In the northern Hemisphere summer Is here, the weather is warm, and we have the great outdoors to play in. The truth, however, is we can play indoors and outdoors all year long no matter what the weather. “Play Ball” brings to mind baseball, but sports, including things like polo and volleyball, are only part of how we play. Don’t forget the myriad of other outdoor and indoor games. Consider childhood activities like hit the penny and hopscotch, running bases, playground swings, seesaws and merry go rounds. Indoors adds so much more with all the wonderful games like chess, mah jongg, bridge and Monopoly. Shots that focus on the game, the equipment, or the players are all part of the theme. Send in your interpretation of this broad and varied theme.
As with all NYC4PA calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.
Closing date – August 15, 2021
Prize pool – US$4000 total prizes, winning image in catalog as well as on website in call gallery
Entry fee – US$35/3 $10 for each additional image
Eligibility – Open to all photographers worldwide
Selection process – Judged
Copyright policy – The photographer retains all rights to the image. All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image.
Usage Rights policy – By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention.
The 12th EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the craft and art of panoramic photography, and is the world’s largest competition devoted to the genre.
Each year the top performing photographers are showcased in hundreds of publications worldwide – and once again this year the prize pool value is a whopping US$40,000 – including $13,500 cash!
NEW for 2021…
A printed awards book of the top 50 galleries
More CASH prizes!
The RAW Planet Award for the best panorama that is both stitched AND ‘in-camera’
thepanoawards.com Closing date – August 16, 2021 Prize pool – US$40,000 prize pool, including $13,500 cash! Prizes include an Epson SureColor P5070 printer, an Epson SureColor P7070 printer, an Epson EB-1781W ultra-slim projector and a Nikon D850 camera. Entry fee – US$18 to $22 Eligibility – Panoramic photography, Amateur and Professional, worldwide Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – Entrants retain copyright Usage Rights policy – All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition and subsequently shortlisted or awarded may be used by The EPSON International Pano Awards, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only
The Paper Arts Collective announces its 2021 print contest, open to fine art printers of all levels. The Collective is dedicated to advancing the art of digital photographic printing. Here’s a chance to showcase your fine art printing and have it exhibited in an art gallery outside of Washington, D.C.
Aside from great equipment and cash prizes, winners will have their winning images printed large in the Collective’s professional studio for the exhibition. We will also post an interview with all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in one of our online publications.
There will be First, Second and Third place cash and prizes, as well as Honorable Mentions. In summary:
There are two (2) categories: Color and Black & White.
You may submit up to 6 prints, divided as you wish between the two categories.
All prints must be on 8.5″ x 11″ or A4 paper.
You may print on any fine art paper you choose.
Entrants who submit 3 or more prints will receive a link to a free copy of “The Art of the Gallery Show”, a work that walks you through every aspect of landing and managing a successful fine art exhibition.
The deadline for submissions is June 30, 2021.
paperartscollective.com Closing date – June 30, 2021 Prize pool – 1st Place Prizes (Color and B&W) Large Print Exhibited in Gallery Show Ben Q Monitor Canon Pixma Pro Printer $200 of Moab Fine Art Paper $300 cash Interview posted online Large Exhibition Mounted Print* Award Certificate 2nd Place Prizes (Color and B&W) Large Print Exhibited in Gallery Show X-Rite i1 Package $100 of Moab Fine Art Paper $200 cash Interview posted online Large Exhibition Mounted Print* Award Certificate 3rd Place Prizes (Color and B&W) Large Print Exhibited in Gallery Show $50 of Moab Fine Art Paper $100 cash Interview posted online Large Exhibition Mounted Print* Award Certificate Honorable Mentions (Color and B&W) Large Print Exhibited in Gallery Show Boxed samples of Moab Fine Art Paper Large Exhibition Mounted Print* Refund of all entry fees Award Certificate *Artist must pay modest shipping and handling fee. Entry fee – $10USD entry fee, plus $10/print (up to maximum of 6 prints) Eligibility – All genres; worldwide Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – Entrants retain all copyrights Usage Rights policy – By entering the contest you agree to allow the use of your prints for marketing purposes only. In cases where an individual print is used for marketing, full credit will be given to the artist. Any commercial or advertising usage of entered images will be by additional negotiation, appropriate compensation, and approval by the artist.
The world around us is filled with all kinds of shapes. For this call the focus is on images where a curve or curves is a critical element. Whether you photograph in the city, the suburbs or the country the possibilities are endless. Is it a winding road, a stack of old tires, a 1950s automobile head or taillight? Or do you see the curvaceous form of an elephant’s trunk when feeding, the curl of a giant wave or even a closer view of a head full of curls. Curves are all around us. Capture them as a dominant element of your images and send them in.
As with all calls, all 2D photographic art is accepted.
www.nyc4pa.com Closing date – June 13, 2021 Prize pool – US$4000 Entry fee – US$35/3 $10 for each additional image Eligibility – open to all photographers worldwide Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – Copyright is retained by the entrant. All entrants to NYC4PA Open Calls for Entry, by virtue of their submission, are attesting that the images submitted are their own work and there has been no copyright infringement. NYC4PA will not be held liable for any infringement of rights that might surface during the jurying or displaying of any image Usage Rights policy – By submitting you grant NYC4PA the right to use your image(s) for promotion and advertisement of NYC4PA as well as inclusion in the NYC4PA catalog and online gallery if the image is prize winning, juror selection or honorable mention. The photographer retains all rights to the image
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 competition aims to represent landscape photographers who recognize the power that comes from truthful depiction of the natural world. Whilst other competitions may allow complete freedom in digital manipulation, this competition is for photographers who choose to work within the more traditional bounds of the medium, while still expressing themselves creatively. It addresses the idea that the unique quality photography has over other artistic mediums is its grounding in reality. The competition showcases the skill of these photographers in revealing the wonder of the natural landscape.
One of the most powerful aspects of a great landscape photograph is its ability to transport the viewer to relive a moment in time, distant location, or smaller scene, through the eyes of the photographer. This helps the viewer to engage with the subject matter, understand the relationships the photographer wanted to express, and allow photographs to support the case for conservation.
By constraining our photographs to represent the natural world in a truthful manner, we create trust in our artform’s unique position to pair real experiences with artistic creation. This does not preclude the use of editing tools such as Photoshop which, when used sensitively, can enhance the viewer’s experience without misleading them.
naturallandscapeawards.com Closing date – September 1, 2021 Prize pool – Natural Landscape Photographer of the Year: First Place: Cash Prize of US $5,000. Second Place: Cash Prize of US $1,000. Natural Landscape Photograph of the Year: Cash Prize of US $1,000. Youth Photographer of the Year: Cash Prize of US $500. Grand Landscape Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Intimate & Abstract Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Nightscape Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Aerial Award: Cash Prize of US $500. Project of the Year: Cash Prize of US $1,000 will be awarded to the Project of the Year. Cash Prize of US $500 will be awarded to the Project of the Year Runner-up. Entry fee – Entry fee – Entries up until June 8th, 2021 are at the following discounted rates (non-early bird rates are in parens): Main Competition $40 for 6 images, $60 for 12 images, $100 for 18 images. Project Category $30 entry for 6-10 images (independent from main competition). Entries are limited to a maximum of 18 images and 2 project submissions. Entering makes you eligible for the overall title ‘Photographer of the Year’. * A project entry allows a submission of 6-10 images together as a set. This is a standalone portion of the competition and does not qualify for Photographer of the Year or any individual categories. You may submit image(s) from a project to the main competition as separate entries which incurs the normal fee for those entries. Eligibility – All images should comply with the following requirements: Digital submission only, including film images. AdobeRGB or sRGB colorspace. At least 4000px on their longest edge (you may submit larger files). JPEG files only, max file size 8MB (RAW files must be available should your image(s) progress to the final stages). No borders or watermarks are allowed. Images shot on film should be submitted digitally and if they progress to the final stages we will contact the photographer about verifying the originals. RAW files will be requested for images making it to the final judging phases of the competition. Entries are wholly the original work of the person entering and under their sole ownership. Entries have NOT won or been commended in another past major international competition. There is no time limit on when an image was captured (it does not have to be captured in the last year). As we are aligned with the Nature First Principles, the entry or entries have been captured in accordance with local laws and National Park rules. This includes permits, licences and permissions (including drone laws). Project Submission Requirements Projects should be submitted together as a collection of between 6 and 10 images. There is a separate section of the submission form for this process. Each individual image that forms part of the project should follow the individual image submission requirements above. Photos should be submitted with filename numbering in the order you wish them to appear (if this matters). You should also submit an accompanying description with your images. This description is entirely up to the photographer and can consist of just a few words or be up to 200 words long. It should be written for a non-photography literate viewer. Selection process – Judged Copyright policy – The photographer retains full copyright of each entry to the contest. Images will not be used by sponsors or any other organization without the express permission of the photographer. Usage Rights policy – The photographer retains full usage rights of their entries except usage by Natural Landscape Photography Awards for the following purposes: To promote the contest in future years on its website or on various forms of social media, email marketing or printed marketing materials and displays. To showcase winning and high scoring photographs relating to the contest and its categories. For publishing in the annual Natural Landscape Photography Awards e-book or physical book, if chosen.