Contests


© Geneviéve Caron

PDN FACES: PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST

Deadline: October 4, 2016
Enter your most powerful portraits, including assignment and personal work, celebrity, animal and kids portraiture. Open to professionals and amateurs, with two grand prizes.


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© Tomaso Baldessarini

One Life

Deadline: September 27, 2016
An international photography contest that celebrates the art of telling stories through images.

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© Driely S.

Emerging Winter 2016

Extended deadline: October 3, 2016
Submissions are open for the Winter 2016 issue of Emerging Photographer, showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers. Be a part of the next issue!

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Previous Winners:
Summer 2016 | Winter 2015 |

© Barbara Peacock

Street Photography

Deadline: October 27, 2016
“Street Photography” was established to recognize a segment of photography that is often explored historically but rarely recognized as an important catalog of social currency and circumstance. The competition will result in a photo book that honors the tradition of street photography in today’s world.

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© Gabe McClintock

The Body: A Celebration of the Human Figure

Deadline: November 7, 2016
The human figure has been celebrated in art since the dawn of art history. Continue the tradition and be a part of The Body, honoring contemporary photographers who capture the beauty of our anatomy. Prizes include three cash awards (up to $2,500 for Grand Prize), a one-page feature in an issue of Rangefinder or PDN magazines, and a profile on either magazine’s Photo of the Day blog.

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© Andrew Hetherington

Your New York Minute

Competition Closed
PhotoPlus Expo introduces its first-ever photo contest that celebrates its home city of New York. Categories: Brooklyn; The Bronx; Manhattan; Queens; Staten Island; the Islands (Roosevelt, Liberty, Governors, Randalls & more).

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© SCOTT PITTS

PDN Taste Food Photography Awards

Competition Closed
Professional, amateur, and student food photographers compete for cash prizes ($2,500 & $1,000), two profiles in PDN, B&H gift cards, and exposure: editors and creatives will see your work both in print and online.

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Previous Winners:
2015 | 2014 |

© Matt McElligott Photography

Top Knots Wedding Photography

Competition Closed
A search for the best shots of endearing engagements and wonderful wedding days, open to entries featuring real couples on their special day, in addition to commissioned commercial and editorial work.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2006 | 2005 |

© Shaun Naugle / Aurora Photos

The Great Outdoors

Competition Closed
Open to both professional and amateur photographers, The Great Outdoors celebrates the beautiful vistas, diverse wildlife and adventure that make our planet so unique.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |