Photographer’s Forum 37th Annual Spring Photography Contest 2017



1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

* Lens award for US residents only. First and Second Place winners in all other countries will receive additional award of $500 in lieu of lens.

The top 8 winning photos will be published in the November 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2017 (December 2017).

  • Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before April 14, 2017
  • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 19, 2017
  • Rights remain with photographer.
  • Subject matter is open.

You can submit your entry here


Adobe Imagine Dragons Premiere Editing $25,000 Grand Prize

Adobe is currently running a Premiere editing competition for a grand prize of $25,000 USD. Deadline is April 8.

The project is an Imagine Dragons music video. Once you register, you can download all of the video clips and sound.

Imagine Dragons wants to collaborate with YOU on their next music video.

Download exclusive, uncut music video footage and work with Adobe Premiere Pro CC to create your own edit of the video for their new hit song “Believer.” You’ll have 25 days to make your cut and show the world your editing chops—deadline is April 8th.

A panel of luminary judges—including the band, editor/director of “Believer” Matt Eastin, Adobe CMO Ann Lewnes, and top editors Kirk Baxter, Billy Fox, Vinnie Hobbs and Angus Wall—will select the ultimate winner of the $25,000 Grand Prize and bragging rights.

We’re also awarding bonus prizes of $1,000 each, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud and a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite for four special categories: Fan Favorite, Most Unexpected, Best Young Creator, and Best Short Form.

And one special bonus prize of $2,500, a year-long subscription to Creative Cloud, a license of the NewBlue TotalFX 5 Suite and 25 Adobe Stock credits for the cut with the best use of supplied Adobe Stock clips.

Design Competition for Newburgh Community Photo Project

The Newburgh Community Photo Project is looking for Parsons students to design a logo to be used with signage, stationery, and other materials.

NCPP is a grass roots, community-based, volunteer organization whose primary focus is empowering citizens through photography, related media and technology, including video, social media, and digital technology. The mission of NCPP is to involve citizens in the conception, development, organization, and presentation of exhibitions on topics of national interest that also relate directly to their communities. (e.g. gun violence, economic and political empowerment, voting rights and registration, incarceration and prison reform, immigration, housing and clean water, etc.)

An informational and Q&A meeting will be held at 66 Fifth Ave, room N716 on Monday, April 3 at 7pm to describe and define the concept of the NFP photo project space that is being developing in Newburgh, NY for which the logo is needed. If Interested it is strongly encouraged that you attend the information Q&A.

There is an offering of $250 for the designer of the selected logo used for the NFP space. 

For all inquiries please email Vincent Cianni at


PDNedu Student Photo Contest


The PDNedu Student Photo Contest is open to students of undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, and also includes a category for high school students. Winners and honorable mentions will be recognized in the Spring 2017 issue of PDNedu, which has a circulation of 50,000 copies to students and educators nationwide. Featured photographers will also be promoted to PDN‘s online audience of more than 350,000 followers.

Grand-prize winners will also receive prizes that include a Nikon DSLR camera, $150 to B&H Photo and Video and a portfolio consultation with an editor at PDN or a contest judge.


For more information and to enter, visit

Photographer’s Forum Magazine 37th Annual College & High School Photography Contest

Over $8,500 in Cash Grants and Prizes
All Winning and Finalist Images Published


1st PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*
1st PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $2,000 plus PENTAX K-3 II camera and lens system*

2nd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $1,000 cash grant
2nd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $1,000 cash grant

3rd PLACE :: COLLEGE :: $500 cash grant
3rd PLACE :: HIGH SCHOOL :: $500 cash grant

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: COLLEGE :: Five $150 grants
4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) :: HIGH SCHOOL :: Five $150 grants

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the May 2017 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

More information



Umbrella Arts Call for Entries

FAMILY, Jodphur India ©Harvey Stein 2013

FAMILY, Jodphur India ©Harvey Stein 2013

Umbrella Arts

“We are seeking photographs of FAMILY. Photographs that are a bit unusual and out of the ordinary, not the conventionally nice or cute images that are often seen.  Your photographs can be amusing, interesting, frank and biting.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines FAMILY as a group of people who are related to each other. This is fine with us but we’d like to expand the definition beyond what we are born into. Let’s include those who we choose to “adopt” as a family, like a close group of friends; a group of people united by certain convictions and a common affiliation, and a group of things related by common characteristics, as the woodwind family of musical instruments, for instance. A group of circus performers, a band of brothers, a theater group, or even the Mafia.

The tone can convey an appreciation of the joys and difficulties experienced by FAMILY in the essentially absurd predicament of getting along and living.  FAMILIES pictured in environments from homes to city streets to the ends of the earth are all being sought.

The exhibition is open to all photographers working in color, black & white, film, digital, and beyond, etc.   Any format, any camera, any style is acceptable.”

ENTRY DEADLINE: December 5, 2016

SHOW DATES: February 2-March 4, 2017

LOCATION: Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003

ELIGIBILITY:   The exhibition is open to all photographers, any format, any camera, black & white or color, any style acceptable.  All types of photography-based work may be entered, including digital, iphone, alternative processes, photo collage and montage.  Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.

BOOK PUBLICATION :   A book based on the selected and exhibited images for FAMILY will be published by the gallery and will be for sale during the exhibition. All rights remain with the photographer.


is a professional photographer, educator, lecturer, curator and author of seven photography books: Briefly Seen New York Street Life (2015), Harlem Steet Portraits (2013), Coney Island 40 Years (2011), Movimento: Glimpses of Italian Street Life (2007), Coney Island (1998), Artists Observed (1986), andParallels: A Look at Twins (1978). Stein’s photographs have been published in dozens of magazines such as The New Yorker, Time, Life, Esquire, and Smithsonian as well as all the major photo magazines. He has had 81 one-person exhibits in the U.S. and Europe, and his photographs are in more than 57 public and private collections around the world. The Bruce Silverstein Gallery, Throckmorton Fine Art and June Bateman Fine Art represent his work. He is a faculty member of the International Center of Photography and conducts his own workshops in Asia, South America and Europe as well as the U.S. He was appointed Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts in 2009. Some of his photography can be seen at




       Visit

       Create a user name and password at our Entrythingy page to submit your work to FAMILY

       Follow the online upload directions


Recommended image requirements:

       High quality jpegs 72 resolution

       RGB or sRGB color profile  (for both B&W and Color)

       Sized 1000 pixels on the longest dimension

Eliminate watermarks–a MUST


FEE:     $40.00 submission fee for 5 images. $5.00 per each additional image up to 10 images will be accepted, payable to Umbrella Arts once online registration is completed. Payment can be made by PayPal, check or money order.


NOTIFICATION: Artists will be notified by December 14, 2016.  Approximately 40 images will be selected for exhibition.  Notification will be sent by e-mail.


ACCEPTED WORK:    A framed, ready to hang, exhibition quality print must be delivered to Umbrella Arts, 317 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10003.

Maximum finished print size is 16”x20”. Maximum frame size is 20”x24”.

No substitutes of accepted work will be allowed.  Exhibited work must be for sale.


DELIVERY:    Can be made in person or by mail. By Mail –no later than Saturday, January 28th, 2017. By Hand — delivered work can be dropped off at Umbrella Arts on Thursday, January 26, Friday January 27, and Saturday January 28th from 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM


UMBRELLA ARTS: Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell joined forces to create the Umbrella Arts gallery and project space, located in the heart of the East Village.  Mary Ann Fahey and Margaret Bodell have introduced many new artists to the New York art world, and worked to expand the traditional notion of an art exhibition by using it as a vehicle for creating community and promoting social change.


RECEPTION:    A reception for photographers, friends and press, hosted by Umbrella Arts will be held on Thursday February 2nd. Time:  6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


COMMISSION:   Umbrella Arts will handle all sales for photographers. Photographers will retain 50% of sales price, and Umbrella Arts will retain 50% of total sale.  The price indicated on the entry form will be considered the retail price of each image. Once the final exhibition print has been dropped off at the gallery, Umbrella Arts will be happy to consult with artists on pricing considerations.


LIABILITY:     Liability of artwork is the responsibility of the participating artist/photographer.  Umbrella Arts, their employees or any agents thereof cannot be held responsible for any liability of the artist.


QUESTIONS:    Questions may be directed to us by emailing, or by calling Umbrella Arts at:  212.505.7196 during gallery hours: Thurs – Sat, 1-6pm.

LensCulture Call for Entries: Emerging Talent Awards 2016


Katsumi Saiki

Seeking 50 of the World’s Best Emerging Photographers

We invite you to enter our 4th annual Emerging Talent Awards, which are dedicated to discovering the best emerging photographers from all over the world. Our international jury will select 50 outstanding photographers — from all cultures, all points of view, with no age limit.

Awards will include a digital gallery exhibition at the International Center of Photography Museum in New York City, $20,000 in grants, opportunities for exposure at over 50 international photography festivals, inclusion in the upcoming photobook, The Best of LensCulture Today: 150 Contemporary Photographers, which will be distributed and sold worldwide and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to expose your work to a global photography community of over 2 million!

Communication Arts 2016 Photo Competition

Enter the most prestigious competition for creativity in photography, the Communication Arts Photography Competition. Any photograph first published or produced from March 2015 through March 2016 is eligible. Selected by a nationally representative jury of distinguished designers, art directors and photographers, the winning entries will be distributed worldwide in the Communication Arts Photography Annual, in print and digital editions, and on, assuring important exposure to the creators of this outstanding work. As a service to art directors, designers and art buyers, a comprehensive index will carry contact information of the photographers represented.

Each winning entrant will receive a personalized Award of Excellence, milled from solid aluminum, and award certificates issued for firms, individuals and clients.

CA’s Award of Excellence is one of the most-coveted awards in the industry. If chosen, winning places you in the highest ranks of your profession.



Photographer’s Forum 36th Annual Spring Photography Contest

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1st PLACE :: $2,000 cash award plus…

• Sigma 24-35mm F2 DG HSM | Art lens ($999)*

2nd PLACE ::  :: $1,500 cash award plus…
• Sigma 24mm 1.4 DG HSM | ART lens ($849)*

3rd PLACE ::  :: $1,000 cash award

4th PLACE AWARDS (x5) ::  Five $125 awards

All Honorable Mentions will be listed in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum magazine and will receive a certificate of outstanding merit.

The top 16 winning photos will be published in the November 2016 issue of Photographer’s Forum. All contest finalists will be published in the hardcover book Best of Photography 2016 (December 2016).

    • Early entry fee is $4.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before April 15, 2016
    • Final entry fee is $5.95 per photo uploaded or postmarked on or before May 20, 2106
    • Rights remain with photographer.
    • Subject matter is open.

Call for Submissions: THE FENCE

THE FENCE offers a unique opportunity for photographers to present powerful photography in the public realm, and share their work with millions of people when/where they least expect it. By re-contextualizing the use of large format outdoor photographic displays normally reserved for advertising, THE FENCE becomes more than a showcase for photography – it becomes a shared public experience.


5th Year | Exhibitions in 5 Cities | $5,000 Cash Prize + A Leica T Camera Package

Cost of Submission: $40 per series (6 images)

Submission Deadline: March 7, 2016


LHSA Student Photo Contest

LHSA invites all interested student photographers to help celebrate and enrich our Spring Shoot meeting in New York City, April 13-16th at the New York Hilton Midtown. The Student Photo Contest is an open competition (no restrictions as to subject matter, color or monochrome, type of camera, digital or film) Interested photographers are invited to submit up to two (2) total, hi resolution, electronic images in JPEG format to


Submissions must be sent via email and shall be accepted no later than 12:00 pm CST, March 15, 2015.

All entries must have been shot in 2015 – 2016 and shall be the work of the photographer. The student will retain ownership of the images. Images will be judged by acclaimed photographer, Peter Turnley and will be announced during the meeting on Saturday, April 16th at 3:00 PM. Winners will be notified by e-mail or telephone.

1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place winners will be notified before the LHSA Spring Shoot meeting and will be invited to attend our annual meeting in New York at their expense.



  • Up to two (2) images may be submitted in jpeg format compressed no larger than 2 megabytes and no larger than 1024 pixels in the longest dimension
  • Images may be in monochrome or color and must have been shot in 2015 – 2016
  • Submissions shall be sent via e-mail to, attention STUDENT PHOTO CONTEST 2016 in the subject line
  • Images must be accompanied by an electronic  Cover Sheet that includes:
  1. Each image shall be labeled A and B, if two images are submitted
  2. Name – address – phone # – e-mail of the entrant
  3. Image data should include a title, camera model and lens used
  4. Aperture and shutter speed and ISO if known



  • First Place winner will receive a one-year Print Membership to LHSA – The International Leica Society. In addition, an interview and first place image will be published in the Viewfinder.
  • Second through Fourth place winners will receive a one-year Digital Membership. All winners will have their image published in the Viewfinder.
  • Winners will be invited to the Spring Shoot meeting. The Student Registration ($30 – Saturday only) will be the responsibility of the winner(s) You may register at:
  • If the entrant is attending the meeting, please notify LHSA by e-mail.
  • Images will only be used by LHSA for the contest.  Images may be displayed at the Spring Shoot, “Viewfinder magazine”, LHSA web site or other information sources.
  • Images shall remain the property of the photographer


Register to attend the LHSA Spring Shoot · April 13-16, 2016 · New York City

$30 Student registration (Sat. only) · Got to and register today!


2016 Spring Shoot Student Photo Contest Final

Photo Contest: This is What Equality Looks Like to Me

This is What Equality Looks Like To Me — Photo Contest

Equality Indicators

CUNY ISLG’s Equality Indicators team developed a framework for measuring equality in Economy,
Education, Health, Housing, Justice, and Services. Equality, as we define it, is everyone having the same
outcomes regardless of disability, sexual orientation, gender, age, race, ethnicity, immigration status,
place of residence, and other characteristics.

Our framework is based on a data‐driven approach to measuring equality.
But we know data cannot tell the whole story.
That is why we are inviting you to share a photo that captures what equality looks like to you.

Who Is Eligible To Participate
Anyone is eligible to participate. Only one photo per contestant please.

The Rules
1.) Photos must be original (no downloading photos from Google free images) and under no
copyright restrictions
2.) Photos should be recent (taken in 2015)
3.) Entries should be high resolution in JPEG format

What You Will Win
1st Prize – An Ipad, An Equality Indicators T‐Shirt or tote bag, and Annual Report for NYC 2015
2nd Prize – An Equality Indicators T‐Shirt or tote bag
3rd Prize – An Equality Indicators Annual Report for NYC 2015
All winning photos will be posted on the Equality Indicators website.

Judging Criteria
Photos will be judged on how well they capture population groups and/or themes that are included in
the Equality Indicators study. Winning pictures should be thought‐ and/or emotion‐provoking.

The Population Groups
12 groups who are likely to experience inequality in NYC:
• Children under 18
• Immigrants
• Individuals currently in jail or on probation
• Individuals living in poverty
• Individuals with a physical or intellectual disability
• Individuals with less than a high school diploma
• Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer individuals (LGBTQ)
• Racial and ethnic minorities
• Religious minorities
• Seniors 65 and over
• Single parents
• Women

The Themes
Six thematic areas were explored in the indicator study:
• Economy
• Education
• Health
• Housing
• Justice
• Services

Deadline for Entry
December 18, 2015

How To Enter
Email your photo to
• Your Name
• Your Email Address
• Your Phone Number
• Your City & State
• One sentence about your photo

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates about the contest.
Good Luck!