LensCulture Art Photography Awards

LensCulture Art Photography Awards

Deadline: December 16, 2020
Entry Fee: Single – Free, from $35 to $45
Prizes: $1,000, $1,500, $3,000, $5,000, publications and exhibitions

The LensCulture Art Photography Awards aim to celebrate talented visual artists around the world who are using photographic processes and images to realize their creative ideas.

Show us how you’re pushing the photographic medium, experimenting with different techniques or creative approaches to bring your ideas to life. There are no limits or definitions for this award, we’re hoping to see all kinds of submissions from conceptual work and prints made for gallery walls, to images made from alternative processes, to totally new forms and formats that speak to our digital age. What matters is your unique creative vision and your skills in translating that vision into exceptional and original work.

Do you have work you’d like to share with the world? Read on for information about our expert international jury for this award and the prizes up for grabs. Winners will enjoy career-changing opportunities including exhibition in New York, extensive media coverage, projection at international photography festivals, cash prizes and more.

We look to seeing your work and, in a time where connection is more important than ever, we invite you to participate in our global photography community of photography thinkers, makers and lovers.

Open to All Types of Art Photography

  • Conceptual
  • Experimental
  • Landscape
  • Alternative Process
  • Cameraless
  • Narrative
  • Cinematic
  • Fashion
  • Abstract
  • Still Life
  • Portraiture
  • Environmental
  • Found Imagery
  • Analog

Exhibition during Paris Photo in New York

All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited during Paris Photo New York! An opening reception will be held for artists, invited media, photo editors and industry insiders for a night of art appreciation and networking during one the world’s largest international art fairs dedicated to photography.

Free Entry

We are proud to offer free entry on single-image entries.

This special offer is part of our ongoing commitment to ensure entry to our awards, and the career-changing benefits that come along with them, is open to all photographers, no matter your location or budget for entering competitions.

Get a written review of your work!

Enter 5+ single images or a series into this competition and you can add a professional written review of your submission for an additional $15. This is a unique opportunity to receive valuable and specific feedback on your work from one of our experienced industry professionals.

Cash Awards

  • Series Award Winners
    1st Place: $5000
    2nd Place: $3000
    3rd Place: $1500
  • Single Image Award Winners
    1st Place: $3000
    2nd Place: $1500
    3rd Place: $1000
  • Jurors’ Picks
    Each juror will select an individual Juror’s Pick to receive special distinction.
  • Finalists
    25 Finalists will be selected.

Entry Fee

  • Single – Free
    Limited to one free entry per person.
    $10 for each additional photo.
  • 5+ Singles – $35 USD
    5 single image entries, judged individually (not as a series).
    $10 for each additional photograph.
    Optional: Receive a written review of your work for an additional $15.
  • Series – $45 USD
    Max 10 images, judged as a series. Your submission should work as a group, thematically or aesthetically.
    Optional: Receive a written review of your work for an additional $15.


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