Leica: Women Foto Project


As part of the Leica Women Foto Project, Leica Camera USA is seeking three U.S. photographers to receive an award to support a personal project that is relevant to today’s social and political climate. The mission of the Leica Women Foto Project is to educate, encourage and empower photographers to demonstrate the importance and impact of a woman’s point of view. The award serves as a catalyst to reframe how we see, how we think, and how we express our visual narrative.

Applicants will be reviewed on the basis of quality of photography, dedication to the medium of photography, sophistication of project, as expressed through the female perspective with narratives that broaden perspectives, ideas and conversations on today’s social climate.

Each member of the Panel will individually score each submission using the following criteria: 

  1. Category 1: Quality of Photography

  2. Category 2: Dedication to the Medium of Photography

  3. Category 3: Sophistication of project

Call for entries begins today and closes on August 29, 2019. Recipients of the award will be announced via e-mail and/or telephone on or about October 16, 2019.  

All applicants must agree to the Official Award Rules prior to submission. 

View the Official Award Rules here.


We, Women Grant


Do you have bold ideas for a photo-based project that redefines how we understand and respond to urgent issues in the United States today? We, Women is not just a grant: it’s an opportunity to shape a national conversation about problems, solutions, and how to find common ground. Join our developing project as a founding artist!

We are seeking to support women, transgender, and non-binary artists whose processes are rooted in community engagement and collaboration.

Applications Due June 30th.

Selected artists will receive:

  • A cash grant of $5,000-$10,000 for the continuation of existing work or the creation of a new project in a community they have a demonstrated commitment to.

  • Mentorship and production support from We, Women leaders, project partners, and advisors.

  • Promotion and marketing.

  • We, Women exhibition at Photoville Fall 2020.

  • Inclusion in a traveling nationwide exhibition with concurrent programming beginning Fall 2020.


Women Photographer Grants



These $5,000 grants will support photography projects — either new or in-progress — from visual journalists working in a documentary capacity. Five grants are available, one of which will be earmarked for a non-binary or transgender photographer. Applicants are encouraged to submit a story, rather than singles, as part of the grant application. The images need not be related to the project proposal. Multimedia projects are welcome.


Women Photograph has partnered with Getty Images to award a $10,000 grant in support of an ongoing documentary project from a professional photojournalist who has demonstrated a long-term commitment to their story. Applicants should submit portfolios of 20-25 images indicating that a substantial amount of work has already been completed, and that the photographer has a clear vision of what further work is needed to complete the project. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who evince a personal connection to – and engagement with – the communities they cover.

Deadline: Wednesday, May 15th


Lucie Scholarship Program

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Recipients of the 2019 Scholarship Program will have their work featured in an exhibition at House of Lucie Los Angeles.


This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on telling an existing story through a documentary or photojournalism approach.

This scholarship is open to emerging photographers only. See below for how we define “Emerging”.


This scholarship will be given to an individual to create or continue a project focused on creating a story through a conceptual Fine Art approach.

This scholarship is open to emerging photographers only. See below for how we define “Emerging”.


This scholarship is open to all genres of photographic work and will be given to an individual to create or continue work on a specific dynamic project.

This scholarship is open to emerging photographers only. See below for how we define “Emerging”.



ChromaLuxe, a leading brand of print media, is offering a scholarship through the Lucie Foundation in support of Fine Art Photographers.

This scholarship is open to both emerging and established artists.



International Seminar and Exhibition


The Photography and Imaging Department is participating in an international seminar on art education. As part of the seminar, teachers and students at schools around the world will collaborate to produce projects and share their experiences through a seminar and exhibition in Seoul, South Korea.

Participating schools include ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena; Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich; Parsons, NY; Chung-Ang University, Seoul; Baptist University, Hong Kong.

  • Please provide a <500-word essay on the ideas and capabilities you bring to a collaboration and how they might integrate into a collaborative environment. 

  • Please submit 10-15 images that exhibit your creative point of view.

  • Images should be in .jpg format and 2000px on the longest side.

  • Additionally, one piece of motion content is permitted, please submit in HD, .mp4 format

  • Still and motion content should be uploaded to an ftp site like DropBox. 

The written essay and a link to the files should be emailed to Kellie.Walker@Artcenter.edu by June 3rd, 2019. 

All work produced for this project will be extracurricular.



Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

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Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions. Deadline: August 31, 2019

Website here

Click to Enter


Kodak Film Photo Award

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The Film Photo Award offers two award cycles per year, each providing three distinct grants of Kodak Professional Film to photographers who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and are motivated to continue the development of still, film-based photography in the 21st century.

The Film Photo Award is open to all emerging, established, and student photographers worldwide, 18 years old or older.

During each spring and fall award cycle, 3 film grants will be awarded: New Project Award, Continuing Project Award, and Student Project Award.

Deadline: March 31st, 2019


COASC: 5th Annual National Photography Competition

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The Council on Aging - Southern California invites all professional and amateur photographers, 18 years and over to share their visions and unique interpretations of the aging experience.

Submissions may characterize what a long life means to you, from thriving lifestyles to the harsher realities of aging. Selected photographs will be displayed online and at special showings including the Bowers Museum July 23 - August 4, 2019 and the Newport Beach Public Central Library August 2019. 

Submit by May 4, 2019 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time (PT).

Submit up to 3 photographs with a fee of $30 before May 4, 2019. Visit www.coasc.org to  review guidelines, fees, and submission details. Questions? Contact us at 714.479.0107 ext. 209


PDN Emerging Photographer Contest


Submissions are open for the Spring 2019 issue of Emerging Photographer, showcasing the work of up-and-coming photographers with around five years or less of professional experience.



Deadline: March 4, 2019


BoldPas - Artist Call for Submissions


Save the date! Old Pasadena Management District announces the third annual BoldPas: A Day of Art & Play in Old Pasadena, scheduled for Saturday, June 8, 2019 in the commercial and historic heart of Pasadena, California – Old Pasadena.

The free, one-day event encourages the community to experience art in myriad ways within the district’s unique downtown alleyways and public spaces. The selected temporary art installations are bold – in color, scale, materials, and concept. Many of them incorporate a component of interactivity – come play with the art!  

The 2019 Call for Submissions has been released. Artists in the greater Los Angeles area are encouraged to submit proposals by March 15, 2019 for consideration; six of the 12 event installations will be selected from this call. Find the Call for Submissions, photos, inspiration boards, and more on the event website: www.oldpasadena.org/boldpas.


Hahnemühle's International Student Photo Competition


Hahnemühle is happy to announce their first photo competition which is specially designed for photography students. No matter what their individual style and focus is, all enrolled photography students have the chance to take part and submit a series of five images. The choice of theme is left entirely up to the student.


It’s easy to take part with our upload portal on www.hahnemuehle.com/photocompetition

Students just need to upload their photo series, fill out all the required information, accept the terms and conditions and submit.

Submission period starts 1 March 2019 and ends 30 April 2019.


Communication Arts Annual Photography Competition 2019


What to Enter
Any photograph first published or produced from March 2018 through March 2019 is eligible. Entries may originate from any country. Explanation of the function in English is very important to the judges. Submission of entries acknowledges the right of Communication Arts to use them for publication and exhibition. You retain all rights to your images. If selected, you will need to grant us the right to reproduce the image or images for our online, digital and print-based publication.

Visit the Website Here


PDN Photo Annual 2019 Contest


Photo District News (PDN), the award-winning monthly magazine for the professional photographer, has been covering the professional photographic industry for over two decades.

The PDN Photo Annual provides entrants with immeasurable exposure in the industry. Winners' galleries are published in PDN, with additional print distribution to influential creatives looking for new and established talent. The PDN Photo Annual has a reputation for prestige and value.

There's no risk to enter. All photographers retain their copyright. Winning work will only be published in the print and online winners' gallery and in promotion related to the PDN Photo Annual contest.

Deadline: February 4, 2019



SLED Grant


SLED: Student Leadership Education & Development GRANT

Current students can apply for $ to participate in off-campus experiences such as educational conferences, workshops, or classes that demonstrate the potential for learning leadership skills and pursue growth in a field of your interest not currently offered at ArtCenter. Research now and apply! Attached is a copy of the survey, so that you can get a feel for the questions in advance of applying.

Funds may not be used retroactively, meaning that all proposals must begin after Thursday, February 21. 
We recommend that applicants search out opportunities that are scheduled Late February 2019 - Early October 2019.

Please apply via the SM link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLED_SP19

Complete applications are DUE by MONDAY WEEK 6 (2/18/19) by 9AM. 

No late or incomplete applications will be accepted.


Open Call: Aperture Portfolio Prize 2019


About Aperture Portfolio Prize

The purpose of the Aperture Portfolio Prize is to identify trends in contemporary photography and highlight artists whose work deserves greater recognition. When choosing the first prize winner and runners up, Aperture’s editorial and curatorial staff look for innovative bodies of work that haven’t been widely seen in major publications or exhibition venues.

Deadline: January 24, 2019

More information and website here


Denhart Sustainability Scholarship Prize 2019

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Art and design fostering environmental responsibility & commitment to social good.


The ability of natural and man-made systems to sustain themselves and flourish is the great challenge of our time. Art and design sit at the nexus of these systems and create the connections that give us shelter, mobility, communication, comfort, and quality of life. How artists and designers make those connections—between materials and functions, cultures and technology, ecosystems and commerce, well-being and stewardship—is the key to our shared future.

For Application Click Here

Or stop by the Photo Office


Extended Deadline: PDN Student Photo Contest


Gain Important and Critical Exposure for your Work! 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 2019 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 500,000 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 either an editor at PDN or a contest judge.

Deadline: January 10, 2019


Los Angeles Center of Photography: Call For Entries

5th Annual “: Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition. Juried by Nick Turpin.

5th Annual “: Street Shooting Around the World” exhibition. Juried by Nick Turpin.

Visit the website HERE

About the Exhibit

We are pleased to announce our Fifth Annual Street Shooting Around the World Exhibition! The exhibit will run from February 8 – March 8, 2019, with opening night reception scheduled for Friday, February 8, 7-10 pm, 2019. The theme is street shooting around the world. The juror, Nick Turpin, will select between 40-50 images based on creativity, originality, and quality. In addition, another 40-50 images will be chosen for a virtual gallery display via LACP’s website. There is no limit to the amount of images which can be submitted.


Allard Prize Photography Competition


There is one week left to submit your photographs to the Allard Prize Photography Competition at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia. They will be accepting submissions through November 1, 2018
For more information about this competition and how to submit an entry, please visit their website
The deadline for submissions is November 1, 2018 at 11:59PM Pacific Standard Time. Any entries received after this time and date will be considered for our May cycle.