The First Half of 2021 “Smile World” International Photography Awards is open for submissions! The competition is organized by the “Smile World” International Photography Union. We welcome photographers from all over the world to participate in the competition, to convey our blessings and hopes through smiles, and to change the world with smiles.
Win $52,000 in cash prizes ($23,000 for each season and special awards of $6,000 for the finals)
Contest Entry Period ： 2021/03/01 – 2021/07/31
wsmile365.com Closing date – July 31, 2021 Prize pool – Total prize $52,000 in 2021 First Season $23,000 (from March 1 to July 31) -Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200 Second Season $23,000 (from August 1 to December 31) -Gold Award (one winner in each category, 4 in total), each winner gets $2,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Silver Award (two winners in each category, 8 in total), each winner gets $1,000, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Bronze Award (three winners in each category, 12 in total), each winner gets $500, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -Excellent Awards (10 winners in each category, 40 in total), 10 free single images or 1 photo story submission to use in the next contest, certificate of award, showcase in online gallery -The Best Image Per Month: 5 winners, each winner gets $200 Final Awards $6,000 (announced in March 2022) -Overall Winner in 2021: one winner with a prize of $3,000 -Chairman\\\’s Choice Award: one winner with a prize of $1,000 -The Special Prize of the Organizing Committee: one winner with a prize of $1,000 -The Most Touching Moment: one winner with a prize of $1,000 The prize money will be paid within one month after announcement of result Entry fee – $30(USD) for up to 10 single image submissions in any category. If more photos are submitted, an additional $2(USD) will be paid for each image，$15(USD) for 1 Photo Story submission (2-10 images). A discount of will be given to all group/club entries:（ 5-9 Entrants: 10% ，10 -14 Entrants: 20% ，15+ Entrants: 30%） Eligibility – The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers all over the world who are 18 years and over Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – Each participant owns the copyright of the submitted images. Without the approval of the participant, submitted images in the smile world international photography awards are not allowed to be sold Usage Rights policy – With the objective of publicizing the contest, the organizer reserves the non-exclusive right to publish, reproduce, make public, publicly transmit, display, print, distribute, adapt, and screen entries with the participant titles on websites and official social networking service accounts as well as in photo exhibitions, camera- related events, without further compensation to or the additional prior consent of the participants
The contest rewards the excellence of stills and videos. We are looking forward to see innovating and inspiring images and videos of original stories, unknown places, new perspectives of living beings, surprising behaviours or new interpretations of what is already known to us. We look for a glimpse that documents the diversity, beauty, mystery and fragility of life on our planet.
MontPhoto stands for respect towards Nature and that is why the work presented to this contest must truly show natural situations, respecting the authenticity of the scenery, conserving the living beings in their habitat and by all means avoiding their suffering and the disruption or interference with their behaviour.
Multiple categories of nature.
Nature photography: MOUNTAIN ACTIVITY, MAMMALS, BIRDS, OTHER ANIMALS, PLANT LIFE, LANDSCAPE, UNDERWATER WORLD, ECOLOGICAL REPORT, ART IN NATURE, NATURE FROM HOME, portfolio, conservation grant, videos, youth participation
montphoto.com Closing date – April 30, 2021 Prize pool – MontPhoto biennial grant: 6.000€ and exhibition production. MontPhoto 2021 Honour Award to the best photograph of the contest: 2.000 Euros and diploma First prize for the best photograph in each category: 500 Euros and diploma Second prize for the best photograph in each category: 300 Euros and diploma 5 Honourable Mentions (Highly Commended) per category: Diploma First prize Nature from home category: 300 Euros and diploma 6 Honorary mentions in the Nature from home category: Diploma Special Award Girona’s region: 300 Euros and diploma Special Award Lloret de Mar: 300 Euros and diploma Olympus Special Award “Be free”: 300 Euros and diploma 3 awards for young participation (until the age of 14): A photographic experience with a partner company and diploma. Awards to the 3 best photographs (participants from 15 to 17): A photographic experience with a partner company and diploma. First prize portfolio: 1000 Euros and diploma 5 Honorary mentions: Diploma All awarded participants will receive a copy of the book ´Inspired by Nature 2021´ an invitation for the awards ceremony also with one free hotel night stay for two at Hotel Monterrey (breakfast included). If by any mean you are unable to attend the Festival in Lloret de Mar (Spain), you can appoint someone else to collect your prize on your name. Outside inland Spain, only cash awards will be sent. Participants under 18 -before contest deadline- can apply for any of the awards, including the special ones for under age participants. It is mandatory to present personal details of their legal tutors as the participants will be asked for supporting documents. Entry fee – GENERAL: Registration fee costs 20€ (Pre registration deadline – 31st March) or 25 € (Deadline – 30th April) Eligibility – Open to photographers and videographers will it be amateurs and professionals around the world. Registration for photographers under 18 years old is free in every case. Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – Copyright is retained by the entrant. Participants must declare they are the authors of each of their works and have all the rights over them. Pictures where a recognizable or identifiable person appears (categories in which the presence of persons is admitted), must have the express consent of the person in question and a Copyright Release Form be attached to the image. MontPhoto will not take any responsibility of any suits made to the author that can be a reason of disqualifying that photograph. Usage Rights policy – Awarded and finalist works can be reproduced in books, catalogues, posters or any other printed or digital support, as well as distributing it to press and/or magazines writings for the promotion and broadcasting of MontPhoto, provided the author’s name is always mentioned. The authors will disinterestedly cede the reproduction rights to the organization of the contest for its edition. This cession has a nonexclusive character but can be extensive to any reedition. The organization will compensate the authors for the reproduced works with a copy of each published book. (International shipments not included) All personal data from the participants will be treated with the maximum confidentiality by the organization according to the organic Spanish law 15/1999 of data protection (LOPD).
The Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards [KLPA] is an annual global portrait photography prize seeking the very best and fresh entries from photographers of all levels in two main categories – Single Image open and a Project-based or themed category. Initiated in 2009, KLPA is recognised as a significant and vital award in the photography calendar, supporting and rewarding contemporary portraiture practice especially in the South East Asian region.
The Single Image Theme for 2021 is Sense of Self. Many of us have been self-isolating at home over the last 12 months. How have these externally imposed restrictions affected our sense of self?
As humans, we are in constant need to interact, relate and communicate with others and these actions define our individual identity and sense of self; through the choices we make and the actions we take. In the Single Image Theme Category, KLPA is seeking stand-alone artistic and creative interpretations of this theme, through self-portraits or portraits of other people.
How do you define yourself or someone else? What are the traits and characteristics that make a person who they are? How can you photograph these ‘selfs’ and make them stand out as an individual in a creative and meaningful way? Portraits can delve deep into a person’s psyche and reveal what is superficially masked on the surface.
Following a great success last year, the 2021 jury will again be selecting the ten best proposals and award USD$1,000 each to the three photographers with the most deserving projects. This year priority is given to young and unrepresented photographers who may require extra funding to fulfil their projects or cover living expenses due to the pandemic restrictions. There will be no theme; however, we just want to see visually strong human interest stories which are portraiture-based.
www.klphotoawards.com Closing date – April 30, 2021 Prize pool – SINGLE IMAGE THEME CATEGORY THEME : SENSE OF SELF 1st PRIZE USD$2,000 2nd PRIZE USD$1,000 3rd PRIZE USD$500 SINGLE IMAGE OPEN CATEGORY 1st PRIZE USD$2,000 2nd PRIZE USD$1,000 3rd PRIZE USD$500 PROJECT GRANTS 3 X USD$1,000, 10 Finalists Entry fee – 1 image USD$15.00, 2 images USD$30.00, 3 – 6 images USD$45.00, 7 – 10 images USD$55.00 Eligibility – Worldwide, all levels, over 16 years on 30.04.2021 Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – The Photographer always retains the copyright of all submitted images at all times, except in relation to the previous provision (e &f), that is, any free use shall only be in connection with the promotion of KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS by print, web or projection by the organiser, its partners, sponsors and media companies. Usage Rights policy – Entrants agree that their work may be exhibited by the organisers and festival collaborators at an appropriate venue, and subsequently at any other exhibition tour venues organised by them for 3 years from the close of the contest. f. USAGE 2 : Entrants agree that the organisers may use any entries featured in the exhibition without any payment to the Photographer, model or any third party for any sales, marketing, educational and publicity use on, and in, all media worldwide including catalogues, posters, postcards, the Internet and within a television documentary related to the exhibition for 3 years from the close of the contest. However, such free use shall only be in connection with the KL INTERNATIONAL PHOTOAWARDS and its promotion or featured activities by the organisers or third parties; and the photographer, and if appropriate their agency, will receive credit for such use.
There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing your photos published alongside the world’s best. And the International Portrait Photographer of the Year Awards book is a real book – printed on paper and bound between hard covers, but of course, you will also be able to see the wonderful flip-book presentations here on the website. Being published is a mark of success!
This is our first year of the International Portrait Photographer of the Year Award and we’re following a similar philosophy to our successful International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards (now in its eighth year). And because we want to create a book of ‘contemporary’ photography, we’re not interested in old chestnuts that have won awards years ago, we want to see what you’re capturing and processing now. That’s why your entries must have been captured after 1 January 2019 (so, within the last 28-odd months).
The main aim of our Award is to be one of the Top 101 portrait photographs of the year. This gives you a place in our exclusive book which is published online and can be purchased as a ‘real’ hard-cover paper publication as well (it’s proudly printed by Momento Pro).
There is US$10,000 in cash prizes for the top three photographs and top three photographers (requiring a portfolio of at least four entries), plus a printed copy of the book from Momento Pro. And there are five special subject prizes winning a print from Created For Life!
www.internationalportraitphotographer.com Closing date – April 30, 2021 Prize pool – US$10,000 cash prize pool, plus copies of the awards book and trophies Eligibility – Worldwide, Amateur and Professional, Portrait photography Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – The Organiser acknowledges that You retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry Usage Rights policy – All Entrants agree that any Entry submitted to the Award may be used by the Organiser, and its Event Partners, for the purposes of judging the Competition, and marketing and promotional purposes of the Competition.
Winning entries (including the top 101) will be used as follows and only with respect to promoting the competition:
• displaying the winning entries at public exhibitions promoting the Awards;
• inclusion within the Organiser’s and Event partners’ websites and magazines, an awards book, magazine or similar (in both paper and digital media);
• inclusion in future publications and websites promoting the Awards, such as a 10-year anniversary compendium of past winners;
• inclusion within any material promoting the Awards;
• sub-licensing winning Entries to the press (such as magazines and websites) for reproduction in connection with the Competition and any exhibition. Please note, these organisations do not need to contact you separately for permission to use your photo in connection with the Competition – you are giving us permission here which we will give to them;
• allowing viewers of the Awards website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone for their personal, non-commercial use only.
Non-winning entries may be used solely to promote the competition for a period not to exceed 3 years from the close of the competition.
The Organiser wishes to promote the Awards with the winners’ images, but we don’t want to prevent our winners from benefiting commercially from sales of their own work. A small number of entrants may need to be able to license their work exclusively at some point in the future and the Organizer commits to providing a release in such circumstances upon being contacted