Photography Contest

FOCUS photo l.a.

FOCUS photo l.a.

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For 30 years, photo l.a. has celebrated and brought together the photography + arts community. It is with this mission that we present a biannual photography competition and in-person portfolio reviews to help provide emerging and mid-career artists/photographers opportunities to broaden their career prospects and promote their winning work on a platform within the photo l.a. network. Through our long-established partnerships with world-renowned fine art photography galleries, art fairs, museums, and publications, winners of past competitions have been discovered and picked up by international galleries, institutions, and magazines, expanding their fine art career in the process.

What is FOCUS photo l.a.?
Through our long-established partnerships with world-renowned fine art photography galleries, dealers, art fairs, museums, and publications, FOCUS photo l.a. seeks to expand career opportunities for the winners of FOCUS photo l.a. and provide the winners an international platform that would not normally be within their reach.

What could I win?
For the Summer/Fall edition of FOCUS photo l.a. the work of the Top 20 Finalists will be professionally printed by our partners The Icon and expertly framed to be exhibited within FOCUS photo l.a. installation at Galerie XII Los Angeles in November 2023.
One (1) Grand Prize Winner will be selected from the Top 20 Finalists by the jury to receive a $1000 cash award!

FOCUS photo l.a. is open to artists / photographers working in all themes, types, and genres of photography. No original prints will be exhibited. Finalists are determined by a panel of renowned fine art photography experts.
FOCUS photo l.a. Top 20 Finalists will have their selected work presented at Galerie XII, Bergamot Station Arts Center, Santa Monica during FOCUS photo l.a. finalists' exhibition and new in-person portfolio reviews event ~ Additional details to follow shortly.

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Each year, there are hundreds of photography competitions all over the world, so we've decided to select for you the best of the best! Our selection of the best photo contests in 2023 is thoroughly curated to help you, whether you are a professional photographer or an amateur, to help find your next creative breakthrough. These all-star competitions offer the greatest opportunities for international exposure and/or incredible financial benefits. Some of them are closing soon, so get your photo submissions in!

ENDS 10/06/23
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ENDS 10/08/23
Finalists’ Exhibition + In-Person Portfolio Reviews
ENDS 10/10/23
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ENDS 10/12/23
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ENDS 10/16/23
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ENDS 10/24/23
Be Featured in our Novemberr 2023 Online Juried Solo Exhibition!
ENDS 10/29/23
Women photographers can participate with her female visual perspective in 23 thematic categories.
ENDS 10/30/23
TIFA connects photographers from around the world with the creative community in Tokyo, Japan, providing them with an excellent platform to present their work to a new market.
ENDS 10/31/23
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ENDS 11/07/23
Each Awardee will receive a Leica SL2-S camera, a Vario-Elmarit-SL 24-70mm f/2.8 ASPH. lens, and a $10,000 USD cash prize, for use towards a current or future photo essay.​
ENDS 11/08/23
The acclaimed and renonwned photography grant contest from Gomma. The ninth year in the making. High international exposure and funding.
ENDS 11/15/23
Now in its 10th year, the International Landscape Photographer of the Year Awards is allowing all landscape photographers to share a total of 10,000 USD in cash prizes.
ENDS 11/30/23
Our Annual Photo Contest is now open for submissions, and we’re looking for the best of the best. Grand Prize: $2,500,
ENDS 12/12/23
The selected works will be featured in both a virtual exhibition and a in-person exhibition, opening scheduled for Saturday, January 27, 2024
ENDS 01/05/24
For young passionate photographers aged under 19 years-old, first prize is top Sony digital imaging equipment
ENDS 01/05/24
Rewarding the best single images! Enter for free and you could win $5,000, top Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/12/24
Rewarding the best photo series worldwide! Enter for free and you could win $25,000, a range of Sony digital imaging equipment plus more!
ENDS 01/15/24
Submit your best work to our photo competition for a chance to win up to $11,500 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the PX3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual PX3 book.
ENDS 10/02/24
The Center for Photographic Art (CPA) is excited to announce the 2023 International Juried Exhibition with $5,000 in awards!