Photography Competitions

USA Landscape Photographer of the Year 2016

Description: Your chance to be named U.S.A. Landscape Photographer of the Year, have your images showcased in the U.S.A. and Europe, receive mentoring from a world-famous photographer and enjoy your share in an amazing cash and prize fund worth over US$12,000. An international photography competition that puts the spotlight on talented photographers from around the world and celebrates the rural and urban landscape of the U.S.A. The world-renowned photographer Charlie Waite, is the inspiration and driving force behind this competition. His commitment to encourage the next generation of photographers is well known. Having led workshops in the U.S.A. for decades, Charlie has long been enthralled by the drama and diversity of its landscape. Through this high profile competition, which is open to photographers from all over the world, he hopes to give entrants a platform through which their talent and hard work can reach a wider audience and showcase the great landscapes of the U.S.A. To find out more please visit our website. Opening 15th June, closing on the 15th August

Closing Date:  15/August/2016

Contact: Katy Love

New East Photo Prize | The Calvert 22 Foundation

Description: ABOUT Calvert 22 Foundation and The Calvert Journal are proud to announce their inaugural New East Photo Prize, an award seeking to champion outstanding projects that offer an insightful, contemporary perspective on the people and countries of the New East Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia. The Prize will recognise practitioners offering representations of the social, cultural and physical landscape of the New East and other perspectives on that region. Although hugely diverse, the countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are often represented in an outdated manner which negates the rich culture and variety of creative output from these nations. The Prize seeks to broaden perceptions of the New East through the medium of photography. ELIGIBILITY & REQUIREMENTS The Prize is free to enter, and invites professional and nonprofessional photographers alike who are nationals of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia to submit a finalised project made within the last two years. Projects can be of any style or genre and can be captured in any format film, digital or mobile. Entries may include moving image and the subject matter is at the discretion of the photographer. Practitioners working in a range of photography fields such as portraiture, landscape, documentary, contemporary art and architecture are welcome. Applicants must be over 18 years of age. JUDGES The work will then be judged by an international panel of leading industry professionals, including award winning photographer Donald Weber, Creative Director of Calvert 22 Foundation Ekow Eshun, leading curator and critic Kate Bush and Head of Photography for the Guardian and the Observer Roger Tooth, amongst others. PRIZE The winner of the New East Photo Prize will be offered the opportunity to publish a photo book based on their submitted work and will also take part in a two month group exhibition of shortlisted work at the Calvert 22 Foundation’s space in London. In addition, the artist will be profiled in The Calvert Foundation’s award winning online magazine, The Calvert Journal. T he winner and selected finalists will also have their work featured by New East Photo Prize partners t he Guardian, Bird in Flight and other regional organisations.

Closing Date:  19/August/2016


Summer Happiness

Description: Calling all photographers…. Reader’s Digest has launched a Summer Happiness photography competition. Just think about what encapsulates summer happiness for you— and capture it in a photo. It could win you a Nikon DSLR camera worth £750 (or, for the under-18s, a Panasonic Lumix Bridge Camera worth £230). Is it maybe a day on the beach, a picnic with friends or a holiday with your family? Or something else entirely? All you have to do is take a compelling picture that sums up happy times and send it to us. We’re looking for unusual approaches, so let your imagination run riot! You may enter more than one photograph. The competition will be judged by the Reader’s Digest editorial team with the help of professional photographer James Eckersley, and the winning entries will be published in our October issue. For full details and to enter, visit Entries must be submitted by 5pm on August 25, 2016. Good luck!

Closing Date:  25/August/2016

Contact: Sybil Fennell

Scottish Landscapes

Description: This competition is UK wide and open to both amateurs and professionals to post their best Scottish landscape image on our Facebook page: Images can include people, birds and animals, but they must be SCOTTISH images (you can also find a link for this on our home page at; each person can post up to 3 images. IMPORTANT: To enter you must LIKE & SHARE our Facebook page and do the following when you post your image: 1. Let us know your landscapes location and the time of year it was taken; images can be from anywhere in Scotland. 2. Tell us your name and the area you live e.g Caroline Fleming, Aberfoyle. Full T&C's and details of the prize can be found here:

Closing Date:  31/August/2016

Contact: Caroline Fleming
Telephone: 0773 484 7378


London Image Festival

Description: Entry open to all photographers.

Closing Date:  03/September/2016

Contact: G Willis