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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 January: Night life
closes 28 February: Animal kingdom
closes 31 March: Colours

SheClicks Community
Monthly themed competition.

All About Photo Awards 2022
Closes 1 February 2022

NYC4PA – Trees
closes 23 January 2022

NYC4PA – Human body
closes 6 March 2022

Landscape Photographer of the Year 2022
Closes 5 May 2022
Categories: Classic View; Urban life; Black and white; Your View.
Special award categories: Lines in the landscape; Historic Britain; Coast; Landscapes at night.

British Photography Awards 2022
Closes 24 July 2022

Monochrome Awards 2022
Closes 13 November 2022 (early deadline for cheaper entry is 3 July 2022)

Travel photographer of the year 2022
Opens April 2022

Some recent personal successes

British Photographic Awards 2020
– see my winning entry 2020

AAP Magazine Issue 21 – Travel
– see one of my chosen images

Monochrome Awards 2020
– see my winning entry in Street Photography

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