Opportunities

International Women Photographers Award 2019 - Call for entries

Laureate 2018,    Constanza Portnoy   ,  “Life force”

Laureate 2018, Constanza Portnoy, “Life force”

The International Women Photographers Award (IWPA) is announcing its open call for women photographers to submit their entries for the 2019 edition of the awards. The competition is open to women photographers from all over the world. A specially selected international jury comprising of eminent figures from the art and photography community will shortlist 11 candidates whose work will be on display in one of its partner’s city, which will house the opening exhibition.

The exhibition will be inaugurated on March 8th, 2019 to coincide with International Women’s Day. From the 11 finalists, one laureate will be announced as the official winner.

IWPA’s goal is to provide a platform for women photographers to exhibit their work to a wide and diverse audience. IWPA aim to help women photographer to gain global recognition in order for them to move forward creatively and professionally.

The IWPA is a photography award organized by the International Women Photographers Association, Antidote Art and Design, Myartspy in collaboration with Alliance Française Dubai.

The Deadline for your submission is the 1st December 2018. For further information click here.

BECOME AN SONY ALPHA FEMALE CREATOR-IN-RESIDENCE!

A new Sony initiative and creator-in-residence program aims to level the playing field for women in creative fields. At the heart of the program are $25,000 grants and mentoring from Sony Artisans Of Imagery Sara France, Caroline Jensen, MeRa Koh, Cristina Mittermeier and Brooke Shaden.

Applications to the program are open through October 7. The five winners will be announced in October. For more information and about how to submit an application click here!

Magnum Foundation | Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion

© Tanya Habjouqa

© Tanya Habjouqa

Magnum Foundation is accepting proposals for Photography in Collaboration: Migration and Religion, an initiative for photographers to expand upon their practice by working with creative partners from other disciplines. They will support up to five projects that further understanding of the politically significant and vastly complex intersections of migration and religion. Selected projects will receive project development support and production grants of up to $25,000.

Magnum Foundation is seeking proposals for projects that are careful interdisciplinary explorations at the intersection of migration and religion, broadly defined, and that explore how forms of social organization transform under the pressures and processes of migration. Applicants are encouraged to explore a range of stories that illuminate this theme and to challenge familiar representational tropes. Proposals are due by July 13, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

For more information click here.

LUCIE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

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The Lucie Foundation is proud to support emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. The support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, to digital and film-based works. The concern is to support emerging photographers producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation offers three cash grants to support the work of emerging photographers – one $2,500 scholarship with an open theme and two $1000 scholarships for photographers working in the fields of Fine Art or Documentary/Photojournalism.

WHO CAN APPLY:

The Lucie Emerging Scholarships are open to emerging photographers 18 years and older, worldwide. For more information and the requests click here. The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 July 2018.

London Street Photography Festival - Open for submissions

Photo by Guille Ibanez

Photo by Guille Ibanez

Submit your photos for this year London Street Photography Festival (LSPF). There are four categories :

  • Single Photograph
  • Photo Series
  • London Photograph
  • Under 21s

It's such a great opportunity to win cash prizes and get a solo exhibition at the London Street Photography Festival 2019. All finalists will be exhibited at LSPH 2018. 

For more information click here. The deadline is the 17th of June.

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards - Call for entries

© Reuben Wu

© Reuben Wu

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards welcomes submissions from all photographers. The aim is to bring exposure to talented and unique photographers from all over the world. Whether in aesthetic, narrative, technical or formal terms, we at The Independent Photographer want to highlight photographer's creative research and share their best work.

Theme: Color

In the middle of the 20th century our lives forever changed with the advent of living color in photography: Cool or warm, soft or vivid, how can subtle shades of colors affect mood and our perception of a scene? 

The Independent Photographer Competition Awards invites all photographers driven by their artistic eye and passion for color to join the award and celebrate the beauty and diversity of color photography.

Whether in portrait, landscape, fashion, street or any other form of photography - classic or experimental. For more information click here. Deadline for submitting your work is 31 March 2018.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2018 | Call for entries

© TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

© TERJE ABUSDAL, Winner Leica Oskar Barnack Award 2017 

The prestigious international photographic competition staged by Leica Camera AG enters the next round. From 1 March to 5 April 2018, professional photographers and up-and-coming photographers aged up to 25 will be able to submit entries for the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Award online.

The awards for the winners in both categories of the 38th Leica Oskar Barnack Award will be presented in the course of a formal prizegiving ceremony in Berlin. With prizes amounting to a total cash value of 80,000 euros, the ‘Leica Oskar Barnack Award’ is one of the segment’s most prestigious photographic competitions. The winner in the main category will be honoured with a cash prize of 25,000 euros and Leica M-System equipment (a camera and lens) valued at an additional 10,000 euros. The winner of the Newcomer Award will be honoured with a cash prize of 10,000 euros and will also receive a Leica rangefinder camera and lens. In addition to the two main categories, ten further submissions to the competition will each be honoured with prizes of 2,500 euros.

Submit your application now! Deadline is April 5, 2018. For more information click here.

5TH BIENNIAL OF FINE ART & DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY, BARCELONA | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

© Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

© Tara Todras-Whitehill, Finalist September 2017 Edition

After the success of the 4th Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary photography in Berlin, the 5th edition will be held in Barcelona in October this year.

The Biennial will take place in several galleries in Barcelona, during the month of October 2018, with a central hub in the Gallery Valid Foto. Final venues will be announced shortly.

Professional & Amateur Photographers worldwide, working in all mediums and styles and are welcome to submit their work. Images can be color or black and white, and there's no restriction regarding the time the image was taken. 

SUBMISSION FOR SELECTION TO EXHIBIT AT THE 5TH BIENNIAL ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED UNTIL MARCH 6, 2018 - for more information about the registration click here.

Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards | Call for entries

Sandra Chen-Weinstein, 1st place Open Category 2017

Sandra Chen-Weinstein, 1st place Open Category 2017

The Kuala Lumpur International Photoaward (KLPA) is continue to seek fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. For 2018, they are focussing on the photo-story or project within the practice of portraiture.

Recognising the efforts of serious photographers all over the world who are creating stories and projects about important and deserving issues, KLPA2018 seeks to reward project-based portrait submissions by awarding a prize money of USD$5,000 to one photographer, along with an amazing trophy - a specially commissioned piece by Kong Wee Pang, an award winning designer and artist based in Memphis, USA.

All submissions are OPEN themed, with no restrictions or criteria to limit creativity, except that they must be portraits of people and their environment. As an advocate for strong and individualistic content in photography, the KLPA2018 would ask for portraits that are unmanipulated and have only minimal post-processing. 

They like to see photographers push the boundaries of creativity in making visually exciting portraits telling individualistic, personal stories with strong narratives as their content, challenging normalcy.

For more information click here. The Deadline for your submission is 30. April 2018.

World Press Photo Contest - Enter now!

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The world press photo contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism.

Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.

The contest is organized into categories, and judged by a jury comprising leading photojournalism professionals. The 2018 Contest is now open for entries. Click here to find out more about  how to enter and about contest categories. Read about entry rules and code of ethics, as well as information about the judging process and verification process.

Good luck for all your submissions - the deadline is Thursday, January 4, 2018, at 12:00 (noon) CET.