Global Photo Awards – GPA

Global Photo Awards - GPA

Deadline: April 4, 2021
Entry Fee: $30
Prizes: $500, $1,000, $3,500

Be part in this Year’s Global Photo Awards.

$10,000 USD in cash prizes are awarded.

Our mission is to create an opportunity for everyone loving photography to receive recognition for their work. We strive to award and show the best photos worldwide.

We invite everyone to upload photos in each of the categories People and Nature.



Photos should display people as their main focus.
Images can also be drone or underwater photos.

  • Family
  • Culture and Lifestyle
  • Portrait and Self-Portrait
  • Artistic
  • Travel
  • Street Photography
  • Others – any images 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
  • Animals
  • Underwater Life
  • Others – any images focusing on nature not listed above


$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


  • Early Bird Deadline: 2020.12.31
  • Final Submission Deadline: 2021.04.04
  • Announcement of the Shortlisted Candidates: 2021.04.25
  • Announcement of the Winners: 2021.05.02

For each category, a shortlist of photographers is announced on April 25th 2021. The winning photos are announced on May 2nd, 2021.

Showings and Catalogue

The participating photos can be displayed on the website and/or social media. Physical shows can be organized to display the accepted photos. This takes place in accordance to local rules and regulations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every participant receives a link to download a free copy of the catalogue. It will be available 2 week after the winners are announced.

Entry Fee

  • $30 for the 1st photo
  • $25 for the 2nd photo
  • $15 for every further photo

Early Bird Discount

Deadline December 31st, 2020 midnight

Receive 30% discount on the first photo submitted by using the promocode: earlybird

Student Discount

Receive a 50% discount on the first photo submitted by using the promocode: student (valid for active students only)

Group Discount

Please contact us via for a group discount.


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