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The latest issue of Flavour contains photography as one of its themes. So we thought we’d let aspiring photographers know about some of the competitions that they can enter.

Competitions in the UK:

Sony World Photography Awards
Launched last year, the Sony Awards are free and have a prize of $25,000 for the winner of Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of The Year which was won last year by Vanessa Winship for her series – Sweet Nothings: Rural Schoolgirls from the Borderlands of Eastern Anatolia Turkey.

AOP Open
The AOP has a number of competitions for their full and provisional members, but they also have an annual event – the AOP Open, which is open to everyone. Winners take part in an exhibition with their work published in an accompanying catalogue.

Cost is £12 per image submitted

National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Charging £16 per print entered with a limit of 6 images, this can be fairly expensive as in addition to the entry fee entrants also have to stump up the cost of getting their photograph printed, which can cost up to £200 depending on the size. The winner does however win £12,000 and is exhibited in one of the UK’s leading galleries, the National Portrait Gallery.

In the USA
IPA (International Photography Awards) Competition

With the lure of winning the title International Photographer of the Year and a cash prize of $10,000 this is one of the top photography awards. There are a large number of categories to choose from including fine art, advertising and editorial.

Costs are:

Single Image: $35.00

Series (2 t0 5 images): $60.00

Each Additional Category: $25.00
In France

The Prix de la Photographie in Paris has a number of aims which include discovering new talent and bringing the global photographic community to the attention of the artistic community of Paris. The winning images are exhibited in Paris and also published in the Px3 Annual Book and there is a 3000 euro prize for the Best in Show.

$30 for each photograph entered

$50 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme) or book

To enter the same photograph or series again into an additional category costs an extra $25 per category.

Non-professional and Student Photographers:

$20 per photograph entered

$40 for each series (2-5 images with a unifying theme)

To enter same photograph or series again into an additional category costs an extra $15 per category.

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