The Maria Luisa Memorial is calling, one more time, photographers and filmmakers, both amateurs and professionals, to the thirty first edition of their contest. We start a new decade and we do it with the same initial purpose of trying to meet new, innovative and suggestive images that allow us to continue with the promotion of the artistic work of the work of the contestants, at the same time as with the diffusion of the natural environment and its necessary protection.
Mountain, nature, wildlife, mountaineering, climbing, landscape, underwater world, biodiversity, flora, extreme and adventure sports, etc. will be the reference of the edition in this contest one more year, not only in the photography categories but in the section dedicated to videos, films and documentaries as well. In addition, on this occasion, a new thematic category dedicated exclusively to black and white photography.
Year after year photographers from all over the world take part in this contest, having done it already from more than 100 different countries. With the passing of the years the contest has become a meeting place not only for widely recognized international photographers, but also for undiscovered talent and new photographers.
With the rules, instructions and advice provided you will easily be able to prepare your photographs and/or videos to compete in a contest that lacks any commercial purpose, and in which, as usual, only you and your work will be the true protagonists.
One more year, one more decade, good luck to everyone and good light.
Closing date – December 1, 2020
Prize pool – ➢ The Overall Winner of the “XXXI Memorial Maria Luisa”, will be awarded a cash prize of 3.000 Euros, a Trophy, a Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Overall Winner will be chosen from the fourteen category winners; the Jury will give the Prize to the most memorable & shocking caption. The overall winner will receive a cash prize 3.000 Euros, including the amount corresponding to his/her category. ➢ Winner Prize of each Category: € 300, Trophy, Diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Young Photographers Prize: It will be awarded to the best photograph submitted by contestants not having reached the age of nineteen years on 1st December 2020. It will consist of a Samsung Tablet 4G, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Special award for the theme of the year: it will be a Citizen BN008 Watch, trophy, diploma, a book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. ➢ Award for best video, film, documentary of 31 MML. This prize will be endowed with a voucher worth 3000 euros*, which can be exchanged, directly and at the request of the winner, for products marketed by Foto Ruano, trophy, diploma, book portfolio and two invitations to the awards gala. The Judges Panel will also grant the consolation prizes or honorable mentions as it deems pertinent in each of the thematic categories.
Entry fee – All contestants will be able to submit a free first photograph to the contest; for the rest of the photos and videos, the participation fee for this year will be 22 Euros (VAT included) for adult photographers, a single payment will allow competing in all categories including videos and films; for the novice-under 19 photographers, participation is free.
Eligibility – All photographers and filmmakers, amateurs or professionals
Copyright policy – The authors of the photographs will retain all legal rights to the same for any future use.
Usage Rights policy – The Organization reserves the right to make copies of all award-winning photographs as may be required for exhibitions, projections or publications related exclusively to the activities of the present competition, without limits in time, geographic location or mediums, and always crediting the authorship of said photographs. The Organization of the competition will refuse any request that may be received from third parties with commercial interests, such as the concession, loan, exploitation, sale etc. of the personal details of participants and of the images submitted by them for the purposes of the competition. If we had knowledge of the existence of a claim to purchase an image or its rights, the organization would directly put in touch the author of the photograph with the person who showed interest, so that they can make a convenient deal.
Historic Photographer of the Year showcases the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems.
The fourth Historic Photographer of the Year Awards officially launches for entries on 14th July 2020 and is open to amateur and professional photographers around the world.
With varying restrictions in place across the globe rather than asking entrants to head out and explore, this year we’re instead seeking entries already captured and are keen to discover the very best images of fascinating historic locations that reside in your archives.
Closing date – October 18, 2020
Prize pool – There will be one prize of £250 cash for the entry chosen by the judges. “Historic England” Category: there will be one prize of an English Heritage experience tailored to the winner’s interests, location and abilities and £100 -worth of Historic England publications. “Where History Happened” Category: there will be one prize of £50 cash for the entry chosen by the judges.
Entry fee – NONE
Eligibility – Open to amateur and professional photographers around the world
Copyright policy – Copyright and moral rights in all images submitted for this Competition remain with the entrants.
Usage Rights policy – Each entrant agrees to grant the Promoter and the relevant Category Partner a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, licence of intellectual property rights in the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for the Term, to use, display, publish, transmit, copy, edit, alter, store, re-format and sub-license the Competition entry and any accompanying materials for any purpose connected with the Competition, with a right to sublicense as necessary
Since launching in 2016 Australian Photography Awards is searching for Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are looking for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective.
Australian Photography Awards (APA) is one of the most celebrated photographic competitions in Australia. Since launching in 2016 we continue to discover Australia’s most original, honest and thought-provoking photography. We celebrate diversity and feel photography is a powerful medium for bringing people together and promoting understanding. We are searching for imagery which deepens our understanding and allows us to see from a unique perspective. Each year we reward emerging talent alongside some of Australia’s most established photographers. The rights of our entrants always come first and foremost and copyright always stays with the entrant.
In 2020 we are excited to offer eight diverse categories including Portrait, Landscape, Wildlife / Animal, Documentary, Travel / Street & Open / Illustrative alongside Student and Junior (13 and under). We extend a huge prize pool of cash & cameras along with the opportunity to have your work published and considered by a committee of some of Australia’s best visual artists.
APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian. Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available.
Opening 17 August – Closing 26 October. No extended deadlines
Closing date – October 26, 2020
Prize pool – Each category will have its own winner, totalling eight category winners. These prizes consist of: Portrait – A $2,000 cash prize and 1 x Elinchrom D-Lite RX 4/4 Softbox to go set valued at $1,750 and $100 in Momento Pro voucher Landscape – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Documentary – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $200 Momento Pro voucher Wildlife/Animal – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-200 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Travel/Street – 1 x Fujifilm X100V camera valued at $2,400 and a $300 Momento Pro voucher Open/Illustrative – 1 x Nikon Z6 / 24-70 F4 lens kit valued at $4,000 Student – 1 x Fujifilm X-T2 Graphite Silver Edition + XF56mm F1.2 lens valued at $2,000 and 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 Junior – 1 x Fujifilm Instax SP3 printer valued at $200 and $200 Cash prize People’s Choice – $500 Cash prize All finalists will be featured through online galleries and in the ‘APA 2020 Annual’ publication.
Entry fee – Entries begin at AUD$28 per image with discount packages available.
Eligibility – APA is open to any persons residing within Australia or any person living outside of Australia with Australian citizenship. Content of the photographs does not need to be Australian.
Copyright policy – We understand the importance of image copyright. As such, the copyright of photographs always and unconditionally remains the property of the photographer.
Usage Rights policy – APA and our sponsors may use imagery to advertise APA, showcase finalists and feature photography through our website and social media channels. A credit will always be front and center wherever an image is used. If an entrant is not wanting us to use their imagery in this way we will happily comply.
NYC4PA BLACK AND WHITE
It is time for NYC4PA to revisit one of our favorite themes, Black and White. It is our homage to the beginnings of photography before the dramatic change that came about when color film was introduced.
Send us your monochrome images where all the emotion, texture and beauty are expressed in shades from white to dark. No matter if your original image was shot with tri x, a digital SLR, or your phone, if the end product is a terrific Black and White, it fits the call. Sepia will be accepted.
As with all NYC4PA calls all 2D photo mediums are welcome.
Closing date – November 15, 2020
Prize pool – $4000 total prizes, online gallery, exhibition catalog
Entry fee – US$35/3 $10 for each additional image
Eligibility – Open to all photographers worldwide
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.
Calling all photographers! Enter your best bird images into this exciting photo competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
The Society of International Nature and Wildlife Photographers is pleased to announce that the Bird Photographer of the Year Competition in aid of RSPB is back for its 3rd year running.
The competition closes on 30 September 2020. So don’t delay and enter your images today.
The 2019 competition raised a whopping £2,850.84 for the RSPB – THANK YOU!
If you love taking pictures of birds then we invite you to enter the SINWP Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 Competition and help raise vital funds for The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB).
Closing date – September 30, 2020
Prize pool – Bird Photographer of the Year 2020 Trophy and Certificate, certificates and prizes for other placings
Entry fee – £1 – 100% of the donations will go straight to the RSPB
Eligibility – Bird photography, open to members and non-members
Copyright policy – Copyright of the images remains with the photographer – The Societies recognises that the entrant, the author of the photograph, retains complete and full ownership of the copyright in each submission.
Usage rights policy – Entries can be used for publicity purposes only by The Societies and may be printed in our magazine Professional Imagemaker, also promotional purposes.
Animography is a global photography competition with it’s primary goal being to draw attention to the beauty of animals through creative photography, and at the same time drawing attention to global conservation issues that face our planet!
All Competition categories are based on conservation issues facing that Continent at that particular time. The idea is to feature a different continent each year, focusing on various issues facing them and applying categories to highlight the problem and work being done in these areas. The categories, however, should be broad enough to allow people from all around the world to be able to enter with images taken either from that continent or elsewhere. Hopefully conservation bodies and NGO’s can then also use the competition to highlight the issues they are trying to solve. But at the heart of it, this still remains a photographic competition which should inspire people to take part, showcase their incredible photography, as well as allow us to assist in bringing more attention to various conservation issue.
Closing date – September 30, 2020
Prize pool – A once-in-a-lifetime safari in Zambia: 3 nights at Kaingu Safari Lodge in the Kafue National Park, including activities. 3 nights at Mukambi Safari lodges in the Kafue National Park, including activities. 3 nights at Anabezi Game Lodge in the Lower Zambezi National park, including activities. All transfers and domestic flights included.
Entry fee – US$15
Eligibility – For animal photography and is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide, except employees of Animography Awards, the Conservations Organisations taking part in the Competition, and the Sponsors of the competition.
Copyright policy – Copyright retained by the photographer.
Usage Rights policy – Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering the Competition, each Entrant grants to the Animography Awards a non exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the Competition in perpetuity.
At TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FOTO AWARDS we recognize, honor and connect talented photographers from around the world to new audiences and new eyes in the creative circles of Tokyo, Japan.
The competition is open to everyone and we invite photographers from all over the world to enter their work.
If you would like to have your work exposed to the Russian creative community, please check out our affiliate award, The Moscow International Foto Awards and submit your work there.
Closing date – October 31, 2020
Prize pool – IFA Photographer of the Year – $3,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy New Talent of the Year – $2,000 cash prize and TIFA trophy First Place Category Winners Pro and Non-Pro (Advertising, Architecture, Book, Editorial, Events, Fine Art, Nature, People, Portfolio, Science) – $100 cash prize each (Paypal or Amazon gift card)
Entry fee – Professional: $20 per single image; $30 per series ( 2-8 images with the same theme). Non-professional: $15 per single image; $20 per series (2-8 images with the same theme)
Eligibility – The TIFA competition is open to anyone aged 18+ residing anywhere in the world. Professional entries will be judged against other professionals and student entries against other students.
Copyright policy – Copyright and all other rights remain that of the photographer. Any photograph used by TIFA shall carry the photographer’s credit line.
Usage Rights policy – TIFA may use images in any media sponsor publications. All entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by TIFA for marketing and promotional purposes including in any medium such as exhibitions, print, and digital media directly related to the TIFA competition though there may not be monetary compensation. By winning or placing in the competition, you are agreeing to be included in the winners annual book.
The World Photography Organisation is a global platform for photography initiatives. Working across up to 180 countries, our aim is to raise the level of conversation around photography by celebrating the best imagery and photographers on the planet. We pride ourselves on building lasting relationships with both individual photographers as well as our industry-leading partners around the world.
The World Photography Organisation – Open Competition celebrates outstanding standalone images from across the world.
Judges are looking for photographs that are striking, well-crafted and of exceptional quality. Successful images will communicate a visual narrative through excellent technical and creative skills. The Open competition aims to uncover images that show the world around us and to give the opportunity to photographers whose work might otherwise never be seen.
Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Object, Street Photography, and Travel.
Closing date – January 7, 2021
Prize pool – Open Photographer of the Year receives $5,000 (USD), a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, flights and accommodation to the Awards ceremony in London and inclusion in Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London 10 category winners receive a range of Sony digital imaging equipment, publication in Sony World Photography Awards book and inclusion in the Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London Shortlisted photographers – works shown on digital screens at Sony World Photography Awards Exhibition at Somerset House, London
Entry fee – NONE
Eligibility – Photographers of all abilities can enter multiple single images to the following categories: Architecture, Culture, Creative, Motion, Landscape, Lifestyle, Natural World & Wildlife, Portraiture, Still Life, Object, Street Photography, and Travel
Copyright policy – The World Photography Organisation recognizes You, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry
Usage Rights policy – All Entrants understand that any image submitted to the competition may be used by the World Photography Organisation, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of You the author and the event only, for a maximum of three years after the Awards Ceremony in April 2021
Showcasing the world’s best landscape photography, we find the best 101 images each year and publish them in a hard cover book made by Momento Pro.
This is our seventh year of the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards and with the current global pandemic, we’re really interested to see what photographers enter. Your entries must have been captured after 1 January 2019 (so, within the last 20-odd months), but will the recent lock-down periods mean we’ll see more post-production? Who knows!
The main aim of our Award is to be one of the Top 101 landscape 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).
Closing date – September 30, 2020
Prize pool – 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!
Entry fee – US$25 with every 5th entry free during early-bird entry period
Eligibility – Landscape photography, Worldwide, no age restriction, professional and amateur
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 competition may be used by the Organiser, and its Event Partners (e.g. Momento Pro and Created for Life) for the purposes of judging the Competition, and marketing and promotional purposes of the Competition