Photography Contests

Photography Contests

Here are a list of photography contests for your to submit your photographs to. Each photography contest listed here will state it’s deadline date and a link for more information about the photography contest.

Happy Submitting!

amateur photography contestCurrent Photography Contests:

300 Fireworks Photo Contest — Opening July 9, 2014 — closes when 300 photographs are received — Free Entry — Click here for info

Standing Apart Photo Contest - Opening July 23, 2014 — closes when 300 photographs are received — Free Entry — Click here for info

300 High Heels Photo Contest - Opening July 23, 2014 — closes when 300 photographs are received — Free Entry — Click here for info

Pop up Photo Contest — Deadline Sept 15, 2014 — Free Entry — Win a Free Canvas Print! - Click here for info

Santa Fe Workshops Water Photo Contest — Deadline Sept 17, 2014 — Paid Entry — Tons of great prizes — Click here for info

NME Music Photography Awards 2014 — Deadline Sept 20, 2014 — Winners in all amateur categories will win a Nikon D5300 kit worth £719.99 — Click here for info

Syngenta Photography Award — Deadline Sept 15, 2014 — Free Entry — First prize: US$5,000 — Click here for info

Go Wild Photo Competition — Deadline Sept 15, 2014 — Free Entry — 100 EUR and a dedicated CEEweb gift package OR Two days in the breath-taking Bulgarian Western Rhodope (protected in the Natura 2000 sites Trigrad-Mursalitza and Rodopi-Zapadni) with a local photographer guide — Click here for info

Free Photo Contest with Cash Prizes — Deadline Sept 17, 2014 — Free Entry — The Judged winner will receive a cash prize of $100 and the peoples choice winner will receive a $50 cash prize — Click here for info

The British Life Photography Awards — Deadline Sept 20, 2014 — Paid Entry — UK only — Grand prize — Sony products worth approximately £6,000 - Click here for info

Make it Britain Photography Competition — Deadline Sept 29, 2014 — Free Entry — Win a share of our £5000 prize — UK only — Click here for info

Water in our Natural Environment Photo Contest — Deadline Sept 30, 2014 — Free Entry — Click here for info

Travel Photographer of the Year 2014 — Deadline Oct 1, 2014 — The winner of this category will be given a special showcase of their photographer at the 2015 TPOTY exhibition. They will also receive £2500 plus a Plastic sandwich portfolio case or ifolio — Click here for info

Endangered Art and Photography Contest 2014 -  Deadline Oct 3, 2014 — Paid Entry — The First Place winner in each Category will receive US$1,500, and his/her winning artwork will be displayed in the ENDANGERED: Art for Apes exhibition during Art Basel week — Click here for info

Ultimate Music Photo Contest - Deadline Oct 9, 2014 — Paid Entry — Prizes — $1,500 Professional
$750 Amateur — Click here for info

Fellowship 15 International Photo Contest - Deadline Oct 13, 2014 — Paid Entry — Solo exhibition at Silver Eye opening late-January 2015 / $3,000 cash prize / Online gallery on Silver Eye’s website (with link to artist website) / Media outreach and promotion — Click here for info

Paloma Faith Photo Contest — Deadline Oct 16, 2014 — Free Entry — The winner will receive $1,300 (£800), a meeting with a Sony Music Creative and tickets to Paloma’s 2015 tour with a meet and greet — plus more — Click here for info

12th Annual Northwest Exposure Photography Contest — Deadline Oct 19, 2014 — Free Entry — Grand Prize : A Nikon D5100 DSLR Camera — Click here for info

International Garden Photographer of the Year — Deadline Oct 31, 2014 — Entry Fee May Apply — Top Prize — £5,000 — Click here for info

Dog Photographer of the Year 2014 — Deadline Nov 10, 2014 — Free Entry — Click here for info

Smithsonian.com 2014 Photo Contest - Deadline Nov 28, 2014 — Free Entry — Grand Prize: $2,500 — Click here for info

Terry O’Neill Photography Awards 2014 — Deadline Nov 30, 2014 — Entry Fee — £6500 in cash prizes — Click here for info

The World We Live in Photo Contest 2014 — Deadline Nov 30, 2014 — Entry Fee — Grand Prize — $10,548 — Click here for info

Backyard Travel Photo Contest - Deadline Dec 1, 2014 — Free Entry –First Prize — Tour in Asia worth US$8000 — Click here for info

Embracing Our Differences — Deadline Jan 5, 2015 — Free Entry — $3,000 in total awards — Click here for info

8th Annual iPhone Photography Awards — Deadline March 31, 2015 — Paid Entry — All photographers compete for the 3 IPPAWARDS Photographers of the Year Award — Click here for info

Ongoing Photography Contests:

Tallenge Photo Contest — $100 monthly prize — no entry fee — Click here for info

The Big Picture — Every week the Big Picture offers you the chance to win a £250 camera. All you need to do is send the photo in — Click here for details

Pixoto - $2,000 in Cash Weekly! Click here for info

ViewBug is a community where you can participate in photo contests to gain recognition and exposure. Some free and some paid submission — Check it out!

Is that your best shot? The prize is $500 USD to the photographer of the winning image each month.

Free Monthly Garden Photography Competition — Click here for info

MyPhotoSchool Course — Free monthly photography competition — The winning entry from each category will win a free MyPhotoSchool Course of their choice — Click here for info

FanArtReview.com — ongoing competitions — great place to get feedback — Click here for info

Onemillionphotographers has competitions and is also a live Gallery project, so once submitted your work is always on display — Submission Fees Apply — Click here for info

Lenzr - Ongoing contests with prizes provided by businesses — you can even start your own contest — Click here for info

Nikon Photo of the Month — Ongoing monthly contest — Free Entry — Click here for info

We will be updating this list on a regular basis!

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