Open Calls

Fiebre Dummy Award

October 1, 2021

Since 2015 Fiebre Photobook offers an annual award aimed at publishing the best dummy among all submitted proposals. All photographers who conceive photography as a means of expression are invited to participate, regardless of their age and nationality.

An international jury will choose th...

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The Print Swap

September 30, 2021

The Print Swap is a global photo-sharing project launched in 2016 by the editors of the Feature Shoot website. Interested photographers should hashtag their image #theprintswap on Instagram or Read More

Kassel Dummy Award

September 30, 2021

The KASSEL DUMMY AWARD is the dummy competition for the best unpublished photobook mock-up of the year. Any photographer from around the world can participate by registering for the competition and submitting an unpublished work as a physical book. All books published digitally or by self-publish...

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Circulation(s) 2022

September 19, 2021

Circulation(s) is a festival dedicated to emerging photography in Europe. The next edition of the Circulation(s) 2022 festival will be held at the CENTQUATRE-PARIS, a multidisciplinary cultural place in eastern Paris, from 31 March to 29 May.

The programme is partially based on a selection...

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Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards

September 10, 2021

Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalog...

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GUP NEW 2022

September 5, 2021

New is an annual book series celebrating the 100 best emerging Dutch photographers of the year since 2012. New is a platform bringing Dutch and Netherlands-based photography talents to the attention of galleries, museums, commercial and photography agencies, media companies, and institutions that...

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Andy Rochelli Grant

September 1, 2021

The Andy Rocchelli Grant is an international award promoted by CESURA in the name of its co-founder Andy Rocchelli, a photojournalist killed in Ukraine in 2014.  The aim is to identify the best unpublished photographic dummy and award the winner with the production and publica...

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Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards

August 31, 2021

Feature Shoot’s 7th Annual Emerging Photography Awards is an international photography competition for up-and-coming photographers. The selected works will be published in a photography book and in group shows in galleries in Berlin and Paris, as wel...

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Indian Photo Festival

August 22, 2021

The Indian Photo Festival – Hyderabad announces the Open Call inviting photographers from all over the world to submit their works for the 2021 exhibitions. The IPF 2021 will take place from November 19 to December 19 in Hyderabad, showcasing a wide range of photography across all genres fr...

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Photobook Award Encontros da Imagem

August 8, 2021

The submissions for the Photobook Award Encontros da Imagem 2021 are now open until the 8th of August. Encontros da Imagem, with more than thirty years of existence, promotes annually an International Photography and Visual Arts Festival in the city of Braga, Por...

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Lucie Scholarship Program

August 1, 2021

The Lucie Foundation supports emerging talent with vision and dynamic ideas that challenge and progress the art form of still photography into work that compels. Prizes include four cash grants to support the work of emerging and established photographers.



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2021 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography

July 29, 2021

The Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography, a collaboration between PHOTO IS:RAEL and the Zvi and Ofra Meitar Family Fund, will be awarded for the sixth time this year to a photographer whose works demonstrate excellence in the field of photography.

A professional...

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PhEST Pop-Up Open Call

July 15, 2021

PhEST Pop-Up Open Call is a free and speedy call for artists working with any kind of medium and artistic language, from photography to illustration and moving images. Lasting only 2 weeks (until July 15th), PhEST Pop-Up will give participants the opportunity to win 5 exclusive prizes assigned by...

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July 15, 2021

The Lucie Photo Book Prize is a juried competition open to a diversity of submissions – from published to prototype to hand-made books. The awards will be presented to photographers, editors, curators, or publishers who have created such projects anywhere in the world within July 2019 – Novem...

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Charta Dummy Award

July 9, 2021

Charta Dummy Award is a prize dedicated to the best photobook dummy, connected to the homonym festival, Charta: a Photobook Festival, which happens in Rome from July 17-25, 2021. ...

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PHmuseum 2021 Mobile Photography Prize

June 17, 2021

The 3rd edition’s theme of PHmuseum Mobile Photography Prize is Portraits – A reflection on identity, representation, and self-representation in the digital age. With part of Generation Z (born 1997-2012) and the whole Generation Alpha (2010 onwards) being ...

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Critical Mass 2021

June 16, 2021

Critical Mass is an online platform that helps photographers to promote their work to a wide selection of professionals in the field. The 18th edition of Photolucida’s Critical Mass is open for submissions until June 16, 2021. Our Editor in Chief, Erik Vroons, is among the jurors this year.


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Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award

June 14, 2021

Registration is open until June 14 for the ninth edition of the International Happiness ONTHEMOVE Award promoted by the international visual narrative festival Cortona On The Move in a first-time collaboration with the Wine Consortium of Cortona.

“We Are Humans” is the central ...

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

June 8, 2021

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is an international competition that celebrates and promotes the very best in contemporary portrait photography. This year the exhibition will take place at the new arts hub Cromwell Place, London, from 10 November 2021 – 2 January 2022, while the...

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OFF Bratislava – Family Portait

May 31, 2021

Family – its definition, its function in modern society, and its historical value – is an issue worthy of analysis in the field of art, particularly photography and new media. Family in a literal or a transferred sense, an ideal or a profaned concept: all of this f...

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Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize 2021

May 24, 2021

The Rabo Photographic Portrait Prize and the Rabo Photographic Portrait Talent 2021 are awarded annually to the authors of the best portraits of the past year. The prizes are awarded by the Dutch National Portrait Gallery in collaboration with Rabobank, to draw attenti...

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PHOTO IS:RAEL: Meeting point

May 17, 2021

PHOTO IS:RAEL invites artists to submit proposals for the central exhibition of the 9th International Photography Festival in Tel Aviv, November 2021. A jury of leading experts spanning a wide range of artistic genres will review the open call submissions and select th...

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PHotoESPAÑA 2021

May 10, 2021

Since 1998, PHotoESPAÑA awards the best publications of the year, both in Spain and internationally. This year, the open call will receive submissions until May 10, 2021, in the following categories:

-Best photobook of the year (published in Spain)...

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Art in Action – Climate and Social Responsibility

May 7, 2021

Do you want to help (re)shape the visual art environment in a more responsible manner?

Art in Action – Climate and Social Responsibility comprises a series of workshops that will explore the importance of artistic practices as a potential force in a cultural reconstruction tha...

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ISSP RIGA Residency

April 25, 2021

The ISSP Riga Residency provides an opportunity for concentrated work on a personal project informed by interaction with Riga and its residents or much-needed time to rethink and complete an ongoing work. It is open to photographers, artists, and curators working with photography. Due ...

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April 2, 2021

The third edition of FRESH EYES celebrates the best photography talent in Europe. It is a guide book presenting the 100 greatest emerging photographers the continent has to offer. Powered by GUP Magazine, FRESH...

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#ReunionCalling: PhEST2021

March 31, 2021

#ReunionCalling: PhEST2021 social call telling stories of future reunions in times of Covid19.

Up for grabs an exhibition at PhEST2021, a publication on PHmuseum News, vouchers for Leica Akademie Italy workshops and rental equipment offered by Cam...

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Palm* Photo Prize 2021

March 30, 2021

Palm* Photo Prize is an annual submission-based exhibition for a new generation of photographers. Its aim is to support, elevate and showcase the best of the new wave of image-makers across the world with images in a multitude of styles and disciplines.

100 entries will be selected by Palm...

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February 28, 2021
BLOW UP PRESS announces the second edition of BUP Book Award – a competition for all photographers around the world, regardless their age, gender or nationality – which goal is to promote photobook as a way of expression.
All artists with photo/visual art projects (not book dummi...

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February 10, 2021

GETXOPHOTO’s Open Call provides an opportunity for visual artists and photographers to exhibit their work in the Festival’s next edition, in September 2021. To Share will be the theme of GETXOPHOTO’s 15th anniversary, aiming to create and use non-conventional installations in physical and d...

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February 15, 2021

PHOTO IS.RAEL  invites photographers, designers, artists and creators from all fields which use the language of photography to engage in a creative and inspiring 24-hour exploration of various aspects of the “Chaos” theme. “Chaos” represents opportunity, a way of contendi...

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March 5, 2021
Belfast Photo Festival is offering artists/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 tou...

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January 28

Open call: PHmuseum 2021 Photography Grant

The PHmuseum Photography Grant is an annual initiative that recognises the importance of photography and visual storytelling. Now in its...

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2021 Online Nikon-NOOR Academy

January 17, 2021

Each masterclass will take place over 2 weeks with 4 training session days. Each class with 15 participants will work together with 3 NOOR authors as tutors, to share experiences, work on portfolios, improve editing skills, and learn how to create more impactful visual stories.

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MACK First Book Award

February 15, 2021

The call for submissions emphasises a predilection for projects intended for book form: visual art projects that find a voice through the book. Submissions can include texts, collage and experimental approaches to book-making.

Artists with unique work of high quality of all ages and nation...

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Decade of Change

January 28, 2021

A global photography award and collaborative exhibition dedicated to documenting the defining matter of our time: the climate crisis.

In its inaugural year, Decade of Change will bring together leaders in photography, philanthropy, research and activism to address the climate crisis on a g...

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December 20, 2020

An Open Call for Fotofestiwal Open Program gives you an opportunity to present your works to the audience of the International Festival of Photography held in June 2021 in Łódź (Poland). The call for entries is open with no thematic or age limits.
From among the submitted projects, a jur...

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January 10, 2021

FOTO WIEN, Mois européen de la photographie Luxembourg and Imago Lisboa invite artists to submit their photographic work in the open call for Slide Show: Rethinking Nature. The selected photographic works will be arranged into an audio-visual slide show, which will be set to music by musicians.<...

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HAPAX Magazine

November 30, 2020

Twice per year, Hapax Magazine will seek to commission four artists and two curators (£500 each) to produce new photographic projects. Alongside this, the editors will commission new writing that engages with this contemporary practice.
The editors of Hapax Magazine seek submissions of int...

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Cidades na cidade

November 30, 2020

Two grants are available to develop photographic projects focusing on community initiatives that present local solutions to global issues with a view to social and ecological justice. The exhibition is integrated in the Bienal’21 Fotografia do Porto and PHotoESPAÑA 2021 program (May 14 t...

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ISSP Riga Residency 2021 Open Call

November 20

The ISSP Riga Residency is open for applications for the period January – June 2021!

Photographers and artists using photography and interested in exploring the social, cultural and historical context of Riga and Latvia are welcome to apply, as well as those who need to take their time t...

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December 1, 2020

The aim of The Stanley Greene Legacy Prize & Fellowship is to support the work and professional aspirations of underrepresented photojournalists from the United States who create work that echoes the passion with which Stanley Greene approached photography.
The one-year fellowship under...

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November 22, 2020

Les Boutographies is a festival of contemporary creative photography open to all photographers living in Europe.

The criteria for selection by a jury of professionals in the photographic field are a height creative level, originality, and a coherent personal vision (there is no theme).


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Snapshot of the Year 2020

October 31

Snapshot of the Year is a unique global competition open to all photographers. The snapshots can be submitted on the website till October 31st. After that a professional jury will nominate fifteen best works in four diff...

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GUP New 2021

September 6, 2020

GUP is proud to announce the annual Open Call for its 10th edition of New Dutch Talent.

Are you ready for the next step in your professional career as a visual artist? All emerging photographers born or based in The Netherlands, who graduated in 2017 or later and/or a...

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September 13, 2020

Open call: Festival Circulations(s)

Call for applications 2021 – 11th upcoming edition (March 6 to May 2, 2021)

The call for applications targets all European photographers including citizens and residents of Europe, starting their professional career in photography. There is ...

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2020 Meitar Award

Deadline July 20

The 2020 Meitar Award for Excellence in Photography – Special COVID-19 Edition, a collaboration between Read More


Deadline June 29
This is Photolucida’s 17th year of connecting emerging photographers to industry professionals and career-changing opportunities – a mission they feel the importance of now more than ever. Working to adapt to the economic impact photographers face due to the current global crisis, t...

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Deadline May 22

The Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award of £2,000, facilitated by FotoDocument and supported by Nikon, will be granted to a professional woman photographer towards the completion of a compelling and cohesive documentary photo essay, which addresses an important social, enviro...

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Deadline May 31

Young Portfolio is a program organized by the Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts (K*MoPA) to support young photographers from around the world by exhibiting and acquiring their works for our permanent collection.
Anybody under the age of 35 is welcome to submit...

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PHmuseum 2020 Mobile Photography Prize

Deadline June 11

The open call offers $5,000 in cash for the mobile photos of the year, inclusion in the second 200-image photobook on mobile photography, and feature in a physical exhibition in Italy.

GUP magazine supports the open call by featuring 3 photographers’ portfolios and ...

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