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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
closes 31 May: Youthhood

SheClicks Community
Monthly themed competition.

NYC4PA – Human body
closes 6 March 2022

LA Photo Curator – ‘The “I” – A Call for Self Portraiture’
closes 13 March 2022
Submit 3 or 6 images, $20

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.

RPS International Photography Exhibition 164
Closes 17 May 2022

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 10 April 2022

L’Oeil de la Photographie portfolio publication
Closes 31 December 2022
Submit for publication: A series of 12 to 15 photographs (jpg, 72dpi 1024 pixels) – A text about the series (English and French would be appreciated) – A Short Biography – Your portrait or self-portrait.

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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