“The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (Px3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging talent, and introduce photographers from around the world to the artistic community of Paris. Winning photographs from this competition are displayed in Paris and published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book.
Juried by leading editors, publishers, curators, gallery owners, consultants, creative directors, and art directors, Px3 brings the best of photography from across the globe to Paris. See the list of this year’s judges here.
Advertising, Photojournalism, Book, Book Proposals, Fine Art, Nature and Portraiture.
- Px3 Photographer of the Year
Both professional and non-professional photographers compete for the top award, the Px3 Photographer of the Year and 3,000 Euros. The winner’s work is publicized internationally, receives the spotlight at all events, is exhibited in Paris, and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Px3 Best New Talent (Non-Professionals and Students Only)
Non-professional photographers compete for the Px3 Best New Talent Award and 2,000 Euros. The winner’s work is publicized and exhibited in Paris and published in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Certificates in all Categories
All 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from both the professional and non-professional categories will receive a Px3 certificate, personalized press release, and a Px3 winner’s logo for professional purposes.
- Honorable Mentions
Px3 judges award several Certificates of Honorable Mention to both professional and non-professional entries to acknowledge talent as they deem fit.
- Public Choice Awards
39,481 votes were tallied in the first annual Prix de la Photographie Paris. The names of the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Subcategory Public Choice Winners are listed in the Px3 Annual Book.
- Paris Exhibition and International Publicity
Winning photographs from the 1st and 2nd place winners in each MAJOR category from both the professional and non-professional entries will be publicized and exhibited in Paris.
- Px3 Annual Book
The work of the 1st and 2nd place winners from both the professional and non-professional Subcategories will be published in the high-quality, full-color Px3 Annual Book (includes Major Category winners). The names of the Honorable Mention recipients and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Subcategory Public Choice Winners will be included as well.
Entry fees cover the cost of prizes, exhibitions, administration and promotion. To make this photo competition globally accessible, Px3 discounts entry fees for certain countries.
- Professional Photographers
$30 for each photograph entered
$50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme) or book
Same photograph or series, additional category: $25 per category
- Non-professional and Student Photographers
$20 per photograph entered
$40 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)
Same photograph or series, additional category: $15 per category
Fill out the entry form and send it with your work to Px3. You can submit as many photographs in as many categories as you want. You may submit your images to our contest in any one of the following ways:
- ONLINE: Use the online entry form, upload your photographs and pay the fees. (JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 1000 pixels on the longest side)
- MAIL: Download the PDF entry form and mail it with a CD of digital images of your entries. If you are sending a book or a book proposal, please mail the physical book PLUS a CD of digital images: 4 spreads and 1 image of the book cover. (CD: JPG only, 72 dpi, each image must be 1000 pixels on the longest side). Send to:
550 North Larchmont
Los Angeles, CA, 90004″
To see the full prospectus and learn more about the competition, visit: px3.fr
Renaissance Photography Prize
Sunday, April 28, 2013 Now: Tuesday, May 7, 2013
“The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that showcases outstanding photography from emerging or established photographers while raising funds to support young women with breast cancer.
All profit from entries is donated to The Lavender Trust at Breast Cancer Care, UK. In the five years since its inception, Renaissance has raised over £200,000 for the charity.
Entering gives photographers a chance to have their work iudged by some of the top names in the industry and win prizes with a total value of over £5,000, including cash, photographic equipment, portfolio reviews and the winning series published in HotShoe Magazine. In addition, 60 selected photographs vvill form part of the Renaissance exhibition held this autumn in a prestigious London gallery.
Monica Allende, Picture Editor, The Sunday Times Magazine
Simon Bainbridge, Editor, British journal of Photography
Julia Fullerton-Batten, Photographer
Miranda Gavin, Deputy and Online Editor, HotShoe International
Nadav Kander, Photographer
Chris Littlewood, Director of Photography, Flowers Gallery, UK
Brett Rogers, Director, The Photographers’ Gallery, UK
Sophie Wright, Cultural & Print Room Director, Magnum Photos
Single Image: Expression – Ordinary – In Between
Submit unlimited individual photographs
Entry fee: £15 for 1 photograph, £25 for up to 3, £40 for up to 6
Series: No theme
Submit 5-8 photographs from one body of work + project statement
Entry fee: £50 per series
Entries into the Series Competition are required to be accompanied by a project statement. This should be between 100 – 250 words, and describe the work for the purposes of judging. No project statement is required in the Single-image Competition.
Additionally, entries into both Series and Single-image Competitions may be accompanied by title and descriptive caption. These may be presented during the exhibition.”
For the complete prospectus and to submit visit: renaissancephotography.org/2013/rules.php.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
Call for Entries: 4th Annual Contemporary Photography Competition & Exhibition
Deadline: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Entry fee: $40 for 5 images.
“The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) announces its Annual Call for Entries. Selected works will be exhibited at PPAC from June 13th – August 24th, 2013 and will be posted on PPAC’s website for the duration of the exhibition. The competition is open to all subject matter, photographic techniques and processes. First, second and third place winners will receive $750, $200 and $100 in cash prizes.
- Artist Statement
- Please label file the title of the work_last name. For example: Untitled1_Smith
- Provide 1-5 items. Images (up to 5 MB each)
Submissions only accepted online at www.philaphotoarts.slideroom.com.
Los Angeles Center for Digital Art
Call for entries: LACDA 2013 International Juried Competition
Deadline: Monday, April 22, 2013
Fee: $30 for three images
Enter our juried competition for digital art and photography. Entrants submit three JPEG files of original work. All styles of artwork and photography where digital processes of any kind were integral to the creation of the images are acceptable. The competition is international, open to all geographical locations. Registration fee is $30US (three images). Multiple entries permitted, additional $30 entry fee for each three images.
Holly Harrison, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
Rex Bruce, L.A. Center for Digital Art
The selected winner receives 10 prints up to 44×60 inches on canvas or museum quality paper (approximately a $2,500-$3,000 value) to be shown in a solo exhibition in our main gallery May 9-June 1, 2013. The show will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artist.
Second place prizes: Ten second place winners will receive one print of their work up to 24×36 inches ($150-$200 in value) to be included in upcoming group exhibits. The ten second place winners will be scheduled into group shows within twelve months of announcement of winners. Consideration is given to placing these works in shows appropriate to their style, genre and/or content. These shows will be widely promoted and will include a reception for the artists.
Special consideration will be given to all entrants for inclusion in future shows at LACDA. Many entrants from past competitions have already been included in our exhibits.”
Submissions accepted online only, details here: lacda.com/juried/juriedshow.html.
“PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, opens the call for entries for the Best Photography Book of the Year Award in the city of Alcalá. This award recognizes the year’s most outstanding photographic editorial work. The call is open to editors and publishing houses of all nationalities. You may submit any photography book published between 1 March 2012 and 1 March 2013.
A jury will be named to evaluate the concept, design and graphic quality of each publication, as well as the trajectory of the publishers, editorial groups and collectives. “Best Photography Book of the Year Award in the city of Alcalá” recognizes editorial works presented in the categories: National, International and Outstanding Publisher of the Year.
Last year’s winners:
• National Category of PHE Photography Book Award: “Máquinas”, from Marín, published by Fundación Telefónica
• International Category of PHE Photography Book Award: “Swarm”, from Lukas Felzmann, published by Lars Müller Publishers
• Outstanding Publisher of the Year Award: Kehrer Verlag (Germany)
To participate please fill in the application form which you can find here. Once you have registered on-line, please print a copy of the form and send it with two copies of each publication to the following address:
Photography Book Award PHotoEspaña
C/ Fernando Poo, 4
Should you need further information you can contact us on: email@example.com or +34 91 298 55.”
“Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.
CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.
Andy Anderson, photographer, Lone River Productions, Mountain Home, ID
Tim Bruce, creative director, Lowercase, Inc., Chicago, IL
Jay Giesen, executive creative director, Brunner, Pittsburgh, PA
Amy Feitelberg, photo editor, Los Angeles magazine, Los Angeles, CA
Emily Lessard, design director, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY
Any photograph first printed or produced between March 2012 and March 2013 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.
Photography Competition Categories/Fees
These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual:
Advertising: (ads, posters, CDs, packaging, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Books: (cover/jacket and/or interior, must be published) $35 single entry/$70 series
Editorial: (consumer or trade magazine, newspaper) $35 single entry/$70 series
For Sale: (poster, print, note paper, greeting card, licensing/stock, gallery sale, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Institutional: (company/association publication, brochures, collateral, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Multimedia: (time-based media for film, television, video or web) $80 single entry/$160 series
Self-Promotion: (promotion for photographers, creative firms and vendors) $35 single entry/$70 series
Unpublished: (commissioned but not published, personal or student work, etc.) $35 single entry/$70 series
Entries submitted after March 15th require a $10 per entry late fee. No entries will be accepted after March 29, 2013.
- Your contact information for registration and notification.
- Title and brief description of each project (limit of 100 characters).
- Any digital files you might want to submit saved as RGB (not CMYK) JPG format (maximum 1024 pixels wide X 768 pixels high @72dpi).”
For complete prospectus to enter online click here.
Open To Interpretation: A Juried Book Competition of Photography, Poetry and Prose
Call for Entries: Love/Lust
Deadline: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
“Lust is an intense appetite, craving, or untamed desire. We lust for an array of things—money, power, objects, sex, or just living life. Love is a powerful affection or personal attachment and comes in a variety of forms, which can encompass romantic, sexual, platonic, narcissistic, or even religious feelings or attitudes. Show us your interpretations. Who or what do you love or lust for? What images capture these emotions for you?
Aline Smithson, Photographer and Creator/Editor of LENSCRATCH
Publication and Awards
$1000 Cover Award
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Photography
$500 Judge’s Choice Award Writing or Poetry
Being selected to be part of this publication puts you in great company with other photographers, writers, and poets. This publication is dedicated to providing a place for artists to gain recognition and exposure for their work. All participants chosen, if so desired, will have their name, web page and/or mailing address indexed in the book so as they can be contacted directly regarding their work.”
Jeff Divine, Photo Editor, The Surfer’s Journal
Lila Garnett, Photo Editor, Audubon Magazine
Sandra Cheung, Art Director, Outdoor Canada
Dave Reddick, Photo Editor, Powder Magazine
- One professional grand prize winner will receive a one-week photography workshop of their choice at Anderson Ranch Arts Center. ($2,200)
- One amateur grand prize winner will receive a MatadorU full curriculum Photography Course and one year of MatadorAccess.
- Eight professional and amateur first-place winners will each receive a $100 Adorama gift certificate and a $100 Canson Infinity gift certificate.
- All professional first-place winners will receive a PhotoServe.com portfolio ($860 value).
- All amateur first-place winners will receive one year of MatadorAccess.
- All first-place winners will receive Nikon Coolpix AW100 Digital Camera .
- Winning images will be featured in PDN’s August issue which has an additional print circulation to 5,000 photography industry creatives!
- Winning images be printed and displayed at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market trade show August 2-5, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The gallery will be on display for the event’s 21,000 attendees which includes 1,000 outdoor brand representatives and related media players. PDN’s Outdoor Photo Expo, a new trade show celebrating travel and location photography, is held nearby in Salt Lake City August 1-4, 2012. Winning images may be viewed by attendees of both trade shows-this is the world’s largest gathering of it’s kind!
Hey, Hot Shot!
The International Photography Competition
Deadline: June 22, 2011, 8:00 pm (EDT)
Fee: Currently, $80 for five images
“Since its inception in 2005, Hey, Hot Shot!, the premier international photography competition, has provided one hundred and thirty-five photographers from all over the world with unrivaled exposure, support and recognition. With a longstanding history of incredible opportunities being awarded to hundreds of artists, Jen Bekman Projects encourages photographers at all stages of their careers to enter Hey, Hot Shot!. One talented image maker will receive a $10,000 honorarium, in addition to the hallmark awards we’re offering.
A diverse panel of photography professionals—including founder Jen Bekman, Aperture Foundation publisher Lesley A. Martin, Chronicle Books chairman and CEO Nion McEvoy, photographer Kent Rogowski and Assistant Director of Fraenkel Gallery (San Francisco) and co-founder of Radius Books Darius Himes—reviews each and every entry.
Our panel will select five photographers per round of competition as the 2011 Hot Shots. Each photographer will be awarded:
Jen Bekman Projects will select one of the ten 2011 Hot Shots for the Grand Prize and announce the recipient in early 2012. In addition to the honors as a Hot Shot, the grand prize recipient will be awarded:
• A $10,000 honorarium to support a personal project.
• A solo exhibition at Jen Bekman Gallery.
• Representation from Jen Bekman Gallery for two years, commencing with his/her selection.”
To read more about the competition and to apply, click here.
Communication Arts: Photography Competition
Deadline: March 25, 2011
Entries submitted between March 26th and April 8th must pay $10 late fee per entry.
“Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first printed or produced within the last twelve months prior to the deadline is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and on commarts.com, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.
CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession. Ask any creative director which competitions rank as the most influential and they’ll place Communication Arts at the top of the list.”
Categories and Fees
These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual:
Advertising: $35 single entry/$70 series
Books: $35 single entry/$70 series
Editorial: $35 single entry/$70 series
For Sale: $35 single entry/$70 series
Institutional: $35 single entry/$70 series
Multimedia: $80 single entry/$160 series
Self-Promotion: $35 single entry/$70 series
Unpublished: $35 single entry/$70 series
To read the full prospectus and submit an entry please go here.