy Award
"Charta Dummy Award" is a prize dedicated to the best photobook dummy. The award is connected to the homonym festival, "Charta: a Photobook Festival", winning project of "Strategia Fotografia 2020", promoted and supported by "Direzione generale creativitá contemporanea" of the Ministry of Culture. Charta Dummy Award is open to visual artists who use the photographic medium and have already made a book dummy of his/her project. There are no restrictions rel
Deadline: July 11, 2021
IMA next
From the tremendous developments in our society to the smallest mood swings, our world is full of "CHANGES". As we adapt ourselves to the ever-shifting daily lives, we have always overcome the hardships on our paths; Photography has recorded such challenges and changes present at every step of our lives. At the same time, there are also images that are produced as we reflect on what "CHANGE" means. Visualize the evidence of change or omen, ambiguous and abstract, through photogra
Deadline: July 15, 2021
InCadaqués Photo Festival Open Call 2021
The Open Call InCadaqués 2021 is a competition organized as part of the InCadaqués International Photography Festival, which will take place from October 1st to October 10th, 2021 in Cadaqués, Spain. 15 projects will be selected by the Jury composed of experts in the field. - 1st Prize: exhibition of a series of 10 to 15 photos during the InCadaqués Festival 2021. The prints, accommodation during the opening weekend from September 30th to October 3th, as well as transportation from Eu
Deadline: July 15, 2021
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation Grant
The Ruth and Harold Chenven Foundation gives annual awards of $1500 to individual artists living and working in the United States, and who are engaged in or planning a new fine craft or visual art project. The Foundation does not accept film, video, performance art, or music submissions. An independent jury of artists and art professionals will judge the submissions and make its recommendations to the Foundation Board of Directors for final approval. Previous winners of a Foundation grant are
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Artadia Awards: San Francisco
Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 San Francisco Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of prominent curators in the summer of 2021.$10,000 Cash Prize
Deadline: July 15, 2021
Open Call: Notions of Home
THIS OPEN CALL WILL FEATURE 60 PHOTOGRAPHERS THAT WILL BE DISPLAYED IN AN ONLINE EXHIBITION ALONG WITH A VARIETY OF PRIZES LISTED BELOW. GRAND PRIZE / ONE WINNER Winner will be the photograph with the highest score overall in any category. Featured interview on the Lucie Foundation website Part of Lucie Foundation Online Exhibition for competition Cash prize $1,000 B&H Gift Certificate $250 16×20" print of the Award Winning Image from Digital Silver Imaging (printed and ship
Deadline: July 26, 2021
Passepartout Photography Prize 2021
Il Varco invites you to join the third edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers. Among the jurors are the American photographer Richard Tuschman, World Press Photo Awards winner Laura Pannack and professionals from different backgrounds that bring various perspectives into our selection process. Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by
Deadline: July 31, 2021
The First Half of 2021 ’Smile World’ International Photography Awards
The First Half of 2021 "Smile World" International Photography Awards is open for submissions! The competition is organized by the "Smile World" International Photography Union. We welcome photographers from all over the world to participate in the competition, to convey our blessings and hopes through smiles, and to change the world with smiles. Theme: A. Happy Time(show us a happy scene - gatherings, festivals, traditions, dance, events, wedding, sports) B. Beauty
Deadline: July 31, 2021
World Travelers
Judge: JOnas Bendison "I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." - Susan Sontag 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! We’ve pointed the compass, but feel free to go in any direction you want: Landscape, travel, portraiture, reportage, street, aerial… All genres welcome. Your journeys, your discoveries! On top of the ca
Deadline: August 01, 2021
Annual Betty Bowen Award
The Betty Bowen Award is open to all visual artists working in the Pacific Northwest. The winner will be awarded a cash prize up to $15,000, and a selection of works will be shown at the Seattle Art Museum. In addition, two Special Recognition awards in the amount of $2,500 are often granted at the discretion of the committee. The application will close at 11:00 PM PST on August 1, 2021.Betty Bowen (1918–1977) was a Washington native and enthusiastic supporter of Northwest artists whose friend
Deadline: August 03, 2021
The Chelsea International Photography Competition
The Chelsea International Photography Competition (CIPC) honors our gifted talents all over the world— striving for their passion in photography. We are inviting photographers, both professional and amateur, to participate in our competition and get the chance to be discovered and promoted professionally in the heart of New York's art district. We are one with our photographers as we aim to promote iconic and innovative works of art. This year's CIPC will have awards valued at more than $55
Deadline: August 31, 2021
Anthology Magazine Photographer of the Year
Open to practitioners working at any level, the Anthology Magazine Photographer of the Year contest celebrates outstanding standalone images. It also provides a platform for photographers to showcase their work through publication. Images submitted must be on the theme of 'Food'. Submissions will be judged on quality, creativity, originality, and visual/emotional impact. Photographers can submit as many entries as they wish. It is not a requirement, but is advisable to refer to Anthology Maga
Deadline: September 01, 2021
Natural Landscape Photography Awards
The competition aims to represent landscape photographers who recognize the power that comes from truthful depiction of the natural world. Whilst other competitions may allow complete freedom in digital manipulation, this competition is for photographers who choose to work within the more traditional bounds of the medium, while still expressing themselves creatively. It addresses the idea that the unique quality photography has over other artistic mediums is its grounding in reality. The competi
Deadline: September 10, 2021
Prix Picto de la Mode
A reference distinction for emerging talents in the fashion photography field, the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode is pleased to launch its new call for applications, after a year 2020 marked by stimulating innovations and partnerships. In addition to the exhibition produced by PICTO, the display offered by JCDecaux, the winner of the Prix Picto de la Photographie de Mode will receive a Leica camera. Likewise, the dotation 19M de la Photographie des Métiers d
Deadline: September 19, 2021
ND Awards 2021
ND Awards aims to promote photography and photographers. Our idea is to create new opportunities to present valuable work to audiences all over the world. We aim to build a place where photographers can show different points of view and thrive through competition. The winners of the Professional and Non-Professional sections will receive the titles: ND Photographer of the Year and ND Discovery of the Year and cash prizes. Our judging panel will comprise highly acclaimed industry professionals, i
Deadline: September 21, 2021
Voyage Travel Awards
An award centered on everything travel, Voyage Travel Awards aims to find the most outstanding creative talents throughout the world. Submit your best work for a chance to win cash prizes, recognition, inclusion in the Voyage Travel Award online pubic gallery and published book . Cash prize of $1000 for each professional winner (four total) and $500 for non professional/student (four total) plus a VTA Trophy
Deadline: October 24, 2021
Budapest International Foto Awards 2021
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. We acknowledge the power of even a single photograph to greatly influence an audience, and how the artistic eye of the photographer behind the camera can interpret a scene in so many creative ways. We know that every image has a story to tell, and this is the place to tell it! The competition is open
Deadline: October 30, 2021
Tokyo International Foto Award (TIFA)
Tokyo International Foto Awards acknowledges, commands and exposes outstanding photography from all corners of the globe. TIFA connects photographers with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, to provide them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market. We encourage all photographers to participate in the TIFA photo competition. Share your unique talents with the world and win prizes, awards, and recognition. If you would like to have your work exposed to the Russian cr
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Unlike Portrait Awards
The Unlike Portrait Awards (UPA) is a photo competition organized by fellow photography colleagues and portrait lovers. Our terms reflect the wishes of the community and are photographer friendly. Copyright remains with the participating photographer and the submitted photos are only published in direct relation to the competition. Territory You are unlike me and that makes you perfect. The Unlike Portrait Awards is a international photo contest celebrating our diversity, human life and love
Deadline: November 30, 2021
Smithsonian Magazine 19th Annual Photo Contest
Smithsonian Magazine is calling for entries to its 19th Annual Photo Contest, open to all photographers who are 18 years old or older. Award-winning photographs can range from a captivating portrait of a family member to a moon-drenched landscape to movement captured at just the right time. Smithsonian is looking for the best of the best. Eight prizes will be awarded in spring 2022, including a Grand Prize of $2,500, six category prizes of $500 each and a Reader's Choice award of $500.
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Daylighted - Call for Artists
We are currently seeking organizations, artists, and galleries for digital art exhibitions all over the world. At Daylighted we connect artists and galleries with collectors through exhibitions in premium venues. Our exhibitions program utilizes the SmArtGalleries, high resolution, color corrected digital monitors that display artwork with sharp, vibrant fidelity and detail. Although the image is digital, we sell artworks in all media, and focus on exhibiting and selling 2-dimensional work
Deadline: December 31, 2021
L’Oeil de la Photographie - Send us your portfolio
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.To participate, please, send to lecteurs@loeildelaphotographie.com : - A series of 12 to 15 photographs (jpg, 72dpi 1024 pixels) - A Text about the series (English and French would be appreciated) - A Short Biography - Your portrait ou self-portrait.You will be notified by email of the p
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Join SDN
We encourage both professional and non-professional photographers to submit your work to the Social Documentary Network website. The primary criteria is your commitment to use the documentary form to explore the human condition - with the goal of increasing our understanding of it. Submitting your projects to the SDN website is the first and only step in getting your work selected for publication in ZEKE magazine.Step 1: Apply for a free membershipStep 2: Submit your photos and text
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Rûm Open Call
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: Guidelines ALL IMAGES MUST BE SHOT ON FILM no digitally added frames, no watermarks Only submissions via E-Mail accepted Photographers should keep their contact details up to date and inform us about any changes as all the news regarding Issue II will be communicated via this e-mail address. (Please send all submissio
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Seeking for Contemporary Photography for Online Publication
In the In-Between is a journal of new photography that is seeking project submissions for portfolio features and interviews. This is an on-going open call for fine-art, conceptual, and documentary photography projects that express unique, innovative, and personal visual voices. We are open to all processes and approaches to photographic image-making. Accepted entries are published on our website, included in our quarterly newsletter, and shared on our Facebook page. We cater to an interna
Deadline: December 31, 2021
NOICE Open Theme Photography Submissions
There's no limit to the number of submissions you wish to send. Feel free to submit multiple times throughout the year. Submissions that are accepted will be featured through our social sites which reach 6 million worldwide per year, considered for future publishing in the next issues of NOICE, and to be displayed on the Standard Vision LA Billboard in downtown Los Angeles. Colour Issues In previous NOICE releases, we have done color themed issues. We're looking to bring them back, so gather
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Feature Shoot Reader Submission Spotlight
To be considered for our weekly newsletter, submit your work to the link bellow. We accept submissions from any genre of photography from photographers at all levels of their careers. All submitting photographers will also have the opportunity to book a portfolio review with Vaughn Wallace, Former Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic and curator of @NatGeo and/or Michael Foley, Owner of the Foley Gallery (NYC).
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter. Seeking photographic images that address the struggle and the injustice experienced by the African-American community in our country, the United States of America. Photographers should create images that capture and detail the current issues identified by the Black Lives Matter movement. All photographs should serve as poetic representations of the issues. Participants should present portfolios that convey feelings, create emotional interest, and express a visual point of
Deadline: December 31, 2021
Submit your work to Portrait Magazine
We want to see your portrait photography. We accept: studio and outdoor portraits nude and erotic photos Fashion Send us your submission: up to 10 images, max. dimensions, 300 dpi biography/artist statement link to your website/portfolio IN THE CASE OF MANY PHOTOGRAPHERS FEATURED WE CAN'T PAY THE PHOTOGRAPHERS. WHEN THE ISSUE FEATURES ONLY 1 OR 2 PHOTOGRAPHERS WE PAY THROUGH PAYPAL A PERCENTAGE BETWEEN 20 AND 40%. Contact: alex@alexcoghe.com Your work featured in a printed and
Deadline: December 31, 2021
MVIBE Magazine Call for Entry
MVIBE Magazine is a magazine created by artists for artists solely for the purpose of advertising worldwide. We give creative people the opportunity to be published and to show the world their images and their works. Impressive images, of high standards from world emerging talents. MVIBE Magazine is printed in America and distributed worldwide. It can only be purchased online, either in print or electronically, through the publishing company's website. It publishes three issues a month
Deadline: April 13, 2022
 The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition
New York Art Competitions are pleased to announce the opening of the Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition. Fine artists from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, Portugal, the Latin American diaspora, and artists residing in any of the above, are invited to submit their works for a chance to be selected for promotional awards designed to boost their careers. This year's awards include a participation in a collective exhibition in New York, an Art Fair, cash prizes and online promo
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