In an age of uncertainty, hardship and strife, it’s the little things that remind us of what it means to be human that matter more and more. Behind every struggle to protect the world that we call home, or the right to be who we are is a face of strength and courage.
Now in its fifth edition, the Portrait of Humanity award by 1854 and British Journal of Photography returns once more to celebrate that which unites us in a time of division.
Get exhibited worldwide
Portrait of Humanity sits amongst the most viewed photographic exhibitions in global history. 30 winning images and three winning bodies of work will be part of a major internationally-touring exhibition.
Get published in a photobook
200 shortlisted images will be featured in the Portrait of Humanity book
Get judged by industry leaders
Judges from past years include Alessandra Sanguinetti and Newsha Tavakolian, Magnum photographers; Fiona Shields, Head of Photography at the Guardian, and Mallory Benedict, Photo Editor at National Geographic
Get featured in international press
Alongside coveted print and digital coverage from BJP, Portrait of Humanity award winners have been featured by BBC, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, CNN, Metro and many more
Fees: free of charge.
After the great success of the first edition, our International Photo Festival is back from 23 September to 2 October 2022 in Bologna, Italy. With this open call you can become part of it and claim your free daily pass to come to visit us.
The theme of this edition is Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow, meant as an occasion to reflect on the strong moment of change we are living. The eternal return of history; the need to live the present while recognizing the power of actions and how the future depends on our decisions today; the different points of view we share and the speculative interpretation of reality.
There are many angles to interpret this theme. This is why we invite you to send yours and join this open call that represents the main channel through which become part of our festival. We are selecting indeed at least 3 works for individual shows, up to 40 images for a collective installation, and up to 20 projects for the projections. Plus, as an applicant you can claim your free daily pass to attend the festival!
We look forward to reviewing your applications – together with a jury comprising photographers who were the protagonist of last year’s edition – and to welcoming you to Bologna this September.
3 Individual Exhibitions at PhMuseum Days 2022 /
The panel composed of Silvia Rosi, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ligia Popławska, and the PhMuseum Team will select at least 3 projects from all the submissions to be granted an individual exhibition within the main program of the festival. Each of the selected photographers will receive a production budget, plus travel and accomodation expenses to attend the main weekend on 22-25 September.
Eligible for the prize are complete or ongoing projects that interprete the theme of the festival, which is Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow.
A 40-Image Collective Show at PhMuseum Days 2022 /
The panel composed of Silvia Rosi, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ligia Popławska, and the PhMuseum Team will select up to 40 images for a collective installation that will challenge the main theme of the festival: Today is Yesterday’s Tomorrow.
Eligible for this exhibition are both applicants presenting a structured body of work and those applying with a selection of images on the festival theme.
A Collective Projection of 20 works /
The panel composed of Silvia Rosi, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Ligia Popławska, and the PhMuseum Team will select up to 20 projects among all of the submissions to take parte in a collective video projection that will be included in the festival’s main program.
The festival will have its headquarters DumBO, a project of urban re-generation that is transforming a former railways deposit into a multifunctional space for the new generations. Plus, we are working for free installations in key areas of the city.
Global Photo award open application for the Photo award, For this year a lot of prizes to win. Total amount of prizes is 10000$.
Photos should display people as their main
Images can also be drone or underwater photos.
– Culture and Lifestyle
– Portrait and Self-Portrait
– Street Photography
– Others – any photos focusing on people not listed above
Photos should display natural scenes, elements
and textures as their main focus.
Images can also be drone, macro or underwater photos.
– Landscape and Aerial images
– Astrological objects and phenomena
– Geological formation
– Weather phenomena
– Flora & Fauna
– Underwater Life
– Others – any photos focusing on nature not listed above
Fees to Enter
The entrance fee can be paid via PayPal or with credit card (offered by PayPal) on the website when submitting a photo. Each photo must be submitted separately.
$ 30 for the 1st photo
$ 25 for the 2nd photo
$ 15 for every further photo
2021.12.31 Early Bird Deadline
2022.04.17 Final Submission Deadline
2022.05.08 Announcement of the Shortlisted Candidates
2022.05.15 Announcement of the Winners
total, $10,000 USD in cash prizes are awarded.
$ 5,000 in each of the two main categories (Nature and People) are split accordingly:
3,500 for the 1st Place
$ 1,000 for the 2nd Place
$ 500 for the 3rd Place
The winners receive their prize via PayPal and are responsible according to their tax liability.
GAIA – Stories of Lands and Food Photo competition with the aim of supporting and enhancing the talent of national and international photographers whose works have the quality of promoting the territorial identities of all over the world and to enhance its cultures and typicality through the narration of food and wine traditions, to allow them a fruitful exchange of experiences, direct comparison with professionals in the sector and the expansion of skills, as well as to increase the possibilities of making themselves known by a wider audience, offering them the opportunity to exhibit during the Gaia Photo Fest and to be published in the annual catalog of the award.
The theme of the competition is Food and Territory: iconography of an indissoluble relationship. A theme that explores the traditions, memory and culture of peoples through photographs that represent iconographic images of the relationship between food and territory. Images able to tell the food placed in relation with the Territory of which it is typical and with the Humanity that populates it.
The competition is open to everyone and is spread over two categories:
Projects and Portfolios
Gaia Photo Fest 2022 submissions are open from October 10, 2021 to April 15, 2022.
Photocrowd organizes a photography contest related to ancient heritage. Photographers around the globe are invited to take part in this contest and submit their photos.
Important to know:
Deadline: 3 June 2022
Photography contest theme:
Our oldest structures, sites and artefacts, dating back many hundreds or thousands of years, provide evocative subject matter for the globetrotting photographer and history buff. In some locations structures remain intact or have been reconstructed, such as at Pompeii or Stonehenge, whilst in others there are only the merest traces of ancient civilisations remaining. Some sites are very well known, and photographed by many photographers each day, so present a real challenge if an original image is being sought. Photographing ancient artefacts usually involves photographing in museums, and here the challenges involve glass, permissions and limited viewpoints. We’re not sticking to a strict definition of ancient, but we could say that subjects must be no later in their origin than the Middle Ages.
The Europhotometeo 2022 is now open for submission: EPM2022 registration page
On the initiative of the Spanish Meteorological Society AME, the EMS announced the first European photo competition on meteorological phenomena – Europhotometeo (EPM) – in 2009.
Following the huge interest in 2009 it was agreed to continue the competition. The competition is managed by an organising committee chaired by the coordinator Fernando Bullón (AME). The winning entries are determined by the votes of a jury consisting of the Presidents of all EMS Member Societies and the members of the EMS Council. For the full details see the Terms & conditions .
The 148 photos selected for the the Europhotometeo 2020 are accessible in the EPM2020 Photo Gallery.
1 December 2021
Submissions Deadline: 1 March 2022
Prizes: Worth 12000 dollars
BigPicture is open to all photographers worldwide.
The competition is organized by the California Academy of Sciences.
“ The annual BigPicture: Natural World Photography Competition encourages photographers from around the world to contribute their work to this photo competition that will both celebrate and illustrate the rich diversity of life on Earth and inspire action to protect and conserve it through the power of imagery. The winning images are exhibited at one of the most prestigious science institutions in the world in San Francisco, California, USA.
$25 for up to 10 single image submissions in any category
$15 for each 4–6 image Photo Story submission
The Grand Prize winner will receive $5,000 in cash.
The first place winners of the seven categories will each receive $1,000 in cash.
For further information visit the official competition website.
7 January 2022
The competition is open to all photographers, amateur or professional, from anywhere in the world.
The competition is organized by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and Cricket Properties Ltd.
“ Images can be from anywhere in the world, and there is no restriction on subject matter as long as it has a cricket theme. Action shots, landscapes, portraits, images of dramatic or aesthetic appeal all are equally welcome.
All photographs entered must have been taken in the 2021 calendar year.
Each entrant may submit up to three different photographs.
Images should be submitted via the online entry form.
The competition is free to enter.
The winner will receive a cash prize of £1,000.
Two runners-up will each receive £400.
For further information visit the official competition website.