Contests


© Debbie O'Donnell

One Life

First Deadline: November 2, 2017
An international photography contest that celebrates the art of telling stories through images. The competition awards $6,000 in cash prizes, gift cards to B&H up to $500, a profile in PDN and Rangefinder and incredible worldwide exposure for your most powerful storytelling images of people, places, things and ideas.


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© Sara Feigin

ULTIMATE MUSIC MOMENT

First Deadline: December 14, 2017
The music industry is constantly changing, but one song remains the same: Musicians need great photography. Show us what you’ve got. Prizes include up to $1,500 and a one-page profile in PDN.

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 |

© Gerd Ludwig/National Geographic Creative

Perspectives - 2017 PhotoPlus Expo Contest

Competition Closed
The second annual PhotoPlus Expo photography contest returns, this time inviting you to participate in an international celebration of the human experience. PDN is calling for your best work that embodies this theme in the following categories: Portraits, Street Photography, Food Photography, and Architecture and Landscapes.

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Previous Winners:
2016 |

© Riccardo Colelli

PDN Taste Food Photography Awards

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

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 |

© Christian Werner/Zeitenspiegel

Exposure Photography Award

Competition Closed
Over the past seven years, The Exposure Award has honored top photographers from around the world, distributing over $1 million in prizes and awards. The awards and publicity of your work offer a career-defining opportunity.

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Previous Winners:
2017 | 2016 |

© Sean 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. 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 |

© Ricardo Rivera

PDN THE LOOK

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

© DeShaun Craddock

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:
2016 | 2015 |

© 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 |