Participate in the American Aperture Awards

ax3-contestPhotography is the driving visual force of our time. In still and movie form, images influence how we think, see and act. Whether by conjuring past times or transporting us to the farthest reaches of this planet, photographs expose our humanity.

The American Aperture Awards (AX3) is an international open call for photography possessing uncommon vision. This opportunity is open to photographers of all backgrounds who capture images that make the unknowable known. Our goal is to celebrate the most iconic photos taken by new and emerging talent, as well as professionals, from around the world and award their photographic insights.

Eligibility: Open to all photographers, worldwide, 18+

Entry fee: From $25 for Single Image

Sections: Professional; Amateur; Mobile; Student

Amateur categories:

  • Abstract
  • Advertising
  • Architecture/Cityscape
  • Collage
  • Conceptual/Experimental
  • Documentary
  • Fashion
  • Landscape/Seascape/Nature
  • Nudes
  • People/Portraits
  • Political
  • Still Life
  • Street Photography
  • Video/Moving Images


  1. Grand Prize: Photographer of the Year Award
  2. Emerging Prize: Emerging Photographer of the Year Award
  3. Mobile Prize: Mobile Photographer of the Year Award
  4. 15 Category Winners
  5. Cash Awards
  6. Opportunity for Gallery Representation
  7. Work exhibited in the U.S.
  8. Photos published in Fabrik Magazine and blog (viewed by collectors, galleries and curators throughout the world)

Winners will be announced on the website January 31, 2015.

There is no limit to the number of entries you can submit. A series is between 2-5 photos. The photos must share a common message or theme, and will be judged as an entire piece. Online submission of digital photographs via the website.

Image requirements: Grayscale or RGB profile; JPEG format; Resolution of 72 dpi; Longest dimension should not exceed 1280 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels; Digital file should not exceed 4 MB

Entry deadline: 3 November 2014


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