Contests


© Maria del Rio

PDN THE LOOK

Deadline: June 8, 2017
PDN’s annual competition for fashion and beauty imagery. Have your work seen by influential photo editors, creative directors and other fashion-industry tastemakers.


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© Sean Naugle / Aurora Photos

The Great Outdoors

Deadline: June 29, 2017
Open to both professional and amateur photographers, The Great Outdoors celebrates the beautiful vistas, diverse wildlife and adventure that make our planet so unique. Be a part of this extraordinary compilation of outdoor work, published in the October issue of PDN and on PDNonline.com. Two grand-prize winners will win cash awards—up to $1,500—a Tamron lens and $500 to B&H Photo.

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

© SCOTT PITTS

PDN Taste Food Photography Awards

Competition Closed
Professional, amateur, and student food photographers compete for cash prizes, two profiles in PDN, gift cards, and exposure: editors and creatives will see your work both in print and online.

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Previous Winners:
2016 | 2015 | 2014 |

© JOY NEWELL

PDNEDU STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST 2017

Competition Closed
Open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, with a category for high school students. One grand-prize winner will receive $1,500, and every entry will receive feedback from one of the judges.

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 |

© Tomaso Baldessarini

One Life

Competition Closed
An international photography contest that celebrates the art of telling stories through images.

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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Barbara Peacock

Street Photography

Competition Closed
“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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Previous Winners:
2015 |

© 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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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Gabe McClintock

The Body: A Celebration of the Human Figure

Competition Closed
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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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Ken Pak

Celebrations

Competition Closed
A photography contest celebration the beauty of our holidays, cultures, and events.

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Previous Winners:
2017 |

© 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 |