Photography contest can be interesting. It is challenging, creative and lets you to explore your creativity with other participants as well. It also helps you broaden your perspectives. If you are curious about some photography contest this year, then worry not! We have curated 11 such contest that will be helpful to you. All information including fees will be mentioned. You can choose from our list easily and not search haywire over the internet.
Moreover, these contests are arranged in order of their deadlines.
#1 16th Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers
Deadline is Feb 28, 2021
Fee: USD 13-65 depending on the category.
Prize: fully-paid solo exhibition and travel & lodging honoraries for winners.
This is a contest for women only over the age of 13 years. This is a professional level and artistic level photography contest. But non-professionals can also take part, if you have a high skill level. There are various categories like Advertising & Fashion, Nature, Seascapes, Nude & Figure, Black & White and others.
For more information please visit their official website.
# 2 Insight Investment Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2021
Deadline is March 1, 2021
Entry is Free
Prize includes prize money up to GBP 10,000.
This is an annual astronomy photography competition organized by the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. The competition is open to everyone and ‘All you need is a camera or phone and an eye for a stunning shot. There are however, separate categories for amateurs and professionals.
Visit their official website here.
#3 Belfast Photo Festival 2021
Deadline is March 5, 2021
Entry Fee is around Euro 22 to 29.
Prize money includes Euro 2000 and non-financial prizes.
This is for all photographers about 16 years of age. There are no limitations to any specific photography and technique. All photographers need to submit their entry and winners will be selected by a panel of jury members. They winners will be exhibited of course!
Head on to their official website.
#4 2021 Istanbul Photo Awards
Deadline is March 18, 2021
Entry is free.
Prize money includes up to USD 31,000
This is for all photographers and photo journalists. The specialty of the photo contest is about news media and journalism and anyone on a striking issue can enter. The photographs must be taken in 2020, which is mandatory and no photo must appear before in the media. Other than that, all rules are flexible. You can submit your photo in 6 categories as per your choice. So, head on to their website to find out which ones you are interested in.
#5 Vincent van Gogh Photo Award 2021
Deadline is March 30, 2021
Fees starts from USD 5 to USD 20.
Prize money is up to USD 1,000
This photo contest takes place on an international level. This is held in Nuenen, Netherlands, the hometown of Vincent van Gogh. The competition is open to anyone and the theme of this year’s competition is ‘Pure’. Participants can submit up to three photos and the entry fees will be donated to UNICEF (to support its WASH program).
You can visit their official website.
#6 Earth.Org Global Wildlife & Natural World Photography Competition 2021
Deadline is April 4, 2021
Fees are not required.
There are three prizes worth USD 1500.
This photo is for everyone who love nature. You can be an explorer, traveler, professional, amateur or even in the wildlife industry. This takes place on an international level. The tip of winning this contest includes photos in the mentioned category with a strong social message!
Their official website is here.
#7 Nikon International Small World Photo Contest
Deadline is April 23, 2021
Entry is free
You can win prize money up to USD 3000.
In 2021, Nikon’s photo contest is considered “the“ forum for macro and microscopic photography. It reflects beauty, charm and the complexities of life. For 46 years, Small World has been a major showcase for photomicrographers from the widest array of scientific disciplines. Each photographer may upload a maximum of three images.
Take a look here.
#8 CEWE Photo Award 2021
Deadline is set at May 1, 2021
Entry is free
Prizes include trip of your choice worth at Euro 15,000, photo equipments worth Euro 7500 and products worth at Euro 2500.
The CEWE Photo Award is the largest contest of this kind. It connects photo enthusiasts across the globe and is aimed to showcase and celebrate earth’s beauty. The specialty of this contest is CEWE donates €0.10 to SOS Children’s Villages Worldwide, for each photo entered. There are categories as with all photo contests and anyone above 18 years can participate in it.
#9 Monovisions Photography Awards
Deadline is May 16, 2021
Entry fee is up to USD 10.
Offers prize money up to USD 5000.
As with the title, this photo contest is about monochrome photography all over the world. There are two categories; Amateurs and Professionals. The photo contest is flexible and also a mix of traditional and digital photography. Very interesting indeed!
Take a look at here.
Post by Mariia Lozhko, 19 January 2021.