Many of our talented contributors have dozens of award winning photographs (if not hundreds.) For this reason, we compile reports every year to help you advance in your career. These photography contests can be quite rewarding as they come with great publicity, and excellent cash prizes to top it off.

Regardless of your specialty, at least one of these contests will fit your profile. We encourage our photographers and newcomers to scroll through and find something to your liking. You could easily be one of the lucky winners.

Canon – Live For the Story

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We start our list with a special contest. Canon is looking for a person for a very important job (of a lifetime), to spend a year traveling the world and sharing stories. This project will be based on storytelling, therefore all that is required of you is to take a photo that tells a story, add a description of 50 words and tag it with #liveforthestory and @CanonUK on Instagram.

Deadline: 28 June 2017

Fees: Free

Prizes: round-the-world trip for 1 worth €33,000

Website: http://www.canon-europe.com/live-for-the-story/

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2017

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Deadline: 3 June 2017

Fees: Young photographer – up to 6 images for free, 1 image – £10. Up to 5 images, £15.

Prizes: Winning images and best entries will be part of a touring exhibition across the UK and become part of a coffee table book. Winning photographer is awarded £5,000.

Website: https://www.bwpawards.org/

*Submitted photos must be originally taken in the UK

Monovisions Photography Awards 2017

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Deadline: 11 June 2017

Fees: 1 image – $15, series of images – $20

Prizes: $3,000 cash prize for Black and White Series of the Year and $2,000 cash prize for Black and White Photo of the Year.

Website: http://monovisionsawards.com

Sunny Art Award

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Deadline: 20 June 2017

Fees: £25

Prizes: £3000 and a solo exhibition

Website: http://www.sunnyartcentre.co.uk/artprize/

British Photography Awards 2017

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Deadline: 30 June 2017

Fees: £15 for submitting up to 10 photos to a category. During the submissions stage, each person selects a charity they wish to support and half of the entry fee will be added as a donation to the chosen organization.

Prizes: National Category Victory – certificate, letter of thanks, mounted copy of your work, VIP invitation to charity gallery and £1000. National Category Runner-up – certificate, letter of thanks, mounted copy of your work, VIP invitation to charity gallery.  Regional Category Victory – certificate, letter of thanks, mounted copy of your work

Website: http://www.britishphotographyawards.org

*Submitted photos must be originally taken in the UK

Monochrome Awards 2017

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Deadline: 9 July 2017

Fees: Professional – $20, amateur – $15

Prizes: Monochrome Photographer of the Year – $2000 cash, monochrome Discovery of the Year – $1000 cash

Website: http://monoawards.com

Vincent van Gogh Photo Award 2017

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Deadline: 31 July 2017

Fees: € 10,00

Prizes: Winner – € 1000, second place – €500, third place – €250

Website: http://vincentvangoghphotoaward.com/

International Photographer of the Year 2017

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Deadline: 13 August 2017

Fees: Professional – $20, amateur $15

Prizes: Professional Grand Prize – Title of International Photographer of the Year and $2500. Amateur Grand Prize – International Discovery of the Year title and $1500.

Website: https://iphotographeroftheyear.com

Fine Art Photography Awards

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Deadline: 15 October 2017

Fees: Professional – $20, amateur – $15

Prizes: Professional – title of Professional Fine Art Photographer of the Year, certificate, statue and $3000. Amateur – title of Ametuer Fine Art Photographer of the Year, certificate, statue and $2000.

Website: https://fineartphotoawards.com

International Garden Photographer of the Year 2017

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Deadline: 31 October 2017

Fees: 4 single images – £12, portfolio – £25

Prizes: Main prize is £7500, winning portfolio submissions gets a medal and £2000.

Website: http://igpoty.com/

15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest 2017

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Deadline: 30 November 2017

Fees: Free

Prizes: Grand Prize – $2500, each category winner and the Readers’ Choice winner receives $500

Website: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/submission/

Amateur Photographer of the Year 2017

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Deadline: 30 November 2017

Fees: Free

Prizes: Over £10,000 of prizing to be won (see website)

Website: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/apoy

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