Photography Contests 2011

Another year has gone by which means it’s time for our list of Photography Contests for 2011. Please bookmark this page as it will be updated as contests become available. All contests are listed in order of their closing date.

We have done our best to list significant photography contests which we feel are honest, safe and well run. Unfortunately, PhotoWeeklyOnline cannot make any guarantees.The information listed below is unofficial and is meant to be a starting point for photographers looking to enter photography contests.

Please let us know if their are any other major contests that are not on the list.

Best of luck!

PDN Photo Annual

Contest Closing Date: January 25, 2011 (late entry Feb 17, 2011)
Categories: Advertising, Magazine/Editorial, Photo Books, Photojournalism/Sports/Documentary, Corporate Design/Photo Products, Personal, Stock Photography, Websites, Student Work, Video
Eligibility: International Competition
Fee: $45 (single entry), $55 (series), $25 (student)
Contest Link

7th Annual Nature In Focus Environmental Photography Competition

Contest Closing Date: January 31, 2011
Categories: Your Habitat, Sacred Species, Acts of Nature
Eligibility: Canadian Residents
Fee: N/A
Contest Link

Ten Best Ten

Contest Closing Date: February 15, 2011
Categories: No Categories/No Restrictions
Eligibility: International Competition
Fee: $25 for a series of 10 photographs
Contest Link
*ATTENTION – If you choose to sign up for “WINg” in order to waive the entry fee, you are agreeing to allow them to use your photography for commercial stock purposes. Unless you know what you are getting into, I would avoid signing up for this feature*

Epson International Photographic Pano Awards

Contest Closing Date: April 15, 2011 (late entry April 30, 2011)
Categories: Nature, The Build Environment (Open & Amateur Categories)
Eligibility: International Competition
Fee: $18/1, $32/2, $42/3, $48/4 (Open), $16/1, $28/2, $36/3, $40/4 (Amateur)
Contest Link

Nikon Small World Competition

Contest Closing Date: April 30, 2011
Categories: Open
Eligibility: International Competition
Fee: N/A
Contest Link

PDN Presents: The  Great Outdoors

Contest Closing Date: May 23rd, 2011 (June 12th late entry)
Categories: (Plants, Animals, Insects and Gardens), (Beaches, Islands and Underwater), Scenes of the Natural World & Outdoor Sports and Activities
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age
Fee: $35 (Pro), $12 (Amateur), +$10 for Late Entry
Contest Link








WWF Life Grows On

Contest Closing Date: June 17, 2011
Categories: Wildlife, Wild Places & People Connecting with Nature.
Eligibility: Legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry and who did not purchase any equipment for the purpose of entering this Promotion.
Fee: $15 for up to 15 photographs
Contest Link

PDN The Look

Contest Closing Date: June 20th, 2011 (June 27th late entry)
Categories: Advertising, Editorial/Celebrity, Still Life/Accessories, Personal Work/Fine Art, Runway/Street Scene, Beauty, Debut [Student/Emerging]
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age
Fee: $35 per image or series Student, $20 per image or series, +$10 for Late Entry
Contest Link


National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2011

Contest Closing Date: July 11, 2011
Categories: Travel Portraits, Outdoor Scenes, Sense of Place, Spontaneous Moments
Eligibility: International. Not Eligible in the following places: Arizona, New Jersey, Vermont, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan, or Syria
Fee: $15 per photo ($25 after June 28th)
Contest Link








Digital Camera Photographer Of The Year 2011

Contest Closing Date: September 30, 2011
Categories: Action in Movement, Creative Licence, Documentary, Family & Friendship, Fashion, Garden & Plants, Landscapes, Portrait, Travel, Wildlife
Eligibility: The competition is open to amateur and professional photographers of all nationalities who are over 18 years of age at the closing date.
Fee: £10 Entry Fee for up to 50 images
Contest Link

Popular Photography 18th Annual Readers Photo Contest

Contest Closing Date: September 30, 2011
Categories: N/A
Eligibility: 16 years or older at time of entry, excluding residents of Cuba, Iran, North Korea, the province of Quebec, Sudan, Syria. (work produced from June 2010 — September 2011)
Fee: $10
Contest  Link


Smithsonian Channel “Aerial America” Photo Contest

Contest Closing Date: September 30, 2011
Categories: Landscapes, The Locals, Architecture, Food, Nature & Animals
Eligibility: All participants must be a legal resident in the 50 United States or District of Columbia.
Fee: N/A
Contest Link 


WorldWide WOW Photo Contest

Contest Closing Date: October 1st, 2011
Categories: Nature, Global Travel, Capture Canada, Faces Around the World
Eligibility: Canadian residents only
Fee: $35 each or 3 photos for $90
Contest Link


The Rainforest Alliance’s 2011 “Picture Sustainability” Photo Contest

Contest Closing Date: October 14, 2011
Categories: Forest, Water, Wildlife, People & Planet, Macro Imagery
Eligibility: This contest is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 18 years of age or older as of the date the contest begins.
Fee: N/A
Contest Link


National Geographic International Photography Contest for Kids 2011

Contest Closing Date: October 31, 2011
Categories: Animals, Scenery, People, and Humor
Eligibility: Contest is open only to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are between the ages of 6 and 14 on October 31, 2011
Fee: N/A
Contest Link


National Geographic Photo Contest 2011

Contest Closing Date: November 30th, 2011
Categories: People, Places, Nature
Eligibility: Contest is open only to individuals who have reached the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence at the time of entry and who do NOT reside in Arizona, Cuba, Iran, New Jersey, North Korea, the Province of Quebec, Sudan, Syria or Vermont.
Fee: N/A
Contest Link


Exposure Award

Contest Closing Date: November 30th, 2011

  • People & Portrait,
  • Documentary / Photojournalism,
  • Cloudscape,  Landscape, Aerial and/or City Scape
  • Travel / Vacation
  • Action & Adventure
  • Events (Parties, Weddings, Celebrations)
  • Art / Conceptual
  • Nature (Plants and Animals)
  • Commercial (Fashion, Product & Food)
  • Analog

Eligibility: TBD
Fee: $10 per image or 9-20 images for $88

Contest Link


Photolife – The World We Live In
Contest Closing Date: November 30th, 2011 December 11th, 2011
Categories: Humanity, the Environment, Our Interconnected World
Eligibility: The Contest is open to residents of Canada and The United States, 18 years of age or older
Fee: $7 for 10 images (subscriber) or $15 for 10 images (non subscriber) [Pro category]. $5 for 10 images (subscriber) or $10 for 10 images (non subscriber) [Amateur category].
Contest Link


Fstoppers 2011 Behind the Scenes Contest

Contest Closing Date: December 31st, 2011
Categories: N/A
Eligibility: Must be 18 years of age.
Fee: N/A
Contest Link 

Vistek  Photo Contest

Contest Closing Date: February 24, 2012.
Categories: Solitude, Courage, Joy, Hope, Mystery
Eligibility: Canadian Residents who are 18 years of age or older.
Fee: N/A

Contest Link

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Nikon Photo Contest International 2011-2012

Contest Closing Date: TBD
Categories: TBD
Eligibility: TBD
Fee: TBD


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