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Photo Competitions 2017

The PHOTO HISTORIES listing of selected professional photographic competitions and their deadlines for the coming months.

The details below are a summary to help photographers prepare their work for multiple entries to competitions. Please ensure
that you read all the individual competition rules and entry requirements on individual competition web sites before preparing your entries.

To link to competition web site click relevant competition name.


COMPETITION SUBJECT AWARDS CLOSE SUBMISSION FEE
Sony World Photo Awards (Prof) All genres $25,000 Jan 2017 3-10 images published in 2016 Free
World Press Photo News, sport, portraits, etc. €10,000 Jan 2017 3000px longest side, high qual jpg, RGB, submitted online Free
Days Japan Dignity of humans & nature $10,000 Jan 2017 Max 15 images 3000px longest at 300dpi, quality 8-9, RGB Free
Pictures of the Year International News, portraits, sports, science, nature - Jan 2017 Jpgs max 3000px longest at 300dpi, quality 10-11, RGB, careful captioning critical $50
OPCA Robert Capa Gold Medal Published photo report requiring exceptional courage & enterprise $1000 29 Jan 2017 Max 12 jpgs 10 ins longest at 300dpi, captions, proof of publication $200
OPCA Oliver Rebbot Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in magazines or books $1000 Jan 2017 Max 12 jpgs 10 ins longest at 300dpi, captions, proof of publication $200
OPCA John Faber Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services $1000 Jan 2017 Max 12 jpgs 10 ins longest at 300dpi, captions, proof of publication $200
OPCA Feature Photography Award Best photographic reporting from abroad in newspapers or news services $1000 Jan 2017 Max 12 jpgs 10 ins longest at 300dpi, captions, proof of publication $200
National Press Photographers’ Association Best of Photojournalism - Jan 2017 20 jpgs max 2750 px at 250dpi, min quality 6 +, RGB, taken in 2014 Free
The European Publishers Award for Photography Completed unpublished photo book Publication in France, Spain, UK, Germany & Italy Feb 2017 300mm x 240mm, max 144 pages €50
Amnesty International Photojournalism Award Photojournalism - Mar 2017 6 300dpi hi-res published or UK exhibited images from a portfolio on CD or DVD Free
Aperture Portfolio Prize Innovative work not widely seen, subscribers only $3,000 Nov 2017 15 pictures, CV, statement, subscriber No. $75

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