There’s something in this list for everyone in case you missed the photography contests in 2017. Whether you’re a professional photographer or a beginner, you can submit some of your most successful works to these international photography contests.

Regardless of your level, you probably have dozens of photographs that deserve to be in the spotlight. You will find that there is a contest for every theme. Some are also free to enter, others with a small fee but all of them offer remarkable rewards. Don’t hesitate, and make 2018 the year of acknowledgement for your success as an artist.

World Press Photo

World Press Photo logo

Deadline: January 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: €10,000 for Photographer of the Year, cover of travel expenses to the Award Ceremony in Amsterdam, Canon digital camera and main award



Zeiss Photography Award

Zeiss Photography Award logo

Deadline: February 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: Zeiss lenses (valued €12,000), €3,000 to cover travel costs for a project



Fine Art Photography Awards

Fine Art Photography Awards logo

Deadline: 11 February 2018

Fees: $15 amateur, $20 professional

Prizes: $3,000 grand prize, $2,000 grand prize for amateurs



iPhone Photography Awards


Deadline: 1 March 2018

Fees: 1 image:$3.50, 3 images:$7.50, 5 images:$15.50, 10 images:$27.50, 15 images:$35.50, 20 images:$50.00, 25 images:$57.50.

Prizes:  A grand prize winner will receive an iPad Pro and the top 3 winners will each receive an  Apple Watch Series 3. Gold bars for 1st place winners in 18 categories. Palladium bars for 2nd and 3rd place winners. Publications and prestigious titles.



NPPA Best of Photojournalism

NPPA Best of Photojournalism logo

Deadline: March 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: Winner’s plaque



Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year


Deadline: March 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: £10,000



MonoVisions Photography Awards


Deadline: 13 May, 2018

Fees: $25 for a series, $20 for single image

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



Magnum Photography Awards


Deadline: May 2018

Fees: $60 per series, $20 per single image

Prizes: $2,000 for a series, $20 per single

Website: Link will be updated


National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest


Deadline: 30 June, 2018

Fees: $15 per entry

Prizes: Grand Prize: 10 day trip to the Galapagos Islands with an expedition, and each category has 3 winners – $2,500, $750, $500



International Drone Photography Awards


Deadline: July 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: DJI Spark, Homido virtual Reality Headset V2 and more

Website: Link will be updated


International Photography Award


Deadline: August 2018

Fees: Professional – $35 per image, non-professional – $25 per image, student – $15 per image

Prizes: $10,000 for Photographer of the Year, $5,000 for Discover of the Year, $5,000 for Deeper Perspective of the Year, $2,500 for Moving Image Photographer of the Year



Travel Photographer of the Year


Deadline: Early October 2018

Fees: £15 for a portfolio, £8 for one shot, free for young TPOTY

Prizes: £4,000, trophy, Paramo outdoor, clothing, portfolio case and more



LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards


Deadline: Mid October 2018

Fees: $60 for a series of 10 images and a 30% discount for students

Prizes: $2,500



National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year


Deadline: November 2018

Fees: $15 per photo

Prizes: $7,500 grand prize, $2,500 for category winners



Smithsonian Photo Contest

Smithsonian Photo Contest 2018

Deadline: November 2018

Fees: Free

Prizes: $2,500 grand prize and more



Picture of the Year International


Deadline: December 2018

Fees: $50 per entry

Prizes: $1,000 and Tiffany crystal trophy for Project of the Year


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