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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, here’s a list to 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 many 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 October: The face of the earth
closes 30 November: Humans of the world
closes 31 December: Night Life

SheClicks Community
Monthly themed competition.

AAP Magazine Issue 22 – Streets
Closes 9 November 2021

NYC4PA – Portals
closes 5 December 2021

International Landscape Photographer of the Year
Closes 8 November 2021

Monochrome Awards 2021
Closes 14 November 2021

Past competitions

British Photographic Awards 2020
2020 closed – see my winning entry 2020

AAP Magazine Issue 21 – Travel
Closes 9 November 2021 – see one of my chosen images

Monochrome Awards 2020
2020 winners announced – see my winning entry in Street Photography

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