Competition

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.

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.

Taylor Messing photographic Portrait Prize 2018 - Call for entries

Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London . from the series  Skins & Suedes  by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

Mykie, Skinhead, Hackney, London. from the series Skins & Suedes by Owen Harvey, 2017 © Owen Harvey

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography. 

The Prize has established a reputation for creativity and excellence, with works submitted by a range of photographers, from leading professionals to talented amateurs and the most exciting emerging artists.

The winner of the competition will receive £15,000. In addition the judges, at their discretion, will award cash prizes to one or more shortlisted photographers.

The prize winners and exhibition selection is judged on an equal and anonymous basis. In 2017 the exhibition featured over fifty works and was seen by over 40,000 people at the National Portrait Gallery, London. 

More information and the full competition rules can be found by clicking here. The deadline for your submission is Tuesday 12 June 2018.

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.

Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

Photo: Isadora Kosofsky, 2017 Emerging Lens Mentorship Program winner      

ART WORKS Projects (AWP) is pleased to announce its Open Call for the 2018 Annual Emerging Lens Mentorship Program. The 2018 competition is open to young photographers currently working on a human rights, social justice or humanitarian issue related to women and/or girls. Although the entrant must be a resident of the United States, the project may focus on international issues. The winning entrant will have an opportunity to receive a stipend to expand and/or finish their project and to exhibit the final project in May 2018 at the ART WORKS Projects Studio Gallery in Chicago.

AWP is accepting submissions until January 31, 2018. Please click here for more information.

IX PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY | Call for entries

Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

Isabel Muñoz, "OMO River" (2005). Platinotipia color.

The IX PILAR CITOLER INTERNATIONAL BIENNIAL PRIZE FOR CONTEMPORARY PHOTOGRAPHY call for entries. This contest is promoted since 2006 by the University of Cordoba (Andalusia, Spain) and has become one of the most prestigious awards in Spain in this field.

This edition is presented with outstanding updates, including the election of a new curator, Sema D'Acosta, with a strong determination to project the prize abroad, thus encouraging greater participation of international artists.

Also, an important effort has been made this year to strengthen the role of women in this award, by counting with a majority of prestigious female representatives of contemporary art in Spain as a part of the jury.

Pilar Citoler (art collector and founder of the CIRCA XX Collection), Lorena Martinez de Corral (Independent curator and director of Coca-Cola Foundation Contemporary Art Collection), Blanca Berlin (gallerist), Erica Nyholm (winner of the Pilar Citoler 2015 Award) and Isabel Muñoz, last awarded with the Spanish National Photography Award 2016, whose work "Rio OMO" (2005) will be the image of the IX edition. They will be joined by Vicente Todoli (former director of the Tate Modern London and currently head of Hangar Bicocca in Milan), Pablo Rabasco (director of UCO Culture and professor of History of Photography and Latest trends in Art) and Sema D'Acosta (curator of the current edition of the contest).

A single prize will be awarded comprising three elements:

- Fifteen thousand euros
- Solo exhibition
- Monograph (Colection Nº9 in the El ojo que ves series)


The submissions of entries run from 20th September to 20th October 2017. For more details click here.

Sony World Photography Awards | Call for entries

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Don't miss the chance to enter the Sony World Photography Award 2018! Sony and the World Photography Organisation celebrated this year its 10th anniversary and call now for entries for the next year competition. The Awards' are an authoritative voice in the photographic industry, with the power to shape the careers of its winning, shortlisted and commended photographers.

The Sony World Photography Awards 2018 has four competitions:

  • Professional
  • Open
  • Youth
  • Student focus

For more information click here.

Miami Street Photography Festival - Call for entries

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Don't miss the chance to take part at the Miami Street Photography Festival.

The Miami Street Photography Festival (MSPF) gives photographers from all over the world the opportunity to be exhibited at a major gallery for a period of two months and significant exposure and recognition of their work during Art Basel Miami, one of the most important art events in the world.

Each year MSPF showcases the best contemporary street photography in the world selected by the most qualified jury panel in street photography today in a two tier system. 

In the first round of the competition, all submissions will be judged in a blind juried process by a panel of internationally accomplished street photographers, all active members of street photography collectives, who will be selecting up to one hundred images as this year's MSPF Finalists.  All selected finalists will be exhibited at HistoryMiami Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, in downtown Miami for two months and will be the highlight of the Miami Street Photography Festival which is held during Art Basel Week, December 7th to 10th, 2017. Art Basel Miami is one of the world's premier art events attracting a large international audience of art spectators, collectors, curators and gallery owners.

In the second round of voting the featured 2017 MSPF invited speakers, all world-renowned photographers, will select the top three winners from among all MSPF finalists who will receive the 2017 MSPF Awards.

Deadline for the submission is the October, 1st 2017. For more information about the Miami Street Photography Festival, click here.

LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards 2017

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LensCulture is seeking 50 of the world's best-emerging Photographers. All 50 winners will be included in a gallery exhibition in New York City, projections at international photography festivals, and their second book, The Best of LensCulture, Volume 2

LensCulture is seeking entries from members of the global photography community. The International jury will select and showcase the work of 50 outstanding talents from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit. Deadline to enter the competition is the 17th October. For more information, click here.

Life Framer - Photography Competition | Call for entries

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Life Framer is a photography award that sources and showcases outstanding work from amateur to established artists. They run 12 monthly calls for entries, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional.

Each month winning photographers receive online exposure, $2000 in cash prizes, and at the end of the year, the winners are exhibited in shows in New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo. Collective comments are provided by our guest critic team at the end of each month so that every photographer that submits can learn to curate their best work.

The upcoming themes are:

  • Street Life  | Deadline 31. July 2017 | Judge: David Alan Harvey / Member of Magnum Agency
     

  • Open Call | Deadline 31.August 2017 | Judge: Katerina Stathopoulou / MOMA
     

  • World Travellers | 30. September 2017 | Judge: Steve McCurry

You can get more Infos by clicking here!

LensCulture Street Photography Award 2017 - Call for entries

The 3rd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards call for entries and invites you to share your vision of the world’s streets!

In addition to international exposure, prizes and benefits include an exhibition in San Francisco, projections at international photo festivals, $22,000 in cash awards and much more.

The Deadline is Tuesday, August 1, 2017. You can find more information here.

Photography on a postcard 2017

Do something good and get the chance to exhibit alongside Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Simon Norfolk, Liz Collins and many more!

The Hepatitis C Trust’s fundraising arm, Art on a Postcard will transform into Photography on a Postcard for the month of October. They plan to replicate the success they’ve had in the art world with photography and looking for upcoming talents to show alongside Martin Parr, Dougie Wallace, Edmund Clark, Tom Hunter, Simon Norfolk, Chris Steele Perkins, Jenny Lewis, Homer Sykes, Eleanor Macnair, David Hoffman and many many more well known and loved photographers. 

They are looking for fashion, fine art, reportage and street photography. Liz Collins and Dougie Wallace will be sitting on the judging panel along with industry experts from Art on a Postcard and theprintspace

All the money raised will go to The Hepatitis C Trust’s campaign to eliminate hepatitis C from the UK by the year 2030. You can get more information here. Deadline is 31 July.