a comprehensive list of Photography competitions and events

Our curated list of photography competitions includes basic information about each event, entry fees, submission deadlines, and the maximum prize that can be won. Clicking on an item opens a new page featuring a more detailed description and a link to the organizer’s submission page. Events that are free to enter are highlighted. In case of any questions about a particular photo competition, please contact the event organizer(s). Good luck with your event!

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Upcoming events

january 2023

01janAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!Felix Schoeller Photo Award 2023InternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:€10.000

05janAll DayInternational Competition of Nature Photography GLANZLICHTER 2023InternationalEntry Fee:€20 Top prize:€2,500

10janAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!The World Press Photo – 2023 ContestInternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:€1,000

13janAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS 2023InternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:$25,000

22janAll DayMONOVISIONS PHOTO AWARDS 2023InternationalEntry Fee:$20 Top prize:$3,000

february 2023

12febAll DayFine Art Photography AwardsInternationalEntry Fee:$20 Top prize:$3000

13febAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!Nikon Photo ContestInternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:500,000 yen + Z9 + NIKKOR Z lens

28febAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!The Evident Image of the Year–Scientific Microscopy AwardInternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:Multiple prizes (check website)

march 2023

01marAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!THE ALLARD PRIZE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITIONInternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:$1,000

april 2023

23aprAll DayEARTH.ORG GLOBAL WILDLIFE & NATURAL WORLD COMPETITION 2023InternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:$1,000

may 2023

31mayAll DayThis event is FREE to enter!CEWE Photo Award 2023InternationalEntry Fee:Free Top prize:a trip of your choice valued at 15,000 € + photo equipment worth 7,500 € + CEWE photo products worth 2,500 €.

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