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All About Photo has selected the best photo contests, photography competitions and call for entries. This list of international photo competitions and photo contests is thoroughly curated to help photographers find their next creative breakthrough and keep up with all the current opportunities to gain exposure. Exhibition, cash prize, publication... find the photo contest that is right for you.
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Deadline: September 20, 2020
ND Awards 2020
The highly acclaimed ND AWARDS is a melting pot of some of the world's most outstanding and talented souls in the field of photography where recognition, prestige and publicity are instantaneously gained by the winning entry. This is an open invitation. Join us and take part in the competition! The past couple of years have been an evident testament of the success of ND AWARDS on its journey towards becoming one of the most sought-after professional competitions among photographers. O
Deadline: September 20, 2020
Paris Aerial Photography Awards 2020
The Paris Aerial Photography Awards is inviting all photographers, whether they take photos from a high point of view or use tools such as drones, helicopters, hang gliders, paragliders, ULMs, and all sizes of aircraft, to submit their best photographs to celebrate and showcase the best of aerial and bird’s-eye view photography.Call for entries for aerial photographers created in tribute to one of the first aerial photos taken in 1858 over Paris by Gaspard-Félix Tournachon. The Paris Aer
Deadline: September 20, 2020
212 Photography Istanbul
The 212 Photography Competition is a fully independent body, run by 212 Photography İstanbul and showcasing the best up-and-coming talents of the year from the country, region and around the world. Our team administers a series of photography prizes that call for the very best in photography. However, the photography competition is only half of the story. While highlighting the photographer's art through this event, we also produce an international biannual arts and culture magaz
Deadline: September 20, 2020
Emerging Vision: Biennial Student Show
The work of photography students emerging into the art world is how we picture the future. The Colorado Photographic Arts Center is having an open themed call for entry for current undergraduate and graduate students in photography. All capture types, subject matter, and photographic processes are eligible to submit. This show is your chance to demonstrate your talent and point of view! The exhibition will be on display in CPAC's gallery from November 27, 2020 - January 2, 2021.
Deadline: September 20, 2020
Portfolio Platform
The "Flat File Feature" has shifted online to the new "Portfolio Platform" to provide the focus of a more streamlined online presence while we are currently practicing social distancing and not being physically gathering in the gallery. The Portfolio Platform provides the opportunity for photographers to showcase a portfolio of your photographic work prominently online at the Midwest Center for Photography website. The portfolios will be available for patrons of the gallery to go online and view
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Unique: alternative processes
Photography started as a chemical experiment. However, the acknowledged inventor of the process, Thomas Wedgwood, was the son and grandson of famous English potters. His entire life he was surrounded by artists, creators. Wedgwoods pals were William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. So, it is not unusual or unexpected that creative folks have taken his work and run with it. For many photographers it's about the camera, for others it's about what can be birthed once it leaves the thing
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Fifth Annual Fine Art Exhibition
We are pleased to announce LACP's 5th Annual Fine Art Exhibition - the theme is Exploring Humanity. The exhibition will be shown online/virtually on our website and will run from October 22 – December 31, 2020. Artists in the exhibition will also receive extensive social media coverage. The juror, international curator Marisa Caicholo, will select images based on creativity, originality, and quality. The deadline is Monday, September 21st at midnight PT. There is no limit t
Deadline: September 21, 2020
Significant Colour
There are two kinds of photographs with respect to the significance of their use of colours. On the one hand, ever since colour film technology became widely available, colour has become the default in most photographic practices. That is, some photographs are in colour not because their colours bear some special significance (compared, for instance, to their possible black and white counterparts) but simply because the available film or digital technology has long turned colour to be the common
Deadline: September 23, 2020
Defining BEAUTY
The California Museum of Art Thousand Oaks (CMATO) is seeking entries for its third annual competitive juried art exhibition. Regional, national and international artists are invited to submit original works in a variety of mediums that reflect the theme, "Defining Beauty." Defining Beauty is intentionally vague - as conflicting objectives might be collected under its banner. Submissions are open to both established and emerging artists. Jurors Timothy C. Hengst is a Professor
Deadline: September 23, 2020
International Photography & Film contest
A FREE to enter International Photography & Film Competition with great prizes across several genres. Photographers of all ages, backgrounds, and experience are eligible to enter the Xposure International Competitions. We have also introduced a new category for film-makers from 2018. The panel of judges are looking to award an Overall Winner from the photography categories and additionally a winner and runner-up from each category including moving image & short-films. Prizes & Benefits
Deadline: September 23, 2020
Magnum Foundation Fund: US Dispatches
This fall, the Magnum Foundation is supporting short-term visual projects responding to stories and issues related to the 2020 US elections. We are seeking to expand perspectives on this critical moment in US history through the lenses of independent, diverse, community-based, and innovative visual storytellers. Our intention in supporting short-term projects is to see them published and/or distributed in order to add to public understanding of our contemporary moment. Up to ten proje
Deadline: September 26, 2020
Luma Rencontres Dummy Book Award Arles 2020
Since 2015, the Rencontres d’Arles offers an award supporting the publication of a dummy book. This prize, with a production budget of €25,000, is open to any new photographer or artist using photography, submitting a previously unpublished dummy book. The 2020 winner's dummy book will be exhibited this autumn during Paris Photo at the headquarters of Kering, a main partner of the Rencontres d'Arles, in the chapel of the former Laennec hospital, 40 rue de Sèvres in Paris, from November

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PX3 Announces 2020 Competition Winners
Contest
Sep 11, 2020 | Source: PX3
The Paris Photography Prize (PX3)—an internationally distinguished annual photography award - has just announced the winners of its 2020 photography competition in both Professional, Non-Professional and Student divisions. The mission of PX3 is to support and honour photographic artists from every corner of the world and introduce them to the creative community in Paris. Since its establishment in 2007, PX3 has become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe. (..)
2020 Book Award Winners are announced
Contest
Sep 10, 2020 | Source: Kraszna-Krausz
LaToya Ruby Frazier has been awarded the Photography Book Award for her eponymous book​ LaToya Ruby Frazier​ (Mousse Publishing & Mudam Luxembourg).
Winners of the 15th Pollux Awards
Contest
Sep 08, 2020 | Source: The Gala Awards
Joseph-Philippe Bevillard (www.jpbevillard.com), born in USA and living in Clare, Ireland is the recipient of the Pollux Awards in the Professional Section, and David Nam Lip Lee from Malaysia is the recipient of the Pollux Awards in the Non-Professional Section.
Texas Photographic Society
Contest
Aug 29, 2020 | Source: Elizabeth Avedon Journal
It has been an honor to jury this year's Texas Photographic Society's 29th Annual International Competition. In this call for entry, I was looking for exceptional photography with a perspective and vision seen as uniquely their own; images with a fresh approach I would like to look at again and again.(...)
MPA 2020, Winners Announced
Contest
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Minimalist Photography Awards is a non profit association, powered by black & white Minimalism magazine which aims to recognize, reward and expose talented photographers all around the world and introduce them to the professional photography industry. (...)
2020 Daylight Photo Award Winner Maria Sturm
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Aug 03, 2020 | Source: Daylight Books
"You don‘t look Native to me“ is a quote and the title of a body of work, that shows excerpts from the lives of young Native Americans from around Pembroke, Robeson County, North Carolina, where 89% of the city’s population identifies as Native American. The town is the tribal seat of the Lumbee Indian Tribe of North Carolina, the largest state-recognized Native American tribe east of the Mississippi River, which means they are federally unrecognized and therefore have no reservation nor any monetary benefits. (...)