Photography Competitions

Aspiring and professional photographers alike gain exposure from showing their work. Rather than waiting to be discovered, take initiative by entering your work in some of the hundreds of photography competitions listed below.

Use the Tables to Find Photography Competitions

To make your search for photography competitions painless, we’ve categorized them according to geography and sponsor. Check out the State-based Contests tab to look for competitions in your region, or pit your skills against national photographers in the Government-based contests tab. You can also make a name for yourself by submitting your work for photography awards offered by major universities, or enter general photo contests sponsored by major corporations like Epson and Harper’s in the Education and General tabs, respectively.

This comprehensive list of photography contents provides you with a snapshot about each competition, including the title, entrance requirements, and the award each offers, in addition to a link to their official pages for more detailed information. Whether you fancy yourself the next Ansel Adams or you’re just starting your photography career, there’s a contest for you in the tabs below.

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Allegheny Commons Initiative Photo Contest View Info

Allegheny Commons Initiative Photo Contest

  • Pennsylvania
  • Category: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Participate in the Allegheny Commons 2013 photo contest. Friends, neighbors, and park visitors are encouraged to showcase their photographs and capture the natural beauty of Allegheny Commons throughout the seasons.

The winning photographs with appropriate credit will appear in the Allegheny Commons Calendar and on the Allegheny Commons website and Facebook. Winners will also receive a complimentary copy of the calendar.

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Annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest View Info

Annual Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Photo Contest

  • Ohio
  • Category: Animals, Nature

This contest will determine the image to be used on the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. Photographers are reminded to be respectful of wildlife and its habitat and not to infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person.

The winner of the 18 and over contest will receive $500 and will have his or her winning photo featured on the Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp. The youth division winner will receive a one year subscription to Wild Ohio magzine.

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Anything Irish Photography Contest View Info

Anything Irish Photography Contest

  • Iowa
  • Category: Irish theme

Iowa Irish Fest is dedicated to celebrating Irish culture in Iowa, takes place in the Lincoln Park area of downtown Waterloo, and is held annually during the first full weekend of August.

1st place $200 & displayed at Jameson's Public House; 2nd place $100; 3rd place $75. Winners will be displayed at the 2013 Iowa Irish Fest

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Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival Photo Contest View Info

Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival Photo Contest

  • Oklahoma
  • Category: Landscapes, People enjoying outdoors, Wildlife, Artistic compositions in nature, Flora and Macro

The Arbuckle-Simpson area boasts a wealth of plant and animal wildlife and an abundance of pristine natural resources. Our overall goal is to showcase the natural heritage and bounty and to increase public appreciation and enjoyment of our region's treasures. The Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival would like to invite all you amateur photographers to enter our 2013 Digital Photography Contest.

First, second and third place winners will receive ribbons. Winning entries will then be on display during the event at the Murray State College Student Campus Center. There will also be a ?People?s Choice? award presented at the Saturday night Arbuckle-Simpson Nature Festival Banquet on Saturday evening.

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ARMY Magazine Photo Contest View Info

ARMY Magazine Photo Contest

  • Virginia
  • Category: U.S. Army

The Association of the U.S. Army is pleased to announce its annual ARMY Magazine photo contest. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter.

The winning photographs will be published in ARMY Magazine, and the photographers will be awarded cash prizes. First prize is $500; second prize is $300; third prize is $200. Those who are awarded an honorable mention will each receive $100.

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Bolton Conservation Commision's Annual Photo Contest View Info

Bolton Conservation Commision's Annual Photo Contest

  • Connecticut
  • Category: Town of Bolton, Environment, Wildlife, Historical

Photos must depict the town of Bolton, Connecticut and all decisions of the judges are final. Conservation Commission and selected judges look for sharp focus, good exposure, balanced composition, and appropriate subjects.

All the prizes will be awarded at the Conservation Commission booth at Bolton Family Day. Such prizes may include checks totaling $100, Books and Book Bags from the Bolton Historical Society, Custom Earth Day T-shirts from the Bolton Conservation Commission, Wildife artwork by Ray Hardy, Professional Photo Shoot by Moments in Time Photography, Free drinking water tests by Phoenix Environmental Laboratories, Equipment rentals by Eastern Mountain Sports at Buckland, and Elderberry Plants by North Central Conservation District.

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Canon "Catch the Color"" Photo Contest" View Info

Canon "Catch the Color"" Photo Contest"

  • Oregon
  • Category: Flowers, Details and Macro, Landscape & Field, Catch All.

Our favorite time of year is when the tulips bloom! Send us your best photo taken at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival.

Grand Prize: Canon Digital Rebel T4i with 18-55mm IS Lens Kit, a value of over $800. 1st Place in each Category: $100 Pro Photo Supply gift card. 2nd Place in each Category: $50 Pro Photo Supply gift card. 3rd Place in each Category: $25 Pro Photo Supply gift card

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Columbus Camera Group's Photo Contest View Info

Columbus Camera Group's Photo Contest

  • Ohio
  • Category: Monthly themes

Each month at CCG we hold a photo contest, the theme of which is announced at the beginning of each month via Facebook. ?Like? us to receive these updates and more!

First place receives a $25 gift certificate and a 16 x 20 print of their image. Second prize and third prize receive an 8 x 10 print of their image.

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CRAZ Annual Photo Contest View Info

CRAZ Annual Photo Contest

  • Nebraska
  • Category: Atmosphere, Nature, Urban/Industry, People

Contest is open to all amateur photographers that reside or work within the CRAZ boundaries. Entries are not limited to those taken this calendar year. Photos must have been taken by the entrant themselves, within the CRAZ boundaries (boundaries located on website). CRAZ employees, board and committee members are not eligible. Mail to: Box 918, 3545 ? 32 Avenue NE Calgary, Alberta T1Y 6M6. Email to: alyssa.gerling@calgary.ca

Adult: First place ($200) and runner-up ($100) for each of the themes: Atmosphere, Nature, Urban/Industry, and People. Youth: First place ($200) and runner-up ($100) will be awarded for all photos entered in this category. Mobile: First place ($200) and runner-up ($100) will be awarded for all photos entered in this category.

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Delaware Beach Life Photo Contest View Info

Delaware Beach Life Photo Contest

  • Delaware
  • Category: Wildlife, Scenic, People

Delaware Beach Life magazine invites you to enter its annual Photo Contest for amateur photographers. Photos must capture life in coastal Delaware.

Winners will be announced in the October 2013 issue of Delaware Beach Life. The top three photographs in each category will be featured in that issue.

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East Idaho Community Photo Contest View Info

East Idaho Community Photo Contest

  • Idaho
  • Category: Potrait, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Leisure, Events, Open

Idaho Falls Magazine's East Idaho Community Photo Contest

$2,000+ Cash awards and plaques for top entries in up to 10 divisions; Special merchandise awards up to $1,200 for grand prize; $1,000+ added values in gift certificates

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Florida State Parks and State Trails Photo Contest View Info

Florida State Parks and State Trails Photo Contest

  • Florida
  • Category: Florida State Parks and State Trails

Contestants must be 13 years old or older. If the contestant is under 18, a parent or legal guardian must complete and sign the Release by the Photographer portion of the Photograph Entry Form. Contest entries must be received by email or regular mail no later than 11:59 p.m. on the 20th day of each month to be included in the next month's contest. Judges will base their decisions on the following qualities: focus, lighting composition, impact, creativity and storytelling.

The First Place Winner of the Annual Photo Contest will receive a Family Annual Entrance Pass to Florida?s state parks. Prizes for Second and Third Place Winners will be an Individual Annual Entrance Pass.

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Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest View Info

Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

  • Missouri
  • Category: Beauty of the Farm, Faces of the Farm, The Farmer's Life, The Pride of the Farm, Children's Barnyard

Do you have an eye for photography? Submit your best photos to the Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest! Contest entries will appear on the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Flickr page and the winners will be showcased in the Agriculture Building at the Missouri State Fair.

An AgriMissouri gift basket valued at $100 will be awarded to the "First Place"" winner in each of the four categories. An AgriMissouri gift basket valued at $250 will be awarded to the ""Best of Show"" winner. The winner of the children's contest will receive a special gift basket filled with $100 worth of child-friendly items from AgriMissouri."

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Governor's North Dakota Photo Contest View Info

Governor's North Dakota Photo Contest

  • North Dakota
  • Category: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery, Wildlife

"North Dakota has many talented amateur photographers

and this contest is a way for them to share their talents

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Great Nevada Picture Hunt View Info

Great Nevada Picture Hunt

  • Nevada
  • Category: Nevada

For more than three decades, Nevada Magazine?s Great Nevada Picture Hunt photo contest has been a favorite among photographers and readers.

Grand Prize: Photo Sport Pro 30L AW Backpack ($199.99 value), $250 Gordon's Gift Card 2nd Place: $150 Gordon's Gift Card 3rd Place: $100 Gordon's Gift Card 4th Place: $50 Gordon's Gift Card

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest View Info

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Photo Contest

  • New Jersey
  • Category: Birds, Wildlife, Plants, Landscapes, Nature, Youth

Share your special moments at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. Pictures should be taken during the past 2 years and must be taken in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. All amateur photographers are invited and encouraged to submit digital photos.

Winners and selected entries will be featured in the Great Swamp photo frames in the Visitor Center.

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Heritage Highway Photography Contest View Info

Heritage Highway Photography Contest

  • Nebraska
  • Category: buildings, a riverboat, community theatres, captivating museums, vintage hotels, and historic churches

The Heritage Highway 136 Byway Community would like to invite you to participate in a photography contest sponsored by local towns along the beautiful, historic journey that is our Heritage Highway. Photographs spanning a range of categories will be accepted, and prizes are available for winners.

The top four entries will receive one of the several vacation packages that have been assembled: Fairbury Package - 1 night's stay at Fairbury Executive Suites, 10% off coupon at Stagecoach Mall Antiques & Tasting Room, Lunch at Rowdy's Steakhouse, Spa Treatment at Pure Serenite Spa & Salon Red Cloud Package - 1 night's stay at the historic Cather Second Home, 2 free 3-building tours of the Cather historic sites, 2 tickets to the Red Cloud Opera House, 2 steak dinners at the Palace Steakhouse, and 9 holes of golf at the Red Cloud Country Club Pawnee City Package - 1 night's stay at My Blue Heaven B&B, free admission at the Harold Lloyd Museum, free admission at the Pawnee City Historical Museum, $15 gift and a free gourmet pizza from Schilling Bridge Winery & Microbrewery Tecumseh/Johnson County Package - two $25 gift certificates to Chief Drug, one $25 gift certificate to Harvest Bowl, one $25 gift certificate to Frazier's Café, and four tickets to Deer Creek Sodbusters Antique Machinery Show

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Idaho Native Plant Society Photo Contest View Info

Idaho Native Plant Society Photo Contest

  • Idaho
  • Category: Plants; Close-up, Habitat, Plant-pollinator interaction

The Idaho Native Plant Society is having a photo contest! The contest is open to all members of INPS across the state. This is an excellent opportunity for plant lovers to share their most remarkable photos and earn a chance to win a prize. Photos may be used for the INPS image library on the website, education and outreach documents, Sage Notes, and future calendars. Photos must be of plants NATIVE to Idaho. This can include close-up shots of species or landscape shots of multiple plants in their native habitats.

There will be a 1st place winner and a 2nd place winner for each category.

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IMAGE New Mexico Photo Contest View Info

IMAGE New Mexico Photo Contest

  • New Mexico
  • Category: All

IMAGE New Mexico 2013 photography contest is open. This is the fourth edition of this popular contest. Usually, the contest is only open to New Mexico residents, but this year we have decided to open it up and make it open an international pool of photographers, with images being accepted that were shot in New Mexico within the last four years.

Juror's Choice Awards; People?s Choice Award; Best of Show, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and five Honorable Mentions. 35-40 images will be accepted for the exhibition.

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Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest View Info

Indiana State Department of Agriculture Photo Contest

  • Indiana
  • Category: Conservation, Agritourism, Faces of Agriculture, On the Farm

Participants are encouraged to submit photos that are reflective of our changing seasons. We also encourage both horizontal and vertical photos that capture a wide variety of all agriculture sectors, including but not limited to livestock, specialty crops, cover crops and renewable fuels.

Contest winners will have their winning photographs framed and featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor's Family of Business in Indianapolis as well as be the special guests of ISDA at this year's Indiana State Fair, where they will be recognized at the Celebration of Agriculture event.

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Iowa State Fair Photography Salon View Info

Iowa State Fair Photography Salon

  • Iowa
  • Category: All

Photographers from across the country submitted their best work for judging in the Photography Salon competition judged Sunday, prior to the start of the Iowa State Fair.

Prize Money: Iowa State Fair $3,075, Sponsors $5,500, Total Awarded $8,575

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Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest View Info

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest

  • New York
  • Category: Wildlife, Habitat, People, Young Nature Photographer

Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge and the Friends of Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge are sponsoring their annual Amateur Photo Contest.

Winners will receive gift certificates to the FINWR Store. 1st Place: $50 2nd Place: $30 3rd Place: $20 Honorable Mention: USFWS Pin

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Kenosha Area Picture Perfect Photo Contest View Info

Kenosha Area Picture Perfect Photo Contest

  • Winconsin
  • Category: Kenosha Area

Enter your photos now in the Kenosha Area Picture Perfect Photo Contest! This is a photo contest sponsored by the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (KACVB) to showcase the beautiful sights of the Kenosha Area. Each photo submitted has the chance to be used in various KACVB publications and on its web site, to promote the Kenosha Area as a fun and exciting place for out-of-town visitors.

The top photos will be awarded dinner for two at an area restaurant.

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Lake Oswego Photo Contest View Info

Lake Oswego Photo Contest

  • Oregon
  • Category: Life, Places, People, Positive Aging and Youth in Lake Oswego

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to enter their best images in the "City of Lake Oswego Photo Contest."" This contest allows people the chance to see the city through your unique lens. Send in your best photos for a chance to win! Contest entries will be judged on overall quality

creativity and how well the photograph portrays Lake Oswego."

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Lake Superior Photo Contest View Info

Lake Superior Photo Contest

  • Minnesota
  • Category: Nature, Lake/Landscapes, People/Humor, Artsy/Altered.

The contest is open to any photographer who has not been paid to have a photo printed in Lake Superior Magazine; magazine staff members and their immediate families cannot enter. We encourage the works of amateurs and also encourage that those who enter make less than 50 percent of their income through photography.

Grand Prize: $239 Prize Package 4 First Prizes: $39 Prize Package 4 Second Prizes: $33 Prize Package Honorable Mention: Certificate of Honor Finalist: Certificate of Merit

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Life in the Finger Lakes Photo Contest View Info

Life in the Finger Lakes Photo Contest

  • New York
  • Category: Color, Black & White, Digitally Altered

The photographers who enter the photo contest have a true passion for this incredible area. It's so diverse ? from the deep gorges of Letchworth State Park to the panoramic views of the Finger Lakes themselves, from the classical architecture of the towns and cities to the quaintness of the country farm house ? this area has it all.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize plaques plus publication in winter magazine issue

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Louisville Mayor's Photo Contest View Info

Louisville Mayor's Photo Contest

  • Kentucky
  • Category: Louisville

Louisville Metro is in search of your pictorial point of view on what makes Louisville a great place to live, work and play. In this first ever photo competition, Louisville is seeking photos that express the spirit, feel and individuality of Louisville.

Winners will have their image(s) displayed on the official Louisvilleky.gov web site and Facebook page or they may be incorporated into the Mayor's newsletter or other city issued publications. In addition, prize packages will be offered as well as recognition from Mayor Greg Fischer.

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Lower Delta Photography Contest View Info

Lower Delta Photography Contest

  • Mississippi
  • Category: Mississippi's Natural Landscapes, Birds, Wildlife, People, Floral, Macro, Delta Landmarks

Mississippi's Lower Delta Partnership along with the Mississippi Wildlife Federation is once again sponsoring an outdoor photography contest. Youth ages 10-18 and adults are invited to submit photographs related to Mississippi's Lower Delta.

Winning photographs will be displayed on Mississippi's LDP's (www.lowerdelta.org) and the Mississippi Wildlife Federation's (www.mswildlife.org) websites. In addition, winning photographs may also be published in MWF's magazine, Mississippi Wildlife, The Deer Creek Pilot and other MWF and Lower Delta Partnership publications. Appropriate credit will be given to photographers. From these finalists one will be picked as the Best Overall Photograph in both the Adult and Youth Divisions and awarded a cash prize.

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Maryland Milestones Annual Photo Contest View Info

Maryland Milestones Annual Photo Contest

  • Maryland
  • Category: Rivers to Rockets, For the Fun of It, Expressions of Art, Nature of the Area

Maryland Milestones/ATHA Inc. continues its successful annual photo contest to capture the beauty, history, people, and distinctive character of the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area. Winning images become the basis for our yearly calendar.

The winning photographs with appropriate credit will appear in the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. Calendar and on the Anacostia Trails Heritage Area Inc. website. Winners will also receive a copy of the calendar and other prizes to be determined.

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Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest View Info

Maryland Natural Resources Photo Contest

  • Maryland
  • Category: Birds, Wildlife, Insects, Scenic, Flora, People enjoying State Parks

Enter your photos into the Maryland Natural Resource Photo Contest, sponsored by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, the Maryland Park Service and Maryland Public Television. Contest winners receive prizes and have their photos published in the Maryland Natural Resource winter issue as well as the Maryland Natural Resource Calendar. Winners will be announced on the DNR website, www.dnr.maryland.gov.

Grand Prize Winner: $500, Maryland State Park Passport, lifetime subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine and five copies of the DNR Calendar with winning photo published. 6 Category Winners: Maryland State Park Passport, 2 year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine and five copies of the DNR Calendar with winning photo published. 6 Second Place Winners: 1 year subscription to the Maryland Natural Resource magazine and five copies of the DNR calendar with winning photo published.

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Mass Audubon Photo Contest View Info

Mass Audubon Photo Contest

  • Massachusetts
  • Category: People in Nature, Birds, Other Animals, Plants and Fungi, Landscapes

Once again we're seeking photos that highlight people in nature and the beauty of Massachusetts wildlife and landscapes. Last year, we received more than 2,000 images. We can't wait to see what you have in store for us this year! Each entrant may submit up to five photographs, which must be taken in Massachusetts or at Mass Audubon?s Wildwood Camp, located in Rindge, NH.

A grand prize winner, selected from among up to 10 winners (two from each level per category), will be awarded a $250 gift card, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary. In addition, the grand prize winner's photo will be featured in Connections, Mass Audubon's member newsletter. Other winners will receive $100 gift cards, to be redeemed at a Mass Audubon shop or a wildlife sanctuary, and up to 10 runners-up will win $50 gift cards. Additional honorable mentions may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.

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Minnesota Renaissance Festival Royal Photo Contest View Info

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Royal Photo Contest

  • Minnesota
  • Category: Festival; Crafts, Entertainment, Food, Dogs, Special Events

The Minnesota Renaissance Festival invites photographers to submit performance day images from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival. The Minnesota Renaissance is one of the most photographed events in the entire Midwest. The contest challenge is to capture the colorful celebratory quality of the participants, patrons and even the pets. Your photographs can show performers and crafters, jousters and fairies, customers and royalty, dogs and dukes. Use your imagination, tell a story, and enter for a chance to win great prizes from the Minnesota Renaissance Festival and the Minneapolis Photo Center.

1st Place: Canon Digital E60 Kit with 18-135mm Lense ($1300), $100 Digital Printing from West Photo, 1 year membership to Minneapolis Photo Center ($300), Minnesota Renaissance Festival admission tickets and pottery mug. 2nd Place: Nikon Cool Pixs P500 Digital Camera ($400), $100 Digital Printing from West Photo, 1 year membership to Minneapolis Photo Center ($300), Minnesota Renaissance Festival admission ticket and t-shirt. 3rd Place: Canon Elph 500 HS Digital Camera ($280), 1 year membership to Minneapolis Photo Center ($300).

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Minnesota Represent Show Photo Contest View Info

Minnesota Represent Show Photo Contest

  • Minnesota
  • Category: Ski, Minnesota; the people, places, and experiences

The Minnesota Represent Show wants to see what representing Minnesota looks like through your creative eye, whether behind the lens or on a pair a skis; lets see what you got!

Best Ski Photo Prize: pair of headphones and a XL Inspired Minnesota t-shirt MNREP Photo Award Prize: pair of headphones and a XL Minessota Represent tall t-shirt

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Missouri Life's Photo Contest View Info

Missouri Life's Photo Contest

  • Missouri
  • Category: Beauty, Fun, and Life in Missouri

We are delighted to present our first-ever photo contest. Our state has so much to offer, from breathtaking views and charming small towns to stately buildings and friendly people, we thought it was about time we let our readers share with us how they see Missouri - from their cameras, of course!

The grand prize winner of the photo contest will receive a Canon EOS Rebel T3i with an 18-55 mm lens, along with $50 in lab credits at MPix. Each category will also be awarded prizes for first, second, and third place.

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Montana Mom Photo Contest View Info

Montana Mom Photo Contest

  • Montana
  • Category: Mothers

Do you have the best Mom in all of Montana and possibly the world? We want to see your mom moving it Montana style! Whether she is cruising on the lake, taking the kids to baseball practice, riding a four wheeler, making the most delicious dinner, or just being her fabulous self, we want to see it! There is a wonderful prize up for grabs too!

The grand prize winning Mom will receive $100 towards metal photo art to preserve precious memories in a very original way.The mom with the most votes wins the prize!

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North Carolina 4-H Congress Photo Contest View Info

North Carolina 4-H Congress Photo Contest

  • North Carolina
  • Category: 4-H in Action, Nature?s Beauty, Shadows & Light

The statewide NC 4-H Congress Photography Contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Agricultural Communicators Network (formerly the North Carolina Farm Writers and Broadcasters Association) and coordinated by the Department of Communication Services at NC State University. The purpose of this exhibition is to provide a showcase of 4-H members' photographic accomplishments. The exhibit is unveiled at 4-H Congress in Raleigh, NC each summer. The winning photos are then displayed at selected meetings and events throughout the year until the next Congress.

Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention. Each winner also receives a congratulatory letter from the Department of Communication Services. Winning entries are reproduced on a display board that travels across the state during the year, and they are also displayed on the 4-H Photography Contest webpage.

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Oklahoma Living Calendar Contest View Info

Oklahoma Living Calendar Contest

  • Oklahoma
  • Category: Oklahoma, Monthly themes

Win $300 and have your picture published in Oklahoma Living! Each month has a designated theme, so send us your best shots in the most fitting categories! Photos will be used to create a 2014 Photo Calendar, which will be sold through Oklahoma Living. Funds generated from calendar's sales will go to a charity.

One grand prize winner will receive $300 and 12 other winners will receive a $50 gift card. All winning photos will be published in Oklahoma Living.

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Old World Wisconsin Foundation Photo Contest View Info

Old World Wisconsin Foundation Photo Contest

  • Winconsin
  • Category: Pioneer Life, People, Agriculture, Nature & Historic Structures

Calling All Shutter Bugs! It's not too early to start thinking about the 2013 contest! Entries must be prints, either color or black & white. All photos must be taken at Old World Wisconsin.

Best of show: $350, Second Place overall: $200, First place winner in each category: $30, Second place winners: $20, Third place winners: $10.

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Operation Wildflower Calendar Contest View Info

Operation Wildflower Calendar Contest

  • West Virginia
  • Category: Flowers

Operation Wildflower has brought beauty and diversity to West Virginia highways for many years. The program has been, and continues to be, an asset to the Mountain State. The program began in 1990 under the DNR with a test site on I-64 near Huntington, West Virginia. The success of the site led to the expansion of the program to include donations from garden clubs and the public. Today, more than 250 acres of wildflowers grow on state roads, including sites on every interstate highway.

Twelve winners will be selected to represent the months of the year. A grand prize winner will be chosen to appear on the calendar cover.

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Orange Audubon Society's Kit and Sidney Chertok Nature Photography Contest View Info

Orange Audubon Society's Kit and Sidney Chertok Nature Photography Contest

  • Florida
  • Category: Florida; Animals, Plants, Landscapes, Habitats

Photograph the amazing native animals, plants, landscapes and habitats of Florida. Help to raise awareness to protect Florida's biological diversity.

1st place - $50 cash + $25 gift card from Colonial Photo & Hobby + ribbon 2nd place - $30 cash + $15 gift card from Colonial Photo & Hobby + ribbon 3rd place - $20 cash + $10 gift card from Colonial Photo & Hobby + ribbon

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Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands Annual Photo Contest View Info

Pennsylvania's Laurel Highlands Annual Photo Contest

  • Pennsylvania
  • Category: People & Animals, Landscapes & Attractions

We are seeking photos to tell the story of your visit to the beautiful Laurel Highlands! The photos can range from landscapes to your family having fun at a local attraction. Only photos taken of the Laurel Highlands (Fayette, Somerset or Westmoreland Counties, PA) will be eligible.

1st Place: $500; 2nd Place: $300; 3rd Place: $150

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RI Photo Contest! View Info

RI Photo Contest!

  • Rhode Island
  • Category: Monthly themes

Washington Trust has partnered with Rhode Island Monthly to bring you another monthly photo essay contest. We want to see and read about your Rhode Island Favorites and then we want to share them with our readers. Each month there will be a different category focused on a Rhode Island "FAVORITE""."

Prizes include: Winning photo and essay featured in a two-thirds page ad in Rhode Island Monthly A Rhode Island themed gift basket full of local gifts and treats. ($100+ Value) Winning photos will also reside on ILuvRI.com and RIMonthly.com

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Rural Kansas Photography Contest View Info

Rural Kansas Photography Contest

  • Kansas
  • Category: Community Landmarks, Four Seasons, Winter Wonderland, Health Care, Heartland Adventures & Wildlife and Critters.

The Rural Kansas Photography Contest is presented by The University of Kansas Medical Center, Rural Health Education and Services. The purpose is to work with Kansans across the state to produce a collection of photographic images to help promote Kansas as a great place to live, work and play.

Prizes are awarded to the top two winning photographers in each category. Winning photos will be published in Kansas Connections newsletter and displayed on the RHES website. Winners will receive a copy of Kansas Connections newsletter and a variety of University of Kansas/University of Kansas Medical Center themed items.

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Rural Reflections Photo Contest View Info

Rural Reflections Photo Contest

  • Arkansas
  • Category: Agriculture, Farm

This competition offers amateur photographers the chance to explore the many activities, seasons, triumphs, disappointments and faces of agriculture, our state?s key industry. The photos that win this $1,000 competition will capture the image and spirit of agriculture, and Farm Bureau, in Arkansas.

Grand Prize: $500 High School: $250 Adult: $250 The winners and honorable mentions may have their works published, with credit, in Front Porch and Arkansas Agriculture magazines, on Farm Bureau?s website, www.arfb.com, and in other publications.

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San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Photo Contest View Info

San Diego Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers Photo Contest

  • California
  • Category: Conservation and the Environment

This is a digital photo contest highlighting photography's vital role in capturing conservation issues worldwide. Photos will be judged on the basis of content, overall impact and artistic quality. Each photo must tell a "good news"" story about conservation and the environment."

The prizes include: Best In Show (1) - $75 and People's Choice (1) - $75. The winning photos will be displayed at SDAAZK events, the SDAAZK website, the SDAAZK Facebook page and possibly printed on the cover of The Animal Keeper's Forum (national AAZK publication).

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Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Semi-annual Photography Contest View Info

Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Semi-annual Photography Contest

  • New Mexico
  • Category: Animals, Nature

It is estimated that 8.7 million species inhabit our planet. From wild to domesticated, cuddly to fearsome, they fascinate us and address our faith, doubt, passion and dread. We express our interactions with them, and interpretations of them, in color and in black-and-white, using tools that range from digital and film cameras to alternative processes, to iPhones. Our contest is an opportunity to pause and review your photography, then join our international community of photographers and share your images with our distinguished judges. The prizes are great, the 50 winning images are featured in The Workshops online gallery, and the four winning images will be printed on the Epson printers in our state-of-the art digital lab and displayed in our on-campus Epson Gallery.

The Workshops is grateful to our educational partners and sponsors who have contributed to an impressive prize list with a total value of over $14,000. Entrants have the opportunity to win one Grand Prize, one Second Prize, one Third Prize, or one of 46 Honorable Mentions. Entrants who are alumni are eligible to win one Workshops Director?s Award.

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Share the View International Nature Photography Contest View Info

Share the View International Nature Photography Contest

  • Colorado
  • Category: Landscapes, Wildlife, Nature

Open to all photographers worldwide, 18 years and up. Images must be taken by the person entering them. Enter as many images as you'd like at $10/image or 6 images for $50. Digital upload is required, but images may have been created with either film or digital cameras.

Total of $3,500 in cash prizes for the top 11 images: 2 Grand Prizes of $1000 each, 4 First Prizes $250, 5 Second Prizes $100.

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South Carolina WIldlife Federation Annual Wildlife Photography Contest View Info

South Carolina WIldlife Federation Annual Wildlife Photography Contest

  • South Carolina
  • Category: Carolina Critters, Scenes of South Carolina, Kids in Nature

Calling all amateur photographers! The SCWF is sponsoring their Annual Wildlife Photography Contest. Send us your best pictures capturing the beauty of South Carolina?s nature - in your own backyard or our backyard - that being South Carolina?s natural landscapes and creatures. Entries must be images taken in South Carolina. Captive, domestic, and exotic species will not be considered. This contest is open to amateur photographers only.

First, Second, and Third places will be awarded. Contest winners will be published online.

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The Maine Windjammer Association Photo Contest View Info

The Maine Windjammer Association Photo Contest

  • Maine
  • Category: Sunsets, Scenics, People, Food

Windjamming is, quite literally, like nothing else on Earth. By turns exhilarating, relaxing, surprising and nurturing, it's like no other pure sail vacation you've ever experienced.

First Place: Free Windjammer cruise of your choice during the 2014 season. Second Place: $200 gift certificate. Third Place: $100 gift certificate. Additional prizes will be awarded in each category.

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The Nature Conservancy in Indiana Digital Photography Competition View Info

The Nature Conservancy in Indiana Digital Photography Competition

  • Indiana
  • Category: Nature

Do you like visiting Conservancy preserves in Indiana? Do you like capturing the beauty of nature in pictures? If so, enter the Indiana Chapter?s Photo Contest! Your original digital photos of The Nature Conservancy in Indiana?s lands, waters, plants, animals and people in nature could be the winning image!

Each category's winning image will be printed in The Nature Conservancy in Indiana Newsletter, Nature Matters. All entrants featured in the newsletter will receive a copy of the newsletter.

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The Vermont Maple Festival Maple Sugaring Amateur Photography Contest View Info

The Vermont Maple Festival Maple Sugaring Amateur Photography Contest

  • Vermont
  • Category: Product, People, Scenic

This contest is for Vermont amateur photographers only. By entering this contest, you certify that you made the original exposures of your submitted photos, and that the processing, printing and special effects were done by you, or under your direction. You must also be a resident of Vermont.

The judges will select 10 winning photos, a Best of Show, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, place for each category. The Best of Show winner will receive $50.00. Each category winner will receive:for 1st Place - $30.00; for 2nd Place - $20.00; and for 3rd Place - $10.00.

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Vermont Magazine Photo Contest View Info

Vermont Magazine Photo Contest

  • Vermont
  • Category: All

Photos from Vermont Magazine?s annual photo contest will be shown in the photo essay of our November-December issue. Other entries may be selected for use in our Vermont Magazine calendar.

Prizes: Digital Cameras from Green Mountain Camera

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Washington County Photo Contest View Info

Washington County Photo Contest

  • Texas
  • Category: Parades, ranch life, historic downtowns, festivals, sports, history and scenery.

If you enjoy photography, you will want to know more about the Washington County Chamber's annual Photo Contest. All entries must feature a positive visual image of Washington County life. The objective is to create an image that depicts some of the essence of our community - one that will attract others to come and visit!

The Grand prize winner will receive a $150 gift prize and have the winning photograph published on the Washington County Souvenir Postcard. Second and Third places will also receive special gift prices.

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Washington Trails Association Photo Contest View Info

Washington Trails Association Photo Contest

  • Washington
  • Category: Trailscapes, Hikers in Action, Flora and Fauna, Families on Trail, Offbeat Outdoors.

Washington's wilderness landscapes are extremely photogenic. Here's your chance to show off your fantastic photos of hiking locations in Washington - and help WTA protect them.

Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in five different categories and a grand prize winner will appear on the cover of Washington Trails

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Western North Carolina Foto Fest Photo Contest View Info

Western North Carolina Foto Fest Photo Contest

  • North Carolina
  • Category: Landscape, Black & White Tones, Wildlife, Closeup, Hand of Man, Anything Goes

Everybody has a photo contest. Most give a certificate of some sort to the winners. Some contests offer something a little more tangible, but then they charge a fee for entering photos. Bill and Kevin wanted to do something different. They decided to reward you with something really exciting and then give it to you as a FREE benefit of attending Foto Fest. Prints for the first place and best of show winners will be unveiled on the opening night of Foto Fest and displayed throughout the weekend. Winners will be able to take their prints with them at the end of the event.

First Place winners for each category and the Best of Show winner will be printed on a canvas wrap and displayed during the weekend at Foto Fest. First Place prints will be 16" x 24"" and the Best of Show print will be 24"" x 36"". Winners will take their prints home with them at the end of the event. First Place

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Wildflower Magazine Photo Contest View Info

Wildflower Magazine Photo Contest

  • Texas
  • Category: Wildlife, Botanical, Landscape, People with Wildflowers

The Wildflower Magazine photo contest is sponsored by the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Texas Highways magazine.

All winners will receive a family membership to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, a $70 value. First place winners receive a handcrafted mesquite bowl by Curtis Loudermilk. The Wildflower Center reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event the offered prize is unavailable. No substitution or transfer of prizes permitted except as provided herein.

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Festival of Books Literary Photo Contest View Info

Festival of Books Literary Photo Contest

  • Category: Liturature, Books, Character

Does your camera (or camera phone) bring out your creative streak? Put your talent to work! The University of Southern California and the L.A. Times invite YOU to submit an original photo that captures a literary moment?favorite reading spot, recreation of a scene from a book, interpretation of a book title, improvised book cover, or interpretations of literary authors, figures, or characters. Dress up as a beloved book character, sketch your favorite scene from literature, act out a memorable literary moment?capture it with a photo and you could be a winner!

1 First Prize: Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. ARV: $200.00. 2 Honorable Mention prizes: $100 Barnes & Noble gift card.

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Georgia Forages Photo Contest View Info

Georgia Forages Photo Contest

  • Category: Harvested Forages, Grazing, Education, Wildlife and Conservation, Troubleshooting, Open

The purpose of the contest is to recognize, through photography, the multi-faceted uses of forages in Georgia. This contest is open to anyone who would like to share their photos with the Georgia Forages community.

Certificates will be awarded for the best photos. The top 3 photos in each category will be enlarged and displayed at the Sunbelt Ag Expo at the ?Ask the Expert? booth in the Livestock Pavilion. Photo entries will also be posted to a website for public viewing.

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Hanover's Best Shot Photo Contest View Info

Hanover's Best Shot Photo Contest

  • Category: Students, Students Abroad, Campus, Events

Hanover has been recognized repeatedly as one of the most beautiful college campuses in the country. We want you to dust off your cameras and show us just how photogenic our beloved campus can be by participating in Hanover's Best Shot.

1 grand prize (Hanover's Best Shot 2013) winner will be selected from the category winners and will win an iPad or books for a semester (for enrolled Hanover College students only). The remaining winners from the other categories will win a $50 gift certificate.

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New Mexico State 4-H Photography contest View Info

New Mexico State 4-H Photography contest

  • Category: Film, Digital

Photos are displayed at the New Mexico State Fair. Winners receive rosettes. Chosen photos will be made into a screensaver package. The package will be available to download from the New Mexico 4-H Website under the photo contest information.

An overall winner in each of the categories, Film and Digital, will receive a $125 gift card for Best Buy.

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University of South Florida International Photo Competition View Info

University of South Florida International Photo Competition

  • Category: International Landscape, Seascape, Cityscape; Students Abroad

To celebrate diversity and promote cross-cultural understanding, USF World is proud to sponsor the annual International Photo Competition. This contest is designed to offer USF students, professors, staff, and alumni an opportunity to share their international experiences with the University.

Winners receive a USF World prize bag that contains several items including USF sweatshirts for the winners in each category and USF t-shirts to the honorable mentions. Additionally the winners are invited to a reception where they talk about their photos, meet the judges and are given award certificates from USF World. Additionally the winning photos are framed and displayed throughout the campus (in the bookstore, USF World, and the Marshall Center). In years past the winning photos have been featured in USF magazine and on the USF home page.

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Angling, Hunting and Trapping Photo contest View Info

Angling, Hunting and Trapping Photo contest

  • Category: Freshwater Fishing, Hunting and Trapping

Do you bring your camera with you on your hunting, trapping, or fishing adventures? Have you got high quality images that you would like to share with other hunters, trappers, or anglers? The Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations is holding a photo contest for the cover of the Freshwater Fishing Regulations Synopsis and the Hunting and Trapping Regulations Synopsis.

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City of Mankato Annual Photo Contest View Info

City of Mankato Annual Photo Contest

  • Category: Mankato

Everyone is welcome to participate by submitting original photos of Mankato. Photos must be taken in Mankato city limits within two years of the contest year. The annual photo contest encourages citizen involvement and showcases Mankato's quality of life and spaces and places.

Winning photos may be used in city of Mankato communication pieces and on the city website.

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Fire Island Wildlife Photo Contest View Info

Fire Island Wildlife Photo Contest

  • Category: Fire Island Wildlife

Whether capturing those miles of undeveloped beaches or fond memories of experiences with family and friends, Fire Island National Seashore's wide diversity of natural, cultural and recreational resources provide inspiration for getting outdoors. Photographers of all ages and levels are welcome to enter the contest. Contest entries are accepted each summer, from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

All entrants will receive a contest certificate. Photographs will be reproduced by the National Park Service for publications including newsletters, brochures, the park webpage, and social media platforms. Photographs may additionally be used in official park press releases.

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National Fossil Day 2013: Art and Photography Contest View Info

National Fossil Day 2013: Art and Photography Contest

  • Category: Fossils

The National Fossil Day partners are sponsoring an art and photography contest to celebrate the fourth annual National Fossil Day (Wednesday, October 16, 2013). The theme for this contest is "Your nomination for our National Fossil""."

The winning photographs for each category, and the 6 entries chosen to be National Fossil Candidates, will appear on the National Fossil Day website starting on or after October 16th, 2013.

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National Historic Landmark (NHL) Photo Contest View Info

National Historic Landmark (NHL) Photo Contest

  • Category: National Historic Landmarks

National Historic Landmarks tell tales in neighborhoods, cities, parks and landscapes all across the country. Get out your camera. Visit a site. Listen to your stories. Share Your Observations.There are just over 2,500 places, objects or districts that are designated as National Historic Landmarks. These exceptional sites celebrate our shared history and help us understand where we come from and what we might achieve. In most cases, they are owned or operated by private individuals, nonprofit groups or companies. They are proud of their stewardship and work hard to preserve their site for the enjoyment of generations to come. Your visit makes you a part of their story. Enjoy!

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National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest View Info

National Natural Landmarks Photo Contest

  • Category: Natural Landmarks

For the past 10 years, photographers from around the country have been submitting spectacular images of the scenic and diverse natural heritage found within the nearly 600 NNL sites nationwide. National Natural Landmark sites are located on both public and private lands. Some sites are very well-known and close to metropolitan areas; whereas others are more off-the-beaten path. Please help us continue this decade-long tradition!

Winning photographs will appear in the NNL calendar. Each of the winning entrants will receive five (5) copies of the calendar. First, second and third place winners will be recognized and will receive a NNL related prize in addition to the calendar. Limit is one (1) NNL prize per entrant.

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Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest View Info

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge Amateur Photo Contest

  • Category: Rocky Mountains, Wildlife, Landscapes

The contest is open to all amateur photographers who are residents of the state of Colorado. U.S fish and wildlife service employees and friends of the front range willife refuges are excluded from the contest.

The top 3 winning entries will be reproduced into postcards and will be available for sale at Nature's Nest Books and Gifts managed by the Friends of the Front Range Wildlife Refuges. The gift store is located inside the Refuge Visitor Center. Photo credit and title of the image will be included on the postcard.

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State Magazine End State Photo Contest View Info

State Magazine End State Photo Contest

  • Category: a photo that tells an interesting story about the people, culture or lifestyle in a country

Sometimes the best stories have the fewest words. Do you have a photo that tells an interesting story about the people, culture or lifestyle in a country where the Department has a presence? Submit your best images for a chance to be featured in State Magazine, including a special edition of End State.

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The Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White View Info

The Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White

  • Category: Black & White

All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. This includes alternative process, traditional, digital, and toned black and white images. All subjects are welcome.

Juror's Selection: $500; Director's Selection: $250; 2 liveBooks Website Awards;

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Association Of Photographers Awards View Info

Association Of Photographers Awards

  • Category: All

The AOP Photographers Awards is the most prestigious and highly respected competition for professional photographers worldwide. Being selected for the Book and Exhibition is one of the greatest accolades available to professional photographers and offers major exposure to commissioners and the creative industry as a whole. In addition all selected entrants will have an extensive presence on the Awards website.

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition View Info

Astronomy Photographer of the Year Competition

  • Category: Earth and Space, Our Solar System, Deep Space, Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year

Now in its fifth year, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition and exhibition continues to showcase incredible images from amateur astrophotographers all around the world. Whether you're new to astrophotography or a seasoned amateur, anyone can enter. We've had a huge range of images in previous years, from amazing landscape photography that captures the Moon and the Sun to stunning deep space images taken by robotic telescopes. The competition is open to entrants of all ages.

Overall winner: Prize: £1500, Each Category: Winner: £500, Runner-up: £250, Highly commended entries: £125

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Black & White Single Image Contest View Info

Black & White Single Image Contest

  • Category: Black & White

A best photograph will be chosen from each category and will be featured in a regular issue of Black & White with a short bio of the photographer and background information on the shot.

More than 210 winning images will be chosen in 15 different categories and each will have a full-page display in the Black & White Special Issue. This is your chance to have your images seen by more than 35,000 viewers worldwide.

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Black and White Spider Awards View Info

Black and White Spider Awards

  • Category: Black & White

Celebrating its 8th year, Black and White Spider Awards is the leading international award honoring black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual competition and globally webcast event, reaching photo fans in 154 countries.

Nominees vie for 132 title awards representing the best work of the year. Receiving a Black and White Spider Award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business.

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Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund View Info

Burn Magazine Emerging Photographer Fund

  • Category: Photo Essay, Photojournalism

These grants are designed to support continuation of a photographer's personal project. This body of work may be of either a journalistic mission or purely personal artistic imperative. It was initiated by David Alan Harvey in 2008 and is awarded by the Magnum Foundation. We offer this to support emerging photographers in our craft. All types of photographers. This is not a photojournalism grant, nor an art photographers grant, but could be garnered by either or both. We just want to support committed authored photography of any ilk.

We are awarding $15,000 to three winners and spreading the love. One top winner will receive $10,000 and two runner-ups will each take home $2,500.

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Cats USA Photo Contest View Info

Cats USA Photo Contest

  • Category: Cats

Any amateur photographer may enter except employees of I-5 Publishing or their families. All entries become the property of I-5 Publishing, which reserves the right, without further consideration, to use all photos and text in any publication, media and related promotions. By submitting your photograph, you agree that if you win the contest, your contact information will be given to any contest sponsor, which may use the information for marketing purposes. Winners will be chosen by judges selected by Cats USA. All decisions are final.

We will award first, second and third place prizes for each category. Each winner will receive a Thundershirt for cats, courtesy of our sponsor and a selection of books about cats from I-5 Publishing. The judges also may choose to honor entries with honorable mention status (no prizes awarded).

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Daylight Photo Awards View Info

Daylight Photo Awards

  • Category: Photo Essay

An international photography competition by Daylight Magazine to honor and promote both emerging and established photographers.

Enter the Daylight Photo Awards for a chance to win $1000, a solo exhibition at the Daylight Project Space, a multimedia feature and a set of Daylight Books!

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Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Iris Awards View Info

Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Iris Awards

  • Category: Various

Organised by the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) for more than 30 years, these annual awards celebrate the excellence of New Zealand?s professional photographers, providing a platform for recognition within the industry and the wider public. The Epson/NZIPP Iris Print Awards demonstrate the commitment of the NZIPP to raise the profile of professional photography throughout New Zealand.

New Zeland Professional Photographer of the Year Award: The NZ Professional Photographer of the Year will receive an EPSON ProStylus large format printer, valued at over $7000. In addition, the winner will be presented with the Rowan Guthrie Trophy and receive a feature in the 2013 EPSON/NZIPP Iris Awards documents. Each category winner will receive a crystal trophy and $500 cash

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Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography View Info

Getty Images Grants for Editorial Photography

  • Category: Photojournalism

We believe that photojournalism is a powerful tool for telling compelling social, political and cultural stories. We also understand that creating and managing world-class photography assignments requires time, freedom, support and considerable resources.That is why we continue to offer the Grants for Editorial Photography, which in 2013 will provide five total grants of $10,000 each to photojournalists pursuing projects of personal and journalistic significance.

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Hamdan International Photography Award View Info

Hamdan International Photography Award

  • Category: Creating the Future, General, Black & White, Street Life

Dubai continues to direct its energy into development and the Dubai 2015 Strategy is a roadmap that charts this sustained effort. With this in mind H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the prestigious 'Hamdan International Photography Award'. This demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture and innovation. The Award appeals to all talented photographers across the globe, and also nurtures national talent, which will in turn attract international art and cultural attention. The Award highlights how Dubai is fast developing into one of the most artistically conscious and established cities in the world.

Creating the future: first prize: $20,000, second prize: $16,000, third prize: $12,000. General: first prize: $14,000, second prize: $10,000, third prize: $6,000. Black & White/ Street Life: first prize: $16,000, second prize: $10,000, third prize; $8,000.

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Harper's BAZAAR & ION Orchard Photography Awards View Info

Harper's BAZAAR & ION Orchard Photography Awards

  • Category: Singapore; Culture, Fashion, Lifestyle, Arts

As the world?s leading fashion magazine, Harper's BAZAAR believes in promoting the arts and fashion. Together with ION Orchard, the magazine has created the Photography Awards, now in its fourth successful year and counting. Participating photographers for these awards must be living in Singapore and not presently working for a fashion magazine.

1st Prize: An exotic 5D/4N full-package stay for two in a Spa Pool Villa at Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, India (worth over S$6,000), a Balmain Watch Elegance (worth $1,400) and $2,000 ION Orchard shopping vouchers. 2nd prize: A relaxing 4D/3N full package stay for two in the King Ocean Suite at Hilton Pattaya, Thailand (worth over S$6,000), a Balmain Watch Elegance (worth $1,120) and $1,000 ION Orchard shopping vouchers.

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Heritage Bank Photographic Awards View Info

Heritage Bank Photographic Awards

  • Category: Entertainment, Open

The Heritage Bank Photographic Awards are open to all professional and amateur photographers - if you've got a streak of creativity, or a steady hand with a camera, we invite you to get involved. Now in its 25th year, entries can be submitted online for the first time, so get snapping or dig up a photograph you've recently taken and click on our entry form to be in the running for some great awards and prizes.

Winner's prizes: $1500; Runner up: $750; Highly commended: $350; Encouragement: $150; CEO's choice: $500; Bruce Mackenzie Memorial Youth Award: $1000; Young Photographer Award: an Owen Camera House voucher to the value of $100;

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Horizons Unlimited Calendar Photo Contest View Info

Horizons Unlimited Calendar Photo Contest

  • Category: Travel, Landscape, Nature

The contest is an annual event for travellers to showcase their best photographs from their travels around the world. The winners feature in the annual HU calendar!

Grand Prize: South America Tour with Compass Expeditions First Prize: Progressive Suspension Makeover (approx value $650) Second Prize: HU Fleece jacket and t-shirt, and the latest Road Heroes DVD ALSO: The best 13 photos are used in the calendar, and those photographers will share equally in half the proceeds. All Winners also get a free 2013 calendar, and 1 year Gold Member status on the HUBB

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Humanity Photo Awards View Info

Humanity Photo Awards

  • Category: Portrait & Costume, Architecture, Living and Production Custom, Festivities, Education, Recreation, Sports & Technology, Traditional Rites

Since 1998, CFPA has started the international competition Humanity Photo Awards, the aim of which is to call upon photographers all over the world to record and preserve the heritage of folk culture, and HPA is supported greatly by the UNESCO, with its logo awarded to HPA from year 2000.

Humanity Photo Grand Awards: 6 quotas; US$ 2000; an award certificate; a book/CD-photo collection of the HPA 2013; transportation fee and a 3-9 days hotel accommodation. Humanity Photo Documentary Awards: 60 quotas; an award certificate; a book/CD-photo collection of the HPA 2013; transportation fee and a 3-9 days hotel accommodation; the opportunities to win Jury's Special Awards with US$ 500. Humanity Photo Nomination Awards: 100 quotas; an award certificate; a book/CD-photo collection of the HPA 2013; transportation fee and a 3-9 days hotel accommodation. Humanity Photo Performance Awards: 500 quotas; an electronic award certificate; name of winners and his works listed in the book/CD; An invitation to attend the award ceremony and the opening ceremony of the premiere exhibition of "Memories of Mankind""."

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International Center of Photography Infinity Awards View Info

International Center of Photography Infinity Awards

  • Category: Art, Photojournalism, Fashion, Advertising

ICP's Infinity Awards were inaugurated in 1985 to bring public attention to outstanding achievements in photography by honoring individuals with distinguished careers in the field and by identifying future luminaries. The awards ceremony is ICP's primary fund-raising benefit, and the revenues generated assist the full range of ICP's programs, including exhibitions, collections, community outreach, and the School at ICP.

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International Color Awards View Info

International Color Awards

  • Category: Abstract, Advertising, Aerial, Americana, Architecture, Children of the World, Fashion, Fine Art, Food, Nature, Nude, People, Photojournalism, Portrait,Silhouette, Sport, Still Life, Wildlife

Celebrating its 7th year, Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring color photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers in a prestigious annual contest and globally webcast event.

Nominees vie for 120 title awards representing the best work of the year. Receiving a Photography Masters Cup award is an endorsement of distinction from the most trusted names in the business.

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International Fine Art Photography Award View Info

International Fine Art Photography Award

  • Category: People/Portraits, Landscape/Seascape/Nature, Cityscape/Architecture, Street Photography/Documentary, Still Life, Abstract, Experimental

The International Fine Art Photography program is a competition with a clear mission - to discover new talent in fine art photography, to provide recognition and exposure, and to support emerging and mid-career photographers in following their passion.

First Place: $2000 cash award and award certificate, plus travel to Paris for the November exhibit and awards ceremony. Second Place: $1000 cash award and award certificate. Third Place: $500 cash award and award certificate.

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International Kontinent Photography Awards View Info

International Kontinent Photography Awards

  • Category: Advertising, Fine Art, Editorial/Documentary, Nature

Artlica Agency is organizing the International Kontinent Photography Awards to honor the best photographers in the world and provide them with global recognition and new opportunities.

Winners will receive major awards including exhibition, book publishing, representation as well as product prizes.

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International Photography Awards View Info

International Photography Awards

  • Category: Advertising, Architecture, Deeper Perspective, Editorial, Photography Book, Fine Art, Nature, People

Now celebrating its eleventh year, the International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non- professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today.

International Photographer of the Year Award: $10,000 cash prize (Sponsored by AtEdge) Discovery of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year Award: $5,000 cash prize (Sponsored by American Society of Media Photographers) Moving Image Photographer of the Year Award: $2,500 cash prize

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Invisible Photographer Asia Awards View Info

Invisible Photographer Asia Awards

  • Category: Street Photography, Photo Essay, Photo Book

The movement of photography in Asia today is more vibrant and dynamic than ever. But often times, great photographers and inspiring work in Asia remain invisible and shy of deserved recognition. The inaugural Invisible Photographer Asia Awards is an awards program that aims to recognize and spotlight excellence in street and documentary photography practice in Asia.

Cash prizes include $1000 for 1st prize, $500 for 2nd prize and $250 for 3rd prize.

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Lens Culture Student Photography Awards View Info

Lens Culture Student Photography Awards

  • Category: Fine Art, Documentary, Conceptual, Fashion, Photojournalism, Portrait, Staged/Constructed

These awards are open to all students and recent photography school graduates, worldwide. We aim to discover and promote talented, emerging photographers who have dedicated themselves to completing a formal education in pursuit of their careers.

We will grant awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in seven categories. Each of those winners will be presented in a special online exhibition via Lens Culture: "21 New & Emerging Talents"". One winner will be awarded a grand prize of $1

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Levallois Photography Award View Info

Levallois Photography Award

  • Category: Contemporary

As part of the Photo Levallois Festival, the city of Levallois will be awarding a photography prize to support young international contemporary creation, and discover and promote new talents.

The winner of the single prize will receive the sum of ten thousand euros, offered by the Levallois Culture association. In addition, he or she will benefit from the production of a monographic exhibition as part of Photo Levallois Festival, at L'Escale Gallery in Levallois.

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Mansoor bin Mohammed Photography Award View Info

Mansoor bin Mohammed Photography Award

  • Category: Emirati Coasts, UAE Landscape, Architecture, Motion & Action, Portrait

Mansoor bin Mohammed Photography Award was launched on the 2nd of March 2010 to develop, support, and encourage the promising and skilled photographers in the UAE along with the Arabic arena. The aim of the first year competition was to identify promising local talents and to foster it for the future. The competition also aimed to illustrate the boundless potential of the Emarati photographers as well as the UAE's heritage, culture, and national identity. With a fully fledged initiatives that cover the different aspects of photography art in the world, the award aims to become a platform for the development of the art of photography in the Arab World.

Main category: First-place: AED 70,000, Second-place: AED 50,000, Third-place: AED 30,000. Sub categories: First-place (AED 20,000), Second-place (AED 15,000), Third place (AED 10,000)

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Master Photographers Association Wedding & Portrait Awards View Info

Master Photographers Association Wedding & Portrait Awards

  • Category: Wedding, Portraits

For over two decades these Awards have introduced the public to professional photographers right across the UK and Republic of Ireland. Originally named the 'Kodak Wedding & Portrait Awards' and more recently sponsored by Fujifilm.

The overall winning prizes in each of the Wedding and Portrait categories both win £1000 and the overall winning photographers receive the title of MPA/Fujilm Wedding or Portrait Photographer of the Year 2013 and trophy.

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New Works Photography Fellowship Awards View Info

New Works Photography Fellowship Awards

  • Category: Documentary, Autobiographical, Landscape, Abstract, Digital, Pinhole

En Foco's New Works Photography Fellowship Awards is an annual program selecting several U.S. based photographers of Latino, African or Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and Pacific, through a free, national call for entries.

While the product awarded varies from year to year, New Works fellows usually receive: a $1,000 honorarium ($100 for Honorable Mentions); camera bags from Lowepro; a feature article in Nueva Luz; an exhibition in New York; a photographer's page on enfoco.org; a one-year En Foco membership ($100 value)

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Photographer's Forum Spring Photography Contest View Info

Photographer's Forum Spring Photography Contest

  • Category: Color or Black & White

Winning photos will be published in Photographer's Forum Magazine and exhibited at Brooks Institute Gallery 27. Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo. Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo entered. This contest is open to all amateur photographers in the United States, Canada, and around the world.

GRAND PRIZE: $2,000 cash award from Photographer?s Forum, Sigma 35mm 1.4 DG HSM lens (MSRP $1,400), Anderson Ranch photo workshop ($2,000 value). Second Place: $1,500 cash award from Photographer?s Forum, Sigma 18-250mm lens (MSRP $800), CRU Tough Tech Duo handheld RAID storage device (MSRP $579). Third Place: $1,000 cash award from Photographer?s Forum, Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro tripod and 498RC2 head. (MSRP $468). Fourth Place: Five $125 cash awards.

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Pride Photo Award View Info

Pride Photo Award

  • Category: Gender, Masculinity, Femininity, Diversity, LGBT

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual (LGBT) and gender diversity. We are looking for top quality photography on the following topics:

The first prize winners in every category will be flown to Amsterdam to attend the Awards Ceremony. The Awards Ceremony will take place on August 23rd, at the Amsterdam?s iconic Old Church, also host of the well-known World Press Photo exhibitions.

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Smithsonian Magazine?s Annual Photo Contest View Info

Smithsonian Magazine?s Annual Photo Contest

  • Category: American Experience, Natural World, People, Travel, Altered Images

What are the hallmarks of a winning image in Smithsonian magazine's photo contest? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment. Over the past eleven years, our judges have seen over 290,000 photographs from more than 112 countries and we once again look forward to viewing the world through your own unique lens.

Grand Prize: $2,500 Category Winners: The winners of each of the five categories will receive $500. Readers' Choice: The winner of the online Readers' Choice award will receive $500. Mobile: The best photo in any of the five categories that was taken with a mobile device will receive $500.

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Tamron's Travel Photo Contest View Info

Tamron's Travel Photo Contest

  • Category: Travel

Enter the "My Travel Exhibit"" photo contest to win one of seven Tamron lenses

and be featured in Tamron's newsletter and website."

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The American Landscape Photo Contest View Info

The American Landscape Photo Contest

  • Category: Landscapes

Thank you for your interest in Outdoor Photographer's The American Landscape Photo Contest! Enter your best landscape images now!

First Place Prize: $1000 Cash, James Kay Workshop, Tamron SP 24-70mm F/2.8 Di VC USD for Canon, Nikon, or Sony, Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in OP, Custom print of your winning photo, Hardcover high-quality BookBaby photo book featuring winners and all finalists, Publication in the OP online Winners' gallery, Zinio digital 1-year subscription to OP Second Place Prize: $500 cash, Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in OP, Custom print of your winning photo, Hardcover high-quality BookBaby photo book featuring winners and all finalists, Publication in the OP online Winners' gallery, Zinio digital 1-year subscription to OP Third Place Prize: $250 Cash, Your image showcased in a special multi-spread feature in OP, Custom print of your winning photo, Hardcover high-quality BookBaby photo book featuring winners and all finalists, Publication in the OP online Winners' gallery, Zinio digital 1-year subscription to OP

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The British Wildlife Photography Awards View Info

The British Wildlife Photography Awards

  • Category: wildlife in action

The British Wildlife Photography Awards recognise the talents of photographers practising in Britain, whilst at the same time highlight the great wealth and diversity of Britain?s natural history. 4th May 2013: competition closes. 10th - 14th May 2013: short-listed images will be requested from the photographer who will be asked to submit original JPEGs / RAW files plus high-resolution Tiff files, with around 10 days for delivery.By mid July 2013: all winners and commended entrants will have been notified.

With a prize fund of £20,000, and £5,000 cash for the overall winner, winners and commended entrants will have their work showcased in a national touring exhibition and stunning book.

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The Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White View Info

The Center for Fine Art Photography Black and White

  • Category: Black & White

All Black and White imagery is eligible for submission. This includes alternative process, traditional, digital, and toned black and white images. All subjects are welcome.

Juror's Selection: $500; Director's Selection: $250; 2 liveBooks Website Awards;

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The Epson International Pano Awards View Info

The Epson International Pano Awards

  • Category: Nature, Landscapes, Environment, Architecture, Open

The fourth Epson International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well.

Total prize pool in excess of US$40,000, including US$8000 cash!! All Silver and Gold award winners receive a year membership to the IAPP valued at $75! (International Association of Panoramic Photographers) Gold merit awards will be awarded based on scores of 86 or more, 80 - 85 will earn a Silver Award and 70 - 79 will earn a Bronze Award.

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The Inge Morath Award View Info

The Inge Morath Award

  • Category: Photo Documentary, Photojournalism

Inge Morath was an Austrian-born photographer who was associated with Magnum Photos for nearly fifty years. After her death in 2002, the Inge Morath Foundation was established to manage Morath?s estate and facilitate the study and appreciation of her contribution to photography. Because Morath devoted much of her enthusiasm to encouraging women photographers, her colleagues at Magnum Photos established the Inge Morath Award in her honor.

The annual award of $5,000 is given to a female photographer under the age of 30, to support the completion of a long-term documentary project. One award winner and up to two finalists are selected by a jury composed of Magnum photographers and the director of the Inge Morath Foundation.

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The Jill Todd Photographic Award View Info

The Jill Todd Photographic Award

  • Category: Home

The Jill Todd Photographic Award has been established to support and celebrate the work of talented photographers from major Photography and Arts Degree programmes in Scotland.

First prize: £500 & The offer of an internship in graphics and communications company Story UK, Edinburgh. Second prize: £300. Third prize: £200.

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The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards View Info

The PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards

  • Category: Photo Essay, Charitable Organizations

PhotoPhilanthrophy believes in the power of photography to inspire hope and understanding and to connect people around the world. All subjects photographed should be treated with respect, compassion and dignity.

Professional Photographer: $15,000 Grand Prize Amateur Photographer: $2,000 Grand Prize Student Photographer: $2,000 Grand Prize

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The Renaissance Photography Prize View Info

The Renaissance Photography Prize

  • Category: Expression, Ordinary, In Between

The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international competition showcasing outstanding photography from emerging or established photographers.

There are over £5,000 worth of prizes to be won and the winning series will be published in HotShoe Magazine.

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Travel Photographer of the Year Awards View Info

Travel Photographer of the Year Awards

  • Category: Monochrome, Vanishing & Emerging Cultuers, Wild Stories, One Shot, First Shot

TPOTY, the photo contest run by photographers for photographers. Amateur or professional, beginner or expert, young or old, we have categories to suit you all. Judged by leading photography experts and, thanks to our very supportive sponsors, offering fantastic prizes, including the latest photographic gear and some very special travel experiences; not forgetting the Cutty Sark Award for our overall winner.

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Triumph Architectural Photography Awards View Info

Triumph Architectural Photography Awards

  • Category: Bridges, Buildings, Industrial, Historical & Interiors

This International Architectural Photography Awards competition is organised by ArchTriumph and calls on architects, designers, engineers, students, professional and semi-professional photographers to enter a photograph that depicts an internationally or locally recognisable architectural ICON or LANDMARK for a community anywhere in the world.

1st Prize: US$1,000, publication on ArchTriumph website and publication on various websites and blogs 2nd Prize: Publication on ArchTriumph website, publication on various websites and blogs. 3rd Prize: Publication on ArchTriumph website, publication on various websites and blogs.

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Vienna International Photo Awards View Info

Vienna International Photo Awards

  • Category: Documentary

The VIPA mission is to draw more attention to documentary photography in Austria and worldwide. Ever since we have established the first edition, VIPA has become one of the leading documentary photography contests. The competition is open for professional, amateur and student photographers from any country.

For VIPA 2013, we have 3 submission categories: Professional = Prize of 4.000 EUR Amateur = Prize of 3.000 EUR Smartphone = Prize of 2.000 EUR Besides the total value of 9.000 EUR in money prizes the short-listed winners will be able to take part in a group exhibition in Vienna as well as in the publication of VIPA?s official catalogue. The awards ceremony, the presentation of the official catalogue as well the opening of the group exhibition will be held during the last quarter 2013 in Vienna.

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Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition 2013 View Info

Windland Smith Rice International Awards Competition 2013

  • Category: African Wildlife, Animal Antics, Art in Nature, Birds, Landscapes, Oceans, Endangered Species, Outdoor Adventure, Power of Nature, Small World, Zoos & Aquariums,

The editors of Nature's Best Photography magazine invite all photographers (professionals, amateurs, and youth) to enter the Windland Awards competition. Winners in each category and a selection of the Highly Honored photos will be displayed as large-format prints in an annual exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, one of the most widely respected and highly visited museums in the world. In addition, all of the winning images will be published in the Fall/Winter 2013 Special Collectors? Edition of NBP magazine. Each photograph is judged on technical quality, originality, and artistic merit.

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