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The First Half of 2021 'Smile World' International Photography Awards

Close on July 31, 2021
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The First Half of 2021
Territory: Worldwide
Theme: Several Themes
Eligibility: 18+
Entry Fees: $30/10 images
Prize: Cash Prize
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 of Nature(show us the great nature itself. Including landscape, plant and animal life, from the smallest living organism to the largest mammal, both on land and in the oceans )
C.Documentary and Travel(show us the people's traditions, customs, cultures which you encounter on travels around the world, share what you saw and found on the journey)
D. Open (no limit to the theme, color or monochrome, various image processing methods are allowed)

Total prize $52,000 in 2021

First Season $23,000 (from March 1 to July 31) -Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200

Second Season $23,000 (from August 1 to December 31) -Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery

-The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200

Final Awards $6,000 (announced in March 2022)
-Overall Winner in 2021: one winner with a prize of $3,000
-Chairman's Choice Award: one winner with a prize of $1,000
-The Special Prize of the Organizing Committee: one winner with a prize of $1,000
-The Most Touching Moment: one winner with a prize of $1,000

The prize money will be paid within one month after announcement of result
Stay up-to-date  with call for entries, deadlines and other news about exhibitions, galleries, publications, & special events.
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