September Photo Contests

€50,000 for the implementation of documentary projects dedicated to the Arctic, a trip to Ecuador for the best wildlife photo, a yearly travel photography contest and other possibilities of the month.

At the beginning of each month Bird In Flight updates you about photo contests for both professional photographers and photography lovers.


Deadline: September 15, 2017.
Entry fee: $55
Award: $20,000 and a trip to New York for the award ceremony.

Photography contest commemorating a famous American photographer, the founder of the environmental portraits genre, Arnold Newman. To participate one has to submit a cohesive project (portraits, up to 12 images), a CV, and a letter of motivation. Winners will be announced by the end of January 2018.


Deadline: September 24, 2017.
Entry fee: for professionals — $25 per image, $30 per series (two to five images), for amateurs — $20 and $25 respectively.
Award: $2,500 for the grand prize winner, $1,300 for the winner among amateurs, $500 for each of the six category winners among professionals.

Open photography contest for professional and amateur photographers. Works are being accepted in 11 categories, among which – “Advertising”, “Architecture”, “Nature”, and “Editorial Photography.”


Deadline: September 26, 2017.
Entry fee: £8–15 depending on the category, free of charge for participants under 18.
Award: £4,000 for the grand-prize winner, Fujifilm photo equipment for the category winners.

Yearly travel photography contest. Main prizes – the “Travel Photographer of the Year” title and £4,000. Entries are being accepted in eight categories, photographers under 18 are being evaluated separately.


Deadline: September 30, 2017.
No entry fee.
Award: a trip to Ecuador for two, photography equipment.

A series of photo contests dedicated to wild nature. Premium community members (£9 per year) can submit up to six images, and the deadline for them is extended till December 31, 2017.


Deadline: October 15, 2017.
No entry fee.
Award: €50,000 for the project implementation.

Yearly grant for photojournalists from The Carmignac Foundation. This year’s topic is “Arctic.” Participants must send their portfolio (10 images), a CV, and 8 to 15 captioned photographs from a single series or news story, which can (but does not have to) be connected with the theme.


Deadline: October 17, 2017.
Entry fee: $25.
Award: $1,000.

A monthly contest for photographers and photo artists, organized by the Working Artist community. Participants have to send five work samples (or their website) to photographyaward@workingartist.org. There are no limitations regarding the style or technique used. Digital processing is allowed.


Deadline: October 31, 2017.
Entry fee: €25.
Award: €1,000.

A grant for photo project finalization from Gomma publishing house. Applicants must send 12-50 images from a current or a finished project. There are no restrictions regarding the theme of the project or the expenditure of the grant.


Deadline: December 31, 2017.
Entry fee: $10 per image.
Award: $1,000 for the Grand-prize winner, $250 for the category winners, publication in Popular Photography.

A contest organized by Popular Photography contest. Submissions are accepted in the following categories: “People”, “Action and Sports”, “Cities and Architecture”, “Animals”, “Nature and Landscapes.”

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