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Open Photo Contests

Deadline: February 25, 2021
Phmuseum 2021 Photographers Grant
The ninth edition of the PHmuseum Photography Grant is now open for submissions with a great range of prizes and the support of art organisations from across the world. This year, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and New Generation Prize winners will share cash awards totalling €11,000 and their works will be showcased in projections at Lagos Photo (Nigeria), Verzasca Foto (Switzerland), and Jakarta International Photo Festival (Indonesia), together with that of the other shortlisted artists. In addition to the
Deadline: February 25, 2021
World Water Day 2021 Photo Contest
The Lions Club of Seregno Aid 108 IB1 based in Seregno (MB) in collaboration with UN Water (Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation) , together with Lions Acqua per la vita Onlus and Lions Club MD108 Italy, the patronage of European Comunity, and the Municipalities of Monza, Barlassina, in the occasion of the 2021 World Water Day is organising the fourth edition of the "World Water Day Photo Contest" #WWDPHC to draw public attention to the critical issue of water in our times, with sp
Deadline: February 26, 2021
2021 Members’ Juried Exhibition
The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2021 Members' Juried Exhibition! This year we are offering $2000 in awards. New and current CPA members working in all still, two-dimensional photographic media are welcome to enter. There is no theme; any two-dimensional subject matter is eligible. Exhibition dates: April 22 through June 2, 2019. Juror: Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angele
Deadline: February 26, 2021
Femme
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND. THEME The enduring feminine spirit is diverse, ever-changing, a mystery, and beau
Deadline: February 28, 2021
LuganoPhotoDays 2020
Now in its ninth year, the LuganoPhotoDays festival is accepting entries to its photo contests for 2020, open to all adult photographers from around the world. This year's LuganoPhotoDays' contests include: IBSA Foundation COVID-19, Wildlife and Nature 2020 and Reportage and Documentary 2020. One winner will be selected in each contest and awarded with 750 CHF in cash. In addition, there will be an overall winner awarded with the 'LuganoAward 2020' prize, which consists of 3,000 CHF in cas
Deadline: February 28, 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: February 28, 2021
Creative Capital
Our pioneering venture philanthropy approach helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. Creative Capital provides each funded project with up to $50,000 in direct funding plus additional career development services. Creative Capital takes chances on artists by supporting your bold, challenging, and genre-stretching ideas. Over the past 20 years, we have developed a four-part approach that includes support for you, your project, you
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Images Vevey Book Award
The Images Vevey Book Award supports the creation of a book project that showcases an original balance between publication format and photographic content. The Images Vevey Book Award is a grant worth CHF 10,000 (approx. EUR 9,250) that supports the creation of a book project which showcases an optimal and original balance between publication format and photographic content. It provides a financial contribution that aims to encourage artists to take risks and to innovate, in order for them
Deadline: February 28, 2021
The Independent Photographer - Street Photography
Street photography has been one of the most exciting and influential forms of photography since its creation. 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! Juror: Martin Parr Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist, and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take an intimate, satirical, and anthropological look at aspects of mod
Deadline: February 28, 2021
The Found Object
Juror: Elizabeth Flinsch A 'found object' is a material artifact discovered by chance and assigned esthetic value in an artist’s hand. Found art may include a wide array of objects and items either discarded, forgotten, dropped, or misplaced – such as shoes, a fork, shopping carts, signs, doll heads, abandoned cars, clocks, mementos, or any object that can be reimagined through the lens of a camera… so long as the artist believes that the discovered object possesses a certain aesthetic or
Deadline: February 28, 2021
Grand Prize Call For Entries- 2021
This call has no theme, but we are biased towards submissions that demonstrate a clear visual approach and consistency that is recognizably yours. This art call allows you to submit up to 20 images. All your entries are eligible for the grand prize award, but you must designate any work that should also be considered for the purchase award. Please know that it is better to submit 3 images that work well together and show your unique approach than 20 images that are not a cohesive body of work.
Deadline: February 28, 2021
A Certain Kind of Blue
We are excited to announce that our March 2021 online group exhibition, 'A Certain Kind of Blue,' is being curated by photographic artist and Assistant Professor in Photography at the University of Tampa, Jaime Aelavanthara! To enter, all you need to do is read and respond to the following prompt with your analog photography: Jaime Aelavanthara writes: This call seeks work using the cyanotype process to showcase the diverse range of expressive possibilities within this celebrated historic met
Deadline: March 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: March 01, 2021
Big Picture Natural World
BigPicture is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide to compete for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. Now in its eighth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that both celebrates and illustrates the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspires action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, BigPicture welc
Deadline: March 01, 2021
Artadia Awards: Chicago
Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 Chicago Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within Cook County, IL 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: March 01, 2021
CPA Artist Grant
The Center for Photographic Art is thrilled to announce its new CPA Artist Grant for 2021! Two separate grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to deserving photographers: one emerging photographer (students are encouraged to apply), and one more established photographer. The award includes a grant project exhibition, which will take place in Spring 2022 in our historic gallery in Carmel, California. Applications for the CPA Artist Grant are due by March 1, 2021. A short list will be selected t
Deadline: March 01, 2021
Call for Proposals: PhotoIreland Festival 2021
PhotoIreland Festival invites national and international artists and practitioners, including writers, researchers, curators, emerging and established, to propose works to be part of PhotoIreland Festival 2021, joining invited practitioners. The 12th edition will take place in Dublin in July 2021, with exhibitions and events running throughout the month. Departure Point Submissions and proposals are invited on the general topic of Food and the Politics of Food. The points of investigatio
Deadline: March 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: March 01, 2021
Bloom
During the spring season of renewal we celebrate plant life in all its forms. The Bloom exhibition will feature photographs from a spectrum of plant life and flowers that are grown and appreciated in our lives. Flowers in full bloom, or the simple emergence of a blossoming plant is a renewal for the senses after the long winter. An innate aesthetic appreciation is stimulated through the act of gazing at the fascination of flowers and plant life, and capturing this sensation through photograp
Deadline: March 01, 2021
Portfolio Platform
Portfolio Platform provides the focus to a more streamlined online presence. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of photographic work prominently online. The portfolios are available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view, learn about the photographers and their work through the images and biographies and artist statments, and have the opportunity to purchase photographs. Each portfolio consists of 12 - 20 images. Selection will be
Deadline: March 01, 2021
Black and White
"Black and white is obviously a description of a type of photograph. It is also a reference to things being absolute, easily defined. In automobile racing the black and white checkered flag signifies the end of the race. The words black and white can signal a lack of color. Black can exist without light. White is made of light. Mix them and you get grey. Grey is a color. Black and white photographs typically are chock full of greys. Simultaneously show someone a black and white photog
Deadline: March 05, 2021
MIPA Travel Award 2020/21
Participate Now in the Malta International Photo Award travel-themed photography competition! Submit your best travel photos today, and get in the chance of becoming one of our winners, with cash prizes also extended to all Top 15 photos and being featured on our annual MIPA Digital Photobook.The current edition of the Malta International Photo Award is based on the theme of travel and is offering over €10,000 in cash prizes, including €7,500 to the winner and the title of the MIPA Travel Photog
Deadline: March 05, 2021
Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year
Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year is open to everyone. All you need is a camera or phone and an eye for a stunning shot. The competition showcases the world's best space photography, from spectacular skyscapes to mindblowing images of distant planets and galaxies. Every year, photographers from across the globe compete to be part of the final exhibition and take home the prestigious title - and you can be one of them.
Deadline: March 05, 2021
Belfast Photo Festival: Open Submission 2021
Being described as "One of the best photography festivals in the world" (Capture Magazine), 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. Belfast Photo Festival is offering artist's/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography and have
Deadline: March 05, 2021
Communication Arts Photography Competition
Enter one of the most prestigious competitions for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2020 through March 2021 is eligible. Selected by an internationally representative jury of distinguished creative directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure t
Deadline: March 05, 2021
SHOTS Spring 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: March 07, 2021
Abstract
The New York Center for Photographic Arts (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. There will be 10 cash prizewinners, 20 Juror Selections and 20 Honorable Mentions Juror: DEBRA
Deadline: March 07, 2021
Flora
Artists throughout the ages have been drawn to the vast and varied world of flora. What moves you? Do you celebrate the essence of beauty or strive to heighten recognition of the perilous path of our environment? Are you inspired by a single bloom or a profusion of blossoms in a lush bouquet, enchanted gardens manicured or messy, plants endangered or invasive, carefully cultivated or sown by nature, bursting forth or shriveling on a vine? Our Juror, Wendi Schneider is a Denver-based visual ar
Deadline: March 07, 2021
16th Pollux Award
Fully-Paid Exhibition in Barcelona in the 6th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography Gallery Representation & Featured in Artsy & Artnet Showcased in FotoNostrum Magazine As the world gets accustomed to greetings without handshakes, hugs, or virtual social interaction, we invite you to go on being in touch submitting your work to the 15th edition of the Pollux Awards and showcasing it to the world. Participate in Professional or Non-Professional Photography i
Deadline: March 07, 2021
Landscape Photography Competition
Landscape is the theme for this month's competition. From coastal regions, to plains and magnificent mountain ranges the Landscape view can be one of the most awe inspiring and beautiful images we will ever frame up. Large in scale, lines, imagination and range but filled with so many beautiful details they can also be one of the most challenging to compose. Share with us your best frames and moments showing your vision of an inspirational Landscape! Works will be select
Deadline: March 08, 2021
Stories: Narrative Photography
While photography is popularly associated with capturing the moment, it has always been a sensitive medium of storytelling as well. Looking at a photograph may allow for understanding much about the past that has led up to the moment frozen in time; it may also enable the viewer to imagine the possible future unfolding of events that may evolve from the still record of the here and now. Photographers portraying people, objects, and places can tell us inspiring stories, provided we take the time
Deadline: March 08, 2021
Quiet Landscape
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. All capture and processing methods are welcome. We are very pleased that Jacob and Alissa Hessler will curate this exhibit. They will select up to 35 images for exhibition in the Middlebury, Vermont gallery, and another 35 images for the Online gallery. All 70 images will appear in the exhibit catalog.
Deadline: March 10, 2021
Submission for Al-Tiba9 Magazine ISSUE08
Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine is an internationally established publication that showcases experimental contemporary art, reflects modern society and its environment through a diversity of mediums in Digital Arts, photography, painting, architecture, sculpture & installations, Film & Video Art, fashion design, interior design, and performance. Al-Tiba9 Art Magazine features selected artists, architects, and designers from around the globe with a high focus on contemporary art and those holding a deta
Deadline: March 14, 2021
IPA Photography Competition
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. The IPA recognizes photography's leading talents who are creating, shaping and defining the world of photography today. - Be honored by receiving the coveted Lucie Statue at the Lucie Awards Gala - Receive the IPA Trophy at the “Best of
Deadline: March 14, 2021
Handbali Open Call
Handbali Magazine calls for artists and collectives to present a documentary project (10-15 photographs), which highlights natural or urban spaces, as well as the interaction between nature and human beings, to form the second publication of this new emerging photography magazine. Open to participants of any age and nationality. Only one project per participant or group will be presented free of charge.
Deadline: March 15, 2021
F-Stop Magazine - Self-Portrait
Issue #106 will focus on self-portraits Submit 10-20 photographs from a single body of work along with your artist/project statement following the guidelines. Issue #106 will have an expected publication date of May 1, 2021.
Deadline: March 15, 2021
PHOTOTHON 2021
The Cleveland Photo Fest presents PHOTOTHON 2021. Sponsored by the Bostwick Design Art Initiative. We invite your submissions to three international exhibitions: Furtography: A Show for the Dogs Deja Nude: Not Another Nude Show Dear Diary: Show Us Your Secrets (For Women Only!) The exhibition will consist of 40 photographs chosen from the submissions. Photographers will be notified of their acceptance approximately two weeks after the submission deadline. Instructions for d
Deadline: March 16, 2021
AAP Solo Exhibition April2021
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: March 18, 2021
IMA next
The first theme of the year is “COLOR” with Viviane Sassen as jury; a photographer who exquisitely employs vivid colors and composition to her images in fashion and art. Colors allow us to bring out a multitude of emotion with hopes and energy, distress and sadness through its various image contrasts or even the lack of color itself. With the beginning of this year, how will you tint your color?Viviane Sassen: Born in 1972 in Amsterdam. She spent her early childhood in Africa and later joined th
Deadline: March 18, 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: March 21, 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 prize
Deadline: March 21, 2021
27th Juried Exhibition
AWARDS: $1,000 Arthur Griffin Legacy Award, $500 Griffin Award and $100 Honorable Mentions (10). The Griffin Museum invites Griffin members working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate. Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. The exhibition takes place in the Main Gallery of the Museum from July 15, 2021 – August 29, 2021. A reception will take place on July 15, 2021 at 7 PM. The number of photographs in the exhibition will be approximately 60 photographs. Whet
Deadline: March 22, 2021
Seventh Annual Street Shooting Exhibition
We are pleased to announce our Seventh Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibition will be virtual and will run from April 22 – June 22, 2021, with a virtual opening night reception Thursday, April 22, 5 pm PST, 2021. The theme is street shooting around the world. The juror, Bob Patterson, will select images for exhibition based on creativity, originality, and quality. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted. Prizes Single Image Competitio
Deadline: March 22, 2021
Mercy of the Moon
He rode in an elevator with Donald Fagen in Miami, in January. The lyric played, crisp, perfect, through the radio in his memory. "Learn to work the saxophone," repeated itself over and over in his head as the elevator moved to the seventeenth floor. "Thanks," he said as Donald Fagan exited the elevator. Fagan stopped and turned, raised his dark glasses, blinked both eyes, then moved on. "The full moon was on January the thirty-first and I was in Miami on an ele
Deadline: March 23, 2021
Helsinki Photo Festival: Call for Proposals
Helsinki Photo Festival is pleased to announce their fourth open call! Everyone from all over the world is invited to submit their work(s) in the festival theme of 2021: Fearless. We challenge photographers and artists of all ages to share with us the connections you see with our theme, in imaginative, creative expressive interpretation. Artists will need to write as part of their submission an explanation of how their work fits with the theme. What does it take to lose your fear? Can we l
Deadline: March 24, 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: March 26, 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: March 28, 2021
Human Body
We are inviting all photographers to enter our winter photo competition! Send your best photos expressing your unique view and perspective about the human body. ​ We will select three winners to be featured in our gallery in the Spring of 2021!
Deadline: March 29, 2021
Monochrome
Monochrome photography is usually associated with black and white images. However, in the history of photography other hues, such as sepia and cyan were also used, and today there are countless examples of monochromatic images whose photographic qualities are based on the tonal range of various other colours. While monochromacity used to be a technological limitation for a long time, today it is more of an artistic choice. Photographers may opt for working with the shades of just one colour for
Deadline: March 30, 2021
3rd Vincent van Gogh Photo Award
The third edition of this photo exhibition will take place in the magnificent setting of the living and working area of Vincent van Gogh (1883 - 1885 in Nuenen). From Saturday 10 September until Sunday 2 October 2021 a selection of 50 nominated photos of this International Photo Contest will be exhibited. Let the theme 'Pure' inspire you in a contemporary way. Think out of the box, just like Vincent used to do. Surprise everyone! Let the camera be your paint brush and participate in this con
Deadline: March 31, 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: March 31, 2021
iPhone Photography Awards
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. The photos should not be altered in any desktop image processing program such as Photoshop. It is OK to use any IOS apps. The use of any iPhone is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. In some cases we may ask the original image to verify that it's taken with an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. The
Deadline: March 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: March 31, 2021
Eyeshot Open Call 2021
Eyeshot is the first independent publisher working exclusively with Street Photography. Our mission is to deeply transform the publishing industry by promoting photographers to make a living from their work again. If you're a photographer and you work with us, we guarantee you a contract with the highest royalties in the publishing industry. Since Eyeshot was founded in 2017, we reached thousands of Street Photographers for collaborating with us in our books and magazines. After marking our f
Deadline: April 01, 2021
Artadia Awards: New York
Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 New York Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within New York County, NY 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: April 01, 2021
Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize
The Ruth Borchard Collection invites all artists to enter the Prize to celebrate the practice of self portraiture. Artists of all backgrounds and from anywhere in the world are invited to enter. Even if this is your first ever self-portrait or artistic creation we welcome your contribution. Awards The long-listed works will gain international exposure through inclusion in a dedicated online exhibition that will be shared and promoted across major art selling platforms. A selection of works f
Deadline: April 01, 2021
The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2021
Awarded for the best visual arts response to the theme of the Alpine Fellowship 2021 - Untamed: On Wilderness and Civilization. The winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize and a further £1,000 towards the artist's travel, and the shipping and installation of their work at the symposium in Fjällnäs. All food and accommodation during the symposium is covered by the Alpine Fellowship. Runners up will be invited to attend the Fjällnäs symposium to exhibit their work, all food and accommodati
Deadline: April 02, 2021
Of the Earth
Art Fluent offers opportunities to artists worldwide through juried exhibitions throughout the year. As steadfast supporters of the arts, our aim is to connect art lovers directly with artists and vice versa. A portion of the proceeds from the entry fees are donated to organizations committed to the arts and supporting artists. Art Fluent invites artists worldwide to submit artwork to our online exhibit, STAND. THEME OF THE EARTH- Our planet formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Oceans and land
Deadline: April 04, 2021
Global Photo Awards
Our mission is to create an opportunity for everyone loving photography to receive recognition for their work. We strive to award and show the best photos worldwide. We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature. Prize details: $3,500 for the 1st Place $1,000 for the 2nd Place $500 for the 3rd Place In total, $10,000 USD in cash prizes are awarded. $ 5,000 in each of the two main categories (Nature and People).
Deadline: April 04, 2021
The Staged Photograph
Photographers have long utilised the medium to created a contrived environment, scene or vignette to communicate something other than the decisive traditionally associated with the medium. Staging gives the artist the opportunity to make very specific and careful choices, in order to control every element and even sometimes to give the appearance of spontaneity. Our juror for The Staged Photograph is Richard Tuschman. Richard began experimenting with digital imaging in the early 1990's, devel
Deadline: April 04, 2021
The Nude
The fine art nude has been a celebrated subject of photography since the beginning and played an important role in establishing photography as a fine art medium. Early on, both in history and most photographers experience, the nude has been featured in a classical pose and setting, maturing to illustrating the human body as a sculptural abstraction, and with some pushing boundaries. Our juror for The Nude is Renée Jacobs. Renée is one of the most celebrated photographers of the female nude of
Deadline: April 13, 2021
 The Latin American Contemporary Fine Art Competition 2020
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
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Artist Grant
Artist Grant has supported and funded artists since 2017 (see the work of past grant recipients below). All too often, society expects artists to work for free when other types of professionals receive fair compensation for their work. Artists deserve fair compensation. To that end, our charitable organization funds the efforts of artists to continue their important work and contributions to society. We provide a modest competitive grant of $500 to one artist every quarter. We have no sponsor
Deadline: April 15, 2021
2021 International Photography Competition
Announcing ViewPoint Gallery's international juried call for submissions. This is an opportunity to exhibit your work for one month at ViewPoint Gallery, the only gallery in the Halifax area devoted to photography. The competition is open to all subject matter from photographers located anywhere worldwide. 12 winning images will be selected from the digital entries. One winner will be exhibited monthly. These winning images will be professionally printed, framed, exhibited and offered for sale
Deadline: April 15, 2021
Gravity Photo Contest
The GRAVITY PHOTO CONTEST is a side event of the GRAVITY FESTIVAL, the first urban arts festival serving the planet. The first edition of the festival will take place on May 15th and 16th 2021 at Yann Arthus Bertrand's Foundation GoodPlanet in Paris. This festival will have various aspects but the two main ones are: - An artistical component with 10 graffiti artists, recognized at the world level, that will paint live in front of the public 10 artworks on the topic of the protection of
Deadline: April 23, 2021
2021 The Fineman New Photography Award
Since 2005 the Ballarat International Foto Biennale has been a force in the promotion of Australian and international photography. A two month-long festival event that immerses the historic town of Ballarat in photographic art, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale presents exhibitions of important contemporary photographers selected by leading curators in a rich artistic program. For the second time, the Ballarat International Foto Biennale will launch The Fineman New Photography Award
Deadline: April 27, 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 $55,0
Deadline: April 30, 2021
EXPOSURE 2021
The Photographic Resource Center (PRC) is thrilled to announce its annual juried show EXPOSURE 2021: The 25th Annual PRC Juried Exhibition with juror Kris Graves, artist, and publisher of Kris Graves Projects. To celebrate this year's momentous anniversary the PRC Board of Directors will be selecting three EXPOSURE 2021 artists to receive the first annual PRC Choice Awards as a way to further the organization's support of the photographic community. The call for entries is now open and applicati
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Nikon Small World Competition
Celebrating over 45 years of images captured by the light microscope, Nikon invites entries for 2021 in its Small World competitions. 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. The video competition, entitled Small World In Motion encompasses any movie or digital time-lapse photography taken through the
Deadline: April 30, 2021
Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards 2021
Now in its 13th year, the Kuala Lumpur International Photo Awards continues to engage the global photographic community with the 2021 Call for Entries. As in previous years, it seeks fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. This year the competition has three categories: - Single Image (theme: Sense of Self) - Single Image (no specific theme) - Project Grant Portraits may be interpreted in its widest sense, in relation to
Deadline: May 01, 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 01, 2021
2021 Martin Kantor Portrait Prize
We are pleased to open entries for the 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale Martin Kantor Portrait Prize. This is open to all photographers and photo media artists and gives you the chance to have your work displayed and viewed at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale from 28 August to 24 October 2021 in Ballarat. The acquisitive first prize of $15,000 AUD, generously supported by the Dara Foundation, will be awarded to the work judged to be an exceptional photographic portrait of a s
Deadline: May 04, 2021
Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition
The Asian Contemporary Fine Art Competition awards offer participating artists a wide range of opportunities and prizes specifically chosen to promote the selected Asian/Asian Diaspora artists or artists residing in Asia and enhance their careers. The Competition is an opportunity qualifying artists shouldn't miss. A collective exhibition for 25 artists from the Classical Exhibition Category and 10 artists from the Digital Display Category - will be held from December 3rd - 12th, 2021. Twe
Deadline: May 14, 2021
Artwork Archives Art Business Accelerator Program
Artwork Archive's Art Business Accelerator Program provides visual artists with unrestricted funds, resources, and a curriculum to help establish, grow and manage their art careers. The program is designed to arm artists with the necessary business skills to succeed as artists and entrepreneurs-and to make a living through their artwork. 20 unrestricted cash grants of $1,000 each, a lifetime Master Account with Artwork Archive (valued at $1,000), and educational resources/expert guidance.
Deadline: May 15, 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: May 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: May 15, 2021
FIBA Photo Contest 2021
This year, photographers and basketball lovers may submit their photos that best illustrate the theme Urban Culture & Basketball. Basketball is part of urban culture and lifestyle. It is expressed through its public playgrounds. Its players take pride in their style. They embrace values and norms such as freedom, fair play, equality of races and genders. Street and urban fashion as well as music and art trends often have their origin here. They are sisters & brothers with street dancers, skat
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 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 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 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-eastern
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: 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 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: 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 friends
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: 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: 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
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