Founded in 1994, the not-for-profit organization CENTER, supports socially and environmentally engaged lens-based projects through education, public platforms, funding, and partnerships.
Each year our supporters make CENTER’s grants, awards and exhibitions possible. Through these programs, CENTER can fund breakthrough work, offer professional development assistance and give projects the increased exposure they deserve.
Submissions Open Through April 20, 2021
photo: Marwan Bassiouni, New Dutch Views, 2018-2019
Selected images in this Portrait Award will be chosen on five main aspects of the photograph: concept, execution, boldness, creativity and emotional impact, making the viewer think and feel what the image is transmitting.
Submission deadline: April 4th, 2021
Global Photo Awards creates a platform where photographers and their best creative photographic art from around the globe receives recognition. GPA invites everyone to upload photos in two categories: People and Nature.
Submission deadline: April 4th, 2021
FotoLimo (landlimo means border in Esperanto) is a cross-border festival of photography and visual arts whose main driving force is the concept of borders, understood in its broadest sense. The festival takes place between the towns of Cerbère (France) and Portbou (Catalonia) during the second half of September. With a background of five consecutive editions, the objective of the festival continues to be to promote artistic creation, education, and research around the multiple manifestations of the border, approached from fields as diverse as migration, gender, body, social fractures or landscape, always from a creative and transformative perspective.
Submission deadline: March 29, 2021
photo: Anna Surinyach / participant 2020
We can be in control, out of control, beyond control. Control can be passive, progressive and aggressive. It can provide opportunities or suppress ambitions.
“If you don’t control your mind, someone else will” – John Allston
We all seek to control our own lives while resisting control by others. Control has come to denote power and oppression yet we want to “take back control”.
FORMAT is the UK’s leading festival of International Photography, established in 2004 will be opened and presented virtually and in venues across Derby 12th March - 11th April 2021
Für ihr Projekt „Der Raum ist der dritte Lehrer“ haben die plainpicture Fotografin Sabine Bungert und Stefan Dolfen den Georg Koppmann Preis für Hamburger Stadtfotografie erhalten. Ziel des in geförderten Foto-Projektes ist eine gezielte Auseinandersetzung mit der Architektur und der speziellen Raumgestaltung ausgewählter Hamburger Schulen. Die beiden erfahrenen Dokumentar-Fotografen wollen unterschiedliche Schulgebäude, darunter das in einem Komplex von Fritz Schumacher untergebrachte Johanneum, die von Jos Weber entworfene Stadtteilschule Mümmelmannsberg und das Christianeum von Arne Jacobson, mit ihrer für die jeweilige Entstehungszeit typischen Ästhetik aus Materialien, Oberflächen und Farben in einer eigenen visuellen Sprache verdichten.
Wir sind gespannt auf die Ergebnisse!
OpenWalls 2021 is calling for photographic work under the theme ‘Then & Now’. This last year has seen the world shift in profound and unprecedented ways. What’s changed? How has it affected us? Has history repeated itself? What challenges face us ahead? Photographers are invited to interpret the theme freely, whether experimenting with new work, revisiting past or forgotten projects, or searching their archive.
Submission deadline: 9 March, 2021
PhotoIreland Festival invites national and international artists and practitioners to propose works to be part of PhotoIreland Festival 2021. The 12th edition will take place in Dublin in July 2021, with exhibitions and events running throughout the month. Submissions and proposals are invited on the general topic of Food and the Politics of Food.
submission deadline: 01.03.2021
photo: Theo Ellison
An international grant for innovative photography projects - The international photography award Grand Prix Images Vevey is one of the largest and longest-standing prizes in Europe
and attracts participants from all over the world for each competition. Winning projects are then exhibited at Festival Images Vevey.
Submission deadline 28. February 2021
Photos: Kristine Potter - Winner 2019/2020