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.

Example Briefs

Our awards scheme searches for exciting projects with a focus on social impact. You can enter anything you like, as long as the project fits into one of our Impact Themes. We also have some exciting briefs that give a starting point if you feel you need it, tackling some of the most relevant issues that our world faces today. This years deadlines have passed, but feel free to download the briefs for your own personal projects, or to start working early on an entry for the 2019 awards. Shortlisted projects are judged by a panel of industry experts based on your creative approach and the potential impact of your project.

Open Brief Background

If you have an issue that you are passionate about, that you believe could help change the world in a positive way you could enter it under our Open Brief. You could identify something that isn’t working for you about the world around you and look for a solution. We’re interested however big or small your ideas are. We are looking for solutions and provocations that will call people to action and can lead to genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. The themes you might wish to explore can be broad and varied. Past projects have included design solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, campaigns & products against FGM, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living – to list just a few subject areas.

Open Brief Challenge

The Open Brief is your chance to create a project that deals with any issue you’re passionate about solving. Identify something that isn’t working in the world around you and look for a solution, however big or small. We’re looking for solutions and provocations that have the potential to provoke action and have a genuine impact. Projects can be conceptual or have the potential to develop into real life-changing solutions. Past projects have included creative solutions for food waste, humanitarian aid, education, water shortage, energy efficiency, inclusivity, bullying, inequality, poverty, homelessness, child abuse, over-consumption, mental illness, urban living and much more.

Mental Health Background

Negative experiences happen in all of our lives: difficulties with work or finances, the breakdown of a relationship, overwhelming family responsibilities, or a significant setback for example. Mental health can affect anyone. There are many ways we can cope with mental illness: establishing and maintaining relationships, discussing our issues and taking action when possible, however there are stigmas surrounding mental health that we unfortunately need to tackle.

Mental Health Challenge

How can you use your creative skills to aid those with mental health issues? If your life or the life of those around you has been touched by mental health issues, then use these experiences as possible entry points into the brief and as a means of research to explore potential routes and solutions. The challenge really is boundless in however you want to approach it, all we ask is that the outcome is optimistic and empowering towards the audience. Let’s open up and tackle this issue head on to create some real positive change in the world. Here are some useful links to start you off: Movember Onemindinstitute

Equality Background

Equality is a human right. Both men and women are entitled to live with dignity and with freedom from want and from fear. Whether this be gender equality as a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty: empowered women contribute to the health and productivity of whole communities, improving the prospects for the next generation. Or more general human rights for minorities, those under threat of being suppressed or living in fear because of who they are or what they believe.

Equality Challenge

Can you think of a way to change current behaviours and inspire people to understand the value brought by treating everyone equally? You may simply want to raise awareness, or perhaps you can think of a way to actively change human behaviour and understanding. Here are some useful links to start you off: Global Goals Rightsinfo Cause2create Creativeequals

Refugee Crisis Background

This brief has been set in partnership with Help Refugees The most basic requirements for refugees to regain their independence are housing, language and employment. Without housing, people become destitute; without the ability to speak the local language, it is very difficult to get a job; without employment independence is almost impossible.

Refugee Crisis Challenge

How can we creatively support the empowerment of refugees in host countries, and improve their access to opportunities? Local language: classes can be expensive and restrictive in terms of the amount that you can study, when and where. What creative solutions could help with this? Employment: refugee unemployment in the UK is 50%, and many refugees are overqualified for the jobs they take. How can we find creative ways to increase people’s chances of finding meaningful work quickly? Integration: how can we build bridges with local communities? Can you find ways to keep community at the heart of these proposals? Empowerment: Can you consider innovative ways for Help Refugees to raise more funds to allow us to do more for empowerment projects? *96p from every pound raised already goes straight to our projects on the ground.

Conscious Consumption Background

We can’t continue to consume and buy ‘stuff’ at our current rate without serious consequences. ‘The story of stuff’ tells us why.

Conscious Consumption Challenge

The Conscious Consumption brief is an opportunity to create solutions to help re-direct our worlds trajectory towards self-destruction. This could explore themes on not just what we consume, but how and why. Where do the things we consume come from, and what are their impact e.g. environmental, psychological and/or societal. What methods could we use to design products that are sustainable and have a minimal or even positive ecological impact? And what would these products be? How could mindsets be shifted (especially in first world countries) away from misguided, and damaging purchasing habits? Why do we consume, and what are the often overlooked motivations for consumption – and are there ways we can nurture or redirect these energies? The solutions to these questions should aim to educate, inspire, excite and encourage new behaviours, so we can consciously consume.


  • Creating materials/products that do not cause harm to us and our environment (e.g. cradle to cradle)
  • Designing new systems (Donut and sharing economies are examples of this)
  • How can we educate and inform people about their choices in a fun, exciting and positive way.

Reference brands: Patagonia, Fairphones and Rubymoon

The awards ceremony and beyond

If you’re a winner you will receive an invite to our awards ceremony, hosted in London in July. At the ceremony you’ll get to mingle with creatives and professionals from complimentary organisations as well as other winners. Your winning work will be displayed on our site, plus you’ll be invited to be part of the Creative Conscience Collective – a platform to communicate with other winners, past and present, and where exclusive events and opportunities are shared. Beyond the awards, we also help to bring the brightest and most innovative projects to life though our Impact scheme. Providing contacts and mentorship, we support you with your project helping to create tangible impact in the world.




Communication Arts 2019 Photography Competition

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. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication ArtsPhotography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.

What to Enter

Any photograph first published or produced from March 2018 through March 2019 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition.

Photography Competition Categories
These categories are judged by the Photography jury and will appear in the Photography Annual. For a list of fees, please download the category PDF:

Advertising: ads, posters, music and product packaging, etc.
Books: covers, jackets, interiors, etc.
Editorial: consumer or trade magazines, newspapers, etc.
For Sale: posters, prints, greeting cards, licensing/stock, gallery sale, online store, etc.
Institutional: company/association publications, annual reports, catalogs, client websites, blogs, etc.
Motion/Cinematography: time-based media for film, television, video or web, etc.
Self-Promotion: promotion for photographers, design firms, ad agencies, art schools, printers, paper companies, etc.
Unpublished: experimental/personal work not published.
Student Work: photography or cinematography projects created for school assignments.

Late Fees

Entries must be registered no later than Midnight (Pacific Standard Time), March 8, 2019. Entries registered after that date require a late fee of $10 per entry. No entries can be registered after March 22, 2019.

Each photograph is a single entry. A printed piece with several photographs must have a dot or some other mark indicating which specific single photograph is to be judged. If a single photograph isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.

Campaigns or series are limited to five photographs. If the entry has more than five photographs, indicate which five are to be judged. If this isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified.

How to Enter

All competition entries are processed through our online competition system.

Before you begin the process of entering a competition, please have the following information and materials ready. This will make the process go quickly.

• Your contact information for registration and notification.
• Title and basic credits for each project.
• Printed copies or digital files of work you want to submit. See below for file specs.

Please submit only one version of each entry (i.e.: do not send printed copies if you already uploaded digital files of the same entry). Entries can be submitted in the following formats:

Print Entries: Must be unmounted and sent to our office by mail/courier. Each photograph is a single entry. A printed piece with several photographs must have a dot or some other mark indicating which specific single photograph is to be judged. If a single photograph isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified. Campaigns or series are limited to five photographs. If the entry has more than five photographs, indicate which five are to be judged. If this isn’t indicated, the entry will be disqualified. Do not tape series together. Any project over 18″ x 24″ must be submitted as digital images.

Digital Images: Must be RGB in JPG format with a maximum width of 1024 pixels and a maximum height of 768 pixels at 72 dpi. NO EXCEPTIONS. Digital images will be projected for the judges using an HD projector on a 6′ x 4′ screen.

Motion/Cinematography Entries: Must be in MOV, MP4 or MGPG format, with a maximum file size of 1 GB. Include 4 seconds of black, no slates or bars, at the beginning of each video and 2 seconds at the end.

No entries will be returned. NO EXCEPTIONS. CA is not responsible for damage or loss of any entry. All entrants grant Communication Arts the right to reproduce work selected in the Photography Competition on the Communication Arts website and in materials used to promote the magazine, the competition and/or future related promotions.

Preparation of Packages
All pieces sent in physical form must have an entry form taped to the back of the work. Do not send work in poster tubes as they are frequently damaged in transit. Non-United States contestants should mark each package “Materials for Contest Entry. No Commercial Value.” No provision will be made by Communication Arts for U.S. Customs or airport pickup. International entries should be sent by post or international courier. All entries must be received by the final deadline date.

Forms and Entry Fees
Once you have completed the registration process, a PDF with a receipt or invoice and entry forms for physical submissions will be generated. You must print, trim and attach the entry forms to the back of your physical entries. If the entry is a print-based campaign, you will tape an entry form to each piece included in the campaign. Entries on disk require an entry form taped to the outside of each disk case. Multiple digital files may be placed on a single disk. Please tape all applicable entry forms one on top of the other so we can flip through them to verify the contents of the disk. Do not send any entries without entry forms attached.

We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and PayPal through our online competition system. Charges for your entry fees will appear on your statement as (“Commarts”). We also accept checks, international money orders and wire transfers. Make checks payable to Communication Arts. Non-United States contestants wishing to pay by check must send a check in U.S. funds drafted on a U.S. bank. Please include the check or money order with your entries if you are delivering them via mail/courier. If your payment is being sent under a separate cover, please include a note with your entries indicating that the check or money order is coming under separate cover. If you submit all of your entries online, please send a copy of the invoice you print out at the end of the entry process with the check or money order. Please note on wire transfers: We require an additional fee of $25 (U.S.) to cover fees charged by the banks to process the transfer.

Refund Policy
All entry submissions are final and entry fees are nonrefundable.

Mail entries to:
Communication Arts Photography Competition
110 Constitution Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025-1107

(Via United States Mail, FedEx, UPS, etc. Entrants submitting from outside the U.S., please use an international courier.)

Notification of Acceptance
Only accepted entrants will be notified within two months after the final deadline date due to the number of entries we receive. Complete credits and any necessary material for the best possible reproduction in the Annual will be requested at that time.

If you have any other questions you can reach us at:

Phone: (650) 326-6040
Fax: (650) 326-1648




Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission 2019



All submitting photographers will benefit from:

  • Submission review by Photo Industry Professionals
  • Opportunities for Immediate Exposure

Between 20 and 40 photographers / artists will benefit from:

  • awards and cash prizes (See Awards listed below)
  • exhibition exposure at the Festival’s main city centre gallery
  • exhibition exposure at the 2020 Photo Schwiez Festival (Switzerland)
  • inclusion in the special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine
  • long term Festival representation and promotion
  • an opportunity to participate in an Instagram Residency
  • exhibition alongside some of the biggest photographic names as part of the major photographic event
  • publication and inclusion in the Festival programme
  • inclusion in the Festivals marketing & PR campaign, which has an estimated reach of 20+ million
  • international press exposure
  • being seen by a substantial number of visual arts professionals and the media
  • dedicated feature on the Festival website and online gallery

All finalists who submitted photographs will have their work produced by the Festival for exhibition outdoors


Spotlight Award – €1,127 (e.s.t $1,286 / £1,000)

Years Free RPS Membership – Free membership for one year to the prestigious Royal Photographic Society

GUP Editorial Award – Full editorial presentation in an upcoming printed/digital issue of GUP photographic magazine

Abridged Editorial Award – Presentation in a special Festival issue of Abridged Magazine


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.

Belfast Photo Festival is offering artist’s/photographers the opportunity to exhibit their work in the main Festival gallery alongside some of the biggest names in the field of photography and have their work taken on tour to be exhibited at the 2020 Photo Schwiez (Zurich, Switzerland), with a number also having the opportunity to be featured in the arts magazines Abridged and GUP. The winners will be eligible for a number of awards, including a cash prize of €1,127 (est $1,286 / £1,000).

The theme has been left open to remove any restrictions; submissions must be photographic or lens-based but can include incorporations of other art forms with the photographic medium (i.e. performance, painting, sculpture, music, literature etc).

Individuals and collectives are welcome to apply; individuals should select and enter between 1 and 15 photographs from a particular series or body of work AND/OR submit their Photo-book for exhibition by providing a link to a single PDF (stored on for example: Google Drive or Dropbox)

(Note: You can submit both a photo-book and photographs of the same project, but a fee will need to be paid for both. If submitting only a Photo-book and not photographs, it will be your photo-book that will be selected for presentation and not photographic prints for exhibition)

Collectives are also welcome to apply; as a collective, you can submit up to 15 photographs (a €22 / €29 submission fee will apply for every 15 images submitted)


The Belfast Photo Festival has invited a panel of influential international experts in the field of photography to assist in the shortlisting and selection of artist’s alongside the Festival team. The Jury consist of:

Sarah Allen – Assistant Curator: TATE Modern (U.K.)

Michael Famighetti – Editor: Aperture Magazine (U.S.A.)

Emily Graham– Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager: Magnum Photo’s (U.K.)

Elizabeth Renstrom – Senior Photo Editor: VICE Media (U.S.A.)

Diane Smyth – Digital Editor: British Journal of Photography (U.K.)

Alexa Becker – Acquisitions Editor: KEHRER Verlag (Germany)

Deirdre Robb – Director: Belfast Exposed Photography Gallery (U.K.)


This year the Open Submission will be hosted by Picter. All submissions must be made via After registering on Picter, please ensure you follow the instructions outlined carefully otherwise your submission may not be valid. Submissions cost €22 / €29*

*The submission fee charged is in aid of the 2019 Belfast Photo Festival and directly contributes to the organisation and delivery of the Festival for the benefit of all participants. Belfast Photo Festival is a registered charity and non-profit organisation.



Total Prize: £1,000

BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition 2019

2019 Competiton Details

Open To All Photographers Worldwide

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.

Competition Overview

Now in its sixth year, BigPicture encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. Chaired by award-winning conservation photographer Suzi Eszterhas, this competition welcomes high-quality nature, wildlife and conservation images and is open to all photographers around the world. Enter your nature, wildlife and conservation images for a chance to win cash prizes and be exhibited at the California Academy of Sciences.

Entry Fees

Each photographer can enter photos as follows:

$25 for up to 10 single image submissions in any category

$15 for 1 Photo Story submission (5–8 images)

Entrants are limited to up to 10 single image submissions per registered email address and may register an unlimited number of email addresses. Payment is made on a secure web page using a major credit card. Entry fees must be completed by the competition deadline (March 1, 2019) to be eligible to win. Images are not entered into the competition, eligible for prizes, or made viewable to judges until the contest fee is paid. Entry fees are used to provide the competition prizes and help the Academy in its mission and are non-refundable.

Competition Period

The BigPicture Photo Competition begins at 12:00 am North American Pacific Standard Time (PST) on December 1, 2018 and closes at 11:59 pm North American Pacific Standard Time (PST) March 1, 2019. Presented by the California Academy of Sciences.


BigPicture is open to all photographers worldwide, except employees, volunteers and Board Members of the Academy (as well as their sponsors) and the immediate families and individuals living in the same household as such employees, volunteers and Board Members. Academy reserves the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant eligibility. Void where prohibited.

Image Rights

Entrants retain ownership and all other rights to submitted photographs subject to the following: By entering the Competition, each Entrant grants to the Academy a non exclusive, irrevocable license to reproduce, publish and display submitted images in all media throughout the world directly in relation to the Competition in perpetuity. This includes but is not limited to use in the context of the Academy website and social media sites, the exhibition of winning images* at the Academy, and promotional and marketing materials regarding the Competition and Exhibition. In other circumstances, commercial opportunities may exist for awarded photographers to benefit from the use of their image, such as print sales or merchandise: where a commercial benefit is likely to arise, permission will be sought in advance and terms and conditions will be agreed upon with the photographer.

*Winning images include images designated as grand prize, first place, and finalist images.

Additional Information

Full Rules, Terms and Conditions

2019 Competition Categories

$12,000 in Cash Prizes to be awarded to the 2019 winners!

The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 for the best overall image in the 2019 BigPicture Natural World Photography Competition and be featured in the annual exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences. The first place winners of the seven official categories will each receive $1,000 in cash and also have their winning images featured in the annual exhibit. This year we’re offering airfare to the Grand Prize and travel certificates for our First Place winners to attend our Awards Ceremony in San Francisco in late July—all thanks to United Airlines! Up to 6 additional finalists will be awarded a certificate of recognition for each category, with the exception of the Photo Series category. The Photo Series category will have one First Place awarded.

Art of Nature

Abstract expressions of nature and/or science. Life photographed out in nature or under the microscope. Images may include unusual close ups, angles, patterns, motion, or perspectives, black and white photography, and images created using scientific imaging tools. Artistic effects should not be the result of digital manipulations.

Aquatic Life

Marine animals including mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates (like corals and jellyfish) that spend the majority of their time in water.

Landscapes, Waterscapes, and Flora

Captivating images of wild places with a unique perspective, from landscape vistas of forests, deserts and mountains to the micro habitats of plants and other flora. Images may include water environments of oceans, lakes and rivers with images taken above or under water including waves, tide pools and other water scenes.

Winged Life

Birds or flying insects photographed anywhere in the world, in flight, perched or in action. This category includes flightless birds such as penguins, and ostriches.

Terrestrial Wildlife

Animals photographed anywhere in the world. Images may include land-based mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and non-flying insects whether they live in trees or on land.


Images that depict the efforts of scientists, conservationists, and others working to sustain life on our planet or the complex relationship between humans and nature. Images should illustrate the impacts of humans on the environment and can be either positive or negative impact stories.

2019 Photo Story: Pushing the Limits

A 5–8 image submission with captions. Extraordinary adventures, remote locales, scientific expeditions, unusual conditions, and intense preparation—all to get the perfect shot on the edge of nature. This year’s photo series follows people (and their cameras) to the extreme ends of the earth, showing the human will to brave the elements and push through the unexpected in order to connect with the natural world. This series can be documentary or narrative in style. Photo stories can include people or focus solely on these environments. Please be respectful of the locations and obey all rules and laws.




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.

The 2019 contest will showcase five categories for which young photographers can vie for awards:

1. Top News. Important events in the life of individuals and nations as a whole are the main subject of entries in the category: major political and social events; reports from war zones and places struck by natural disasters; decisive moments in people’s lives.

2. Sports. This category involves entries, which captured moments in sport: victories of athletes and dramatic losses; daily sports training; the beauty of sports competitions.

3. My Planet. This category involves entries reflecting the entire multicolored palette of topics and images from all over the world. The author’s task is to show an everyday life kaleidoscope in its timeless beauty and harmony, uniting scenes from everyday life; the life of big cities and small towns; nature pictures; ethnographic and religious holidays.

4. Portrait. A Hero of Our Time. This category involves entries such as individual or group portraits of people. Photos can be documentary and posed. The determining factor in this category is the author’s ability to reveal the inner world of his characters, express their mental qualities and character through the uniqueness of their appearance and looks as a whole.

5. Inspiration. The photos in this category focus on using the camera to capture the positive creative energy that accompanies the creative process. Any work that was inspired or became the manifestation of inspiration itself, whether it’s a landscape, a colorful genre or ethnic shot, or a portrait of a child or adult taken in different styles using various techniques, are eligible to participate.

Entries can contain a single photograph or series of no more than 12 photographs.  Minor cropping, or balance (white balance) or density (brightness, contrast) correction is acceptable. Framed images, collages, photos that have been significantly photoshopped, with parts of the image edited, deleted or replaced with a different image, will not be accepted.
Photos will be uploaded in the JPG format. The acceptable compression will not exceed 10. The image is to be no less than 2,200 pixels and no more than 5,700 pixels by its longer side.

The file name must contain the serial number of the photograph, name and last name of the author, title and year it was shot, separated by underscores, for example: 01_Smith_James_The_Spring_2011. The name of the file must be given in Latin script. The file size must not exceed 20 Mb. The file must also contain all the EXIF data.

Entries are uploaded and stored by the participant on his or her personal page at STENINCONTEST.COM. Photos can be added or replaced until the participant submits the entry. After the entry is submitted, photos can no longer be added or replaced.

Photographs must have been taken after January 1, 2018. In exceptional cases, series of photographs started in previous years are accepted. In such case, the last photograph of the series must have been taken in 2018 or 2019.

A complete list of requirements can be found in the Contest Rules.





Total Prize: $10,050

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2019

Open for entries now…

To be considered by the judges for the £9,000 of prizes and solo exhibitions in London, you will need to submit the below form, then you will be automatically sent to the payment page. Please select the fee for the correct number of artworks you wish to be considered by the judging panel (£20 for the first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5). You can via PayPal, via credit and debit cards or by bank transfer. You can pay in British Pounds, US Dollars and Euros too (if you wish to pay in any other currency, please contact us).

25 artists will be shortlisted and exhibited publicly at Ashurst’s new offices in London, in May to July 2019, while being considered for 4 of the prizes.
5 artists will be shortlisted and exhibited online in May to July 2019, while being considered for the New Media Art Award 2019
The winners will be selected and given solo exhibitions in August to December 2019, and the New Media Art Award winner will exhibit in October 2019, and awarded the prizes.

Early entries may benefit from being included in our regular newsletter, social media posts and advertising.
Enter by 25 November 2018, 11:59pm GMT/London Time, to have the option of receiving detailed written feedback on your submission, you can see more about this by clicking HERE.

Two new awards launched:
Photography Award & 
New Media Award.

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.

Ashurst’s aim in sponsoring the Emerging Artist Prize and Emerging Artist Programme is to find, build and support the careers of talented international emerging artists and get their art seen by a wider audience.

The Prizes

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize:
£3,000 cash prize award, and £500 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst Emerging Artists Gallery for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Sculpture Award:
£1,500 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Choice Award:
£1,000 cash prize award, and £250 Cass Art voucher
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Photography Award:
£1,500 worth of prizes consisting of £500 cash prize from Fujifilm, £1,000 of production services and a mentorship with Genesis Imaging
Exhibition of a collection of your photographs in the Ashurst London HQ for Aug-Dec 2019

The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize New Media Art Award:
£1,000 cash prize award
Exhibition of a collection of your artworks in the Rich Mix London Gallery for Oct 2019

Criteria for Artists & Artworks

Main Entry Details:
(1) There is no restriction on the artist regarding age, training or nationality. You may enter from any country, and can be based in any country.
(2) All types of art, except for performance, are accepted for this competition.
(3) The artist must not have exclusive representation, to enter this art competition.
(4) Artwork size must be less than 275cm x 275cm x 50cm for artworks to be hung on the wall, and less than 275cm x 275cm x 200cm for sculptures. If you are unsure, please contact us.
(5) If you are submitting a new media artwork then you need to submit a photo that represents it in some way, and you can share a WeTransfer link to download the multimedia, sound or video file in the artwork commentary section of the form. It should be less than 100Mb for judging purposes.
(5) Once you have completed the online entry form, you will be sent to the payment page to pay the entry fee. Please select the correct payment option and enter your name in the notes.
(6) Entry Fee is £20 for first artwork, then £10 per additional artwork, up to a maximum 5 artworks. You can pay in US Dollars and Euros too. If you wish to pay in any other currency, please contact us.
(7) To also be considered for the New Media Artist Prize, you must clearly specify details of your medium and submit a still image that represents the artwork, and can submit a WeTransfer link to download the sound or video file.
(8) Further details are in the Terms and Conditions page here.

New Media Award Entry Details
(1) If you are submitting a new media artwork then you need to submit a photo that represents it in some way, and you can share a WeTransfer link to download the multimedia, sound or video file in the artwork commentary section of the form. It should be less than 100Mb for judging purposes.
(2) Please outline what AV or display needs you would require and what you intend to supply yourself
(3) Submissions must be considerate of the size and orientation of the gallery space. We are restricted to 275cm x 275cm x 200cm sizes
(4) We are open to work that encompasses moving images, mobile apps, interactive installations, and sound art. If you are unsure of whether your work is eligible please contact us directly on



Total Prize: £9,000

ZEISS Photography Award 2019 “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected “

Pushing the limits of creativity 

The ZEISS Photography Award is now in its fourth year – and is calling on ambitious photographers from across the globe to present their work around the theme “Seeing Beyond – The Unexpected” to the international jury of experts. The ZEISS Photography Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, 12,000 photographers from 140 countries submitted nearly 90,000 photos.

The 2019 brief

Photographers are asked for a creative response to the brief “The Unexpected” that is driven by a strong and clear narrative. To be understood in its broadest sense, “The Unexpected” challenges photographers to submit a series of 5-10 images that look past the everyday and address something unforeseen or surprising – whether this is through the landscape and the physical environment, through human expression, emotion and interaction, through political or social causes or something more conceptual. The ‘unexpected’ element could be of global or very personal concern and may either showcase the familiar in a new way or shed light on something entirely different. All types of photography are welcomed by judges

Participants are required to submit a series of five to ten photographs, including a description of the images, online. Submissions open 22 November, 2018 and close 8 February, 2019.

“After winning the ZEISS Photography Award, I got a lot of requests from international magazines, also the big magazines. There was a lot of international attention, all of a sudden. This award really stimulates you to do what you do, to continue working.”

Nick Hannes, winner of the 2018 ZEISS Photography Award


A shortlist with up to 15 photo series will be released on 26 March 2019. The winner will be announced on 9 April 2019.  The winning and selected shortlisted works will be exhibited at Somerset House,

The winner will receive:

  • ZEISS camera lenses of their choice worth a total of 12,000 euros, and 3,000 euros to cover travels costs for a photo project.
  • Flights and accommodation to attend the exhibition’s opening at Somerset House London in April 2019.
  • ZEISS will also invite the winner to their headquarters in Germany to see behind the scenes and test out ZEISS lenses for themselves.
  • The winner will also have the chance to collaborate directly with ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation.




Total Prize: €12,000

Applied Arts 2019 Photography Awards


The contest is international and open to all forms of commissioned, published, unpublished and personal work from professionals and enthusiasts created between January 2018 and January 2019 (but not entries that have been submitted into last year’s competition). Only digital entries are accepted for this competition.

Community Awards categories are only open to work done by and for Canadians.

Young Blood categories are only open to work produced by entrants who have been out of school up to three years.


For the full list of Photography categories, download our  Applied Arts Category Kit.


Can I enter a piece in multiple categories? Yes. In your account on the My Entries home page, click “Copy” on any entry you have created. Or, after you’ve finished an entry, click “Submit in another category.” A duplicate entry will be created with all the same information. Be sure to change the discipline and entry category to the new one you want to apply to.

Which category does my entry belong in? Often the best way to understand a category is to see previous work that won in that category. Check our Winner’s Gallery for examples. If you still have questions regarding our categories or require assistance in selecting the appropriate category, contact

Is my entry a single or a series? A single means one piece, and series means you are submitting more than one piece of the same project to a maximum of three. If an entry contains more than the specified images, we will either contact you to split the submission into multiple entries, or choose which ones will be judged, so it’s best to stick to the indicated numbers for single and series.

What is the Young Blood category? Young Blood is a series of categories open only to entrants who have been out of school for a certain number of years or less (three for Photography and Photography, and five for Design and Advertising). As with all categories, they are judged on creative excellence, technical merit and suitability for end use, but the jury takes into account the level of professional experience. You will be required to specify the name of the Young Blood entrant to qualify.

What is the Community category? The Community Awards was our newest Awards program, launched in 2017, to help Canadian artists and studios working on smaller, local clients get the recognition they deserve without competing directly with big-budget projects and agencies/studios. This year, Community Awards categories have been rolled into each of the Awards Entries in these categories may not be entered in any other non-Community category.


All creative descriptions and credits should be entered at the time of submission, as we only allow for a very short window of time to edit or add these once winners are notified.

We will reproduce these credits in the magazine and in our online Winner’s Gallery alongside your winning image(s). Credits are reproduced in the order that you specify. Review your credits and their sort order carefully! Only the first 6 credits will appear in print, whereas all of your credits will appear online. A sample credit entry is in the entry form on the My Entries page.

After the time of payment, credits will not be changed so please carefully review titles, spellings and contact information.




CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year 2019

Calling amateur and professional photographers alike to capture your vision of a future city for a chance to win the photography trip of a lifetime.

Open now until 31 January 2019.

Receiving 80,000 entries worldwide from 170 countries last year, the Urban Photographer of the Year is the world’s largest urban photography competition.

Follow UPOTY on FacebookTwitter and Instagram to stay in touch with the latest news and updates.

The 2018 Urban Photographer of the Year winners have been announced! You can view all of the winning images here.

Congratulations to all of the winners and thank you to everyone who participated.

Organised by CBRE, the Urban Photographer of the Year competition is the largest of its kind, celebrating the richness and diversity of city life around the world by challenging both amateur and professional photographers alike to capture the essence of the urban environment.

This year’s theme invites photographers to submit photos that capture their vision of a future city.

Each entrant may submit up to 24 images; one to represent each hour of the day. The photo submitted for a specific hour need not have been taken during that hour, but should look as if it was.

Copyright in all Photos remains the property of the entrant at all times.

There is no entry fee.


Open wordlwide to individuals 18 years of age or older.


The overall competition winner will receive a photography trip (up to 10,000 USD) to a destination of their choice for themselves and a friend. Previous winners have visited locations including Turkey, Morocco, Bhutan and Namibia.

Regional winners will be awarded up to 1,000 USD worth of photography equipment each. There will be three regional winners, one for each region – Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Asia Pacific and Americas.

The winner of the mobile category will be awarded a GoPro kit. To be entered in the mobile category, your picture must have been taken on a mobile device and you must tick the mobile box on the entry page.

Instagram winner will be awarded a GoPro kit. To be entered in the Instagram category, your picture must be uploaded onto CBRE’s Instagram page.

Hourly prizes will be rewarded to the 24 standout images representing each hour of the day. Each hourly winner will be awarded a camera bag.




Open only to individuals 18 years of age or older as of date of registration. Employees, officers and directors of CBRE, Inc. (“Sponsor”) and its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies, advertising, promotion or production agencies, Web masters/suppliers (and their immediate family members [spouse, parents, children, siblings etc.] and individuals residing in the same household, whether or not related) are not eligible to enter.  By participating, entrants agree to these Official Rules and decisions of the Sponsor and/or its independent judging agency are final and binding in all respects.  Void where prohibited, or restricted by law. Subject to all applicable laws and regulations.


The Contest begins and therefore the period for submission of entries into the Contest begins on 13 November 2018 at 12:00:00 pm Greenwich Mean Time (“GMT”) plus 1 hour (i.e. British Summer Time)”) and ends on 31 January 2019 at 11:59:59 pm “GMT”  (the “Contest Period”). The Sponsor’s computer is the official timekeeping device for the Contest. All entries must be received by the Sponsor no later than the end of the Contest Period.  Any entries received after the Contest Period ends will be automatically disqualified.


The Contest invites the entrant to submit original photos capturing what the entrant considers to be the essence of “The Connected City,” at any time of day, be it poignant, inspiring, quirky or amusing (the “Photo” or “Photos”).


To enter the Contest, visit (the “Website”).  Then, follow the online instructions to register your details including your age range and then upload and submit your Photo(s) and specify which hour of the day each Photo is meant to represent.  The Photo submitted for a specific hour need not have been taken during that hour, but should look as if it was.
Each entrant may submit one Photo that represents one hour of the day, up to a total of twenty-four (24) photos (each representing a different hour of the day) per person for the entire Contest Period.
Photo Guidelines (failure to meet these guidelines including for photos taken on a mobile device will result in entries being discounted and entries will not be judged):
• Photos must be in .jpg format;
• Photos must at least 300 dpi;
• Photos must be saved in RGB/SRGB colour;
• Photos must be between 1MB and 8MB in size; and
• The Photo cannot have previously won any promotion or competition of any kind.
• Watermarks are allowed but not encouraged. If your photo is selected as a winner, you will be expected to supply a photograph without a watermark for use in any competition promotion, including the Urban Photographer of the Year coffee table book.
Photos may be submitted that have been taken on a mobile device (i.e. a smartphone or tablet).  Entrants will be asked to confirm whether the device used was a mobile device.  Sponsor may check to confirm that photos have been taken on a mobile device. Any attempt to submit a Photo as a “Mobile Photo” that is not in fact taken on a mobile device will result in the entry or entries not being considered. Selecting “mobile” for Photos will enter the Photos into the Mobile category. Photos in this category may be eligible to win higher categories of prizes but will not retain the Mobile Prize (further details below).
Content Restrictions:
• The Photo must comply with these Official Rules;
• In its sole and absolute discretion, Sponsor may reject any Photo that i) includes material or subject matter that is inappropriate, obscene, sexually explicit, defamatory, disparaging, unlawful, offensive, false or misleading, ii) depicts or promotes the consumption of alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs, or the use of firearms or weapons, or iii) includes personally identifying information or similarly defined personal information in  applicable privacy legislation (“PII”) of any kind (this includes an image of an identifiable person), other than in circumstances where the entrant has obtained explicit consent from the individual to whom the PII relates. If the entrant cannot provide evidence that the individual has given such consent, the entry / Photo may be discounted;
• The Photo must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity or intellectual property rights, trademark rights, image rights or that constitutes copyright infringement OR which otherwise is in violation of any applicable law which the Entrant is subject to in his/her jurisdiction;
• Entrants agree to not post, e-mail or otherwise submit anything that knowingly contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.
Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole and absolute discretion, to remove any Entry and disqualify you from the Contest if it believes that the Entry fails to conform to the above Photo Guidelines and/or Content Restrictions or any restrictions set forth in the Official Rules or if you provide false information in entering the Contest, or if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Contest.
Receipt of Entry will not be acknowledged or returned. Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.   Sponsor does not accept responsibility for any entries including for equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind.
By entering, each entrant warrants and represents the following with respect to their Photos: (a) entrant is the sole and exclusive owner of the Photo; (b) the Photo is entrant’s own creation and is 100% original; (c) publication of the Photo will not breach any rights of any third parties; and (d) Photos are in accordance with these Official Rules.  Any such entrant will indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and Releases (as defined in Section 7 below) from any claims to the contrary.
By entering, you acknowledge that Sponsor has no obligation to use or post any Photo you submit.
By submitting a Photo, entrant grants Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries a perpetual, unlimited worldwide royalty free license (including the right to sub license), for the maximum legal term of the Photo’s copyright protection, with full title guarantee and right to post, publish, and otherwise make use of, entrant’s first name, last initial, address (city/state/country), likeness or picture, biographical information, Photo description(s) and any Photo submitted in publication and/or on the internet, for advertising and/ or promotional use in any media in connection with and/or related to the Contest or a similar competition run by the Sponsor or any of its group companies without notice or compensation of any kind.   For this purpose, the entrant undertakes to conclude and sign all the agreements and documents considered to be necessary in order for the license to be valid and effective
Entrant agrees that all applicable taxes, fees and other levies on any prize are solely the winner’s responsibility.
Copyright in all Photos remains the property of the entrant at all times; however, in addition to the above license, entrants agree to the maximum extent permitted by law, to waive all or not to assert any of their moral rights in the photos (or equivalent rights anywhere in the world) as against the Sponsor and its agents, affiliates and subsidiaries in particular but without limitation the right to be referenced as the photographer or owner of the image or to modify in any way the submitted Photos to the extent permitted by law.


This is a skills-based competition and eligible Photos will be evaluated by the Judges as a panel in accordance with the following skills-based judging criteria which shall be weighted and balanced in the sole and absolute discretion of the Judges (“Judging Criteria”):
Creativity & style
Image or print presentation
Centre of interest
Colour balance
Technical excellence
Photographic technique
Story telling & subject matter
Judging will take place in February and March 2019 and the Judges’ decision will be final.
For Photos submitted by an entrant that is over 18, the Photo that receives the highest total scores based on the Judging Criteria for each hour of the day will be deemed a finalist (each, a “Finalist” and collectively, the “Finalists”).  Each Finalist will receive an Hourly Prize and will be eligible for consideration as a potential Regional Prize Winner and potential Grand Prize Winner. The Finalists selected for Regional Prizes and eventually the Grand Prize will not retain and will not be awarded with the “Hourly Prize” which will then be awarded to the next highest ranked Photo.
A Regional Prize Winner will be selected from each of (i) Asia Pacific (ii) the Americas and (iii) Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The highest rated photo from the regional shortlists will receive the regional prize. The overall winner (Grand Prize Winner) will be selected from the Regional Winners. The Grand Prize Winner selected will not be awarded the Regional Prize if selected for the Grand Prize.  The Regional Prize from that region will be awarded to the next best Photo from the same region.
Entries that have been marked as “mobile” entries will also be considered for the Mobile Prize but will also be eligible for the Hourly Prize, Regional Prize and Grand Prize.  The Mobile Prize Winner will not also be awarded the Hourly Prize and this will be awarded to the next highest rated photo.  In the event that a Mobile Winner is also successful in winning a Regional Prize or Grand Prize, the Mobile Winner will be selected from the next highest rated Mobile Photo that has not been selected in another category.
Entrants under the age of 18 will not be considered for any category or prize including for the Mobile Prize.
Each Finalist will only be permitted to retain the highest value prize they are awarded, and will be required to forfeit any other prizes of lesser value that may have been awarded.
As a condition of entering, entrants further agree to these Official Rules and to the judges’ decisions, which are final and binding in all respects.
Photos may be reviewed prior to announcement of the winners to ensure winning photos do not violate third party rights including intellectual property rights or privacy rights in any relevant jurisdiction.  An entrant may not be awarded a prize if it is found in the Sponsor’s reasonable opinion that a photo has breached any such laws or regulations, or otherwise fails to comply with these Official Rules.


A. Prizes:
Category Age Eligible Prize Value
Grand Prize Winner Over 18 at the time of registration Photo Safari for Two 1 prize of value up to US $10,000
Regional Winner Over 18 at the time of registration Photography Equipment 3 prizes of approx. value US $1,000
Mobile Winner Over 18 at the time of registration Go Pro Package 1 prize of approx. value US $500
Instagram Winner Over 18 at the time of registration Go Pro Package 1 prize of approx. value US $500
Hourly Prize Winners Over 18 at the time of registration Camera bag 24 prizes of value US $100
Photo Safari
The Grand Prize Winner will inform Sponsor of the proposed destination and suitable dates for travel for the Winner and proposed travel companion.  Sponsor will in its sole discretion appoint a travel agent and work with the Overall Winner and companion to confirm and agree the necessary details for the trip. Sponsor will meet the cost of flights, accommodation, taxes and other costs up to the total value of US$10,000, which will be payable to the travel agent and not to the Overall Winner or companion directly. The Overall Winner and companion will meet any additional costs associated with the trip that exceed US$10,000 including without limitation any taxes, incidentals, food, flights or accommodation, insurance, cancellations, costs for changes to bookings, tariffs or other charges.  No refund or compensation will be made in the event of the cancellation or delay of any flight or lack of availability.
Go Pro Package
The Go Pro Packages will be purchased by the Sponsor once the winning photos have been judged.  The purchase will be determined based on the winner’s location to ensure ease of delivery and usability / compatibility.  The pack will have the approximate value stated in the above table, and will include a GoPro and a standard accessory bundle determined in the Sponsor’s sole discretion.
All prize details not specified in the Official Rules will be determined in Sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion. Additional prize award details and other applicable information to be provided to the winner at the time of notification. Prize(s) are non-transferable, are not redeemable for cash and no substitution will be made except as provided herein at the Sponsor’s sole discretion.  In respect of entrants submitting entries who are US residents, Sponsor disclaims all express or implied warranties relating to the Prizes, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.
Delivery of Prizes
B. Expenses and Taxes. Winner is solely responsible for all expenses and incidental travel costs not expressly stated in the prize description, all out-of-pocket costs, and all applicable taxes.
Winner Notification.  In March 2019 (or as soon as practicable thereafter), the potential winners will be notified via email. The Sponsor will not amend contact information once entries have been submitted.
It is a condition of the Contest that winners may be required by the Sponsor to complete, sign, and return an Affidavit of Eligibility/Liability Release, evidence of consent to publication of any third party whose PII is included in the entrant’s Photo, and, where lawful, a Publicity Release within seven (7) calendar days of first notification attempt, and before the prize is awarded. No substitution, cash equivalent or transfer of prize by the entrant is permitted, but Sponsor reserves right to substitute prize with prize of equal or greater value if advertised prize is unavailable for any reason.  Limit one Grand Prize, Hourly Prize, Regional Prize, Mobile Prize per person.
Prizes cannot be claimed by a third party on behalf of a winner. CBRE will contact all the winning entries using the email address provided at registration.  CBRE reserves the right to replace any winner who fails to respond within fourteen days of first notification of their success. CBRE reserves the right, at their discretion, to publish and caption winning images, without further contact from their authors, if the fourteen-day deadline has expired. All published authors will receive their prizes once communication is established. Physical prizes (Go Pro / Camera Bag) will be sent by courier to the winner’s address; the Safari prize will be arranged with the winner as detailed above. CBRE will remain respectful of author’s rights in these circumstances.
Hold Harmless.  To the maximum extent permitted by law, entrants and winners agree that Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries and affiliated companies and advertising and promotion agencies, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives and agents (individually and collectively “Releasees”) will have no liability whatsoever for, and are released and shall be held harmless by entrants and winners against, any liability, for i) any losses or damage or violation of intellectual property or personal rights (such as but not limited to, copyright, trade name/trademark, and/or rights of privacy or publicity or portrayal in a false light) and ii) any losses, damage, or injury arising out of or related to the use of the prize or entry in this Contest.
8. General/Miscellaneous.
• Any waiver or non-use of any rights hereunder by Sponsor does not constitute a general waiver of any other Sponsor rights.
• Releases are not responsible for lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, or non-received Photos or e-mail, for any reason whatsoever.
• Any Persons who engage in unlawful activities in connection with the operation of the Contest, as solely determined by the Sponsor, will be disqualified.
• Any entrant not complying with the conditions of participation or with the remaining requirements and conditions of the present terms and conditions may be eliminated/disqualified from the competition.
• Neither Sponsor nor its agencies are responsible for injury or damage to entrant’s or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating in this Contest or downloading materials from or use of the Website.
• Should any portion of the Contest be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by technical or other failures, Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Contest, and select the prize winner from Photos received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.
• In case of dispute, the authorized account subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Contest at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant, and must comply with these Official Rules.
All age restrictions are applied as at the date of an entry being submitted
If any provision(s) of these Terms and Conditions (or any part thereof) are held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions (or any part thereof) hereof will remain in full force and effect.
A.  Choice of Law. These Official Rules and the Contest shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, English law.
B.  Jurisdiction. The courts of England shall have the non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute that may arise out of, under, or in connection with the Contest, these Official Rules, or the legal relationship established by them.
Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online for the administration of the Contest, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at  By participating in the Contest, entrants hereby agree to Sponsor’s and its group companies collecting and using of their personal information and transferring such information overseas including to the United States of America in accordance with Sponsor’s privacy policy and the privacy policy on the local CBRE website if you’ve been directed to these Official Rules and the Contest via that local CBRE website acknowledge that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.  Entrants also agree that if they are selected as a winner, the information they have provided to the Sponsor may also be included in a publicly-available winner’s list.   Sponsor may also use your name, image and town or country of residence as part of the announcement and for any other reasonable promotional purposes.
By entering the Contest you agree that any personal information provided by you with your entry may be held and used by the Sponsor or its agents and suppliers to administer this Contest.
By entering the Contest you also agree that Sponsor may use your personal data to contact you in future if Sponsor or its group companies are running a similar contest.
For a list of the winners, visit the Website after April 2019.  The decision will be final and no correspondence or discussion will be entered into.
Henrietta House, Henrietta House, London W1G 0NB
Sponsor reserves the right to hold void, suspend, cancel or amend the Contest where it becomes necessary to do so.
Sponsor reserves the right, at its discretion, to make changes to any part of these Official Rules. Due to its policy of updating and improving these Official Rules, Sponsor may wish to change these Official Rules. If an entrant uses this Website or chooses to participate in this Contest after Sponsor has published or notified entrant of the changes, entrants are agreeing now to be bound by those changes. If an entrant does not agree to be bound by those changes, an entrant should not use the Website or participate in the Contest




Total Prize: $15,000

All About Photo Awards 2019

Our fourth edition of the All About Photo Awards invites photographers from around the world to submit their best work for consideration. In reference to Henri Cartier-Bresson’s photo essay, The Mind’s Eye investigates the depth and thoughts behind each image.
“To take photographs means to recognize – simultaneously and within a fraction of a second – both the fact itself and the rigorous organization of visually perceived forms that give it meaning. It is putting one’s head, one’s eye and one’s heart on the same axis”.
Henri Cartier-Bresson

Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.
The grand prize is $5,000, the 2nd prize is $2,000, the 3rd prize is $1,500, the 4th prize is $1,000 and the 5th prize is $500!
All winners will have their work published/showcased on the website Dodho Magazine, Be-Art Magazine, Daylighted, All About Photo Winners Gallery and AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”.
In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can enter?

  • All About Photo Awards, The Mind’s Eye is open to all individuals age 18 and older. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

Is there a theme?

  • Open. The competition is open to all genres and subject matter will be considered. All types of photography, from digital to analog to alternative processes and beyond are encouraged to enter. All works must be original.

How many photos can I enter?

  • Up to 40 images. Photographs will be judged individually and not as a unified group of photos.

What is the cost of participating?

  • $30 (US Dollars) for the 3 first images. $5 (US Dollars) for each additional image.

What is the schedule?

  • Competition opens: November 01, 2018.
  • Competitions closes: January 31, 2019.
  • Judging process starts: February 09, 2019.
  • Judging process ends: March 31, 2019.
  • Winners will be notified by email around May 01, 2019.
  • Winning images will be available online at after May 01, 2019.

How do I send my images?

  • If you have not already a profile on All About Photo, you have first to register on our website. Then you will be able to log in and to upload your photos in your gallery. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO EDIT YOUR SUBMISSION NOR TO ADD MORE IMAGES AFTER THE PAYMENT HAS BEEN PROCESSED. PLEASE REVIEW YOUR COMPLETED ENTRIES BEFORE PROCEEDING TO PAYMENT.

What size and format should I upload photos in?

  • No Watermarks.
  • Saved as JPEG or JPG.
  • Resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Grayscale or RGB profile.
  • Layers must be flattened.
  • Digital file should not exceed 2 MB.
  • Longest dimension should not exceed 1200 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels.

What about copyright?

  • All About Photo recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry.

Who pays taxes?

  • The winner is responsible for paying any taxes in his/her country.

Rules and Regulations:

By entering the competition you hereby accept the Competition Rules and the Terms and Conditions:


All About Photo Awards 2019 (‘the Competition’), is open to all individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry. It is open to professional and amateur photographers alike.

Note: All About Photo (‘AAP’) makes no representations or warranties, implicit or explicit, as to your legal right to participate in any competition offered on the website. You are subject to all laws of the state, province and/or country in which you reside and from which you access the website and are solely responsible for obeying those laws. You agree AAP cannot be held liable, if laws applicable to you restrict or prohibit your participation.

The Competition begins November 01, 2018 at 12:00 AM. EST and ends January 31, 2019, 11:59 PM. EST.

To enter the Competition: You must upload your images via AAP’s website:, following the on-screen instructions carefully.

Create a free profile. Upload images to your portfolio. Apply to this call.

AAP will not accept hardcopy, email, or disk submissions.

By entering the Competition, you agree and acknowledge that AAP is permitted to receive and review your registration data. Participants agree that personal data including, but not limited to, name, mailing address, phone number, and email address may be collected, processed, stored and otherwise used for the purposes of conducting and administering this photo competition. At any time, participants have the right to access, review, rectify or cancel any personal data held by AAP by sending an email to the following address:

Images requirements:

  • No Watermarks.
  • Saved as JPEG or JPG.
  • Resolution of 72 dpi.
  • Grayscale or RGB profile.
  • Layers must be flattened.
  • Digital file should not exceed 2 MB.
  • Longest dimension should not exceed 1200 pixels, with a minimum size of 200 pixels.

Participants must also pay the entry fee(s) and complete the submission form in order to be considered for the Competition.
Entry fees are $30 (US Dollars) for up to 3 images and $5 (US Dollars) for each additional image. Each entrant can submit a maximum of 40 images.


The Competition consists of a juried assessment based on the following criteria (‘Judging Criteria’):
1. Creativity.
2. Artistic skill/Photographic quality.

Judging Process:

10 separate jurors, who will score all the entries, will score each image between 1 and 5 for the first round. The judging process will be blind. No names or any kind of information will be given to the jurors.

The 10 scores will be added to produce a final score out of 50.

The highest scoring images will then go through a second round to be re-scored between 1 and 7 by all the jurors on the panel, and the highest scoring image after this round will be deemed the first place winner, the second highest scoring image will be deemed the second place winner etc.

In the case of a tie the scores from the first round will be added to the scores of the second round. The Image with the highest overall score will be deemed the winner.

In the event that images are still tied at the end of the judging process, those images will be re-judged by a further independent judging panel to produce the winner.

Competition Prizes:

Winners will be notified by email by May 01, 2019. Decisions of the jurors are final and binding.
Winners’ names will be also available online at after May 01, 2019.

The 1st Place winner will receive:
US$5,000 cash prize.

Title: All About Photo Photographer of the Year 2019.
Exclusive interview and portfolio published on All About Photo
An exclusive interview on be-art Magazine*
An exclusive in depth interview and full portfolio published on the website Dodho Magazine*
Ten photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Winning work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”

The 2nd Place winner will receive:
US$2,000 cash prize.

Title: Second Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”

The 3rd Place winner will receive:
US$1,500 cash prize.

Title: Third Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”

The 4th Place winner will receive:
US$1,000 cash prize.

Title: Fourth Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”

The 5th Place winner will receive:
US$500 cash prize.

Title: Fifth Place Winner.
Winning image published on the website Dodho Magazine along with a short interview and biography*
Five photographs showcased during Daylighted’s digital traveling exhibition worldwide
Work showcased on the online Winners Gallery of All About Photo
Portfolio published on All About Photo
Winning work printed in AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”

* Dates to be determined by both parties after the winners are announced.

The next twenty winners (ranked from 6 to 36) will have one of their photographs showcased via Daylighted on a traveling exhibition worldwide. They will have the opportunity to sell their work through this platform.
Winning image showcased in a collective story published on the website Dodho Magazine with a short biography
Winning work will be featured in the printed AAP Magazine “Special Edition All About Photo Awards 2019”
In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their portfolio on the website

* Dates to be determined by both parties after the winners are announced

In addition, a selection of entrants of particular merit will be invited to display their work on the website

Cash prizes will be paid by wire transfer or other electronic methods. Any fees incurred for foreign currency transfers will be deducted from the winning amount.


THIS COMPETITION IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Entrants agree that this Competition shall be subject to and governed by the laws of Florida and the forum for any dispute shall be in Florida, United States of America. To the extent permitted by law, the right to litigate, to seek injunctive relief or to make any other recourse to judicial or any other procedure in case of disputes or claims resulting from or on connection with this Competition are hereby excluded and any entrant expressly waives any and all such rights. Certain restrictions may apply. Entries void if AAP determines the artwork/photograph to not be an original, or if the entries are illegible, incomplete, damaged, irregular, counterfeit, produced in error or obtained through fraud or theft.

By entering, entrants also agree (a) to be bound by these Official Rules; (b) that the decisions of the Jurors are final and binding with respect to all matters relating to the Competition; and (c) if the entrant wins that AAP may use the winning photographs and each winner’s name, photograph, likeness, and/or voice in any publicity or advertising relating to the Competition or future promotions without compensation or approval (except where prohibited by law). All federal, state/provincial/territorial, and local taxes, fees and surcharges and taxes (whether foreign or domestic, and including income, sales, and import taxes) on prizes are the sole responsibility of the prizewinners. In the event that the selected winner(s) of any prize is/are ineligible, cannot be traced or does/do not respond within ten (10) days to a winner notification as required by the ”Competition Prizes” Rules above, or refuses the prize, the prize will be forfeited and AAP, in its sole discretion, may choose whether to award the prize to another entrant.

AAP reserves the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these Official Rules or who tampers with the entry process. Failure by the Site to enforce any of its rights at any stage does not constitute a waiver of those rights.

AAP reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify and remove any entry that does not comply with the following requirements, even after the entry is submitted on the Website. You warrant and represent, in respect of each entry submitted by You (”Entry”), as follows:
1. You are the sole owner and author of each Entry.
2. You have the right to make Your entry available to the Competition.
3. Each Entry does not contain personally identifiable information about You or any other person(s).
4. Each Entry does not contain any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane content.
5. Each Entry does not contain any material that could constitute or encourage conduct which would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law.
6. Each Entry does not infringe upon the copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property rights of any third person or entity, or violate any person’s rights of privacy or publicity, and Your Entry does not include:
– trademarks owned by third parties.
– copyrighted materials owned by third parties (including movie dialogue or musical compositions).
– names, likenesses, voices or other characteristics identifying celebrities or other public figures, living or dead.
7. Entries which contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service other than that of AAP.
8. Entries containing screen credits.

You agree to fully indemnify AAP in respect of all royalties, fees and any other monies owing to any person by reason of Your breaching any of the foregoing.

You confirm that each person depicted in the Entry has granted permission to be portrayed as shown. Any costumes, props or other materials used must be rented or borrowed with the permission of the owner, and all other relevant permissions must have been obtained.

AAP recognizes you, the author of the image, retain full ownership of the copyright in each Entry. The full name of each entrant whose work is selected as a winner or finalist will be published online.

All entrants understand that any image submitted to the Competition may be used by AAP, and its Event Partners, for marketing and promotional purposes of the event only. AAP will always notify the owner of the photograph before any publication or inclusion is made. Each photographer retains copyright of his or her images, and proper credit lines will be attributed to each photographer when exhibited or screened anywhere by AAP. Any failure to provide such credit line shall not be deemed to be a breach, as long as AAP uses its reasonable endeavors to rectify such failure within a reasonable period from the date of notice of such failure.

You agree to participate in related publicity and to the use of Your name and likeness for the purposes of advertising, promotion and publicity without additional compensation.

You hereby grant AAP a non-exclusive license in each Entry throughout the world in all media for any use connected to the promotion of the Competition, including, but not limited too:
(a) judging the Competition.
(b) displaying the winning entries and runners up at public exhibitions promoting AAP and organized by AAP.
(c) inclusion within the website, an Competition’s book, magazine or similar.
(d) inclusion within any materials in the promotion of the Competition.
(e) sub-licensing the Entries to the press for reproduction in connection with the Competition.
(f) allowing viewers of the Website to view images on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone and store such pages in electronic form on disk or on a PDA or mobile telephone (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network) for their personal, non-commercial use only.

AAP assumes no responsibility for any incorrect, inaccurate or incomplete information, whether caused by website users or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Competition, and AAP assumes no responsibility for technical, hardware or software failure of any kind, for lost network connections, garbled computer transmissions, other problems or technical malfunctions with regard to the Competition. AAP assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, corruption, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to or alteration of Entries. AAP is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer on-line systems, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any e-mail addressed to AAP on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the internet or any website, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to Your or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. If for any reason a contestant’s entry cannot be viewed or is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer viruses, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud or technical failures, AAP assumes no responsibility.

In no event will AAP, its parents, affiliates, Event Partners, its advertising or promotion agencies, or its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives or agents be responsible or liable for any damages or losses of any kind, including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special or punitive damages arising out of any contestant’s access to and use of the Website. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, everything on the Website is provided ”as is”, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for purpose or use or non-infringement.

You acknowledge that AAP and its event partners assume no responsibility and are not liable for any image misuse.

If for any reason the Competition is not capable of running as planned, due to infection by computer virus, bugs, worms, Trojan horses, denial of service attacks, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, or any other causes beyond the control of the Site that corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of this Competition, AAP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual(s) who tamper with the entry process, and/or to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Competition. If AAP elects to cancel or terminate the Competition, AAP will not retain any rights in the submitted photographs, and will return the fees submitted with each entry.

Updated on November 01, 2018.




Total Prize: $10,000