Surrey Wildlife Trust
If you're a wildlife photographer then this is a lovely little competition. They're looking for entries (films, photographs, or paintings) that celebrate Surrey's diverse wildlife.
The competition opens on the 6th of May (so I'm giving you some advance warning) and closes in October.
The winners will be exhibited at the Guildford House Gallery in Feb next year.
Nature Photographer of the Year
If you fancy something less local and more international as a nature photographer, this is for you.
They've extended the deadline for their competition until the 28th June due to COVID-19
Bird Photographer of the Year
I used to write for The Societies and I'm so thrilled that they're running this excellent competition to raise money for the RSPB.
The deadline is 30th September.
Gosh. That was a lot of nature photography awards. Right. Onto something else.
Fine Art Photography Awards
This looks like a really interesting organisation, and they're new to me. I have seen some photographers on various Facebook groups I read winning awards this month, so I thought it was worth mentioning.
The deadlines aren't for a while, the first is in October of this year if you want to get your entries cheaper, but the final (more expensive) deadline isn't until February 2021.
Their "about me" page claims they're looking for photographers who explore the depth of 21st-century artists' ability to push the limits of the imagination and produce photographs that go beyond the currently accepted standards. Sounds pretty great to me - I know you guys can do it!
Top prizes are $2000 and $3000, as well as a boatload of press and publicity. There's categories for everything, your work will fit somewhere!
International Garden Photographer of the Year
I think that this one is in its 14th year now. Anyway, it's pretty prestigious and has plenty of room for really creative photography.
The "abstract views" and "breathing spaces" categories really feel really inspiring for me. Every year I say I'm going to shoot something for this competition and I've never yet got round to it. Oh well, maybe this year! (Or maybe not, depending on how long lockdown lasts).
The competition closes in October.
Fotoholics Photographer of the Year
This is another nice little competition that is well worth entering. There are categories covering landscape, street, black and white and projects. I like the sound of the project competition, I'll have to see if I have anything worth submitting to it as a panel of five images.
Entries close on the 28th August, and the prize is an exhibition in Blackpool.
EISA Maestro 2020
This award is a little unknown, but quite prestigious amongst the art photography community by all accounts.
EISA are the Expert Imaging and Sound Association, and this year their theme is "movement."
I'm pretty sure you can all find something fantastic to shoot for this brief, so I'm looking forward to seeing your entries!
You've got until 1st May to enter
The AOP Awards
Short for the Association of Photographers, these awards celebrate the best photography happening amongst their professional members. If you're making money out of photography and you're not already a member you really should take a look, they're effectively a trade union for photographers.
The competition is open now, has student and emerging talent awards, and closes at various points throughout March and April.
Life Framer Photography Prize
Cash prizes, four global exhibitions, and one of the judges is Martin Parr (his name alone is enough to make me consider entering this one, I'm a bit of a fan).
There are several themes currently open for entry:
- Colours - 30th April 2020
- Youthhood - 31st May 2020
It's $20 to enter an image, or $100 for a yearly membership that allows you to enter up to 10 images per theme, for the next 12 themes.
Portrait of Britain
This beautiful annual competition, exhibition, and book is run by the British Journal of Photography. If you think that you've shot an image this year that somehow captures the spirit of Britain in a portrait then you should get it entered into this contest!
Deadline is 14th May 2020.