Photography Competitions

By | January 5, 2014

Prix Voies Off

For the past 17 years, Voies Off has offered an alternative approach to
emerging contemporary photography, its particularities, its evolutions, and
its areas of resistance.

IPA International Photography Awards

MISSION: To salute the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, to discover new and emerging talent, and to promote the appreciation of photography.

National Geographic Photo Contest.

National Geographic Photo Contest three categories: People, Places, and Nature.
The Grand Prize Winner will receive $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is widely recognised as one of the leading global photographic awards programme in existence today.

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

The National Portrait Gallery, London’s annual photographic portrait prize, The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is an open competition accepting submissions from amateur and professional photographers around the world.

Black & White Spider Awards

Black & White Spider Awards is an organization dedicated to the advancement of black and white photography. Judged by the most respected names in photography.

International Color Awards | Photography Masters Cup

International Color Awards | Photography Masters Cup is the leading international award honoring color photography. A global platform and channel for photographers to show their work to important key industry tastemakers, the Masters Cup shines a spotlight on the year’s most outstanding color photography achievements.

Hamdan International Photography Award

H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum established the prestigious Hamdan International Photography Award. This demonstrates the commitment of Dubai to encouraging and supporting art, culture and innovation. Open to all photographers across the globe, which will in turn attract international art and cultural attention.

I SHOT IT, The Best Photo Competition

Show the World your best photographs – and win! I SHOT IT are open to everyone around the world.

The International Fine Art Photography Award – Grand Prix de la Découverte.

The International Fine Art Photography Award is open to photographers from around the world.

The Lucie Award

The International Photography Awards is an annual, juried competition that is open to all photographers, both professional and non-professional, worldwide.

Metro Photo Challenge

First started 8 years ago in Sweden and started running globally for the first time in 2007, Metro Photo Challenge has become a truly credible event for professional and amateur photographers alike. In 2011 over 160,000 photos were submitted.

World Press Photo of the Year

The photo contest is open to professional photographers and photojournalists, and entry coordinators.

The British Journal of Photography International Photography Award

Photographs can be captured in any format, film or digital, and can be of any style or genre. Anyone can enter, amateur or professional, from the UK or abroad.

Aperture Portfolio Prize

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition.

Nikons’s Small World

The Nikon Small World Competition is open to anyone with an interest in photography through the microscope.

Leica Oskar Barnack Award

The Leica Oskar Barnack Award competition is only open to professional photographers. The winner of the Leica Oskar Barnack Award receives a Leica M9-P camera and a lens worth 10.000 Euros in addition to a cash prize of 5,000 Euros.


Photography Prize

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize

The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize aims to reward a contemporary photographer of any nationality, who has made the most significant contribution, exhibition or publication, to the medium of photography in Europe in the previous year.

The Hasselblad Award

The Hasselblad Award is an international photography prize. The Hasselblad Award is granted to a photographer recognized for major achievements and may be an individual who has made a pioneering achievement in photography, who has had a decisive impact on one or more younger generations of photographers, or who has implemented one or more internationally significant photographic projects.

Previous Award Winners: Walid Raad, Sophie Calle, Robert Adams, Graciela Iturbide, Nan Goldin, David Goldblatt, Lee Friedlander, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Malick Sidibé, Jeff Wall, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Boris Mikhailov, Cindy Sherman, William Eggleston, Christer Strömholm, Robert Frank, Susan Meiselas, Sune Jonsson, Josef Koudelka, Richard Avedon, William Klein, Sebastião Salgado, Edouard Boubat, Hiroshi Hamaya, Ernst Haas, Irving Penn, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Lennart Nilsson

The Prix Pictet

Founded by the Swiss bank Pictet & Cie the Prix Pictet has rapidly established itself as the world’s leading prize in photography and sustainability.
The Prix Pictet has two elements: the prize of CHF 100,000 and the Commission, in which a nominated photographer is invited to undertake a field trip to a region where the Bank is supporting a sustainability project.