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Decade of Change

Decade of Change aims to bring together photography, philanthropy, research and activism to address the climate crisis on a global collaborative scale. From humankind to wildlife and cityscapes to ecosystems, the award will explore both the strength and fragility of our planet — celebrating all that we have to protect, and cautioning all that we have to lose. Open to photographers and visual artists around the world, the culminating exhibition will tour internationally.

Entries close 28 January 2021

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AAP Awards 2021 - The Mind's Eye

"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
All About Photo presents its 6th edition of All About Photo Awards, The Mind's Eye calling all photographers from around the world. Winners will receive $10,000 in cash awards, extensive press coverage and global recognition.

Final Deadline for submissions is January 31, 2021.

The WaterAid Climate Commission

In collaboration with 1854/British Journal of Photography, WaterAid is commissioning three new photographic projects exploring the ways in which the climate crisis is making it harder for people to access their basic human rights of clean water, decent sanitation and personal hygiene — especially in some of the world’s poorest countries.

Deadline for initial applications is 11th January 2021

photo: Dafe Oboro

Young Photo Award 2021

Der bund professioneller portraitfotografen - bpp hat einen neuen Selbstportrait-Fotografie-Wettbewerb für Nachwuchsfotografen ins Leben gerufen. Das Wettbewerbsthema SELBSTPORTRAIT soll die eigene Persönlichkeit in den Fokus stellen. Kreative und künstlerisch anspruchsvolle Arbeiten sind willkommen. Der YOUNG PHOTO AWARD 2021 richtet sich an alle jungen Fotografen bis 28 Jahre aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und den Niederlanden.

Sony World Photography Awards

Produced by the World Photography Organisation, the internationally acclaimed Sony World Photography Awards are one of the most important fixtures in the photographic calendar. The Professional competition and the Open competition celebrate outstanding contemporary photography from artists working across the world. Photographers can enter their work to various categories.

Deadlines for submissions
Open competition: January 7th, 2020
Professional Competition: January 14th, 2020

World Press Photo 2021 Photo Contest

Connecting the world to the stories that matter: The annual World Press Photo Contest rewards photographers for the best single exposure pictures contributing to the past year of visual journalism. Whether entered as singles or stories, these pictures are judged in terms of their accurate, fair, and visually compelling insights about our world.
Open until 12 January 2021

Photo: Esther Horvath - Singles, 1st Prize 2020

Open Call Photo Award – The Independent Photographer

Regardless of genres, The Independent Photographer Award encouragea all photographers to share their best images. Fine art, landscape, street, documentary, portrait, still life & more:
There are no boundaries and photographers are free to submit any kind of work.

Deadline: 31 December 2020

Annual Photo Awards 2020

Celebrating photographers of all levels, professionals, amateurs and students alike, the Annual Photography Awards invites participants to the second installment of this International Photography Competition. Looking specifically for those with a bold & innovative approach that disrupts traditional artistic standards, participants can submit entries in up to eight categories.

2020 Final Deadline: December 6th


German PhotoBook Award for Moritz Küstner

plainpicture photographer Moritz Küstner has been awarded Gold at the German Photo Book Award in the documentary-journalistic category. His book "Silence is the sound of Fear" about the life and fate of the Crimean Tatars has been published at Verlag Kettler. Congratulations!


Arte Laguna Prize, the influential competition for emerging artists and designers, showcases and promotes creative talents. With fourteen years of history the Arte Laguna Prize gives the opportunity to join the huge network of collaborations worldwide, exhibit in the breathtaking location of the Arsenale of Venice on March 2021.
submission deadline: 27th November 2020

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