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Need some focus on your photography. Need inspiration, impetus or just a topic idea? Then a competition could be the answer.

So for all of you who fancy giving it a go, and either don’t know what’s open or don’t get around to it, here is a list to help get you started, in order of closing date.
Please let me know of any others you are aware of in the comments below as I update the page regularly. I must just add, that some of them provide feedback on your entered images and they are worth entering just to receive that.

Life Framer
Monthly calls for entries, each month with its own topic, each overseen by a world-renowned photographer or industry professional.
Monthly winners receive online exposure and $2000 in cash prizes.  Varying costs to enter, but $100 for 12 months membership gives 10 entries to each month’s topic.
Entered images should be less than 6mb in size, .jpg format, around 2500px longest dimension.
At the end of the year winners are exhibited in shows in New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.
closes 31 March: Colours
closes 30 April: Home sweet home

SheClicks Community
Monthly themed competition.

Independent Photography Award
Monthly award, with cash prizes and display at exhibition.
closes 31 March: Street
closes 30 April: Colour
closes 31 May: Portrait

Cewe Photo Award 2023
Closes 31 May 2023

LPOTY 2023
Closes 31 May 2023

BBA Photography Prize 2023
Closes 17 July 2023

Recently closed and results pending:

The Classical Association 2023 Photography competition
Closed 4 January 2023, exhibition at Cambridge University April 2023. (notification due March)

Arles Open Walls 2023

Beauty of Black and White
Closed 9 March 2023.

Some recent personal successes

Current and forthcoming exhibitions:

Women in Photography at the Glasgow Gallery for Photography, 3-31 March 2023
Landscape Photography at the Glasgow Gallery for Photography, 3-31 March 2023

Recent exhibitions:
BBA One Shot Awards, BBA Gallery, Berlin, 3-18 February 2023
Re:Framed at the Barbican Library, October 2022
Urban Landscapes at the RogArt Street Campus in Glasgow, 19-30 August 2022
World Photography Week exhibition at Glasgow Riverside Campus 15-19 August 2022
Out of the Frame exhibition at RogArt Street Campus in Glasgow, 4-30 August 2022
International Open Call Exhibition at The Glasgow Gallery for Photography, 20 May-4 June 2022
She Clicks exhibition, After Nyne Gallery, London, September 2019

Recent publications:
Portfolio published in AAP Magazine Issue 20 – Travel
– see one of my chosen images

Recent awards:
BBA One Shot Awards 2023 – longlisted
Monochrome Awards 2022 – honourable mention in Amateur Architecture Photographer 2022
– see my winning entry
British Photography Awards 2020 – winner of Best Architectural Photographer 2020
– see my winning entry 2020
Monochrome Awards 2020 – winner of Best Amateur Street Photographer 2020
– see my winning entry
Finalist in Travel Photographer of the Year (TPOTY) 2020
Shortlisted in Landscape Photographer of the Year (LPOTY) 2020

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