Contests

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.

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.

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.

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.

Italian Street Photo Festival Awards 2018 - Contest

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The Italian Street Photo Festival (ISPF) is the first international festival of street photography in Italy. The goal of the ISPF is to promote and show the street photography through some currently influential street photographers. Professionals, enthusiasts and amateurs, are going to get together to live and investigate the contemporary identity of street photography by partecipating in talks, workshops, photowalks, exhibitions, contests and much more.

Beside the festival you can take part of the first ISPF contest! Submit your best street photography pictures. Pictures can be taken anywhere in the world. Each picture will be judged individually as a separate entry. 

The Festival will take place in ROME from 13 till 15 APRIL 2018. The contest deadline is the 15. FEBRUARY. You can find more information about the ISPF by clicking here.

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.

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.

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.

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.