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CONTESTS/GRANTS/FESTIVALS


Contests are a little random, it depends on what that year's judges likes. Thus surprises happen all the time. Don't be intimidated, enter and only tell people when you get in! Raise your profile.

If you make finalist of any, please send us an email, as we will start a new section giving further publicity to people who use our service to achieve. We are all about making Victoria one of the Photo Capitals of the world.

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Contests
Books
Festivals
Residencies
Portfolios
Grants

APRIL DEADLINE

6th Chelsea International Photography Award
Deadline:  Later in the year
Entry fee: from USD 45
Theme: Open
Why Enter: Group exhibition in Chelsea NYC, some cash, media exposure.
Link

Australian Life Photography Competition 2024
Deadline:  21 April 2024
Entry fee: no cost
Theme: Street/life
Why Enter: Overall winner AUD10K with 28 x AUD500 and your print huge on vinyl in Circular Quay
Link

PhotoESPAÑA Best Photobook 2024
Deadline:  26 April 2024
Entry fee: no cost
Theme: Photo Books in categories of Research, Creation, bibliophilia and first publication.
Why Enter: prestige
Link

Photo Vogue 2024 Global Open Call
Deadline:  29 April 2024
Entry fee: no cost
Theme: Open
Why Enter: This is a global initiative by Condé Nast, offering artists opportunities to have their work published or commissioned across all 32 markets and commercial partners. This global reach extends to events, talks, exhibitions, and portfolio reviews, fostering creativity and diversity in image-making.
Link

Inge Morath Award
Deadline:  30 April 2024
Entry fee: no cost
Theme: Long term documentary project by a women or non-binary person.
Why Enter: Magnum and money.
Link

MAY DEADLINE

Abbey Road Studios Music Photography Awards
Deadline: May 2024
Entry fee: 
Free
Theme: Music photography
Why Enter: Interesting judging panel including performers. Cant find prizes except your work being used by Abbey Rd Studios and others. They aim to be the most important awards for music photography.
Link

DPPF 2024 Sports Photography Grants
Deadline: May 2, 2024 at 4:59 PM
Entry fee: 
Free
Theme: Emerging and early-career sports photographers
Why Enter: $5,000 grant, are eligible for an optional DPPF mentorship, and receive an all-expenses-paid invitation to the next DPPF Sports Photography Gathering.
Link

Creative Arts Fellowship National Library of Australia
Deadline:  6 May 2024
Entry fee: TBA
Theme: Using the Library's collection to make a new body of work.
Why Enter: AUD10k plus an opportunity to see the heart of the library collection and do interesting things.
Link

Prix Virginia
Deadline:  7 May 2024
Entry fee: Free
Theme: Women regardless of age or nationality.
Why Enter: Fair bit of money, exhibition, book and introduction to the Paris photo world. Steve McCurry is one of the 33 judges.
Link

Taylor Wessing Photo Portrait Prize 2024
Deadline:  7 May 2024
Entry fee: GBP22
Theme: Portraits
Why Enter: This perhaps THE portrait photo contest.
Link

Creative Arts Fellowship National Library of Australia
Deadline:  6 May 2024
Entry fee: TBA
Theme: Using the Library's collection to make a new body of work.
Why Enter: AUD10k plus an opportunity to see the heart of the library collection and do interesting things.
Link

Singapore International Photo Festival
Deadline:  10 May 2024
Entry fee: USD45
Theme: Portfolio and books
Why Enter: Fair bit of money, exhibition, book and introduction to the Paris photo world. Steve McCurry is one of the 33 judges.
Link

Monovisions
Deadline:  19 May 2024
Entry fee: USD25/30 single/series
Theme: Monochrome
Why Enter: Fair bit of money and PR.
Link

JUNE DEADLINE

Mullins Conceptual Photography Prize
Deadline:  12 June 2024
Entry fee: AUD25
Theme: conceptual photographic works
Why Enter: AUD30k for the acquisition of your work. Exhibition.
Link

Hariban Award 2024
Deadline:  15 June 2024
Entry fee: USD50
Theme: work that will look great at collotypes.
Why Enter: Residency in Japan, work published as collotypes and book.
Link

JULY DEADLINE
Deloitte's Photo Grant 2024
Deadline:  1 July 2023
Entry fee: USD45-140
Theme: photographers under 35
Why Enter: €20,000 towards the execution of their project idea. The resulting work will become an exhibition when the next edition of the Award is held.
Link

Deloitte's Photo Grant 2024
Deadline:  1 July 2024
Entry fee: no cost
Theme: photographers under 35
Why Enter: €20,000 towards the execution of their project idea. The resulting work will become an exhibition when the next edition of the Award is held. Trip to Milan.
Link

SEPTEMBER DEADLINE
2024 Lucie Photo Book Prize
Deadline:  15 September 2024
Entry fee: EUR32-50
Theme: Books published/prototype/hand-made books
Why Enter: Chosen by an interesting jury. USD2-3000 and exhibition with the book at Los Angeles Centre for Photography.
Link

OPEN CALLS

XYZ Photo Gallery 
What: We would like to know about all considered photography in Victoria
Deadline: open
Cost: no initial costs (options if selected)
Theme: open 
Why Enter: This is a gallery set up to provide to local photographers/artists working in photo-media, a gallery experience that the director would have liked when he started out. 
Link

Wolfhound Gallery
Open call for exhibiting photographs.
Wolfhound is on Brunswick Street Fitzroy and has high ceilings and big spaces. The whole gallery costs AUD750 with individual Walls at AUD150 for 3 weeks including 3 weekends. The gallery keeps restaurant hours.
Link

HOTA - Gold Coast
Introduce your practice Link
Exhibition proposals Link

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