Photo Contests2018-11-12T07:08:52+00:00

Photo Contests

Nikon Small World 2019 Photomicrography and Video Competition

Nikon’s Small World is regarded as the leading forum for showcasing the beauty and complexity of life as seen through the light microscope.

Total Prize: $3,000

Creative Conscience Awards 2019

The Creative Conscience Awards welcome projects by students and graduates (of up to two years) from any creative discipline. The deadline for 2018 has now passed, but we’ll be launching the 2019 awards at the end of this year. The awards are the perfect opportunity to push your curiosity and create the change you want to see in the world. You can enter the awards solo or in a team (of up to six), and can choose your own issue to tackle or work from one of our exciting briefs.

Communication Arts 2019 Photography Competition

Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2018 through March 2019 is eligible. 

Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2019

Being described as “One of the best photography festivals in the world” (Capture Magazine), the biennial Belfast Photo Festival provided the perfect platform for gaining exposure to an international audience, with previous editions having welcome over 100,000 visitors from all over the world.

Total Prize: £1,000

BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2019

BigPicture is open to all photography enthusiasts and professionals alike worldwide to compete for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize. See eligibility restrictions below.

Total Prize: $12,000

Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest 2019

The Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest  is open to participants aged 18 to 33. It aims to promote young photographers and support them in their strive for professional perfection.

Total Prize: $10,050

Pink Lady Food Photographer Of The Year 2019

Pink Lady® Food Photographer of the Year is inspired by the proliferation of wonderful food photography in a huge variety of applications. From eye-catching advertising hoardings, to sumptuous editorial features, from tempting food packaging to daily blogs. The competition celebrates this magnificent diversity in what is truly, the stuff of life.

Total Prize: £5,000GBP

Fine Art Photography Awards (FAPA) 2019

Fine Art Photography Awards is one of the largest award giving bodies for a community of artists ushering an era of new trends in the world of photography. Created in 2014, this competition is a melting pot for people where passion, interest, sense of beauty and openness to diversity in photography collide in intergalactic proportions.

Total Prize: $5,000

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019

​The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019 will be awarded to artists that show significant potential, interesting ideas, a relevant message and skillful execution. We understand that talented artists exist in many forms, so endeavour to appeal to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time, and from any country.

Total Prize: £9,000

Photo Contests


In photo contests, besides the suitability to the theme given by the photographers, meaning, creativity, difference and aesthetic integrity are expected.

Photography is a kind of art of which we can make very deep meanings. What is photography? The best answer we can give for the question; is transforming the components that one sees into visual art by certain techniques through its own infrastructural support.

In photography contests, the aim is to support the work of photographers and to promote the art of photography.

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Photo contests are important opportunities for photographers in terms of their career and improvement.


Brands can sometimes organize photo contests to see different perspectives, and other times to make profit commercially.

Some institutions can organize photo contests only in order to improve the art of photo or to raise awareness on social responsibility topics.


Photo contests may be organized by several kinds of organizations like brands, companies, associations, educational institutions etc. Photo contests can be held open to professionals, students or public.


Photo contests often have awards for winners. Awards may be moral (scholarship, certificate) or material. The owners of the awards can sometimes be determined by the jury assigned by the contest owner and sometimes by voting.