Still Award

Still Award

Deadline: November 6, 2020
Entry fee: from $15 to $30
Prizes: Solo Show at the Luren Gallery Suzhou, China

Celebrating the art of photography, the Still Awards focus on unique and exciting imagery from around the globe.

The awards are designed to acknowledge and draw attention to photo authors and their work.

Professional & amateur photographers, visual artists and creatives are invited to participate.

Based on the premise that we are only as good as our last shot and in the interest of fair play, the judges are primarily interested in the submitting photographer’s image/s, as opposed to their curriculum vitae, biography or artist’s statement.


  • Portrait
    Images do not have to be portrait in orientation but must contain at least one person. A portrait can be a headshot, part or full body shot or nude/s See Terms
    May also be an observational take on one or more people in any environment.
  • Nature
    Images may be land or seascapes, flowers, trees, rivers etc. and may include animals, birds, insects, people, wildlife, domestic pets buildings. Panoramic images are also accepted. Both landscape and portrait format/shape is acceptable.
  • Phone
    Images must have been taken with a mobile phone. They may be on any subject.
    We may look up EXIF data to prove the use of a mobile device. Editing within your phone or on an external device and the use of filters is permitted.
  • Selfie
    Use your phone, tablet or any camera. May be a photo you’ve shot of someone else or others taking a selfie of themselves or a selfie you’ve taken of, you guessed it, yourself! May be headshot/s and/or body shots.
  • Urban
    Images may have been shot in urban areas such as cities, towns, suburbs, wastelands. They may include buildings, facades, cafes, bars, outlets etc. and may represent street life with or without people or animals. May also include interiors.
  • Action
    Images may be dynamic stills live performance, sport, birds, animals, people or insects in motion. Moving traffic on land, sea or in the air. live events, Joggers, dancers, performers, parkour, your own video or film action still images etc.
  • Black & White
    Images must be black and white and/or shades of grey tone or ‘Grayscale’ with no colour whatsoever. Submit Sepia or otherwise toned images to other categories.
  • Fashion
    Images must include clothing, accessories or jewelry etc. Mannequins or live models may be included but are not essential. May include cat walks, fashion advertising and design.
  • Architecture
    Images may include building/s or structure/s and may also include land, people or animals etc. Panoramic images are also accepted. May also include landscape architecture
  • Altered
    Images may have effects added. May include photocollage, abstract, advertising, etc. May include digital compositions provided a camera was used at some point in the process.
  • Still Life
    Images may include inanimate objects, food, furniture, interiors, exteriors etc. May include flowers, tools, books, fruit or tech. gear such as watches, cameras, phones, clocks, gadgets etc.
  • Cosplay
    Any image portraying costumed sci-fi, manga, cartoon, video, web, TV, film, stage, comic or game character/s or performer/s. May also simply be a costume – With no character.
  • Events
    May be a birthday party, wedding, corporate event, gig, concert, gathering, festival, party, celebration, political event, conflict, special occasion, street parade, protest, work/school party, etc.


  • The Overall Winner is awarded a Solo Show at the Luren Gallery Suzhou, China, a 20 image Portfolio Page on with Gallery, Slideshow & Lightbox and of course The Still Award
  • Each Category Winner is awarded a 10 image Portfolio Page with Gallery, Slideshow & Lightbox on and a Digital Certificate
  • Every single submission is displayed on in it’s category, with image title and Author’s Name/Pseudonym in both Gallery and Slideshow formats with lightbox

Entry Fee

Between 15 & 30 United States Dollars Per Submission.

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