Black & White Photography Awards 2019 - LensCulture


Black & White Photography Awards – LensCulture

Black & White Photography Awards - LensCulture

Deadline: October 16, 2019
Entry fee: first single-image – Free (offer expires 25 September), 5 single-image – $50, each additional photograph – $10, series – $60
Prizes: $1,000, $1,500, $3,000, $5,000, participation in the exhibition, promotion, publication in the book

LensCulture is thrilled to announce the return of our Black & White Photography Awards!

We’re seeking remarkable photographic work that plays with the dynamic relationship between light, dark and all the tones in between. Texture, shape, line and form are often hailed as the heroes of black and white photography. Show us how you’re interpreting these design elements (or abandoning them altogether!) to create contemporary monochrome images and series.

Through this competition, our aim is to uncover photographers from diverse backgrounds and experience levels, and connect them with global audiences and career-changing opportunities. This year, we’re thrilled to exhibit the winners in New York City during the inaugural Paris Photo New York, an international fair dedicated to photography!

Exhibition in New York

All winning photographers for this award will be exhibited in April next year at Caelum Gallery in Chelsea, New York City’s vibrant art and gallery district. The exhibition will be our first of 2020 and we’re thrilled to present the work of LensCulture photographers alongside another first, the inaugural Paris Photo New York!

This brand new fair dedicated to photography will bring many international experts and professionals to the city, presenting a unique opportunity for your work to be seen by influential people in the industry. Exhibiting artists, media, photo editors and industry insiders will be invited to join us at an opening reception for a night of art appreciation and networking.

Free Submission Review

Enter a series or 5+ images to this award and get a FREE written review of your submission. This is a unique opportunity to receive valuable feedback on your work from one of our experienced industry professionals to help you moving forward creatively, conceptually and professionally.

Plus, you’ll get a free LensCulture Portfolio Account to share your work with our global audience of over three million!

Featured at International Photo Festivals

Selected works will be screened at photo festivals and events worldwide. Over the past year, our winners and finalists were screened at festivals in the UK, Budapest, Italy, Japan, Serbia, The Netherlands, Australia, Malaysia, Spain, France, the US, and more.

We’re Open to All Types of Photography

Fine Art, Portrait, Landscape, Architecture, Interiors, Alternative Process, Photojournalism, Documentary, Conceptual, Still Life, Nature, Street Photography, Abstract, Experimental, Staged, Graphic.

Awards & Benefits

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.


  • 25 Finalists will be selected.

Entry Fees

Free – Single

  • Your first single-image entry is free! Limited to one free entry per person, offer expires 25 September, 2019
  • $10 for each additional photo.
  • 5 images are $50 (Written submission review included).

$50 – 5+ Single

  • 5 single-image entries, judged individually (not as a series).
  • $10 for each additional photograph.
  • Written submission review of your work.

$60 – Series

  • 10 photographs, judged as a series. Your submission should work as a group, thematically or aesthetically.
  • Written submission review of your work.



Night International Exhibiton – Glasgow Gallery of Photography
Night International Exhibiton - Glasgow Gallery of Photography