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Photo Competitions 2019-20

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
OPCA Robert Capa Gold Medal Published photo report requiring exceptional courage & enterprise $1000 30 Jan 2019 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 30 Jan 2019 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 30 Jan 2019 Max 12 jpgs 10 ins longest at 300dpi, captions, proof of publication $200
National Press Photographers’ Association Best of Photojournalism published in 2018 - 31 Jan 2019 20 jpgs max 2750 px at 250dpi, min quality 6 +, RGB, taken in 2017 $75/Members free
Sony World Photo Awards (Prof) All genres $25,000 Jan 2020 3-10 images published in 2018 Free
World Press Photo News, sport, portraits, etc. €10,000 Jan 2020 3000px longest side, high qual jpg, RGB, submitted online Free
Days Japan Dignity of humans & nature $10,000 Jan 2020 Max 15 images 3000px longest at 300dpi, quality 8-9, RGB Free
Pictures of the Year International News, portraits, sports, science, nature - Jan 2020 Jpgs max 3000px longest at 300dpi, quality 10-11, RGB, careful captioning critical $50
Aperture Portfolio Prize Innovative work not widely seen, subscribers only $3,000 Jan 2020 15 pictures, CV, bio, statement, subscriber No. -
Amnesty International Photojournalism Award Photojournalism - Jan 2020 6 300dpi hi-res published images from 2019 Free

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