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Shoot Experience (UK-based)

Shoot Experience produce global photo competitions and large participatory events internationally including Shoot London at Tate Modern as well as corporate photography treasure hunt events for organisations.

Schweppes Photographic Portrait Prize

High profile showcase for new talent in portrait photography.

Royal Horticultural Society Photographic Competition

Various categories available - see website for further details

London Salon of Photograpy

Body of photographers whose sole aim is to exhibit annually photography.

Isle of Man Tourism Photo Competition

Open to resident and visiting photographers, amateur or professional

Deutsche Borse Photography Prize

Further Information: Aims to reward a living photographer who has made the most significant contribution to photography in the previous year.

British Deer Society

Deadline: various Award: various Further Information: Offers various competitions.

World Press Photo Contest (Netherlands-based)

Deadline: January Award: various Further Information: Open to press photographers and photojournalists.

The UN Environment Programme - International Photography Competition

Deadline: October Award: $20 000 plus various other prize Further Information: Invites people from all nationalities and ages and is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

Travel Photographer of the Year

Deadline: September Award: see website Further Information: There is also available a young photographer of the year award for under-17s.

TCB-Cafe Publishing - Photography Competition

Deadline: March Award: see website Further Information: International photography contest aiming to develop and raise the visibility of photographic and creative talent.

Santa Fe Centre For Photography Competitions

Deadline: February Award: various Further Information: Offers the Project and Singular competitions, the Santa Fe Prize for Photography, plus a Excellence in Photographic Teaching Awards.

Samaritans - Photographic and Digital Image Competition

Deadline: see website Award: see website Further Information: Photographers invited to capture, or create, images that visualise a moment of human connection and positive human interaction through communication.

Pictures of the Year International

Deadline: various Award: various Further Information: Various categories available - see website for further details

Photo Review Annual International Photography Competition

Deadline: May Award: $500 + camera Further Information: Work reproduced in the Photo Review and at an exhibition

Phodar Biennial

Deadline: February 2007 Award: 500 Further Information: Biennial competition for international photographers.

PDN Contests

Deadline: various Award: various Further Information: Offers the PDN Photo Annual, The Mary Forscher Fellowship, TOP KNOTS, PDN/NIKO self-promotion awards.

Nikon Photo Contest International

Deadline: see website Award: $10, 000 Further Information: There are two categories of entry: Documentary and Art.

Dorothea Lange - Paul Taylor Prize

Deadline: see website Award: $10 000 Further Information: Created to encourage collaboration between documentary writers and photographers in the tradition of the photographer Dorothea Lange and writer Paul Taylor.

Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography (USA only)

Deadline: September Award: $3000 Further Information: Prestigious biennial prize for American photographers.

Black River Publishing

Deadline: July Award: $1000 (first prize) Further Information: Winning entries are published in a calender.

Beneath The Sea

Deadline: various Award: various Further Information: Open to all amateur photographers and/or videographers.

UNEP Children's Painting Competition - Climate Change

The International Children’s Painting Competition on the Environment is organized annually by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Japan-based Foundation for Global Peace and Environment (FGPE), Bayer and Nikon Corporation. It has been held since 1991 and has received over 190,000 entries from children in over 100 countries. This year’s Competition will focus on Climate Change: actions we can take now to reduce our negative impact. The children’s paintings can focus on concrete actions such as using renewable energy, introducing energy saving light bulbs at home, sharing vehicles and using public transport, planting trees, etc. The competition will run from 24 September to 15 January 2008. The organizers invite children all over the world to submit their paintings to the UNEP office in their regions. Addresses of these offices are in the Word document download:

4th Edition Of International Prize Of Humour And Custom Satire

The Province of Lodi and the town of Codogno with the help of public or private organanization and institutions are going to proclaim the 4th Edition of the International Prize of Humour and Custom Satire entitled: “Giuseppe Novello: a good family man”. Both professional and amateur graphic artists can participate to the competition, by sending unpublished works together with the enrolment form . Only original works will be accepted, that is, works never published in any kind of magazines or exhibited in shows.

20th Annual Northern National Art Competition

Open to all artists 18 years or older who are US residents. Artists may submit slides of recent, original, 2-D hangable work in any medium. Consolidate : $ 8500.00

Gallery Grand Opening Exhibition - Prospectus for drawing

First Prize : $ 2000.00 Second Prize : $ 1000.00 Third Prize : $ 750.00 Held : Online Competition

Drawing Competition

Botanical Society of Otago 4th Audrey Eagle Botanical Drawing Competition 2007


Chinatown Arts Space (CAS) wish to commission two major new pieces of public art for London's Chinatown. This opportunity is specifically for East Asian artists and is offering commissioning fees worth £26,000. 1. MURAL COMMISSION Horse & Dolphin Yard / Value: £6k East Asian* artists born or resident in the UK 2. SCULPTURE COMMISSION Wardour Street / Value £20k East Asian* artists worldwide (including the UK) Full entry details can be downloaded from www.chinatownartsspace.com For further information, please contact Parker Harris: T: 44 (0) 1372 462 190 E: cas@parkerharris.co.uk


Chinatown Arts Space (CAS) wish to commission two major new pieces of public art for London's Chinatown. This opportunity is specifically for East Asian artists and is offering commissioning fees worth £26,000. 1. MURAL COMMISSION Horse & Dolphin Yard / Value: £6k East Asian* artists born or resident in the UK 2. SCULPTURE COMMISSION Wardour Street / Value £20k East Asian* artists worldwide (including the UK) Full entry details can be downloaded from www.chinatownartsspace.com For further information, please contact Parker Harris: T: 44 (0) 1372 462 190 E: cas@parkerharris.co.uk

Baltimore Watercolor Society Mid-Atlantic

All entries must be original works, completed within the last three years and not previously exhibited in prior BWS exhibitions. All entrees must be 18 years or older and reside in one of the following: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, or West Virginia. All paintings must be on paper using one of the following aqueous media: watercolor gouache, casein or acrylic. Frame size shall not exceed 48 inches in either dimension and image size is not to be any smaller than 10 inches in any direction. The painting must be framed with a plain white, cream, or light gray mat, under plexiglass if larger than a half sheet or if shipped, backing is also to be archival. A 35% comission will be taken on all sales and all works have to be for sale.

World of the Wild

Must be a Utah resident and living. Art work must be completed in the last 3 years and be related to wildlife or wild nature artwork or photography. Accept all media. Can bring artwork to the Zoo on January 26 instead of sending slides.

67th Annual National Exhibition

Artists over 18 residing in USA

The Berenice Abbott Prize for an Emerging Photographer

An emerging photographer does not mean a young photographer, though a young photographer can certainly enter. Rather, it means that you have an accomplished body of work that has not yet been exhibited or published widely. You are eligible if: 1. You have never had a one-person show in a prestigious photo or art gallery. 2. You are not represented by a gallery outside of the state where you reside.

Excellence in Media

Excellence in Media / Angel Awards 1775 E. Palm Canyon Dr. - # H PMB 214, Palm Springs, CA 92264

Art on a Pedestal - Art Competition '08 and Exhibition

The theme is 'Art on a Pedestal'. Open to all artists, over the age of 18 and based in the United States. All media and interpretations of the theme will be considered. Work that predates the year 2004 will not be accepted. All works in the show must be for sale.

Art in the Park, Montclair

Montclair Art Museum and the Montclair Cooperative School

19th National Drawing and Print Competitive Exhibition

open to US artists: drawing, prints, works on paper (no photograpy)

XXIX National Exhibition

All artists 18 years of age and older. Paintings must be original work in water-based media executed in an aqueous manner on water media grounds.

"Faces & Figures" Show

Cash Prizes

31st International Exhibition

Artwork must be at least 80% watermedia on paper, clayboard, or yupo. Open to all artists. Work must be original, painted within two years of entry date, and not previously shown in a WAS-H Exhibition. Work completed in a workshop or under supervision is ineligible. Due to the conservative nature of the business environment, artists must consider the content of the works submitted.

Hands Heads Hearts: A Juried Art Exhibition for Women of African Descent

This exhibit is open to Women of African Descent residing worldwide. Accepted media are oil, watermedia, pastel, graphics, mixed media (incuding films written and directed by a Woman of African Descent), photography, sculpture, quilts, and fine craft art.

Mid-Southern Watercolorists 38th Annual Exhibition

MSW Gold Medal Purchase Award, $2000, sponsored by Kutak Rock, LLP. 1) digital image per painting on CD, 2) Entry form, 3) jury notification card SASE addressed, and 4) handling fee to: Paula Kalina, 2301 Old Forge Drive, Little Rock, AR 72227-3832.

Via Mundi Gallery

Traditional and contemporary African art, as well as art that is thematically or otherwise related to African culture, history, politics, etc. For possible representation artists should mail the following items to the address below: 1) A portfolio of 20 or more photographs, slides, or digital images on CD-Rom of your most recent work. Include title, size and medium for each image. Please do not send original artwork. 2) A current résumé, biographical history, artist statement, reviews and other materials which supplement your work. 3) Artist price for each piece. 4) Self-addressed stamped envelope.

International Christian Art Competition

We promote and honor excellence in Christian Art worldwide. For years ART for GOD and Stephen Sawyer have encouraged artists with more than just words. Professional and aspiring artists age 16 and older are invited to become part of the future of Christian art.

The Art Interview - 11th International Online Artist Competition

The Art Interview - 11th International Online Artist Competition is a quarterly, international, juried exhibition of paintings, drawings and sculptures in any medium. It is open to all living artists worldwide aged 16 and up. A European gallery exhibition and a total of € 17,000 in cash may be awarded each quarter to the first, second and third place winners. First place winners receive up to € 10,000 plus a featured interview in Art Interview Online Magazine. The competition is run completely over the Internet, which eliminates the need for you to send slides or arrange for physical transportation of your artworks. Gain international recognition for your artwork and be interviewed along with the world's top artists, curators and gallery owners in Art Interview Online Magazine.

Binational Exhibition 2008

El Paso Museum of Art & Museo de Arte Ciudad Juarez

interNational Drawing Annual 2007

Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center

Quilters Treasure 4th Annual Fabric Challenge "Bright Ideas"

Must have Quilters Treasure Lemon Toffee Challenge Fabric in it and comply with dimensions and other specifications in the Official Rules. All entrants will receive a Fat Quarter of our Hand Marbled Fabric.

At Home Fine Art

Seeking accomplished California-based painters for representation. Presently, we are only considering painters who are creating original work on canvas and/or panel (no giclees, prints or work on paper as the artist's primary media). Submission guidelines and details: www.athomefineart.com

WSG Inaugural Exhibition

The subject of the show is transportation. This exhibition is open to all persons able to communicate in English and able to pay in U.S. funds.

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