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Working Artist Photography Award 2015

wCaptureWe are pleased to offer our new $1000 Working Artist Photography Award, a monthly one-time art purchase award dedicated solely to photography and photo-based artwork. This award works in tandem with our monthly general discipline Working Artist Grant/Art Purchase Award.

The Working Artist Photography Award is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles. Work accepted for review includes but is not limited to film, digital photography, digitally manipulated photography, glitch, straight and abstract photography, landscape, still life, fashion, documentary, street, black and white, color, and all methods concerning the finished photographic print.

We’re thrilled to announce our new monthly one thousand dollar Working Artist Photography Award which is available to all domestic and international photographers and photo-based artists working in all traditional and non-traditional photography formats, genres and styles.

Working Artist Org. is dedicated to discovering, collecting, and promoting great art and artists.

Eligibility Worldwide

Entry Fee

Prizes – Each month we offer one $1000.00 Purchase Award.

Limit of Entry – 5 images

Copyright – All art works are the property of the respective artists.

Usage of Entry Applicants agree to limited use on our website and social media sites to help promote their work. All rights remain with the artists.

Deadline 12/17/2015

Contest page

Mobile photo Awards 2015

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The Mobile Photography Awards were founded in 2011 to recognize and celebrate the talent and imagery of the mobile photo & art communities. Alongside our annual competition (October-December), we produce themed exhibits with international open calls throughout the year.

If it’s true what Henri Cartier-Bresson says, that our first 10,000 photos will be our worst, then it’s safe to say that mobile photography has given people an historic opportunity to get past 10,001. The MPA is a showcase for photographers and artists who have embraced this decisive moment.


Grand Prize winners receive $3000. The winner of the MPA Photo Essay is awarded $500.

Entry: Paid Entry

Entry Fee: Submission fees are in US currency at $20 for 3 image, $30 for 5 images, $50 for 9 images and $100 for 20 images. The Photo Essay is $30 and has it’s own $500 prize.

Winner is: Judged

Copyright: Entrant retains 100% of the copyright to their images.
The Mobile Photography Awards reserves the right to adjust these rules within reason and within accordance with standard practices associated with similar competitions and open gallery calls.

Deadline: Dec 03, 2015


Click a Smile 2015 Photo Conest

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Theme “BLUE” The art created of any subject that is enhanced by the use of the color blue, whether it is a single dot of blue or a completely blue image. The color blue should enhance the narrative of the works subject as Blue can imply many emotions, symbolisms or feelings, from the blue marble we call earth to our emotions expressed in Blues music. Blue can express the future, good feelings, happiness, prosperity, ocean or sky, and we can feel blue, etc. It can be used to enhance, emphasize or be a focal point in the art. The artwork can be expressed from representational, expressionistic, surrealistic and or abstraction.

Up to Fifteen artists will be selected for a group exhibit, “BLUE” at G25N’s online gallery opening on January 22, 2016.

No limit on the number of additional entries submitted. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: 1000px on the longest side and a resolution of 72dpi; jpg, gif, and png format.

Theme: Smiling child or a group of happy children

Prizes: Trophy, Gift Voucher and Certificate

Entry fee: Free

Image requirements: JPG format; under 4 Mb in file size; at least 800 pixels. Minor adjustments (in levels, curves, colour, saturation, contrast, sharpening, cropping and clean ups) can be made within limits by the participant in a digital image editing program. The photograph must not be manipulated.

Online submission of digital photographs via the website. You may enter up to 3 images.


Copyright: Copyright for images remains with the respective entrants. Akshaya Patra reserves the unconditional right to use the photographs for non-commercial electronic and print communication material.

Entry deadline: 22nd December 2015




In Water Photographer of the year 2015

photographer of the year imageWhat is In Water Photographer of the Year? If you are a freediver, a snorkeler, a surf photographer, hanging out with the spearo’s, taking photographs of models in pools or doing marine life photography in the open ocean whilst on one breath. It is water photography in all it’s glory, stripped down, free of gear, irrespective of age and licences. Whether you are underwater, in water shallows or floating on the surface, this is the number one photography competition for you.

Welcome to In-Water Photographer of the Year photography competition. This underwater & in-water photography competition is open to the whole world. Anyone who may have a camera in their hand and is in-water at the time of capture. This leading competition has been set up and run by freedivers, snorkelers, swimmers, surfers, professionals and amateurs alike, all with the same passion. To feel free in the water and to capture amazing photographs of the things that they love.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry Fee: £3

Every category in our In-Water Photographer of the Year competition has two winners, one for the young category and one for overall category winner.

The overall winner will win a cash prize of at least £250

All categories will have prizes which are being worked out with our sponsors and launched when the competitions ends.

Copyright: Copyright of each image is retained by its respective photographer. By submitting images to the Competition, each entrant confirms and warrants that they own the copyright and any other intellectual property rights of each image.

Usage Right: By entering the Competition, you grant In-Water Photographer of the Year and its sponsors and supporters a non-exclusive, irrevocable licence to reproduce, enlarge, publish or exhibit, on any media, the images for any purposeconnected with the Competition.

Deadline: Dec 31, 2015


Call for entries | FAUX with juror Louise Clements

center of fine art photography imgFake wood, plastic surgery and imitation cheese, the world around us is staged with facades. We are surrounded by stand in’s for the
original, fabricated neighborhoods with identical houses and plastic rocks. Knock off designer goods and mass production meet our consumer demand and people find real comfort in artificial companionship. It is becoming rare to find a genuine person place or thing and the word authentic has been used so often, it no longer means anything. All artist interpretations on this theme are encouraged. All photographic processes are welcome.

JUROR | Louise Clements
Louise Clements is Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and Artistic Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival since 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, art, film and photography exhibitions. She is a juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.

Founded in 2004 by photographers, The Center for Fine Art Photography is a nonprofit 501(C)(3) photography organization. We provide support to photographic artists through exhibition, solo exhibition, promotion, portfolio reviews, publication, education and connection to a large community of other artists, curators, gallery owners and photographic professionals. Open Tues-Sat, Free.

Eligibility – Our calls for entry are open to all photographers world wide, both amateur and professional. The Center invites photographers working in all mediums, styles and schools of thought to participate.

Entry Fee – MEMBERS | $24 for the three images. NON-MEMBERS | $38 for the first three images.

HONORS | AWARDS – An international audience of collectors, curators, art consultants and other advocates of fine art photography will view the chosen artist’s work throughout the exhibition. Each participant is included in the Center’s Main Gallery exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado and Online Gallery exhibition.

Juror’s Selection: $400.00
Director’s Selection: $200.00
Two LiveBooks Website Awards: Valued at $399 from liveBooks
Honorable Mention Awards: 2 year membership and image submission to a
Call for Entry at C4FAP.

In addition artists’ selected for the exhibition will also receive:
Promotion on The Center’s large social media platforms.
Professional installation images for your use.
Invitation to complimentary portfolio reviews, lunch and portfolio
sharing on the reception weekend.
In-gallery and online exhibition with links to artists’ websites
Press releases are sent to artists’ choice of media outlets.

Limit of Entry None

Copyright Each artist retains all copyrights to their own images.

Usage of Entry Artist’s recognition is provided with any use. By submission for jurying, artists whose submissions are chosen for the exhibition grant. The Center for Fine Art Photography the right to use their images for the purpose of promoting the artist, promoting the Center’s programs, promoting exhibitions and subsequent display on the Center’s website of current and past exhibitions. Promotions and images may also be placed on social networks for The Center for Fine Art Photography with artist credit. Artists grant the use of their image(s) as stated without further contact or compensation from the

Deadline 12/16/2015

Contest page –

Lucie Foundation Scholarship Program – Participate Now

LUCIE Foundation Image2015 Lucie Foundation Scholarship Program

Photographers make images. Visionaries teach you how to see. 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.

Our support of photography is broad, from Fine Art to Documentary and Photojournalism, digital to film-based works. Our concern is to support emerging visionaries producing work that is at once gripping, and original.

The Lucie Foundation is proud to offer 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.


This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.



This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.



This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual fine art approach.


DEADLINE: November 30th, 2015


The Pictorem Photo Contest

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Theme: Perspective – Show your most original perspective. Playing with Angle and viewpoint

Entry fee: Free

Who can enter: open to all amateurs, professional, any US or Canadian residents



Winning artwork is selected by the Jury, from the TOP 10 with the most public votes

Maximum total submission of 1 photographs per participants. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: JPEG, JPG, PNG format

Copyright: Participant submitting artwork still have full copyright control of their artwork and Pictorem will not use the image without permission of the owner.

Entry deadline: 31st December 2015


Pick a Pattern Photo Contest 2015

tpa photography contest imagePatterns. They surround us. We come across them every day. We have them on our clothes, we have them in our homes, we see them in nature, we walk across them, we walk past them, we probably even consume them at meal times. And yet we very rarely take that much notice of them. However, there is often a hidden beauty in the smallest details that make up our world. Noticing these details can help us to get a better understanding of the world around us as well as provide us with unlimited inspiration.

With the theme of this competition we are asking you to develop a new way of seeing. Open your eyes to the hidden geometry that surrounds us and truly appreciate the way that pattern can help us to tell a story. Instead of viewing pattern as a mundane and inconsequential detail, we want you to show us just how pattern can be used to gain a better understanding of life.

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry: Free Entry

PRIZE DETAILS: Pattern is everywhere we go and in everything we do. We wear patterns, we walk over them, we even eat, drink and think them – we always have and we always will – but it’s unlikely they demand too much of our attention… Innovative creative and cultural organization PATTERNITY exists to join the dots. From fashion and design to the natural world, look beyond the mundane forms that we see every day to find the hidden beauty in the underlying patterns that normally pass us by.
A source of endless inspiration and innovation, this uniquely curated book will open your eyes anew.

COPYRIGHT: Entrants will retain copyright in the photographs that they submit to TPA.

USAGE RIGHTS: By entering the competition process all entrants grant TPA the right to reproduce, without
payment, for any purpose at any time in any media, with or without attribution for publicity and promotional
purposes in any connection with the charity’s work.

Deadline – Dec 31, 2015


Participate in the Coming Clean Photography Contest 2015

coming clean photography contest imgWhat: Submit a photo that captures the story of a social injustice with a 100 word description

When: Submissions going on now; Voting ends on December 31st.

Why: Win a free trip to India, gain international exposure, present photos in front of an award-winning panel of judges, and help us redefine the sanitation crisis!

From November 9th through December 31st, we are calling on photographers and photojournalists around the country to use the camera as a tool to shine a light on a social injustice that exists in any given community; to help the world see what is hidden from the prominent discourses of society and/or allow us to see these realities from an altogether different perspective. Then, after crafting the narrative of this social injustice, we want entrants to submit their photo to us and our award-winning panel of judges. Ultimately, the winner of the competition will be the person determined by our judges and the public to be the most able to use their photography as a catalyst for change and a tool for understanding. This winner will then be able to come with us on an all-expenses-paid trip to Odisha, India to help us document the sanitation crisis!

Eligibility: Worldwide

Entry: Free Entry

All the photographer needs to do is submit a photograph depicting a social injustice with a 100 word description to provide some context for the photo. The voting for these photos will be 50% based on social media and 50% based on the judges decision. The top 10 finalists will then be invited to our final event on January 16th, 2016 in Washington, DC, where the winner will be announced.

Prize Details
: The winner of this competition will have the chance to come on an all-expenses-paid trip to Odisha, India with the Asepsis team to help us document the sanitation crisis and the work being done to address it. They will also be able to receive training and advice from our award-winning panel of judges

Copyright in all images submitted for this competition remains with the respective entrants.

Usage Right: The Contest Entity does not wish to exert ownership over content submitted specifically for the competition. However, Asepsis does reserve the right to use and distribute content that is generated while traveling and working under Asepsis’ banner.

Deadline: : Dec 31, 2015


Win Nikon D810 Or Canon 5DS Camera

Photography talk imageWe believe the journey of a thousand miles for a photographer begins with just one good shot. Get your first one with a New Nikon D810 DSLR, Canon 5Ds, or with the help of $3,000 cash.


We want you to get the most out of your entries. For that, we’ve made a simple system. The more entries you have, the greater your chance is of getting your hands on one of our awesome prizes.

  • 15 ENTRIES : Sign up for a free PhotographyTalk account
  • 10 ENTRIES : Refer ONE person
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  • 1 ENTRY : Register once for the contest


You’re the average of the 5 closest people you hang out with. Why not surround yourself with over 2.7 million proven photographers that are redefining photography. Why not be a member of one of the largest photography communities? This is why you’ll get an outstanding 15 entries when you REGISTER with PhotographyTalk.

Good friends help friends, and if you’re a photographer, PhotographyTalk is the place you and your friends need to be. Each person that enters through your referral link results in 10 extra entries in your pocket,

We don’t want our photographers to miss a second. That’s why you’ll get 5 extra entries when you opt to sign up for our weekly newsletter.

So. We have a New Nikon D810 dslr, Canon 5Ds and $3000 that’s burning a hole in our pocket. All that’s missing? You


iPhoneographers Call for Entries


Entry fee: From $3.50 for one image

Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide.


  • Animals, Abstract, Architecture, Children, Flowers, Food, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Seasons, Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, Others.


  • Top Prizes :: All entries compete for the prestigious IPPA Photographer of the Year Award title, and the top 3 winners will receive a prize to be announced later.
  • 19 Gold Bars :: The top entry from each of the 19 IPPA categories will win a Gold Bar from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.
    The work of the top winner and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Winners on each category will be publicized on IPPAWARDS online gallery and any published IPPAWARDS materials.
  • Honorable Mentions :: IPPAWARDS judges will award several Honorable Mention to entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.

Judging Criteria: artistic merit, originality, subject, and style.

All images must be taken with an iPhone, iPod or an iPad. The photos should not be altered in Photoshop or any desktop image processing program. The use of any iPhone/iPad App is permissible. iPhone add-on lenses can be used. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Copyright: Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by IPPAWARDS shall carry the photographer’s credit line. All entrants understand and agree that any image submitted to the competition may be used by IPPAWARDS to use for marketing and promotional purposes including in any media such as exhibitions, print and digital media directly related to the IPPAWARDS competition.

Entry deadline: 31st March 2016


Epic Travel Photo Instagram Contest 2015

xwLAfN1Participate in the  Epic Travel Photo Instagram Contest 2015

Entry fee: Free

Who can enter: Open to all photographers, worldwide.


  • Prize valued between $2500-$5000 AUD. Prize includes return flight to Denpasar, Bali, week accommodation, island adventure tours & access to all See Ya Never events.

The winner will be the picture with the highest amount of likes on the See Ya Never Instagram account as of midnight AEAST December 2, 2015.

Entries are limited to 20 per person, regardless of amount of Instagram accounts used.

Online submission of digital photographs via Instagram.

Copyright: you agree that See Ya Never may use your submitted picture, within or outside the competition, for promotional purposes.

Entry deadline: 30th November 2015


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