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The John Chervinsky Emerging Photographer Scholarship seeks to recognize, encourage and reward photographers with the potential to create a body of work and sustain solo exhibitions. Awarded annually, the Scholarship provides recipients with a monetary award of $3,000, the display of their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography, and a volume from John’s library of photography books.


The 5th annual Emerging Talent Awards 2018 is our search for the world’s best emerging photographers! Since year one, these awards have put hundreds of emerging photographers in a spotlight on the world stage. If you think you are ready for international recognition, these are the awards that can help get you there.


FORMAT19 is delighted to announce the festival theme FOREVER//NOW and welcomes diverse and imaginative proposals from international photographers, curators, artists and collectives in response to this exciting dual concept.


The concept of the Bird in Flight Prize is to support photographers who think outside the box of traditional artistic standards.


This year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is now inviting submissions on the theme: “Fearful Futures.” In support of up-and-coming talent, the IAFOR Documentary Photography Award is free to enter.


The Gala Awards, with the sponsorship of the Biennial of Fine Art & Documentary Photography, invites women photographers worldwide to submit images to Eleventh Edition of The Julia Margaret Cameron Award.


Enter your best single images of travel portraits, outdoor scenes, local places or spontaneous moments, or submit a photo essay to tell a longer story from your travels. Professional and amateur photographers are judged separately, with two grand-prize packages up for grabs.


1854 Media & British Journal of Photography are inviting both emerging & established photographers, from all over the world, to submit work to OpenWalls Arles, an exhibition responding to the theme ‘HOME & AWAY’.


The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, celebrates the book’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography.


The WMA Commission invites entries for proposals from artists and photographers from both Hong Kong and the international community, to create new research based photography work in Hong Kong, focusing on the theme of opportunity.


The call for applications is open to all European photographers or photographers living in Europe without any age limit.


The Fellowship competition for U.S. and Canadian photographers.


This second annual Curatorial Prize provides an opportunity for curators to present an exhibition of photo-based work, along with related programming and publications at one of the nation’s most highly regarded photography galleries.


For Don’t Smile’s third year, women photographers from historically underrepresented populations, specifically artists who identify as African, Latinx, Asian, Arab and Native American will be featured exclusively.


YICCA is an international call for artists, open to professionals and not only from any country in the world. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations, and performances.


PDN Faces recognizes the powerful portraits that photographers make, including assignment and personal work, plus celebrity, animal and kids portraiture. Professional and amateur photographers are judged separately and are eligible for prizes that include $1,500 and $2,500 cash, one-page features in PDN and more.


The Click! Photography Festival is pleased to announce our first Click! Photo Book Exhibition. Winners will be exhibited at Horse & Buggy Press during the Click! Photography Festival on October 6th at 1 p.m. Entries will be eligible for one of three purchase awards given by the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


The PHmuseum 2018 Women Photographers Grant, now in its 2nd edition, aims to empower the work and careers of female and non-binary professionals of all ages and from all countries working in diverse areas of photography.


The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers who are ready to kickstart their careers.


Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program expands diversity and creativity in the field of documentary photography through capacity-building and critical explorations of photography and social change.


PHOTO IS:RAEL is proud to announce that submissions for the 2018 Meitar Award are now being accepted. Now on its third year, the Meitar Award is awarded during PHOTO IS:RAEL’s International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv to a photographer whose work has demonstrated excellence in the field of photography. Works from shortlisted candidates will be exhibited during the festival as well as at the Head On Photo Festival in Sydney in 2019.


The 10th edition of the Carmignac Photojournalism Award is focused on issues related to the deforestation in the Amazon. The winning photographer receives an endowment of 50.000 EUR, enabling them to carry out an in-depth reportage on the ground. There is no entrance fee.


The present call invites photographers and graphic designers to propose works in which the shadow is called to play a role that is not only metaphorical on the philosophical or conceptual level, but also as a compositional instrumental element of an image that, in contrast with the light, confers more pathos to a scene and / or a subject.


Submissions have opened for the the third annual Rebecca Vassie Memorial Award for emerging photographers – with the cash bursary increasing this year from £1,250 to £2,000.