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Sony World Photography Awards – Youth Award 2017
Sony World Photography Awards – Youth Award 2017
Jan 5 all-day
Sony World Photography Awards - Youth Award 2017
  The Youth competition, for all photographers aged 12-19, recognises this next generation of talented young photographers.  Main prize: Youth competition winner – Flights and accommodation to awards in London / Sony digital imaging equipment[...]
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The World Press Photo Contest 2016
The World Press Photo Contest 2016
Jan 6 all-day
The World Press Photo Contest 2016
  The World Press Photo: Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world. The prize-winning photographs are assembled into an[...]
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Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Competition 2017
Sony World Photography Awards – Professional Competition 2017
Jan 10 all-day
Sony World Photography Awards - Professional Competition 2017
Each year the Professional competition of the Sony World Photography Awards draws a huge variety of inspiring, engaging and emotional photography from around the world.  In addition to the main prizes, all winning and shortlisted[...]
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Flash Forward 2017
Flash Forward 2017
Jan 12 all-day
Flash Forward 2017
  Flash Forward 2017: In the continuance of Flash Forward and its proactive leadership on artist encouragement and support, this grant will enable all photographers, in all mediums, to fulfill the goal of a larger[...]
Pictures of the Year International – 74th Annual Photojournalism Competition
Pictures of the Year International – 74th Annual Photojournalism Competition
Jan 12 all-day
Pictures of the Year International - 74th Annual Photojournalism Competition
  Pictures of the Year International: POY is the oldest and the most prestigious photojournalism program and competition in the world. Each year, POY recognizes excellence in photojournalism, multimedia, and visual editing. POY is committed[...]
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The 13th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2017
The 13th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2017
Jan 15 all-day
The 13th DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards 2017
  DAYS JAPAN International Photojournalism Awards: The world-class photographers who contribute to our publication do their work at great peril, many risking their lives for their shots. Regardless of how the photosare taken, DAYS JAPAN[...]
The 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award
The 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award
Jan 15 all-day
The 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award
  The 2017 FotoEvidence Book Award: The annual FotoEvidence Book Award will recognize a documentary photographer whose project demonstrates courage and commitment in addressing a violation of human rights, a significant injustice or an assault[...]
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Photography and Social Justice Fellowship
Photography and Social Justice Fellowship
Jan 24 all-day
Photography and Social Justice Fellowship
  Photography and Social Justice Fellowship: Magnum Foundation’s Photography and Social Justice Program supports and trains early career and emerging photographers, artists, journalists, scholars, and activists who are passionate about challenging injustice, pursuing social equality,[...]
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Aperture Portfolio Prize
Aperture Portfolio Prize
Jan 25 all-day
Aperture Portfolio Prize
  Aperture Portfolio Prize: The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify high-quality work by new voices in contemporary photography. When choosing the first-prize winner and runners-up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look[...]
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Workshopx Call For Stories
Workshopx Call For Stories
Jan 29 all-day
Workshopx Call For Stories
We are looking for photographic stories to be featured on our website. To help highlight issues that matter and promote thoughtfulness and quality in visual storytelling. This should be consistent series that are able to[...]
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LA QUATRIEME IMAGE 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES
LA QUATRIEME IMAGE 2017 – CALL FOR ENTRIES
Jan 30 all-day
LA QUATRIEME IMAGE 2017 - CALL FOR ENTRIES
  LA QUATRIEME IMAGE 2017: Since its 1st edition, each year La Quatrième Image has rewarded four photographers for their special contribution. Candidates’ works will be submitted to a professional Jury. The 4 winners of[...]
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ANNUAL P×3 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
ANNUAL P×3 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
Jan 31 all-day
ANNUAL P×3 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION
  ANNUAL P×3 PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION: 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[...]
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
Jan 31 all-day
Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards
  Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards: The 3rd Annual Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming image makers who are ready to kickstart their careers. Selected photographers will be provided[...]
ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS 2017
ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS 2017
Jan 31 all-day
ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS 2017
  Istanbul Photo Awards: Anadolu Agency’s third Istanbul Photo Awards contest started to accept applications on November 1, 2016. This year’s competition sees an expanded range of categories, from four to eight. The four new categories[...]
The Alexia Foundation Professional Grant 2017
The Alexia Foundation Professional Grant 2017
Jan 31 all-day
The Alexia Foundation Professional Grant 2017
  The Alexia Foundation Professional Grant 2017: The Alexia Foundation offers a professional Alexia Grant to enable professional photographers and visual journalists to produce substantial bodies of work that share the Foundation’s goals of promoting[...]

 

The calendar is updated every two weeks. From all available photography contests and grants we carefully select only those that in our opinion are the most interesting, beneficial and fair. While deciding on new entries we bear both emerging and established documentary photographers in mind.