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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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Featured Competitions

Our printed edition showcases the winners of AAP Magazine call of entries
All About Photo Magazine
Issue #16
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #18: B&W
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

Contests Closing Soon

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 fro
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
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
Canon Female Photojournalist Grant
For the twenty-fist year in a row, Canon and Visa pour l'Image will be presenting the prestigious Canon Female Photojournalist Grant to an outstanding photographer in recognition of her contribution to photojournalism. The grant of €8,000 provides funding to support a compelling new project which will be featured as an exhibition at the 2022 festival. Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 winner Sabiha Çimen had to postpone work on her report on the 'Hafiz, the Guar
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<
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.
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 t
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
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
Call for Entries
AAP Magazine #18: B&W
Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

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Results of the Gomma Grant 2020
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News from the Web

Winners of the Grand Prix Vevey
Contest
May 13, 2021 | Source: Images Vevey
After three days of deliberation by videoconference, the jury of the Grand Prix Images Vevey chaired by Teju Cole, has awarded the GRAND PRIX IMAGES VEVEY and the IMAGES VEVEY BOOK AWARD 2021/2022
Myriam Boulos Wins the Grand Prix Isem
Contest
May 12, 2021 | Source: Prix Isem Images Singulieres
The 2021 Grand Prix ISEM is awarded to Myriam Boulos. Born in Lebanon in 1992, she lives and works in Beirut. Since the age of 16, she has photographed the city as a documentarian but also as a personal research. 'As a way to explore, challenge and resist society,' she writes.
2021 World Press Photo Contests winners announced
Contest
Apr 15, 2021 | Source: World Press Photo
The World Press Photo Foundation is proud to present the winners of the World Press Photo of the Year, World Press Photo Story of the Year, World Press Photo Interactive of the Year, and World Press Photo Online Video of the Year. An independent jury of photography and digital storytelling experts from all over the world selected the winners.
Winners & Finalists LensCulture Portrait Awards 2021
Contest
Apr 08, 2021 | Source: Lensculture
Jim Casper (LensCulture) - The 38 winners, jurors' picks and finalists announced today represent a wonderful range of styles and approaches to the art of portrait photography. (...)
18th Annual Smithsonian magazine Photo Contest Winners
Contest
Apr 04, 2021 | Source: Smithsonian Magazine
We are thrilled to announce the eight winners of the 18th Annual Smithsonian magazine Photo Contest, selected from more than 45,000 entries submitted by photographers hailing from countries and territories around the world. From Skyler Wilson's Grand Prize-winning shot of protesters at the Women’s March (above) to Tran Tuan Viet’s colorful snapshot of a worker preparing a hot air balloon, these photographs capture moments in time for Smithsonian magazine readers across the globe. (...)
Aassmaa Akhannouch and Cyrus Cornut winners of prix HSBC 2021
Contest
Mar 23, 2021 | Source: Prix HSBC
For its 26th edition, the jury of the HSBC Prize chose to distinguish the French photographer Cyrus Cornut and the Moroccan Aassmaa Akhannouch, amongst the 12 names proposed by Sylvie Hugues, the artistic advisor of the edition.