Call for entries: CRU annual photo contest

CRU Photo contest now accepting entries…


CRU is proud to announce its annual photography contest, in which we solicit the work of professionals, passionate amateurs, and students alike. This year, we are asking for entries in three different subject categories:

PEOPLE. Capture the portraits that demonstrate the breadth of expression and emotion the human spirit can evoke.

STREET. Show us the beat from the street. The faces, activities, encounters, and candid moments that comprise the urban environment.

NATURE. Mountainscapes, gardens, waterways, weather, the sky-choose your best shots to illustrate the grandeur of nature.

Contestants have the opportunity to win storage devices used by professional photographers for storing and backing up their images and client projects.

Contest Guidelines

DEADLINE: December 31st, 2016

The CRU Photo Contest is open to photographers ages 18 and over. Each participant may submit an entry in each of the three categories described above (limit of one per category for a total of up to three total entries).

You may add an optional brief artist’s statement for each of your images.

The contest is open from August 30, 2016 until December 31, 2016.

The Grand Prize and Category winners will be selected by a panel of judges.

The People’s Choice award is given to the image with the most votes determined by number of Facebook likes, so share your entries and recruit your friends to like/vote for your image!

Among the prizes being offered:

A hard drive enclosure with a RAID 1 setting automatically creates 2 backups of your data. This is ideal for offsite storage, large file sharing, and for extra safety in case of drive failure.

To sign up and/or view prizes, follow this link:

While you are there, check out the gallery of entries!


Photographer’s Forum Magazine: Call for Entries

Photographer’s Forum Magazine
presents the


Sponsored by PENTAX

Over $8,500 in Cash Grants and Prizes
All Winning and Finalist Images Published



1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*

2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,000 cash grant

3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $150 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $150 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists (top 8% of all entries), will be published in the hardcover book Best of College & High School Photography 2017.

    • Early Entry Deadline entry fee is $4.95 per photo entered before October 17, 2016.
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Street Photography Awards 2016


Show us how you see the world!

The 2nd annual LensCulture Street Photography Awards invite you to show us how you see the world! Our audience and community has grown to over 2 million and with that comes even more opportunities for international exposure. Enter today for the opportunity to exhibit your work in San Francisco, be seen by photography industry insiders, have your work projected at International Photo Festivals, and be published in the new Best of LensCulture 2016: 150 Award Winning Photographers photobook to be distributed and sold worldwide, plus more chances to exhibit your work online. You’re invited to participate, engage and show us your streets!


Deadline: Tuesday, August 16, 2016




Below are just a few of the winners, finalists from our Street Photography Awards 2015:


Bryn Dunbar wins award in PDN/Nikon national photography contest!

MICA Photo congratulates Bryn Dunbar!

Bryn pics

Congratulations go out to Bryn Dunbar for her winning submission in the 2015 Photo District News/ Nikon College Photography Contest! Bryn submitted a series of images, and won first place in the “still life” category. Her winning submission was chosen over 15,000 other submissions by college photographers nationwide. MICA Photo sends out kudos to Bryn for her outstanding work, and this impressive achievement! We encourage all of our students to take full advantage of these  opportunities!

Call for Entries: The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Call for Entries:


The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts is pleased to launch its 6th International Photography Competition on the 1st of February in 2016. We invite worldwide photographers to take part in the competition. Many prizes up for grabs, and several different categories to enter.

Deadline for entries: April 17, 2016

“New Delta Review” Award for Photography call for entries!


Deadline: October 1, 2015

The New Delta Review is very excited to announce their third annual Award for Photography, judged this year by writer, documentary filmmaker, photographer, and editor Tara Wray. Tara Wray serves currently as the Photography Editor for Hobart and is the director of two feature length films.

Tara Wray will select one body of work (between 5-11 images) from amongst our finalist, who will be awarded $400, publication in our feature issue, and a brief statement about the work by our judge. Accolades may include an interview in our blog.

Please help us spread the word about this exciting opportunity for photographers to share and publish their work with our readers.

Judge: Tara Wray

Prize: $400 & publication in the Winter 2015 Issue of New Delta Review

Entry Fee: $10


Apply Here 

About the judge: Tara Wray is a writer, documentary filmmaker, and photographer. She is the director of two feature length films: Manhattan, Kansas, an autobiographical documentary that won the Audience Award at the 2006 SXSW film festival; and Cartoon College, about a school for aspiring comic book artists, which screened at festivals around the world and can now be seen on iTunes and VOD. She is the recipient of a Jerome Foundation New York City Media Arts Award and has received funding from the Anthony Radziwill Documentary Fund, LEF New England, the Vermont Arts Endowment, the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her short fiction has appeared in Black Warrior ReviewFictionSycamore Review, Gulf Coast, and others. She has self-published two photo books: Each One Wonderful, a collection of dogs in New York City, and most recently Come Again When You Can’t Stay So Long, an autobiographical work that was named one of the 2014 best photo books of the year by FlakPhoto. She lives in Vermont with her husband and identical twin sons. She blogs at Tara Wray Photography. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.